I’m so excited to bring you this month’s “Teachers Who Rivet” segment for two reasons.
Reason number one, Beth, who you are about to meet, is going to tell you how she went from 30% participation in class to 100% through gamification. If you don’t know what gamification is already, get ready, because this is something I think we’re going to be hearing a lot about in the next few years.
The second reason I’m so excited for this interview is because this is my first “long distance” interview! Beth is in Florida, and I’m here in Pennsylvania. We connected through Schoology and email, and now this interview will be brought to you through Skype. Enjoy!
Join Beth’s Gamified Course
If you’d like to check out Beth’s course for yourself you can! You can sign up to Schoology for free. To join the course, follow these simple steps provided by Schoology.
- Log in or create an account on Schoology
- Select the Courses menu at the top and click Join
- Copy and paste the course code (XG9TJ-Q69BJ) and click Join
- Select Open Civics: Section 1 in the Courses menu
Other Resources Mentioned
If you’re still not sold on the idea of gamification, Jane McGonigal’s inspiring TED talk will definitely get you thinking about it.
As always, don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or comments!