“Move away from the comfort zone! Teaching AfrikaansFAL is a challenge, not only because the subject is deemed boring, but it becomes repetitive and so un-cool. I needed to re-ignite the learner and the learning process so I incorporated technology underpinned by pedagogy.”
Learning Afrikaans grammar rules is repetitive and boring when all you do is complete written exercises. Learn how Ilonka used the gamification pedagogy to bring the element of competition into learning and foster perseverance in her students.
Learning Afrikaans grammar rules is repetitive and boring when all you do is complete written exercises.
With this project, I used the gamification pedagogy to bring the element of competition in but also perseverance. It was important to read the instructions carefully and pay attention to detail, which is a skill lacking with most learners.
We cannot forget that learning must be fun and engaging.
The LMS Google Classroom was used as a “check in” post to make sure that learners are following the instructions and that there could be no leapfrogging from treasure hunt 1 to 2 because on the Sites website each treasure hunt is “open”.
I took on the persona of “supreme leader” and even responded in Yoda language. Responses and feedback were given in English. My belief is that the learners should not struggle through the instructions but concentrate on the exercises. Only those who completed Stage 1 were assigned the next stages.
XP points were given for those who, for example, finished first or helped someone else or persevered.
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Skattejag 2 instruksies
Jy moet na Theed, Naboo se hoofstad, vlieg om jou volgende skattejag te begin. Hier is so bietjie inligting oor Theed:
The city of Theed was located on the rich, green grass plains of Naboo, to the planet's north where several other larger cities resided. It was found forty kilometers from the Great Grass Plains. Virtually a floating city, Theed nested on the banks of the mighty Solleu River, which led into a network of underwaterways, tributaries, and caves created by the unstable plasma energy in the planet's core, and ultimately to areas such as Lake Paonga and the Gungan city of Otoh Gunga. The city was also built over a vast plasma source located beneath the cliff edge, which, when mined by the Naboo, provided Theed with more energy than it required.
Die Klein Kirby is woelig binne die stad van Theed. Voltooi die 4 aktiwiteite om hierdie pienk wapentjie te kry.
Sterkte Jedi en "May the Force be with you!
We have just completed a two part SBA task focusing on a choice board and application of knowledge. I have also created virtual Bitmoji rooms and we will be doing a revision of language using Classcraft.
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