Which brings us to our next challenge.
While we certainly plan to continue Level Up Book Club into the school year, we feel like NOW is the time for all of us to start doing more than just reading about gamification and how it can empower, engage and impact students.
So... your task for the next couple of weeks is to do the following:
- Get ready for an AWESOME school year - complete with new game based instruction that offers you and your students opportunities to level up! And as you do that...
- Use the #levelupbc Wiki Work Space to share ideas, offer feedback and tease us with your shiny new instructional schemes. There's already so many great ideas listed there. Besides, as we get ready to head back to school armed with our new found GBL knowledge, who better to plan our attack with than our very own guild?!?!
- Along the way, keep posting photos to our Tumblr - be they self portraits featuring our latest read or photographic eye candy of the things you're building and plotting at school. Either way, let's share the story of how our summer of
lovelearning is now being translated into action!
- And finally, mark your calendar for our next Twitter Chat: Thursday, Sept. 6th. 8:00pm EST. We'll be discussing our latest read, I'll Eat This Cricket for a Cricket Badge: A Gamification Novella by Darren Steele and Christine Chung, in a way we've never done before. I promise you, IT'S GONNA BE EPIC!
In short - go get ready for the school year! We look forward to hearing about how you'll apply gamification and game based learning to your instruction for a truly EPIC WIN!