Good morning, everyone!
My slightly crazy project for the summer is to figure out if and how to gamify my ELA classroom. I would love some advice, especially from STEM folks. I have been looking @mgarcia’s, @Dawn_Frier1’s, and @ebryan’s posts and thinking “I want to do that!” I’m just not sure how to get started. Here’s what I have gleaned so far. Please jump in and tell me what I’m missing!
I need an overall story or plot line to give a shape to what the class is doing.
I need to figure out the most frequent tasks/skills my students will be practicing and create a structure for the kids to level up by mastering skills.
I need a way to track and publish students’ progress. (Can I use Edmodo? Should I build my own site?)
I need to work out how to explain gamification to students and parents.
I need to build in a loophole so that we can return to a more traditional class structure for certain tasks (or if it turns out I bit off more than I can chew.)
What else? If anyone has a template for building a gamified classroom, I would love to see it!