It is important to equip students with the language that will better facilitate and guide their learning journey. It also will help them alleviate misconceptions about how the game supports the learning context.
Learning Language and Reflective Practices
Medals and Missions;
Tagging your learningTeach children how to tag learning with whatever key words or phrases that relate to their learning.
Visible learning Routines
Develop visible learning strategies to promote the development of a students thinking and the classroom culture. These need to be routines:
Some that have been used are:
What makes you say that?
This routine helps students describe what they see or know and asks them to build explanations.
1. What's going on?
2. What do you see that makes you say that?
See Think Wonder
1. What do you see?
2. What do you think about that?
3. What does it make you wonder?
A routine for activating prior knowledge and making connections
Your initial responses to the topic- 3 Thoughts/Ideas, 2 Questions, 1 Analogy
Your new responses to the topics- 3 Thoughts/Ideas, 2 Questions, 1 Analogy
Explain how your new responses connect to your initial responses?
Sources from Visible Thinking. More routines .
SOLO Taxonomy (structure of observed learning outcomes) provides a simple, reliable and robust model for three levels of understanding – surface deep and conceptual (Biggs and Collis 1982).
See Pam Hook's Site for great resources.
Ideas for Gamification Design