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25 Things Teachers Should Know About Gamification

25 Things Teachers Should Know About Gamification
Gamification has been a big buzzword in education in recent times. Using game-style methods to incentivize students to get their learn on can be fun and effective teaching and learning methods.Take a look at these 25 things that all teachers should know about gamification. See Also: The 100-Second Guide To Gamification In Education From the most simple questions (like, ‘what is gamification, anyway?) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Dr.

How To Gamify Your Classroom In 6 Easy Steps Gamification can be a great tool to incorporate into your classroom. Helping with student engagement and motivation, gamification is a growing trend. But for teachers who are new to gamification, incorporating it into your classroom may seem like a daunting task. Clarify your desired learning outcomes firstMake them measurableChoose a ‘big idea’Storyboard the game. Katie was a teacher, graduate student, and is now the lady who makes sure Edudemic is as useful as possible.

Tech Tools for Teachers: Social-bookmarking By Nik Peachey Nik Peachey explores social-bookmarking and how we can use it to save bookmarks online to access them from any computer. Nik provides a comprehensive overview article on the use of social-bookmarking, including a list of tools to collate web pages like scrible and Delicious, a downloadable lesson plan, a video screencast tutorial and a printable how-to guide. What is social-bookmarking? To explain what social bookmarking is, let’s first look at bookmarking. In this article, we look at the use of social-bookmarking to see how it can be used to share ideas and enhance learning. Equipment needed | Why is social-bookmarking useful for language teaching? Equipment needed You don’t need any special equipment to get involved in social-bookmarking, though many social-bookmarking services do offer you browser plug-ins and bookmarklets that can make using their services faster and more efficient. Why is social-bookmarking useful for language teaching? Tips for creating social bookmarks

Awesome Teacher Turns Class Into Fantasy RPG | Gamers Association – Game Reviews, Previews, & Editorials With the belief that video games can make classroom learning more fun and effective, middle school teacher Richard Incorvia integrated a fantasy RPG into his course. Instead of assignments, grades, and stickers, his students fight epic battles, gain experience, and receive virtual gold to buy character upgrades. Every kid loves to see an A+ at the top of his paper, but doesn’t this sound so much more satisfying? ”Your wit, courage and knowledge of water has served thee well. Seriously, where were these progressive professors when I was still in grade school? Using Reddit to share his creative teaching tool with the world, Richard introduced us to Lesson Adventure. While we can’t go back to middle school and enroll in Richard’s class (I think my day’s of passing as a 13-year-old are long gone), there is nothing stopping us from making this brilliant idea a more regular reality.

8 Things Every Teachers should Be Able to Do with Google Docs Today I am sharing with you a little guide I have created specifically for readers of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Each time I write about Google Docs I get several emails from people asking about how to apply a certain tip. I know Google Docs keeps improving and adding more features to it but the basic features it started with are still the same. Just give it some time and play around its features and you will learn a great deal of new things from. Use the the guide below to help you better master Google Docs. 1- Add a title to your document and save it in a folder 2- Search your Google Drive for docs 3- Connect apps to Google Drive 4- Highlight to add comment 5- Add comment to highlighted words 6- Research highlighted words in Google, Scholar, Images..etc 7- Sharing a doc with others 8- Track Revision

Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to Social Bookmarking It's just too much. Did you know that there are over 15 billion web pages? To make sense of it all, we need to pluck out the best pages and save them for later. We have choices. We could bookmark or add to favorites in our web browser. Nah, it quickly becomes messy. There's a new way that doesn't use a browser. We'll focus on three things: How to get started with bookmarking, how bookmarks are organized by tags, and why this kind of bookmarking is social. First, go to to sign up for a free account. Consider this example, you are a teacher who often uses the web to find math lessons for 8th graders. Here's what happens when you tag a site: a new window opens and asks for more information. When you save a page like this, two things happen. Let's fast forward two months to make our second point: Why tags are so important. To find all your sites about algebra, you click the algebra tag, and voila, one hundred becomes three. Think about your fellow teachers.

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