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Transforming Classrooms into Gamerooms

Game Inspired Design in the Modern Classroom

What is it about gaming that is so engaging? How can we take those engaging traits and apply it to our classrooms?

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#XPLAPcamp – Trading Card Games Week

As a elementary age kids I remember being obsessed with baseball cards. Buying a box of cards and then ripping open each individual pack was exhilarating. I'm pretty sure I nearly completed a 1989 Donruss edition. By the time I... Continue Reading →

This is How I Roll…

The first weeks of school are always a blur. The time developing a rapport, onboarding to atudentents, and just getting used to the rhythms of the classroom are exhausting. (I forget every year how glorious unscheduled summer bathroom breaks are!).... Continue Reading →

Today was a good day…

Before working at the Early College I was a teacher at Howard Adult Education Center; a school allowed high school dropouts to go back to school, recover credits, and earn a high school diploma. It was a hard job and... Continue Reading →

Storytelling and Relationships

At the Early College High School, I am the dual enrollment instructor for American History. Its a fancy title, but it simply means that my students get both high school and college credits for the same class time. In practical... Continue Reading →

#XPLAPcamp Story Telling Week

Well... It's Hurricane Irma Week here at Game Inspired Design so no big posts this week as my family and I get prepared. Here are this week's questions. I am super excited to check in and see everyone's thoughts on... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on students’ base needs and grading systems

The Intrinsic Motivation Fallacy by Andrzej Marczewski I began gamifying my classroom 4 years ago with my Ci2PHER storyline, that evolved into the National ReConstitution Project a year later, and I am now in my 2nd year of the History Underground. In... Continue Reading →

XPLAPcamp NFL Week! 9-4 to 9-9

Finally, the long dark summer is over and its nearly Football season again! I grew up in western NY and there is something about chilly weather, grilled Bratwurst, and football on the TV that link with the start of Fall... Continue Reading →

Lets Talk about SAPs, Baby!

Choice is so important in the classroom. When students have a meaningful choice in their classroom their is a higher likelihood that they will be engaged with the activity. If you are interested in this check out my discussion with... Continue Reading →

Gamified Syllabus – History Underground Game Manual

This week in #XPLAPcamp we are exploring different elements of the Role-Playing Game and the first part of the week focused on storylines. In my class I have developed a narrative that is based on a dystopian America that has... Continue Reading →

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