The Instructional Tech Connection

Weekly News, Tips, & Tricks from ITF Joanna Crawford

Gamify Your Classroom!

Think about your favorite website and/or social network. Have you ever earned a digital badge for doing something there? Say a "swarm badge" for checking in at a location with 50 people checking in over the last hour. Maybe a "mountain climber badge" for climbing a certain number of flights of stairs. That's gamification, and it can be used as a motivator in the classroom!


"Gamification is the concept of applying game mechanics and game design techniques to engage and motivate people to achieve their goals.[1] Gamification taps into the basic desires and needs of the users impulses which revolve around the idea of Status and Achievement." [badgeville]


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December 7th - 11th

  • Monday, 12/7: PM flexible by appointment
  • Tuesday, 12/8: Hebron HS
  • Wednesday, 12/9: Hebron HS 9
  • Thursday, 12/10: AM flexible by appointment/PM DJCC
  • Friday, 12/11: AM flexible by appointment


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