Theresa shared some awesome resources. The first being Quizizz which looks awesome!! It looks a lot like Kahoot and at first I was trying to figure out what the difference was. Then I saw the homework button. I think it would be great to give an xp boost to those who play outside of school hours. She talked about using Newsela as well. I really like this reasource but can't fit it in to my classes with the curriculum I need to cover. I hadn’t considered that in a gamified classroom I could include it as a side quest. Right now I just use it for sub work. But I think it would be great to have students research and find their own articles. Lastly she talked about a point system that she said she got from Genevieve. I think I will do something similar as well.
•Epic Quests (Tests) – 1000p
•Heroic Quests (Quizzes) – 500xp
•Side Quests (Hw) – 400xp
•Social Quests (Part/Disc) – 300p
Matt talked about his chemistry class and having them crack a code. I would think that as some start to get into it others would get pulled in as well. It is like the game telephone where you want to know what was said. He said that he would start with just the XP and the goal of the game. I agree that starting out with just the basics is good. Then as you need to you can add more to keep students interested.