Engaging Boys through Gamification

Gamifying your classroom

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The Presentation

  • This is the presentation used for the Saturday, 28 October 2017 workshop.

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Gamifying your classroom

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Socrative
  • Socrative is a fun way to test knowledge in the classroom.  You can set- up classes and keep results for each of the multiple choice questions, multiple answer questions, short word answers, survey type questions or exit tickets you give to your class.  
  • You could also leave an open type question available for the duration of the class and allow students to write questions which you could answer at your convenience.  
  • Socrative is free to use but offers more in the paid version.
  • Socrative user guide
  • Browse this Google document to consult the Shared Quiz List

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Kahoot
  • Kahoot is a game-based learning app similar to Socrative.  It is a particularly useful tool to create competitive games.
  • The video on the right shows how to seek public Kahoot games.

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Quizlet
  • Quizlet is is an excellent tool for learning vocabulary or word lists.  It can be used in a traditional index card fashion, by matching words, by dictation, by doing a test, playing a game against the computer or in a friendly in-class competition.  Consult this page for ideas on how to integrate Quizlet in your teaching.

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Classcraft
  • Classcraft is a game which allows to reward student behaviour or remove points for behaviour deemed inappropriate by the teacher. There is some controversy in having the game add group pressure to respect some of the behaviour.  For example, removing points for a whole group of students if one of the group members arrives late or does not submit an assignment on time.

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Stop Disasters!
  • Stop Disasters! is a disaster simulation game created for the UNHCR.  It is available in many languages, including English, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Russian.  It is a great simulation game which can be integrated for a Geography class, for example.
  • The game simulates an earthquake, a tsunami, a forest fire, a cyclone and a flood.
  • The player must prepare a community before the disaster hits.  A higher score is given to those who manage to prepare their community best and avoid a human catastrophe.

 

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The Family Farmer
  • The Family Farmer is a great simulation game based on a documentary of the same name.  It is a great way to introduces students to the challenges of farming.  I have included this game although it is only available in English.  Because the documentary is Canadian, there is hope that the game could one day be made available in French for Immersion and Extended classes.

 

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Flippity

• You can create Flashcards, Randam name picker, Mix and Match, Quiz Showgames within Google doc.  Download the Flippity plugin.

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Voilà Learning

Voilà Learning is a not-for-profit organisation that unites hundreds of French teachers from school boards across Canada.

Its goal is to encourage students in their acquisition of the French language.

 

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A variety of games, some based on technology, others not…

  1. Edshelf (a socially curated website – a good start)
  2. Games That Work (33 of them)
  3. 5 French vocabulary games
  4. Classroom room games (4 of them)
  5. BBC – Learning French
  6. Primary Games in French (many)
  7. Voilà Learning web portal (many)
  8. Classroom French games blog
  9. TopHat

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To go further…
  • The Top Tools for Learning 2016 website includes 200 websites which can be used in the classroom.
  • The Practical Ed Tech blog is an excellent source of educational technology.  It covers the use of technology in all subject areas and more.  You can subscribe to its mail list and you will receive weekly updates..
 

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