Level Up Book Club

Feb 25

Bringing Gaming to the Classroom

4 Classic Video Games Recast as Children's Books

MinecraftEdu: Now Teaching in over 1000 schools

Game Design Tool Kit -

Registered members of our (the Learning Games Network) website can now download the Game Design Tool Kit free of charge by clicking on the link to the left. Inquire about our Professional Development Inservice Training Sessions, Game Jams and Boot Camps…all built upon the foundation of the Game Design Tool Kit.

Move Over Twitter, My PLN is Leveling Up! -

Steve Isaacs talks WoW and the role of educators in game-based learning.

Feb 21

GamificationCo -

Learn gamification from the ground up from the very best in the field. Perfect site for anyone curious about gamification, interested in developing a program, or already operating at a Matrix level.

Spree Games - Educational Games for All Ages -

Spree Games is a site developed by Marc Prensky for the purpose of cataloging educational games that are available online. 

Feb 20

Free Tools to Incorporate Game-Based Learning -

Edutopia article by Andrew Miller (@betamiller) - 

"Free Tools to Incorporate Game-Based Learning"

Educational Games Database -

Andrew Miller’s Educational Games Database (@betamiller)

Feb 19

Resource Luminary Badge

Level Up is going into CO-OP mode, turning over a new leaf and trying something a little different. We’re taking things at a more relaxed pace so that we can concentrate on all the great things going on in our schools.

We’re swapping reading novels for articles.

We’re trading our leader board for badges.

We’re offering new opportunities for leadership and idea swapping.

And to start, we’re turning our focus onto one of the things Level Up Book Club members do best: sharing gamification and game-based learning resources.

Task 1.

REWARD: Resource Luminary Badge

These gamification badges by Jonathan Patterson

are pretty amazing!

Directions: Share helpful resources and articles with other Level Up members on Twitter via the #levelupbc hashtag. Many of us are doing this already. We’ll be curating those great resources you link through our Level Up Tumblr.

Reward: We’re taking down the Leader Board for the time being and will replace it with a Wall of Fame. And on that Wall of Fame? Why, YOU, of course! You earn the badge, we’ll immortalize your name on our Wall of Fame.

*We would have offered to immortalize you in carbonite, but our carbonite pool is under maintenance for the time being. Maybe next time.

Deadline: 11:59pm Sunday, February 24. Share the most (or best) resources via the #levelupbc, and you could be awarded are awesome one-of-a-kind badge!

Also, we’re looking for Level Up readers interested in Co-Oping for future posts and challenges. Want to play? Read more here or complete the survey below.

Gamification Happenings (Pinterest Board) -

Interesting links and ideas related to gamification. In support of my book “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” - Karl M. Kapp

Class Realm -


The ultimate classroom adventure.

ClassRealm provides a platform for teachers to introduce gamification into their classrooms, encourage better behavior patterns, and promote creative expression.

Dec 01

Extra Lives c/o Tom Bissell and mad Super Mario skills. @MatthewWinner

Extra Lives c/o Tom Bissell and mad Super Mario skills. @MatthewWinner

my TBR pile

EXTRA LIVES moves to the top!

Nov 29

So glad the public library had a copy!
: ) Kristina (aka @kamtonnes)

So glad the public library had a copy!

: ) Kristina (aka @kamtonnes)