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Appsmash your narrative
One of the biggest struggles I've had in the whole gamification business has been the narrative aspect of the gamified classroom . As many before me have suggested, a good narrative engages the students and helps drive the game forward. ( The importance of ...
Appsmash your narrative
Appsmash your narrative
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Assign XP automatically using Vlookup - Google Sheets
My last couple of posts ended with a question, "How can I give the XP generated by sidequests or Boss Battles automatically to students?" This is a key question in both instances because: In true gamification style, it is imperative that students' can insta...
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Boss Battles with Google Forms/Sheets
For a long time, I've been thinking about how to do more than just award experience points (XP) to my students who complete a mastery quest (quiz/test). I've been toying with the idea of making them a bit more interactive and wanted a way to show students h...
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Side quests - with semi automated XP
If you are new to the idea of side quests, consider visiting Explore Like a Pirate  and  GamificationEDU . The past few weeks I have been mulling over the idea of adding more sidequests to my game. Up until now, sidequests have been few and far between for ...
Side quests - with semi automated XP
Side quests - with semi automated XP
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Flipgrid as a "Turn-in Bin"
Like many of you before me, I've been struck with Flipgrid fever. This simple, yet powerful tool has transformed many of my classroom discussions and activities, providing a space for students to develop their voice. There have been many relatively recent p...
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Data visualization, an important 21-century skill
Although the gathering of raw data and its analysis is not new, in this era of information overload, it has become an increasingly important skill. A quick search of the importance of data visualization opens up a multitude of articles that tell the story a...
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Hyperdocs using Formative
Formative (which you may know it as goFormative) is a platform that allows you to create assignments, assessments and homework for your students. It is easy to use, and frees up your grading time with their automatic grading feature. Most importantly, and o...
Hyperdocs using Formative
Hyperdocs using Formative
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Differentiating with Tech
Differentiation, one of those words that is easy to say, but hard to do. However, as Peter DeWitt reminds us in his blog post " Yes, Differentiation Is Hard. So, Let's Get It Right ", watching students struggle because their needs are not being met, is for ...
Differentiating with Tech
Differentiating with Tech
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Easter Eggs with Mini-Game Creators
Easter Eggs with Mini-Game Creators
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Google Draw - the neglected sibling
For the last several years I have been using Google products for most of my authoring needs. However, my students and I seldom venture outside of the three products that appear when you click that red NEW button on our drives. Although I also create Forms a...
Google Draw - the neglected sibling
Google Draw - the neglected sibling
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