Chris Goodson

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An Epic Guide to Student Engagement in the Classroom

When I first saw this infographic (created by Dr. Roland Rios) based on Schlechty’s Levels of Engagement, it actually took me a moment to collect my …

New Alexandria high school rethinks the classroom

In Alexandria, there's a new high school template — moving walls, no desks, and a new way to teach.<p>ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Students in a psychology class …

Education Games and Gamified Education: Is There A Real Difference?

With both games and gamification becoming more popular in the educational space, it is more important than ever to understand the differences between …

The Minecraft Cell: Biology Meets Game-Based Learning

A student at Quest to Learn playing Minecraft.<p>This semester, I used Minecraft for the first time in my ninth grade science class at Quest to Learn. I …

Simulations Can Change the Course of History . . . Classes

After taking his workshop, I began to apply his approach to teaching AP European History and found it to be liberating and transformational as a …

Teaching

Gamification blog

Posted by Horst Streck on Sep 28, 2014 in Gamification blog posts | 21 comments<p>Games are part of our culture, all of our youngsters play them. But …

Faceted Classification

Beyond Badges: Why Gamify?

Gamification in the classroom has many benefits, too. After all, engaging a student intrinsically in the learning process, rather than with extrinsic …

Elon Musk's SpaceX Plans DragonFly Landing Tests

Space<p>Billionaire Elon Musk's high-flying space venture, SpaceX, has provided fresh details about its plan to test a Dragon capsule that can use retro rockets to make a soft landing on Earth — and perhaps eventually on Mars.<p>The prototype test project, code-named DragonFly, would be conducted at …

If You’re Seeing This Post, Then Redshirts Has Won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

<b>In which case: Whoo-hoo!</b><p>(I wrote this up so that when the award was announced, if <i>Redshirts</i> won I would be able to press a button and have it post, …