How To Gamify Your Classroom In 6 Easy Steps

Gamification can be a great tool to incorporate into your classroom. Helping with student engagement and motivation, gamification is a growing trend. But for teachers who are new to gamification, incorporating it into your classroom may seem like a daunting task. Figuring out ahead of time how to introduce gamification concepts into your lessons and having specific goals in mind will make the experience a much richer one for you and your students than just gamifying concepts for the sake of it. Take a look at the handy infographic below to learn more.

A Few Takeaways

  • Clarify your desired learning outcomes first
  • Make them measurable
  • Choose a ‘big idea’
  • Storyboard the game. Make sure there’s room for failure and multiple courses of action.
  • Design learning activities
  • Build teams
  • THEN apply the game dynamics

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2 Comments

  1. Ramesh Sachdeva

    May 28, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Explanation and methodology required

  2. Tom

    May 31, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Agreed with Ramesh. Steps 1 through 4 could be summed up as Lesson Planning and gamification options in Step 6 are minimal and bland.