Thursday, January 12, 2017


It’s no secret that people of all ages and backgrounds enjoy video games. In fact, over 3 billion hours a week are dedicated to playing video games worldwide. This widespread popularity makes it an ideal choice for integrating into the classroom, a process called gamification. But, just because people know that gamifying education has benefits, figure out exactly how to do so isn’t always as easy. To help teachers figure out how to bring the motivating principles of video games into the traditional learning experience here is some guidance on how to gamify your classroom.

Infinite Play or Respawns

Failing to complete a video game task properly is rarely the end of the world. Most games include save points and respawning options to allow players to retry a task until they get it right. Surprisingly, this idea isn’t always in practice in the classroom.

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