Trading on the Silk Road 0

Trading on the Silk Road

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Blog, Gamification

As a passionate teacher of World History I find simulations to be one of the most powerful teaching tools. IMG_8115We all have heard the old saying about teaching a man to fish. Shaping an experience in class is no easy task

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The Role of the Mini Game? 0

The Role of the Mini Game?

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Blog, Gamification

As many of you know, I have created a year-long, gamified storyline for my World History course. Students entered the Realm months ago. Since then, we have been fighting battles in Egypt, taking Imperial...

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Building a Team 1

Building a Team

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Blog, Gamification

Each year, as teachers, we begin the school year with a new crop of students. Over the summer, we all thought long and hard about our classrooms. We carefully designed lessons, units, and grading policies to...

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Survivor Renaissance 0

Survivor Renaissance

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Blog, Gamification

The Beginning…   My first full year of gamification couldn’t go quietly into the night; it needed to go out with a bang. Survivor Renaissance was that big bang! Based on the show, students...

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