The idea of using game based ideas in the learning environment or gamification continues to gain momentum with teachers…but more importantly with students.
Let’s not mistake “using games in the learning environment” with “gamifying the learning”. They are two different approaches to using technology within the classroom. Gamification is using the ideas that are found in games to motivate students in a fun, competitive and engaging way that speaks to their inner kid. Gamification really seems to be taking off in the later elementary years like 4th and 5th grade and middle school.
If you want to learn more about Gamification and Game-Based learning, join Robert Appino in his new course Gamification of Education.