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Making Learning Fun: Gamification for Engaging Assessments

Making Learning Fun: Gamification for Engaging Assessments

You might have heard about the term ‘gamification’ before. But what is gamification and how can we, as educators in Myanmar, apply the concept in our classrooms? Gamification is using of game-like elements, such as points, challenges, and rewards, to make activities or learning more engaging and enjoyable. Gamification transforms learning into a thrilling adventure, making students more engaged and excited about assessments. Most teachers know and acknowledge the value of in-classroom educational games. But what about technology-based gamification?  Technology-based gamification is a simple and still cost-effective approach that works wonders when effectively applied, especially for assessment. 

You don't need fancy online applications to create your games. There are now so many simple props, ‘Do it Yourself’ (DIY) technology-based games and online game generators are in a lot of cases free and easily accessible. With gamification, you can provide instant feedback through real-time assessment, helping you understand your students' strengths and areas for improvement. Moreover, gamification is inclusive and caters to diverse learning styles and abilities, ensuring no student is left behind.

Regarding freely available resources there are some fantastic options for low-resource teachers. Platforms like Kahoot, Quizlet, and Scratch offer free tools for creating engaging quizzes, flashcards, and coding activities. 


Want to use Open Educational Resources in your classroom and don’t know how? Here are some tips.

Want to use Open Educational Resources in your classroom and don’t know how? Here are some tips.

Are you a teacher in Myanmar eager to identify how ICT can be used pedagogically to support the attainment of your curriculum standards, i.e., eager to achieve a main knowledge acquisition competency outlined in the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers? If the answer is yes, this blog post is for you. 

In the dynamic world of teaching discovering high-quality educational materials can be a real journey.

But here's your game-changer: Open Educational Resources (OER).

OER is your golden key to a wealth of teaching and learning materials, including textbooks, videos, lesson plans, and quizzes, all for free, fully customizable to fit your classroom's unique needs and often come from reputable sources, ensuring top-notch quality. The real magic lies in OER's adaptability. You can mix, match, and tweak them to create the perfect resources for your students, supercharging your teaching effectiveness. 


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