Gamification vs. Educational Games
School is no place for games – or is it? Today we’ll explore the principles of applying games and gamification in your classroom, and look at a few examples. We’ll also discuss the difference between Gamification and Educational Games.
Notes & Links
- Gamification vs. Educational Games | Tech Talk Roundtable 03-24
- We discuss all things gamey
- VIDEO: Games and Productive Struggle
- Games take a “problem-based” approach to learning
- Learn by DOING
- Provide informative feedback
- Provide experience of progressive growth
- TED Talk on Gamification – Paul Anderson
- Gamification and Game Base Learning: 2 Different Things
- Gamification – learning process as a whole is turned into a game.
- Game-based Learning – games are used as part of the learning process
- Apply Gamificaiton in the Classroom
- Instead of grades (max 100%), students got eXperience Points (XP).
- each unit of the science subject is called level.
- Top 10 Gamification Case Studies
- Games and Gamification: Research from the eLearning Guild
- A game is an activity with a defined goal or challenge, rules that guide achievement of the goal, interactivity with either other players or the game environment (or both), and feedback mechanisms that give clear cues as to how well or poorly you are performing.
- Gamification – the inclusion of various game mechanics and game elements in a non-game context. A simplistic example of gamification for learning would be adding points, badges, and a leaderboard to your…course.
- 21CLRadio Education Vanguard- Michael Matera
- Gamification in the classroom is all about creating something to motivate students in the classroom right? Well that is what I thought until I talked with my Michael Matera, my guest today. Michael, a middle school teacher and author of the book Explore Like a Pirate has changed, more like improved, my thinking on the topic of gamification. As he points out in our discussion, gamification enables instructors to vary how students look at content, what paths of inquiry they take and how they decide who should be a member of their group. Michael also discusses where his dive into gamification started and the reactions he sees from many of us when we think about bringing gamification to our classrooms.
- Gamification Examples
- Game Examples
- ChemCaper – Pay for, and worth it! Simply amazing Chemistry course & game all in one
- The Big List of Board Games that Inspire Mathematical Thinking
- PBSKids – Tons of free games
- Bloodtype Game – one of many chemistry games
- Diplomacy Maps & TinkerCAD Pieces
- Attendee-suggested Links – AWESOME!!!