Welcome (back) to the Level Up Book Club, a home turf for open discussions on the gamification of schools and school-based instruction.
The Level Up Book Club is an open-invitation community of gaming and non-gaming educators alike who take part in weekly challenges, explore best instructional best practices through gaming, and level up through some friendly competition.
Jennifer and I will be your hosts, your cheering squad, and your competition for the next three months and we look forward to providing authentic learning experiences that are both fun and rewarding. Our reading list will include:
September/October - The Gamification of Learning and Instruction by Karl M. Kapp
October - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
November - Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissel
To become a member of the Level Up Book Club, simply reply to this post with your name and Twitter handle, or tweet to #LevelUpBC with a message saying "I'm game for Season 2!"
Then pick up a copy of The Gamification of Learning and Instruction and prepare for some awesome challenges and inspiring reading.
And to all of our Level Up Book Club members from Season 1... Thanks for leveling up with us! We hope you'll return for another memorable season of gaming and learning together. If you're moving on to new things, then allow us to please say thanks for all of the great things you brought to the table over the past 3 months. You helped Level Up off to a very strong start!
- Matthew & Jennifer