In A Galaxy Far, Far Away: My Classroom Gamification Process (Part 1)

Today I started planning my 5th classroom gamification game…5th!!! Holy wow! Can you believe it has been that many already. I sat at my kitchen table and channeled my inner Jedi, Hans Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca and R2D2 organizing my thoughts and ideas for my newest game…“Star Wars: The Force Be With You. The …

Bright Ideas #5: Angry Birds Gamification…Bricks, Birds and Green Pigs

Last quarter my students and I jumped into the world of gamification! Using Super Mario Brothers I developed a classroom “gamified” behavior system.  We had a blast!  Not only was it fun and engaging, I saw improvement in student behaviors and it really changed me and our classroom too (I have more to say about …

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In October of 2017 I closed my eyes and dove into the world of Youtube. Taking a deep breath and pressing that publish button I embrace a no fear and  adventurous ideology in each video.  I love sharing my passion about for Sketchnoting, Gamification, a “There Are No Rules” mindset and how we can use …

Bright Ideas #7: Mini-Game: Keep. Trade. Auction

He shared with me the power-ups he uses with his classroom. Power-ups that were not tangible items or special activities. “Gosh” I thought, “I just don’t think that would work for my students. For my students, their needs and my goals for our gamification system earning tangible items and special activities was what they needed to motivate …