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 “Power User Checklist”
How come the PE department can get students to turn out on a cold, wet Saturday afternoon to do their subject, when you find it hard to get them to even turn in their homework on time?
Part of the answer is that the PE department have harnessed the power of Continue reading “Maximising your students’ motivation”
I received a long and very thoughtful email yesterday from Calum Munro, who teaches IT in Melbourne, Australia. Calum said
Yacapaca is not … a resource to ‘over use’ as the students have a low concentration/interest span and if they use a quiz a lot (even with the shuffling that the program does) they just start to Continue reading “Tricks-of-the-trade that boost student motivation”
Try this experiment
- Count litter in the playground
- Teach anti-litter lessons to the whole school, or perhaps do an assembly on it.
- Repeat the litter count every day for two weeks, and graph the result.
You’re there ahead of me, aren’t you? You’d only expect the effect to be Continue reading “Online assessments and teenagers’ motivations”