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Badges and Student Performance

posted Aug 7, 2015, 3:03 PM by Shawn Beard
A great way to gamify your classroom - or at least up the engagement level - is to reward your students with Badges.  By creating a mindset in your classroom that each skill they learn allows them to level up in your subject area ("Yo, I'm a Level 3 Mage in English 10!"), you will create a new level of engagement and interest.  Students will begin to put forth more effort to "level up" in your class.  Performance and grades become a competition, as well as a set of skills that students want to achieve.  There are many articles about student engagement, gamifying the classroom, and badges.  Take a look at these articles: