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Badge Game Remote Learning Challenge Board

Badge Game – Remote Learning Challenge Board

Choice is very motivating. Try using my gamification template to create a Google Sheets choice board. Make a copy for each student so they can check off their choices and level up. Template Use alicekeeler.com/badgegame to make a copy of the template. Note, I have formulas all over the spreadsheet, be careful not to delete them or the board breaks.… Read More »Badge Game – Remote Learning Challenge Board

Why O365 Immersive Reader

Why O365… Because Immersive Reader

Immersive Reader Helps Our Struggling Students Google has awesome tools. Microsoft has awesome tools. Both are free. Why not set up both accounts to take advantage of the best innovation to help our students. Right now, Immersive Reader is a big deal for helping our students. Immersive Reader is a free tool that uses proven techniques to improve reading for… Read More »Why O365… Because Immersive Reader

what if rube goldberg played fortnite

What if Rube Goldberg Played Fortnite? by @mr_isaacs

What if Rube Goldberg Played Fortnite? Guest blog post Steve Isaacs Fornite in the Classroom? Are your students playing Fortnite? Silly question, right? Here’s another question. Have you thought about bringing their passion for Fortnite into the classroom? There is no question about the fact that Fortnite is quite relevant to our students. You may not realize it, but Epic… Read More »What if Rube Goldberg Played Fortnite? by @mr_isaacs

Start teaching with Minecraft

Teach Better, Play Minecraft… Badly

Start Playing Minecraft Minecraft is a virtual world that can be used for collaboration and building. This is an excellent tool for students to demonstrate their learning. Important: You do NOT need to know how to play Minecraft to teach with Minecraft. – Steve Isaacs. Allow Students to Use Minecraft Easiest way to start teaching with Minecraft is to just… Read More »Teach Better, Play Minecraft… Badly

Roll Dice in Google

Google: Roll Dice

Let Google Help You Be a Dungeon Master Google has a plethora of cool calculators and Easter eggs if you just know what to search for. “How many calories are in a brownie?” “Graph y equals 36x squared minus 7x plus 3.” But those are not quite as fun as rolling D20 dice… Or any dice. Simple Google Search Go… Read More »Google: Roll Dice

Gamification with Alicia Motter

I’m Not a Science Teacher, I’m a Game Master

A Guest Post by Alicia Motter Impending inclement weather often precipitates conversations among teachers and students about snow days. Everyone wants one, don’t they? But the downside is that students remember less about the previous lesson because their routine has been interrupted. This is especially true when it happens right after starting new material. That is what happened to my… Read More »I’m Not a Science Teacher, I’m a Game Master

Play Like a Pirate

Make your Classroom FUN Again!

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Play Like a Pirate by Quinn Rollins Reviewed by Erin Whalen In this 2016 book from Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., author Quinn Rollins takes us on a journey of bringing fun back into our classrooms through play. Each of the three sections, Toys, Games, and Superheroes, Graphic Novels, & Comic Strips, reminds us of the importance of play and how… Read More »Make your Classroom FUN Again!

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A Game-Changing Approach to a Back to School Syllabus by @MeehanEDU

A3. I turned my entire syllabus into a welcome back game. Now it’s a team challenge through 10 stations with action-oriented work products at each so we never have to read the class rules again. Day 1 empowerment. Please steal it! https://t.co/fNci7xbwnM #hacklearning pic.twitter.com/tf4dgK5ka7 — John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) August 19, 2018 A Gamified Syllabus Guest Blog post by John Meehan… Read More »A Game-Changing Approach to a Back to School Syllabus by @MeehanEDU

Barton Keeler Quizizz Blog Post

Quizziz–My New Favorite Tool

Quizizz Gamified Quizzes Guest blog post by Barton Keeler “I still don’t know how to use a semicolon,”  “What’s the difference between a hyphen and a dash?”  “I have no idea what parallel structure is!” Every year it’s the same.  I have the students complete a survey in my English classes to find out what I didn’t teach or what… Read More »Quizziz–My New Favorite Tool

Quizizz with Steve Isaacs

Steve Isaacs Does His First Quizizz

Have fun with Quizizz I Periscoped Steve Isaacs experiencing a Quizizz for the first time. Quizizz gamifies multiple choice questions. This is not substitution, Quizizz genuinely makes learning better. Unlike a worksheet, Quizizz builds in engagement. Engagement matters to make learning sticky. Unlike a worksheet, the student gets immediate feedback as to if they were right or wrong. A student cares… Read More »Steve Isaacs Does His First Quizizz

Slides Dice

Roll Dice in Google Slides

Roll Dice in Google Slides One of my favorite sayings is “I don’t use Google Slides to give information, I use it to GET information.” Using Google Slides to make a presentation is probably the least likely thing I do with Google Slides. It’s an awesome collaboration space! While using Google Slides in edit mode rather than presentation mode your… Read More »Roll Dice in Google Slides