Posted on Jun 29, 2017 by Mike Skocko Latest activity: Aug 23, 2017
After six years of pushing the gamification envelope, we've reached a new level. Game On 3.x has been (mostly) rewritten from the ground up by Forest Hoffman, a Mac Lab alumni now four years removed from high school. After years of working for free—or for pennies per hour if one counts the few donations he's received—Forest has decided to move on to new and more lucrative projects. I can't thank him enough for all he's given us. I have numerous current students working in code but none compete... Read More
Posted on Jan 9, 2016 by Mike Skocko Latest activity: Jun 29, 2017
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Posted on Jul 1, 2017 by marcia blanco Latest activity: Aug 3, 2017
Hello! I've downloaded GO3.06 and I though I've gone through all the videos (I can't believe how much work you've put into helping us mere plebes figure this out) I'm still dinkking around with all of it, not feeling confident at all. However, I'll figure it out eventually. The one thing that I can't find any info on are the Quest Pods. What are they? Why would you use them? Thank you for this. I've gone from teacher burnout to excitement. I can't wait to introduce my students to this. It's going to be a... Read More
Posted on May 23, 2017 by marcia blanco Latest activity: Jul 3, 2017
Hi! I have been lurking around the gasification for a couple of years, but never had the guts to try it. This summer, I'm committing myself to jumping in and getting it going. A couple of questions: 1. Is there a thread for FAQ's? 2. I'm really new to all of this. Do I need to run a server for this, or can I use the Wordpress one? 3. How much does it cost to do this? Thanks!!!
Posted on Apr 2, 2017 by Forest Hoffman Latest activity: Jul 6, 2017
Howdy all! I have this plugin called Necessary Tools that I haven't updated in a while. One of the things that I thought would fit perfectly in the feature list was the selective exporting of posts. I just released version 1.1.1 and it's available on the WordPress plugin directory right now. The exporter has full support for custom post types. This means that one of our most wanted daydreams (being able to export individual quests) has become reality. Note that there is a potential conflict between Game... Read More
Posted on Mar 17, 2017 by Kerrick Lucker Latest activity: Jun 29, 2017
Hi, folks, I'm setting up Game On for my elementary engineering classroom next year. (They'll be building a lot of physical projects, using the system as a web portal to track quests and points and purchase materials.) I want to have a Safety Badge that they earn early on that is required for more advanced quests that I can take away (either with the clipboard or a store item or some other accessible way) if they violate the safety rules. Am I missing a simple way to do that, or is it not built in? Also,... Read More
Posted on Feb 2, 2017 by Ryan Hayes Latest activity: Aug 10, 2017
I am getting tired of maintaining a Web server for both my classes and all of the student sites/portfolios. Then I started thinking, why not Behance for student portfolios instead of Wordpress sites? Anybody else doing this? Looks like they can add images and text. So, I can still have them do project reflections. I'd have to adjust my assessment/curriculum a bit since Behance doesn't have "blog" functionality. I know there is Weebly, Wix, or even Wordpress.com, but looking at Behance I was digg... Read More
Posted on Dec 23, 2016 by Jeb Dickerson Latest activity: Mar 17, 2017
Hello, I've set a filter for a store item (requires a level 3 to purchase a certain privilege), but all users with ample gold can purchase it, even tho all are still level 1. Is there a setting I'm missing? A box I need to check that I've neglected? Thanks for any help... Cheers, Jeb
Posted on Dec 14, 2016 by Jeb Dickerson Latest activity: Mar 12, 2017
Hello All, Just curious what kinds of things you offer points for outside of quests? I remember Mike has a bell to bell reward, where kids get extra gold for working the entire class period...I'm thinking about that kind of stuff. Just random ways you reward kids with xp or gold that you find either engages them, excites them, or keeps them focused on doing work. Also, how much xp/gold do you give them for these sorts of things? Thanks so much...
Posted on Dec 11, 2016 by Jeb Dickerson Latest activity: Mar 17, 2017
Hello, I'm beginning to get a fairly good understanding of the game mechanics (or so I hope), but I have some questions about Damage. How is it issued? Is it simply added as a store item and the cost is listed in the Damage box (1 or 2 or whatever) instead of costing something in Gold? And do you just name it something like "1 Damage"? And then do you just tell a student when they have to purchase it? Can you give me an example of what they do to earn a Damage? Also, do you have a system in plac... Read More
Posted on Dec 7, 2016 by Jeb Dickerson Latest activity: Dec 11, 2016
Hello everyone, I'm curious how you all are using the classifications. I watched the video and understand that Mike is using it to create a seating chart. That doesn't seem applicable to my situation, but I get the sense there are loads of other uses for it. Anyone doing anything in particular with it that you've found powerful? Thanks for any ideas/input. Cheers...Jeb
Posted on Aug 30, 2016 by Mike Skocko Latest activity: Jun 29, 2017
Archived conversation (1100+ comments): Feature Requests & Bug Reports (Part I) My students write the code that makes this project possible. If you have an idea—even a blue sky idea—for this iteration of Game On, this is the place to share it. If you find a bug or something that just doesn't feel right, this is the place to report it. We maintain a list of these items on our Dev Team Page page. Please check to see if your idea/issue is already on our radar. Our best ideas come from our... Read More
Posted on Jun 21, 2016 by Justin Yantho Latest activity: Jun 27, 2016
I seem to be coming up short finding out how to set up my Wordpress site. So Wordpress installed, Game On setup, and I create a Mission. But where does that mission go (ie. where/how should it appear on Wordpress?
Posted on May 11, 2016 by Ryan Hayes Latest activity: Jun 3, 2016
I have been blessed with the motherlode of one time funding as part of a CTE Incentive Grant. I have two sequences: Cinematic Arts and Graphic Arts. As part of another grant last year, I upgraded to professional 4K cameras and got a 4K TV for my classroom. From the grant I also just upgraded my 2011 27" iMacs to 20 GB ram from 4GB and PS and AI work great. Anyhow, my CTE Facilitator said, "No, you need a new lab." Who I am to say no? Here is my dilemma .... Both Cinematic Arts and... Read More
Posted on Mar 4, 2016 by David Peregrina Latest activity: Nov 2, 2016
This past October Mark Cole (Viera High School - Florida), Adam Coulson (Highlands Ranch High School - Colorado) and I were able to attend the Adobe MAX conference. It was by far the best learning experience I have ever had for my industry (graphic design/multimedia arts). Mark and I have already preregistered for next year's conference in San Diego and we are hoping to have a few more teachers from our district attend. I was wondering if anyone here is planning on attending. The opportunity to meet Adam a... Read More
Posted on Dec 10, 2015 by Brice Jensen Latest activity: Jan 28, 2016
Hello everyone! I am a 9th grade physics teacher in Kansas City. I gamified my classroom this Fall with a lot of success. After recently stumbling upon GameOn I want to take my classroom to the next level. I am so incredibly impressed with the craftsmanship, ingenuity, and customization of this plugin. Wow! Q1: I do, not surprisingly, need a little help with understanding some of the store features. After a player purchases an item, such as a restroom pass, it is stored in their inventory. Is there a way t... Read More
Posted on Dec 7, 2015 by christopher cook Latest activity: Dec 8, 2015
Hi all, Glad to be here. Just got permission to gamify the makers ed program starting very small in the spring and going full bore next year. I created a few things and a test student but when I am in the test student account, I cannot see the store. I am VERY new to wordpress and just trying to get my feet on the ground a bit.
Posted on Aug 7, 2015 by Kevin Jarrett Latest activity: Sep 9, 2016
Hi, making progress on my build, but it would be great to poke around some existing sites to see functionality in action...would anyone be willing to give me some credentials to use for a bit? I'd really appreciate it! My email is email@example.com Thanks!!!
Posted on Jun 10, 2015 by Ryan Hayes Latest activity: Mar 15, 2016
What are you planning on doing differently next year? What are your plans for starting the year? What big new ideas do you have? Mike share with us some of your thoughts. We all know you ALWAYS have something new and exciting on the horizon. :) As you start to develop ideas for next year, share with the group. We are all here to learn from each other, right?
Posted on Jun 9, 2015 by Holly Briggs Lederle Latest activity: Aug 3, 2015
Hi Everyone! I am looking for a foreign language teacher who uses Game On. I am trying to convert a fellow teacher and she would love to see an example of a site in her subject matter. Keep up the great work! Thanks!
Posted on May 13, 2015 by Ryan Hayes Latest activity: May 17, 2015
One of my students just told me about 99 Designs. It is similar to Art Heroes, but a commercial venture. She did a logo for a construction company over the weekend and earned $200. This after just winning $300 two weeks ago at the Orange County Digital Media Arts Showcase. $500 in two weeks isn't too shabby. Could be a good opportunity for advanced design students.
Posted on May 9, 2015 by Mike Skocko Latest activity: May 11, 2015
We have major updates in the wings but are reluctant to roll them out until your school year is over. I know that most of our users aren't active on this discussion board but I want to do my due diligence and touch base with as many as possible. Thanks in advance for the info.
Posted on Mar 30, 2015 by Mike Skocko Latest activity: May 19, 2015
After Matthew broached the subject of playing Warcraft together (here), I began thinking that we need a place for blue-sky concepts that might give rise to new Game On functionality. So, without regard for what might or might not be "possible," what are your favorite video game mechanics?* *Feel free to add game mechanics from any genre that add to your game-playing pleasure.
Posted on Jan 12, 2015 by Nathan Scherer Latest activity: May 7, 2015
I just wanted to pop in and let you all know that I'm leaving the teaching game and going back to the field as a graphic designer! I just put in my three week notice on Friday. When I started teaching less than three years ago, I, like many other fresh-out-of-college students had big dreams and high hopes for my career in teaching. Of course, as soon as I got to the first big staff meeting and started hearing all about English test scores and how I would be evaluated based on those I had a mini panic attac... Read More
Posted on Nov 14, 2014 by Donald Peters Latest activity: Jan 13, 2015
Hey all, long time no see - Had to give up my Wordpress host last year as I couldn't afford the monthly fees - Have tried some of the other gamification options out there and none of them really 'clicked' for me. Really wanting to 'return to the fold' and am looking at some cheap Wordpress hosting options... iPage looks promising and is about $95 for a year with what looks like quite a bit of support. Then there is network solutions which is even cheaper at $49.50 for a year but... Read More