4 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom
Motivate students to advance their learning through self-directed instruction by providing epic elements to work and projects.
Introduce a project as a quest or mission that fits within the class narrative. This can draw students in to learning in a new, fun way.
#2 Allow Second Chances
Like in games, students should be allowed second chances when they fail.
Students are then able to try, learn from mistakes, and succeed, eliminating the pressure and stigma of failure.
#3 Use Levels & Progress Bars
Instead of grades and percentages, some teachers issue progress bars to gauge student progress.
When assignments, test or projects are completed points can be added to a student’s progress bar, bringing them closer to reaching the next level.
#4 Badges & Rewards
Badges provide a tangible symbol of achievement that is effective in celebrating student accomplishments,
incentivizing students to continue putting forth more effort and improving student confidence.