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#8119864 Jul 11, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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I teach chemistry in an alternative high school for kids that are either at high risk of dropping out or already have. We have small classrooms and can give individualized instruction. I wanted to give them more autonomy and started looking at ways to use technology to do so. I took Kevin Werbach's gamification class on Coursera and started learning about how to incorporate games into my class.

My gaming experience is a while ago - Elite, Myst, Doom 2, Civilization - they filled a lot of time and I've really stayed away from games recently. I don't really know what "games" will fit into my curriculum but I see a lot of value in making class more game-like: more instant feedback, more autonomy, more try/fail/succeed.

Currently my weapon of choice is Moodle - there's a lot of flexibility in what you can make it do.

SoMe - I'm really not active so the PLN is going to be a challenge for me - but that's why I'm here!

Twitter: @WalterLSB
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#8120866 Jul 11, 2013 at 02:17 PM
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Hey Walter!

Great seeing you here after ISTE! We do need to work on finding the right fit for chemistry. Some of the other content areas lend themselves really well to COTS. (Commercial -off -the Shelf) games.

Have you looked at the Nobel prize website?
http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/

I'm not sure any would work but the game design may give you a few ideas.

While not exactly a game - what about theme like Myth Busters. Sort of a prove or disprove and points based on that. We can flesh it out more in discussions I'm sure.
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#9405621 Apr 20, 2014 at 03:43 AM
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I took Kevin Werbach's gamification class on Coursera and started.

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#9422300 Apr 24, 2014 at 12:24 AM
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I took Kevin Werbach's gamification class on Coursera and started learning.

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#9456289 May 02, 2014 at 12:58 AM
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I wanted to give them more autonomy and started looking at ways to use technology to do so.

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