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5 Tips For Making Your Class As Addictive As A Game - Edudemic

5 Tips For Making Your Class As Addictive As A Game - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas |
Game designers have mastered certain tricks that make games so addictive that people can’t stop playing them. Here are the top five secrets that game designers know, and some tips on how you can use these same game dynamics to make learning in your classroom as addictive as gaming.

Via Beth Dichter
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Run your class like a game designer, paying attention to the following "dynamics":  The Appointment Dynamic, the Failure Dynamic, the Flexibility Dynamic, the Progression Dynamic, and the Construction Dynamic.

Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 30, 2014 8:17 PM

As teachers what can we do to make our classes more exciting for students? We know that many will sit in front of a computer or game console and play for hours, and when they do not succeed the first time, or the tenth time or the fiftieth time they keep trying. How do we get them to perservere in the classroom when they are not successful? This post explores this, providing five "secrets of game design" that might make a difference in your classroom. The five secrets are listed below but click through to the post to learn more about them.

* The Appointment Dynamic: Be Here At This Time, Get a Prize

* The Failure Dynamic: Fail Early, Fail Often

* The Flexibility Dynamic: Provide Multiple Paths to Success

* The Progression Dynamic: Scaffold and Recognize Progress

* The Construction Dynamic: Build Something That Matters

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, February 4, 2014 7:08 AM

Bring it on....

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Scaffolding the Research Process

Presentation from Internet Librarian West on strategies for supporting students in the library research process; based on Carol Kuhlthau's model

Via Elizabeth E Charles
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 12, 2014 3:57 PM

This is an important skill for students to learn. This slides how is a great step-by-step approach to teaching it.

Lourense Das's curator insight, January 13, 2014 1:11 PM

PPT on the internet and the research process: all the basics and more

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2014 3:06 PM

Presentation relating to the research process