Yacapaca is a gamified formative assessment system. I want to discuss briefly what that means, and how we interpret it in software.
Gamification is the art of making things you want to do anyway more fun, and more motivating. To understand why this is so powerful, I recommend this 12-minute TED talk by Seth Priebatsch because it is a lot more fun and motivating than the Continue reading
If your students have enjoyed earning Yacapaca badges, you may need to track exactly who has earned what. There is now a badge log under the More tab. Nothing fancy, but it should meet the need. See yours here.
Badges have been a runaway success this year, with overwhelmingly positive feedback (such as this story from Patana School) about how they are motivating the students.
From today, your students will be able to earn new lapel badges on Yacapaca – if they work hard enough. We had a fantastic response to the original badge system. I was amazed and delighted to hear about schools building entire assemblies around the presentation of Yacapaca badges, so of course that motivated me to extend the system.
So you use Yacapaca to assign quizzes to your students and get them auto-marked. Great! Consider yourself a true Power User when you also regularly use these features: Continue reading