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Classcraft : How Gamification Is Helping This Teacher Improve His Student’ Grades

Classcraft : How Gamification Is Helping This Teacher Improve His Student’ Grades

A teacher is revolutionizing education, one class at a time by integrating a gaming concept to his lesson plan. He conceptualized, created and introduced a collaborative Role Playing Game, Classcraft, to his physics class. This gamification not only got the attention of his students but also encouraged more involvement overall.

Students are divided into three categories – Mage, Warrior or Healer

ClassCraft Teams

    Classcraft helped many students who were not even making the grade earlier. It wasn’t just grades that improved; Classcraft also enhanced interpersonal relationship between students and increased engagement level. The game runs real time, throughout the academic year. It uses a unique system to reward – bonuses and time offs or penalize – truncated time for assignments or even detention.  .

    It is one of the best strategies to have come up in the recent times that can change the face of education if implemented successfully across all subjects and institutions. Watch the video to learn more about it.

     

    Featured photo credit: Classcraft via goo.gl

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    Last Updated on December 18, 2020

    Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

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    Technology has taken a vantage leap in providing solutions for man. Before now, technology used to appear complex and would require a great deal of expertise to handle solutions available. Today, we have technology applicable in the simplest human activities as smart products with intelligent algorithms powering them as they make error-free judgments and provide intelligent and analytic solutions.

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    This article from Credit Suisse, tells us that technology does not have all the answers because it has been found to exhibit “similar biases,” as humans. No one can discredit the impact of technology, but it is not totally free of human input and this is the reason we experience these biases in many areas we have technology holding foot.

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    Creating technological solutions transparently

    This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.

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    Technology as the connecting tool

    Technology so far has been a major connecting tool amongst us humans. It is used and appreciated by all regardless of race, language and sex. In order to keep it less subjective to these arguments about human biases. I believe we should gather opinions on products and solutions before making them available to the public. This could be done by gathering input from intended target users and receiving feedback across the stages of production.

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    “Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.

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