After reading six of my classmates gamification outlines, all of them incorporated a storyline, and I can appreciate the creativity and efforts they made with this aspect of gamification. I can not see myself doing this. I really think it distracts from game play, although some games do involve a story line, even though … Continue reading Week 11 Reflection
The goal for my final project is to gamify a unit in a high school statistics class. In order to understand the game, I need to introduce some of the “tools” I will be using. A class set of graphing calculators, Chromebooks, and an online resource called MathXL for School. This online resource is a … Continue reading Week 11: Gamification Outline
It was really great to see the video interview our instructor Lee Graham did with Alice Keeler, former high school math teacher turned educational technology advocate. The interview was conducted in 2014 and Alice describes what gamification is, and the possibilities it provides educators willing to introduce this method to the classroom. It was different … Continue reading Week 10 Reflection
In my gamer experience, I usually don’t know or, to be honest, cared about a storyline or narrative in games. My motivation to play a game was because of the game play, or in other words, game mechanics. To my knowledge, there is no story to Tetris. It’s a great puzzle game, that by 2016 … Continue reading Week 10: Story in Gamification?
I had some conceptual challenges this week, along with some application challenges about gamification of a high school math class. I think gamification of a course has some great benefits and provides an alternative to traditional methods in the class. I have been replying to other people's blogs about the unique challenges that high school … Continue reading Week 9 Reflection
I am still struggling to find ways to gamify my high school math class. Part of the reason is my inability to fully embrace gamification. I know that it has the potential for engaging students, and benefiting learning, but I am not a very creative person to begin with. With that in mind, I searched … Continue reading Week 9: How do you currently infuse play into your class? How might you change this as a result of some of the ideas you have encountered?