I've all but fallen off the edge of the Earth for the past year because of this project. All I can say is that it's been worth it.
VIDEO: Sometimes the embed glitches. If so, here's the video.
For some of the back story, see Gamifying the Learning Environment: The View from Level 80
Adobe Connection: The studets create mock-ups in Fireworks, design graphic elements in Illustrator and Photoshop, and write code and upload to the test server in Dreamweaver.
UPDATE: The story continues to evolve in the comments. New functionality and features are being added and the kids are loving the gamified learning experience.
SPECIAL OFFER: Test drive the GCDS from a student's POV. Right here on page 17 of the comments.
DOWNLOAD: Unified version of the plugin Use the Lite Version
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