Tag Archives: gamification

Gamifying the Classroom, Part II: Core Motivations

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello again, everyone! It’s another month and another blog post on gamification. Last time, we surveyed the foundational aspects of gamification—sketching out a definition, highlighting examples, and covering where to learn more. This month covers the core aspects of gamification … Continue reading

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Gamifying the Classroom, Part I: The Basics

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Recently, Ohio University held its annual CALL Conference featuring a keynote from TESOL President Deborah Healey. During her visit, she found time to delivered a fantastic primer on gamification to our graduate students. As a result, I thought it would … Continue reading

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A Framework for Understanding Games and Learning

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hi all, welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning blog! This month I wanted to highlight Reinhardt and Sykes’ (2012) framework for incorporating games into classroom practice in response to Mary McDonnell who, on my initial blog … Continue reading

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Classroom Games: Designing for Experience

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello everyone! Welcome to another games and learning blog post. Safe travels to all those venturing to the TESOL Convention. For those staying home, be sure to check out the CALL-IS session webcasts for live broadcasts from the Electronic Village. … Continue reading

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Redesigning the Classroom Board Game

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of the TESOL games and learning blog! Over the last month I hope you have found the time to play some games and consider what you found enjoyable about them. Though engaging games … Continue reading

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Welcome to the TESOL Games and Learning Blog

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello! Welcome to a new year and the new TESOL Games and Learning blog series. I’m thrilled to lead this new TESOL expedition into the world of games. As both a language learning educator and lifelong gamer, it’s exciting to … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Taking the Classroom Global

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

John Nixon, Head of English and Deputy Director at the University of Stuttgart’s Language Center, has  been teaching English for academic and apecial purposes (EAP/ESP) at German postsecondary institutions for 17 years. As an educator and lifelong language learner, his … Continue reading

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Game-Based Learning and Pre-K–5 English Learners

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In my previous blogs, I talked about using websites and apps to help elementary-age ELs improve literacy skills. In this blog, I would like to mention some games that support STEM  learning for ELs through game-based learning (GBL). GBL is … Continue reading

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