“As an eleventh grade physics teacher and web developer, I find it startling how we’re teaching our kids in much the same way that we did a hundred years ago. In a world where we can access all the world’s information from our living rooms and are connected to hundreds of people with the touch of a button, it’s amazing that we rely on learning methods that don’t embrace collaboration. One day I was talking with one of my students and thought, ‘what if being in class was like taking part in an adventure?'” -Shawn Young
Which is where Classcraft comes in: Classcraft is a free online educational role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom. Acting as a gamification layer around any existing curriculum, the game transforms the way a class is experienced, throughout the school year.
Head over to Classcraft.com to sign up and learn more about the game, how it’s played and how it enhances students’ learning, motivation and engagement. Bonus: it’s free for this school year.
question, play & rethink …*
[Hat Tip: How One Teacher Is Making High School–And Physics–Fun By Gamifying The Classroom via FastCoCreate, published March 27, 2014]