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Episode 17: Why Gamification is Essential in the Primary Classroom

Not sure if gamification is right for you and your littles? We are going to break down what gamification is and how it can be implemented in your classroom. Using gaming software we can personalize learning for our students, promote a growth mindset, build their confidence, and move towards focusing on mastery rather than letter grades. When we collect data on our students performance we are more equipped to provide individualized, scaffolded instruction to meet students needs. How to we create learning experiences that appeal to students 8 core drives for gamification? What are the 5 benefits of gamification? What are the “pros” and “cons” of using gaming in the classroom? What are the 11 steps to creating a successful gaming experience for your students? If you’d like to know more meet me inside this episode!


What is Gamification? https://www.gamify.com/what-is-gamification
8 Universal Core Drives in Gamification https://www.gamify.com/gamification-blog/8-core-human-drives-in-gamification-marketing-video
Pew Research Center https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2012/05/18/the-future-of-gamification/
11 Steps to Gamify Learning article https://www.edutopia.org/blog/epic-fail-win-gamifying-learning-liz-kolb
5 Ways to Gamify your classroom to increase engagement, collaboration, and learning: https://www.iste.org/explore/In-the-classroom/5-ways-to-gamify-your-classroom#:~:text=Gamification%20is%20about%20transforming%20the,student%20understanding%20of%20subject%20matter.
Software to Gamify your classroom https://www.classcraft.com/gamification/
Benefits of Gamification https://ssec.si.edu/stemvisions-blog/5-benefits-gamification

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