Right here is what it's all about, folks!
Sometimes buzzwords actually obfuscate how easy and intuitive a pedagogical strategy can be. Gamification can be a big tech infused classroom redesign (and that is awesome) but it can also be small tweaks to your current system. It is a natural part of active learning, meshes well with IB and PBL and is super motivating. more at http://piedmontpd.weebly.com/piedmont-pd/gamification
Check out these 2 examples from seventh and eighth grade social studies classes this week:
Example 1 - 7th Grade Supply Store:
Celebrating Piedmont : a blog of Happy Happenings
"Celebrating Piedmont" logs only a small fraction of the learning magic the teachers of CMS' Piedmont Middle School, an IB World School. create daily. In that sense, it is authored by all the staff and students of Piedmont. It is curated by Ms. Gurthie who can be reached at the icons above. She'll be happy to brag about Piedmont's teachers and students any chance she gets! Please note this blog has only just begun and we have so much to show off! Come back again soon!