Gamifying Assessments- The Easy Way

During a recent team meeting we discussed students' lack of excitement about both existing formative and summative math assessments (which we now call "Celebrations"- because who doesn't like to have a party?!) Thinking critically about what we can do to increase student motivation and involvement, the answer came immediately to me- Make it a game! I … Continue reading Gamifying Assessments- The Easy Way

Can Games Change the World?

"Reality is broken and we need to make it work more like a game." - Jane McGonigal, Game Designer Jane McGonigal's brilliant TED talk is mind blowing when one considers the immense challenges our civilization is facing. The possibilities of utilizing everyone, not just scientists and politicians, to buckle up and join the challenge of solving real … Continue reading Can Games Change the World?