Brain Storming

I asked Derek Guenther to help me brainstorm ideas for the Gamification of Lincoln Lutheran’s Programming I class, and we met for Lunch at Applebee’s. It was productive, and Derek thought that his buddy Chris Johnson might be interested in the idea as well.

Fast forward a week and the three of us met for coffee (which was the first and, to date, only “meet for coffee” I’ve ever been a party to). Our discussion covered a variety of how to teach programming topics, but we also came up with some more definite ideas about what sorts of things should get badges and be leaderboarded.

Notes as evidence:

2 thoughts on “Classroom Gamification Website Construction Notes

  1. If you want to download the program that grabs the spreadsheet, creates the leaderboards and uploads them, you can find it here.

  2. I didn’t get a chance to talk to you at NETA, but I love the idea of “gamifying” my 7-8 TV Broadcasting class! It’s a tough class to keep students motivated (as we are constantly producing a daily news program). I’m not a programmer, so I’m probably going to be going “Class Badges” or something similar…I will probably be borrowing a lot of your ideas this summer while I get this started for next fall. If you have any other ideas, please let me know! Thanks!!

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