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The Gamified classroom

The Gamified classroom

Badges and Rewards

How does it work?

Any "active" player (currently enrolled in class with no missing work) within the game is eligible to earn points for their efforts in class. Points can be added for the completion of specific assignments, positive attendance, positive attitude/behavior and extra credit work. In addition, in-class participation can net valuable points as well.

All points earned can be redeemed for physical prizes, in-class privileges, and grade adjustment opportunities. Below is a list of all eligible purchases through the point system. As this is a work in progress point value, or "cost" of the prizes may be subject to change as everything is balanced out over time. In addition, items may be added, removed, or limited to a "one per student" status at the discretion of me.



Physical Rewards

Physical, tangible gifts that can be purchased with your points. Anything listed here is for example only. Actual available gifts will be listed and ready for purchase when you login to your account, and click on the "Spend Points" button. If you have a suggestion for new rewards, or a question about an existing one, please let me know. I'm always willing to negotiate and accommodate.

RewardDescriptionLimits
Candy/GoodieCash in your points for some well deserved treats. Selection/assortment varies. Available Friday's only. Can be freely eaten in class.Unlimited
Notebook setA complete class note taking set! Composition notebook, ballpoint pen and colored two pocket folder.Limit 2 per student
3D printed itemChoose from a variety of figures, keychains, and locker hanging do-dads.Unlimited
8GB USB driveA perfect pocket sized backup to keep all of your files with you.Limit 2 per student
Dunkin'Purchase a $5 credit to Dunkin' Donuts.Limit 1 per student
LHS SwagPurchase a $10 credit to the school store to buy your own LHS Gear.Limit 1 per student
LUNCH!Purchase a $10 credit to the school cafeteria.Limit 1 per student
Gift CardsPurchase a $10 gift card to iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.Limit 1 per student


In Class Privileges

Here you have a list of earned privileges you can purchase to make your life in the class a little more tolerable. Anything listed here is for example only. Actual available privileges will be listed and ready for purchase when you login to your account, and click on the "Spend Points" button. If you have a suggestion for new in class privileges, or a question about an existing one, please let me know. I'm always willing to negotiate and accommodate.

PrivilegeDescriptionDuration
Food/Drink in classAbility to have food and/or drink in class. Failure to keep work area tidy during/after your treat results in forfeiture.Single Use
Food/Drink in class - As above. -Unlimited
Phone use in classAbility to freely use your phone during the last portion of class. Disruptive behavior or distracting actions may result in loss of privilege.Single use, with conditions.
Phone use in class - As above. -Unlimited use, with conditions.
Music in classAbility to use one earphone/earbud during class. Volume must not be distracting to your neighborsSingle use.
Music in class - As above. -Unlimited
Game use in classAbility to freely play online games during the last portion of class. Disruptive behavior or distracting actions may result in loss of privilege.Single use
Game use in class - As above. -Unlimited
More to come...


Grade Adjustments

A fair and legal way to "buy a better grade" Since you earned the points from hard work, why not trade it in toward your bottom line: your grade! Anything listed here is for example only. Actual available adjustments will be listed and ready for purchase when you login to your account, and click on the "Spend Points" button. If you have a suggestion for new adjustment, or a question about an existing one, please let me know. I'm always willing to negotiate and accommodate.

AdjustmentDescriptionRestrictions
Extra DayNeed a bit more time? Buy another 24 hours of "on time" status with this adjustment and breathe easy.Available on homework or review assignments only. Must be purchased at least 2 hours before class starts. Can be combined for multiple extra days if desired. Limit 3 total per student.
ExtensionNot quite ready to pass the project in? Buy an extension on the whole shebang and move that due date out 3 days.Available on projects only. Cannot be purchased on the project due date. Cannot be used on Final projects. Limit 1 per student.
Skip-itEver have one of those "I just kinda don't feel like doin' it" moments? Here is the chance to act on it. Free exemption from any homework assignmentMust be purchased before the end of class when originally assigned. Limit 1 per student.
Free Points!Ever wish you did just a bit better on some of your assignments? Why not beef them up? Purchase 20 points to be distributed as you wish on any homework, project, or participation grades.Limit 1 per student must be distributed across a minimum of 3 different grades. cannot exceed 90% of the total score. Example: A max total of 36 out of 40, or 45 out of 50 when adding on points)
Raise a gradeSometimes our grades seem a little cranky...Need a snickers style boost on one of your grades? Raise any F to a solid C, and any C to a solid B.Available on any homework, project, or participation grade. Minimum score must be of 60% or better. Grade will be raised to next letter, 3 points below the "+" mark.
F to C-Need to pass a single grade? Have a poor grade lingering on your mind?Take any F and bring it to the 70% mark. Available on any homework, project, or participation grade. Cannot be applied to a zero, or missing assignment. Grade will be changed to a passing grade of 70%.
Erase a gradeEver wish the grade didn't exist at all? Erase the assignment from the books and be "Exempt" from it.Available on any homework, project, or participation grade. Grade will remain in the books with score earned, but will be marked as "exempt" from the final total.


Badges


Here is a list of some of the current available badges for completing tasks and meeting milestones within my classes. Not all students can earn every badge in every class, but if you take multiple classes you can earn different badges. I have plans to add more badges soon, but for now, here are twelve of the available badges, listed here in no particular order:

RewardDescriptionCost
New UserEvery player earns this automatically upon the completion of their profile. Gotta start somehow, right?!New User Badge
EditorAutomatically assigned to you when you edit your profile for the first time. Editor Badge
PublisherComplete the 3 standard printing assignments in the Graphics class; Business card, Brochure & Booklet.Publisher Badge
Film-PuncherThis is a Broadcasting badge. Earn this for the completion of your Film Punch assignments. Multiple available.Film Punch Badge
Perfect 10On time and in class for the duration for two complete weeks - 10 consecutive days. Multiple available. Attendance Badge
Perfect ScoreEarn a 100% score or an A+ on eligible assignments. Not all assignments count toward this. Perfect Score Badge
Round RobinParticipate in all 5 roles within the studio for the filming of a broadcast; Director, Teleprompter, Camera, Weather, Anchor. All Studio Roles Badge
3D PrinterTech Ed only... Complete your 3DS Max assignment and print your keychain (or applicable object) 3D Printer Badge
App BuilderTech Ed only... Complete your Adobe Flash ActionScript assignment and create the Calculator App (or applicable application) App Builder Badge
High FlierEarn the highest score in the class for eligible assignments. Ties do not count. Not all assignments count toward this. Highest Score Badge
Chinny Chin ChinYou passed em... but barely! Earn this by squeaking by and getting a 70% on three different assignments. Squeaked by 3x Badge
First PurchaseAutomatically assigned when you make your first purchase using your awarded points. Purchaser Badge

Point Calculator

Want to know how many points you will earn on a homework assignment or project? Fill out the form below and see the answer. Remember, there are no fractional points so I will be rounding. 76% - 84% = 8 points.

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New Badge Spotlight

As you know there are over 40 badges available to earn in the game. I have randomly updated this page with a few different badges that are available giving you a sneak peak at what you may be able to earn as time goes by. Remember, these are just a few of the ones tucked away to earn...

Clone Wars

Clone Wars badge
Once you finish the clone assignment (#3) you will step into the elite squadron of image-fighters capable of cloning one image to another in no time...similar to making the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.

First Code

First Code badge
Complete your first web coding project on Codecademy, or your first flash tutorial in app development and earn your badge as a right of passage at writing your first lines of code.

Email Maker

Email Maker badge
Complete the slices and save-for-web assignment and generate an email from photoshop to earn this badge to showcase on your profile page. Not a programming badge.

500 Points

500 points badge
This badge is earned when you hit the lifetime earned point of 500. You do not have to have 500 points available, you only need to have earned 500 points.

Perfect 50

Perfect 50 badge
This badge is earned when you show up for class on time and stay for it's entire length 50 times in a row. 10 full weeks of living in that seat earns you this prestigious award.

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