This one's for the technology-using educators out there. is an introductory video explaining a bit about the system the kids and I are working with this year. We're in our sixth week of school. Engagement and motivation are off the charts. Kids are loving this!

Since posting the video, an epic conversation (200+ comments) had ensued on the Adobe Education Exchange (registration required) We've made a lot of improvements and a teacher in Florida is successfully using the "Lite" version (which works with any WordPress theme).

Our goal is to provide educators a free, open source method of gamifying any curriculum using the WordPress framework.

If you're a PHP god who happens to believe in such a project, we'd love to have your input. (As a mentor or advisor to the kids writing the code, not a coding slave.)

Game on!

P.S. If you're an educator who'd like to test the site from a students' POV, email me and I'll set up an account and a blog for you. |

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Comment by SteveX on November 25, 2012 at 7:36am

Mike, I just saw this post and I'd be happy to help when I can.  I wouldn't call myself a php god, but I do pretty well.  I'm also starting a gaming resource list here on Gameful that might help your students out at some point.  No php resources yet, but I'll keep my eyes out.

Comment by Mike Skocko on November 3, 2012 at 5:33am

Can't wait to see it, Seth.

Comment by Seth Franklin on October 19, 2012 at 4:10pm

I have set up a similar style of system, but it is designed for students to complete academic activities as a part of a story.  This is part of my gameified tutoring process.  The demo isn't quite ready (I am waiting on my web designer), but I will send you a link when it is done. 


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