7 Web Tools for Creating Badges for your Classroom
Whether you are looking to step up your sticker game in the classroom or looking to introduce gamification into your learning environment, customizable badges are a great way to start! Badges, by definition, are a special or distinctive mark, token, or device worn as a sign of allegiance, membership, authority, or achievement. The use of badges is not a novelty and has been around for quite some time to motivate and encourage people to achieve certain standards and complete s
Maker Faire Miami From The Other Side
When I received the email calling for makers to exhibit in this year’s Maker Faire Miami, I thought it would be a fun learning experience. I’ve been to Maker Faires before, but had never been a part of one, so my colleague and I went ahead full force. Now when I said I thought it was going to be a learning experience, I truly underestimated myself. Not only did I learn about the do’s and don’ts of exhibiting, but also a lot about myself too. Maker Faire exhibitors are brok
The Challenge: Build an observation tower, using the given supplies, that will support weight on top. A platform is provided to be used as the top of the tower to place the weight on. Each tower is judged on HEIGHT, STRENGTH, and AESTHETICS. The Background: This challenge is a quick 30 minute project from our Makerfication line of projects. Makerfication is an idea that Rick Funes and I came up with where aspects from Gamification and the Maker Movement come together in a sym
How to Start Gamifying!
Want to bring excitement and increase engagement in your classroom? Gamification is a great way to level up your classroom and achieve that! This graphic is a quick summary of how to start gamifying today. #Leaderboards #GBL #Gamification #ReImagineEd
Bring play to your classroom!
Looking at the boy in this photo, would you say he is engaged? Does he seem inquisitive? Do you think he is trying to solve a problem? If his attempt to build this bridge support fails, do you think he will give up or try again? If you asked the boy if he is learning or playing, what do you think his answer would be? If you asked a teacher, what would their answer be? Personally, I see a boy who is actively engaged in a learning experience as he inquisitively problem solves h