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?
I had difficulty coming up with a story for my gamified class, or lesson, and was happy to read Mariah's suggestion of math history. There are rich stories and characters in math history, most of which I don't remember, but can incorporate in my lessons. I'm not a reader of stories, but read for information. … Continue reading Week 8 Reflection
It has been interesting to read about other people's views on how to instill in students, the qualities and characteristics that will foster success in school, and later in life. One caveat for me is how do you do this? Can you instill these characteristics in students that don't already possess them? I want to … Continue reading Week 7 Reflection
What is Purpose-Driven-Learning? Moreno poses the simple question, “What is the purpose of school?”, and makes the simple response, “The purpose of school is learning.” (Moreno, 2015). Matera describes ten common qualities that successful people have in common, which Adam Moreno stated in his blog (quotes from blog). Confidence: “Be who you are and say … Continue reading Week 7: How do you or might you use language to change the way that your students think about learning in the classroom?
After reading other classmate's blogs this week, I noticed that we share the gamer type Explorer. But I also noticed that their Socializer score were higher than mine, which was my lowest in the four categories. I also noticed that my Griefer score was second highest, and was low for others in my class. One … Continue reading Week 6 Reflection