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NY Times article discusses engagement and gamification

Last week, the New York Times ran an article on Kahoot, an online quiz system from Norway being played in some schools.  The article is well worth reading for its smart discussion of “engagement” and “gamification.” These are two subjects … Continue reading

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In intervention, the Math “Grind” requires the right reward

In a past article on gamification I’ve written that “Interactive engagement, not entertainment, is at the core of a computer game’s ability to motivate.  Finding ways to make math more interactive and more engaging is the key to making math software … Continue reading

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Effective Math Intervention: Engagement or Gamification?

I’ve noticed more posts and articles lately touting either the benefits or detractions of “gamification.” It seems that not that long ago “edutainment” was the buzz word and then, just as quickly, it fell by the wayside. Why do we … Continue reading

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