How To Increase Participation During Distance Learning With Gamification

Have you considered using gamification to improve your students’ experience this year?


Before students can learn, they need to engage.


Gamification is one strategy to support establishing relationship and increase participation and motivation. The ideas in this pop-up Facebook Live training were shared in the context of the emergency remote learning of the Spring of 2020, gamification can be applied to both virtual and traditional classroom settings.


Also, please know – you don’t have to create an entirely “gamified” classroom to utilize the strategies discussed.


I sure didn’t!


I incorporated strategies when they supported my instructional goals, but I hadn’t transformed my classroom or curriculum entirely into a game system or anything of that sort. I say this so you know – this doesn’t have to be overwhelming!


Gamification can be one tool in your teacher toolbox.


A few areas that may benefit from gamification include:
  • participation and daily check-ins
  • discussion and argumentation
  • positive learning behaviors and habits


Check out the replay of this pop-up training below!