How will I assess the effectiveness of the differentiation I have planned for #Givercraft?
After our hangout last week I stopped off at the library and picked up a copy of The Giver. I am almost done reading the book. It is a page turner. I have jotted down all of the memories that were received by Jonas, and some other parts I found to be important in the book. I figured these would be more meaningful badges to earn since they would connect with the book. I plan to send them to the teachers as soon as I have completed them all. They will be sent out to students as they exceed the expectations for the criterion on the rubric. I could also create them for students who meet expectations, which would bring the amount of badges to 26. I am curious on other opinions in regards to this. I will be creating only 13 badge if I am only creating one for those who exceed the expectations. It’s like a sticker for the kids who work above and beyond. I thought that creating one for the kid that meets would take away from the power of the badge. My plan was only to create for the exceptional, but am open to your thoughts.
In regards to assessing the effectiveness of this differentiation, I figured I could write up a small direction on how students should display their badges. I was first thinking they could display them on their blog sites, but then I thought that having them actually display within the game would be so much more fun. I figured they can create a building that can house their badges in Givercraft. It can be their memory site or some creative building which they could fill with paintings that display their badges. I found this great video and takes you step through step on how to put your own pictures into Minecraft. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRR-tzx8L28&noredirect=1 This would be a wonderful way to display the badges, as paintings. If you have any other thoughts please let me know so I can include them in this weekend!