“Classroom Game Design“, a TEDx video presented by Paul Andersen, suggests an interesting idea for organizing your classroom. Why not leverage the fascination that many youngsters today have with gaming by making your own classroom a video game? Have your students earn Experience Points to “level up” and gain new freedoms (and responsibilities) in the classroom. This is an idea that does not even require any technology in your classroom – just a willingness to motivate your students using a language they understand very well.
If you are unable to see the video embedded below, here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qlYGX0H6Ec&feature=youtu.be