Game based learning

A LOOK INSIDE a Digital Shop Class: Game Based Learning, Design Thinking and …


Digital shop class! Igniting wonder! You can write on the desks. You can write on the walls; there are no grades! Learning is a game where students level up and earn experience points. Kids are building things to improve their community. Does this sound like a dream? No! It's happening right now in Kevin Jarrett's classroom.

Kevin is using game based learning and every cutting edge tool you can imagine to ignite curiosity and spur on student achievement. Listen to today's episode to uncover the secrets, tools, and tips behind teacher Kevin Jarrett's cutting edge classroom.

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What You'll Learn When You Listen to Today's Show

  • What is the structure of a classroom that ignites wonder?
  • How can you have a student centered classroom and still have empathy and technology work together?
  • Can you stop taking grades and still improve student achievement?
  • How you can use game based learning with a simple WordPress plug-in.
  • Why we shouldn't use the term maker space anymore.

Educator Resources from this Episode

Here are links to the resource Kevin shared in the show. Listen to this show to learn how he used them.

Teacher Kevin Jarrett builds a digital shop class using game based learning, empathy, design thinking and more.

Teacher Kevin Jarrett builds a digital shop class using game based learning, empathy, design thinking and more.

Is there a place in your class that inspires wonder?

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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