Logan Fontenelle Middle School began its 1617 school year on Thursday. It was an awesome day filled with fire alarms and fun new faces.
I have so far introduced the notion of the game to my students. I have also lassoed KT and forced her into our diabolical gaming plan (she is making the houses!). I'm super excited to be working with both her and @JefferyBernadt this coming week to start the process of "bonding" with our new iPads.
As far as the gamification with the proposed kickoff date of September 2nd, I'm chugging along. In the weeks before school started I looked for a methodology so that I could develop the game with a little chaos as possible. Without knowing it, I settled on @MiaMacMeekin's An Ethical Island blog. In it I found that she had created an infographic outlining steps to gamification that mesh beautifully with instructional design. Basically, she outlines six steps to gamification. Here's my progress so far:
I'm an 8th grade English teacher in Bellevue, Nebraska, and I'm excited about technology in the classroom.