This year it's become practice in my classroom: I created a self-directed, self-paced Mastery learning system.
How can those who oppose badges support a letter-based grading system? Isn’t an A just another type of badge?
Whenever I add new game mechanics to my class I keep two things in mind: the types of kids we teach and what motivates them.
This summer, with over 16,000 otherattendees, I made the pilgrimage tothe Georgia World Congress Center inAtlanta to take in the edtech event ofthe year: ISTE!
Leaderboards fill a necessary niche in a Gamified classroom: leaderboards raise the status of all students and motivate Gladiators and Achievers.
Nothing gets me more annoyed than an assignment sheet filled with directions on how to create your own poster for an Edgar Allan Poe story.
She allows her students to grade each other and, if students agree on the grade given by their peer, puts it into the gradebook as the final grade.
I let them brainstorm and research what the 21st century workspace would look like in the classroom.
I have a folder on Schoology where they can share these pictures and, at the end of the year, I plan on making a slideshow.
Here is how to group your classes in Schoology, or any other LMS, if you have more than one section of the same subject:
I was experimenting on Schoology, as I am wont to do, when I came across an app called Backchannel Chat.
An ARG, or Alternate Reality Game, is a game where you ARE the character in the game, and the game takes place in the real world we live in.
Almost everything on here is free, they all make my life easier, and, most importantly, they enhance my lessons and improve my students’ learning.
Flipping your classroom will not make you a great teacher, nor will all of your students fall so in love with The Flipped Classroom™ that they all become model students.