Game Inspired Design

Transforming Classrooms into Gamerooms

My XP grading – nuts and bolts

Grading... In Education Reform circles is there an issue that is more controversial than grades? I have seen advocates for standards-based grading, mastery based grading, micro-badging or credentialing, and most frequently just throwing out grades all together (follow #ttog for... Continue Reading →

#games4ed 7/13 Gamified Grading Chat

I am very excited about assisting with the #games4ed chat again this Thursday at 8:00pm EST! One of the awesome things about Twitter Education Chats is how organically the conversations can lead to new discussions and discoveries. This week's #games4ed... Continue Reading →

Flip with YouTube Playlists

Last year I flipped my classroom using the platform. Just a brief reminder that flipping means providing digital content (prerecorded lectures, etc) to be watched and noted outside of the class time leaving in class time for other types... Continue Reading →

Many Paths to Victory

I may be showing my age, but my early high school years were spent playing Sid Meiers' Civilization II. This classic was a turn based game where the player became the leader of an early civilization and guided it from... Continue Reading →

XP Grading Outlined

Last summer I began writing down my thoughts on RPG-style game inspired classrooms into a manuscript. I even finished a few chapters over the summer. Below is an excerpt from the raw (painfully so) manuscript chapter on the XP Grading... Continue Reading →

My RPG101 Avatar System (a centralized post)

Over the last couple of months I rolled out my student Avatar Plans for the coming school year. This post has the links for all 6 avatar types, the overall plan, and the possible additional powers students can acquire all... Continue Reading →

Saru Mo Ki Kara – Even Monkeys Fall From Trees

My sons' karate dojo had a guest instructor last week. This sensei is cancer survivor and attributes his remission to the discipline and mental toughness that karate instilled in him. Now he works with wounded warriors and uses karate to... Continue Reading →

#Games4Ed Guest Moderator!

I'm very excited to announce that I will be moderating this week's #games4ed chat on June 22, 2018 at 8pm ET. I have been participating in this chat since the middle of last school year and it has become an... Continue Reading →

Fun Failure Promotes Healthy Risk Taking

I've been playing with the TaleBlazer software and trying to design my own simple game. The basic format is that the student has to search in the real world area marked on the game map representing my school building for... Continue Reading →

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