A lot of folks have been e-mailing me and asking what apps, sites, and programs I use in my class. I just finished making a list for my incoming students, so I thought I would post something similar for you fine folks.
Every unit I teach, my students have to take something they’re learning about and “produce” it for a wider audience. These sites help my students do that in fun ways.
This year, I have created an Alternate Reality Game that uses Transmedia storytelling to gamify my classroom. As far as I know, this has never been done in school before, so I’m really excited!
I call this game TwentyTwenty, and creating it has been a lot of fun. Throughout this post, feel free to look at my TwenyTwenty game website, so you can see what I’m talking about as I try to explain the different parts of my gamified classroom.
Flipping your classroom is a fantastic idea. You should do it, especially if you are a math or science teacher. Flipping is perfect and easier for those subjects. For other subjects, I think flipping is a bit harder, but still doable. I teach sophomores English. This is how I flip my classroom.