#15 5 Simple Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

Jessica Gordon @1337teach , 6th-grade teacher from Missouri gives us simple tips for adding game-based learning to our classrooms. Jessica Ratliff-Gordon is an elementary educator, author, and doctoral student at Northcentral University. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she first began her teaching career at Buder Elementary within the St. Louis Public School District. Currently, she serves as a sixth-grade geography teacher for the Poplar Bluff School District as well as a Project Manager for Hilton Publishing. For more information about the author and her current publications follow her on Twitter @1337teach, Goodreads, or search for seller “1337 Teacher” on Teachers Pay Teachers. In today's show, we'll discuss: 5 cool gbl tools: Wheel Decide, Breakout Facebook groups, challenges, some awesome quizzing tools Simple tips on making any lesson more fun The big mistake many educators make when working to gamify their classroom. A full transcript of this show and the show notes are available at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast as well as details on entering this month’s giveaway contests. And today only, February 17, to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day, Jessica is giving away the Kindle version of her book free on the US Amazon Kindle store to our listeners. "It's a Teacher Thing! FAQ Guide and Reflective Journal for New Teachers" is currently available in eBook and paperback through Amazon Kindle. Visit https://www.amazon.com/Teacher-Thing-Reflective-Journal-Teachers/dp/1520398247 -- and it is free today on Kindle in the US Amazon store! Enjoy and thank you, Jessica!

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