Gamification is the process by which teachers use video game design principals in learning environments. The effects are increased student engagement, class wide enjoyment of academic lessons, and high levels of buy-in, even from your most reluctant learners.
When gamifying a classroom there are several things you’ll need to consider. The first is content, as in what are you trying to teach? Like any lesson or unit plan, you’ll need to figure out how to organize and assess new material. You’ll also need to consider your students. What kind of learners are they? What information do they already know? You’ll need to have a basic understanding of your students’ technology skills and how much support each student may need. You’ll want to consider putting together a training manual or some other support system for students who may need extra help. You’ll also need to consider your own comfort level with technology and the actual technology available to you. These considerations may lead you to designing your own game, or relying one a template or already built quest.
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La empresa australiana de investigación social McCrindle, ha publicado recientemente los resultados de un estudio realizado sobre la generación de niños nacidos entre 1995 y 2009, la GENERACIÓN Z (por ser la que sigue a la GENERACIÓN Y o MILLENIALS).
This video list of insights comes from experts in the field of online teaching. Here is a collection of 8 lessons that might improve your online course!
1. High-touch is more important than high-tech 2. Establish social presence using digital storytelling 3. Use technology intentionally 4. The power of external resources 5. Make your expectations Explicit 6. Fun playfulness and the unexpected 7. Login regulary 8. Personal feedback
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...
A massive experiment at Virginia Commonwealth University involving 7,000 blogs could lead to a new view on how college students learn.
Gaby Vaca's insight:
The use of digital technologies must go accompanied of two things at least: a good instructional planning and the professor’s guide and supervision. Blogging or other type of digital tool that we want to implement in courses must be used with the consciousness of the pursued objective(s) as we can see in the professor Campbell’s project:
“The ability to work together, making connections across disciplines, creating networks is the essence of higher education. We're trying to make the network explicit to help students demonstrate the connections they're making as they move through curriculum, as they begin to get these higher-order thinking skills.
Faculty benefit as well, as they begin to think of new ways to communicate with and engage students — especially online. It's not simply e-mail or discussion forums or recorded videos. Those things were there too, but the way the instructor's presence could be made almost tangible within the environment was instructive."
This post was co-authored by Danielle Hartman, English/Literacy Specialist, Technology Integration teacher, Burlington County Institute of Technology, NJ, USA @danielle6849and Miriam Orlando, ESL teacher and teacher trainer, Liceo Celio-Roccati, Rovigo, Italy, EU @miriam2065
Creating an effective global collaboration isn't easy. But once you master these quick tips, you'll be ready and itching to collaborate with many others!
Julian Stodd's learning methodology runs across six steps: context, demonstration, exploration, reflection, assessment and footsteps. When designing a piece of learning, this blueprint lets you structure the content, design the experience, effectively. The purpose is simply to give three or so questions that you can ask at each stage: some of yourself as the organisation, some from the learner.
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