Tag Archives: gamification

Google Slides: Class Baseball Game Review Game

class baseball review game google slides

Google Slides: Class Baseball Game A lot of us play Jeopardy for a class review game. If you are looking for a different spin on that, try class baseball. The template is generic and can be applied to any subject. I played this a lot with my math classes, they loved it. Set Up I […]

Read more

Gamification To-Do List Level Up Challenge

Competition To-Do list

Gamification To-Do List If you have ever had your students play Kahoot you know that the power of gamification is undeniable. Gamification adds gaming elements to a non gaming situation. A little competition in a to-do list can really help motivate you to get your stuff done. To-Do Gamification Template I created a Google Sheets spreadsheet to […]

Read more

Google Drive Level Up Challenge

Part of my lesson for this week is to introduce my students to Google Drive. Some of the students are adept at tech skills and others struggle with highlighting text. To help differentiate for the variety of Google Drive knowledge, I created a challenge list the students can choose from. The students choose the challenges […]

Read more

Game Based Learning: Google Slides Coordinate Plane Battleship

Google Slides is an awesome tool for creating activity spaces. One of my favorite things about Google Slides is the ability to transform it from being a presentation tool to a collaboration or work space. One use for Google Slides is to create a game environment. Games can provide a context for a students learning, […]

Read more

Connected Educator Game

For my class I am taking I was asked to visually represent Connectivism, Communities of Practice (CoP), and Personal Learning Environments (PLE). For this activity I created a board game prototype to allow you to move around the board as you engage with the images. To play the game, make a copy of the game […]

Read more

Progress Bar in Google Sheets: Minecraft Example

First let me thank Lucas Gillespie for creating the Minecraft Challenge and sharing it under a Creative Commons license. If you’re not familiar with Lucas’ work in Game Based Learning I highly encourage you to check out his website: http://edurealms.com/ Lucas shared the Minecraft Challenge with me as a Google Doc. It is a list of […]

Read more

Gamification Tip: Provide a Challenge

I started my 7 year old on using Scratch Jr for the iPad. This app is for young children to get started with the idea of coding. It allows the child to drag action blocks to snap together to have a character do something. My daughter was interested in this for about 30 minutes when […]

Read more

Gamification of the Classroom

These are the slides, resources and notes for my presentation at BETT 2015 in London on “Gamification of the Classroom” Click Here to link to my slides. Click Here to level up your gamification of the classroom Click Here for a sample XP list Click Here for a sample quest list. Click Here for a level up to […]

Read more

Gamification Tip: Provide a Challenge

I started my 7 year old on using Scratch Jr for the iPad. This app is for young children to get started with the idea of coding. It allows the child to drag action blocks to snap together to have a character do something. My daughter was interested in this for about 30 minutes when […]

Read more

Create a Badge with Google Drawing

If you have thought of creating your own badges here are the steps I use in Google Draw to create them. Create a Drawing From Google Drive create a Google Drawing. Resize the Canvas Use the File menu to choose “Page setup…” Choose “Custom” for the drawing size and choose 300 by 300 pixels. Draw […]

Read more

Gamify Searching Google Drive

Want to learn how to search Google Drive? I am presenting at the NJECC Conference in January. I thought I would use this as a chance to try out gamified Professional Development. One of my sessions is on “Searching Google Drive.” For this I utilized the template I posted earlier for having PD participants level up […]

Read more

Try a Minecraft Theme

Sometimes choosing a theme for a unit can help students get into their learning. I suggest trying a Minecraft theme. Even if you do not have Minecraft or MinecraftEDU for your classroom you can still create Minecraft themed activities. You could theme a math unit around the Minecraft blocks or ask students to do fictional […]

Read more

Badges and Intrinsic Motivation

Gamification and badges are something we see in many settings outside of school. Essentially a badge is micro certificate to visibly recognize accomplishment of something. In the classroom, badges can be used to recognize students mastering content, to reinforce classroom behaviors such as timeliness and homework completion, and for encouraging students to extend themselves beyond minimum […]

Read more

GameSalad – Creating Video Games Without Coding

Last week many classrooms are participating in the hour of code. Even Kindergarten teachers are doing the hour of code! Exposing students to programming provides them not only with a valuable skill but enhances their critical thinking skills. There are many ways you can get your students started with programming.  For younger students check out the […]

Read more

Creating Badges with Google Sheets

Thinking about adding badges to your class? There are many ways to award students badges including using Class Badges. If you would like to organize your own badges here is a system you may want to try that uses Google Sheets. Google Drive Create a new spreadsheet in Google Drive (http://drive.google.com). Create a list of […]

Read more