Courses

  • 11 Lessons

    #QRBreakIN

    Class escape rooms are all the rage, but the typical "divide and conquer to escape the room" lesson plan is still limited in ensuring that all students receive access to all puzzles and unit content, which can present a real sticking point when trying to move away from traditional lecture entirely. Now imagine a class escape room in reverse, where student teams compete to break IN to a new unit of study, exploring unit content by solving asynchronous puzzles in a race against their peers and the clock. No fancy boxes or expensive locks required!
  • 11 Lessons

    EDrenaline Rush Book Study

    Just imagine what your classroom would be like if the activities inside elicited the same sense of fun and exhilaration as a roller coaster! How much more engaged would your students be if your curriculum were filled with the same mystery and mastery they found in an escape room full of puzzles and surprising twists? School should be fun! In EDrenaline Rush, John Meehan pulls back the curtain on what it takes to create thrilling learning experiences in your classroom. Packed with lesson planning tips, instructional design ideas, and plug-and-play teaching resources, EDrenaline Rush will challenge you to think differently and equip you to push your pedagogy to incredible limits.
  • 16 Lessons

    Endowed Progress Effect

    From a sour-faced Silver Medalist on the Olympic podium to the down-on-their-luck gamblers helplessly pulling the levers at the penny slots, there’s actually a ton of research science behind how and why our brains are hard-wired to respond to the phenomenon of coming *ohsoclose* only to find ourselves on the outside looking in. This self-guided course provides teachers with a fun and insightful look at the psychology behind how our minds respond to near misses and endowed progress, and helps you harness these unlikely superpowers to design lessons that can really hook your students’ attention!
  • 8 Lessons

    Explore Like a Pirate Book Study

    Are you ready to transform your classroom into an experiential work that flourishes on collaboration and creativity? Then set sail with classroom game designer and educator Michael Matera as he reveals the possibilities and power of game-based learning. In Explore Like a PIRATE, Matera serves as your experienced guide to help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum. Part one debunks common myths and fears about gamification and explains why and how game-based learning effectively engages students in any subject or grade level. Part two focuses on how you can empower students to take control of their learning. You'll also learn all about the different kinds of players in your classroom - and how to inspire them to set and achieve big goals. Part three is an all-in-one treasure chest, tool box, and field guide. Packed with ideas and examples that can be applied or adapted to any classroom - from badges and points, to mini-games and yearlong adventures - this is a resource you'll return to again and again.
  • 10 Lessons

    Fully Engaged Book Study

    In classrooms around the globe, teachers hunger for strategies that can inspire authentic engagement, while young minds yearn for a new world of learning where they can become the hero. We crave choice. Mastery. And a clear sense of purpose. Fully Engaged is a fresh and fast-paced study of how teachers can inject curiosity, wonder, and excitement into any classroom. It’s packed with student-centered strategies precision engineered for young minds. Discover how your pedagogy can leverage the science of serious engagement to inspire students of any age to achieve the impossible, and learn how you can transform your teaching through intentional, student-centered course design to create classrooms that are truly the stuff of legend!
  • 10 Lessons

    Hive Summit 2021

    Welcome to the Hive Summit 2021! This is some PD that is both sweet and sound. We hope you explore the sessions and connect with others on Twitter at #HiveSummit
  • 31 Lessons

    Items & Powerups 101

    Items and Power Ups are some of my favoritte additions to just about any game. It is what sets me apart from the rest of the players. No matter if you are building a one day activity or a year long game these are sure to take the experience to the next level!
  • 12 Lessons

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