A quick weekend update to let you know some of the changes I’m making to my gamified class this year. You can see my gamified class site at Saga City Learning.
Whenever I add new game mechanics to my class I keep two things in mind: the types of kids we teach and what motivates them. In order of most powerful to least powerful, what motivates kids (and everyone, really) is Status, Access, Power, and Stuff.
Status – means to raise the value or esteem of someone.
Access – is the ability to have something not everyone can have.
Power – is the ability to have say over yourself and others.
Stuff – tangible… stuff.