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Google Certified Educator. 11-12+ language arts. Moderator of #games4ed. Writer for OnEducation #ChatOnEducation. Lover of literacy, technology, and innovation.

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@CharityDodd Two devices are a must! Use one device as a camera on other Ss so those at home can still feel part of classes
9/21
2020
Thank you, #RBG, for being a mentor, a superhero, a role model, and a leader for so many! Your words and actions wi… https://t.co/VW1O6D0ZWX
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9/19
2020
@MysterY186 I've seen a couple episodes. It's okay. Not the same with Marc and Robin! LOLThanks @GameifiedSchool for a super fun chat tonight on Boss Battles!! Great questions!! #games4ed Have a great… https://t.co/f635o0lnJoA4: I also like the idea of doing a digital breakout boss battle. Split students into separate breakout rooms would… https://t.co/yFOAUBix7Y @hunter17319326 Good idea...I like the focus on improvement here. #games4ed @MysterY186 Could be? Or is it Ted Allen from Queer Eye? Oh, Double Dare... good times from childhood! #games4edA4: I'm inspired with thinking from the last question. Using performance based assessments, but as assessmt goes on… https://t.co/koOZtbj0ti @MysterY186 Agreed. Personally, I'm not a big fan of quizzes/tests, but boss battles would def make them more palat… https://t.co/rnmQ2sGI4J @GameifiedSchool I love moments like that! Especially with a student who isn't a normal leader! #games4edA3: I don't really have a boss battle right now, but I like the idea of adding one, especially to build collaborati… https://t.co/KIBItgr4AS @MysterY186 Dang. Scary times between that and Covid. #games4edA3: Value = HUGE. Wins in learning, where they had to work hard for it and do a few revisions lead to more pride th… https://t.co/VaipuDHDE4 @MysterY186 Oh, maybe not. I assumed since they closed Institute of Play, but maybe Quest to Learn is still open? I sure hope so! #games4ed @GameifiedSchool It's the Phase 10 card game app from the Apple Store. It went through a HUGE upgrade from what it used to be. #games4edA2: Back when Quest to Learn schools were still running (RIP) students had a boss battle where they presented to Ts… https://t.co/M3OpxkFXiwA1: Right now I'm seeing it in my Phase 10 game app. Building from 2 to 4 competitors and increasingly tougher hand… https://t.co/QdfPha88JQ @Hypepraise Hiya NiYa!!! #games4ed @MysterY186 Ugh. I just can't imagine being there! #games4ed @hunter17319326 Hiya Hunter! Happy Thursday! #games4ed @GameifiedSchool LOL, but at least you're up :) @MysterY186 Hey there! How's your sky? It's been awfully hazy here from the fires...is it drifting down your way? #games4ed @GameifiedSchool Good morning!! How goes it this morning? #games4edHi hi hi everyone! Melissa from Nebraska, 11-12 ELA. I'm ready to rumble and talk about boss fights!! #games4ed
9/18
2020
Starting in just a few minutes! Join in! #games4ed https://t.co/PNOXLRhEzHEducational gamifiers- Join us at #games4ed This Thursday night and help us expand our tool kits w/ BOSS FIGHT A ga… https://t.co/iYeOOtuZ1AEducational gamifiers- Join us at #games4ed This Thursday night and help us expand our tool kits w/ BOSS FIGHT A ga… https://t.co/cl6dHC4bZOEducational gamifiers- Join us at #games4ed This Thursday night and help us expand our tool kits w/ BOSS FIGHT A ga… https://t.co/1VZxdPUKhjEducational gamifiers- Join us at #games4ed This Thursday night and help us expand our tool kits w/ BOSS FIGHT A ga… https://t.co/eVIKwiba8WEducational gamifiers- Join us at #games4ed This Thursday night and help us expand our tool kits w/ BOSS FIGHT A ga… https://t.co/CsS8nJRYhS
Retweeted by Melissa PilakowskiBoss Fights! Start with the end in mind. Join us at #games4ed as we all share our thoughts on the what, how, when,… https://t.co/I5XpCYYj1BBOSS Fights!?! 1 way to use the Boss Fight mechanic is as periodic punctuation/celebration of your embedded educati… https://t.co/6f6MygKj69
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9/17
2020
@sbrtvsnrk Hi Helen! What types of learning activities do you do face-to-face with students? And what ages do you work with?
9/12
2020
Once upon a time, @CraigSkitz & @NervousNick granted me permission to excerpt part of #Screwattack’s Top 10 Educati… https://t.co/TanldHfLIm
Retweeted by Melissa PilakowskiHey @educationweek: I’m curious as to what the rationale is for hiring this person to write an op ed for your webs… https://t.co/ANT0FmFV6z
Retweeted by Melissa PilakowskiDid you miss #games4ed tonight? Check out our Wakelet archive here: https://t.co/1yydKFyYSQ https://t.co/TM2Wj7WgCOWhoa, that was a fast-paced 30 minutes! Huge thanks to EVERYONE who stopped by tonight!! My head is spinning wit… https://t.co/bkXNXdYQqr @MysterY186 @EngageShow Jeremy is in the HOUSE! #games4ed @MangaiNeel That is smart! And also differentiates for some kids, too... #games4ed @MysterY186 Good! A little relieved it's over, another box checked that I'd been dragging my feet on for a year. Bu… https://t.co/F3cLNWVLLw @JaredTeaching I hadn't used it much until this year, but that randomizer is pretty cool! I'm planning to use it wi… https://t.co/JPmptiX4hnGreat idea!!!!! #games4ed https://t.co/W20Ga0WfHW @StephenLehman19 Another great suggestion! #games4ed @Hypepraise @seanmarnold @nearpod I was wondering the same. Do you do one item at a time? #games4edFor a create-your-own mechanic, check out this one from Flippity (I use it ALL the time!): https://t.co/MGHjaRXnvc #games4edA3b: Also as a bell ringer. Roll a letter (or 2 or 3) and students write a word (or 2 or 3) that starts with each l… https://t.co/2icTBrDDwtQ4: The sky is the limit when you can create your own dice. What ways could you include these in your content area… https://t.co/VVmj6Y21I9 @MangaiNeel I really like the idea of a partner game. This is something I can see quite a few kids wanting someeone… https://t.co/frbYaKXojrA3: I love using this as a quick game following a reading. For example, after reading a section of Beowulf, pairs w… https://t.co/6wH74ojD5c @GameifiedSchool And I've heard of humanities teachers having students make analogies between the dice and the read… https://t.co/Ni6Lwb9FjsNeed an online alphabet die? Check this one out: https://t.co/Ga0hqxNqUR #games4edQ3: Dice don't have to be restricted to numbers. What uses could you have with an alphabet die in your classroom?… https://t.co/lYicwlC6C3 @seanmarnold OOoooh....really smart. I wouldn't have thought of that, but a great way to teach transition words #games4edA2: When I taught theater, we used them for improv acting--lots of fun! Also with vocab...use a vocab word with on… https://t.co/JEUCv04yst @MangaiNeel I think they definitely could. You and I think alike--I was thinking the same for using them in math! #games4ed @MrRoughton Wow! It does NOT seem like it's been that long. (But that's easy for me to say...you might feel differently!!) #games4edVery smart idea! #games4ed https://t.co/n2VAe8WlUnNeed online number dice? There are ALL kinds here: DnD: https://t.co/VtXNGHQJ6D #games4ed @JaredTeaching I like to roll one online and project it on the screen. Mainly for the sake of time. But with younge… https://t.co/CI15TNMLiaQ2: Story dice promote creativity through storytelling and thinking with analogies. What are some ways you do or c… https://t.co/EvmfsUIvFaVery cool, Brandon! #games4ed https://t.co/NJ5m97pcp4 @GameifiedSchool Awesome. Best of luck. I've had a few shorter pieces of fiction published, but def not a full book… https://t.co/Q6cDlv04OWA1: We do self-selected reading daily and I don't like elaborate logs. But rolling a die and writing that many word… https://t.co/izKSTrZ0W8Need online story dice? Story Dice: https://t.co/wL3iWFp4he #games4ed @Hypepraise Same to you! I'd been dragging my feet on getting them all together, but with comps coming up, I figure… https://t.co/letCmApAxp @seanmarnold HELLOOOO! Indeed, the craziness! Glad to have you with us tonight! #games4edQ1: Dice come in so many forms and shapes! What are some fun ways you currently use dice in your classroom, either… https://t.co/MMUPgI1NTE @MrRoughton Way to go! How long did that draft take? Doesn't seem like you were working on it for too long! #games4ed @MangaiNeel That is pretty cool. Are you still face to face? #games4edThese are online alternatives for using dice virtually! Story Dice: https://t.co/wL3iWFGF8M DnD:… https://t.co/v5rqvhwdt9 @GameifiedSchool Is your book about....gamification? Or something else? #games4edHere's a preview of tonight's questions We'll be following the Q1/A1 format Don't forget to tag your tweets with… https://t.co/R9jrUKONnZHi all! Melissa from Nebraska, 11-12 ELA/Tech Today I got to Zoom with my dissertation committee! Such super great… https://t.co/Qwzyi0d9lZWelcome to #games4ed! Introduce yourself! Name, position, location, and the best thing that's happened this week! https://t.co/fS0GaPclSs
9/11
2020
In 15 MINUTES! Join #games4ed in chatting about DICE: Adding the unexpected! Plus, we'll include online dice li… https://t.co/kD13oqYqLAIn ONE HOUR Join #games4ed in chatting about DICE: Adding the unexpected! Plus, we'll include online dice links… https://t.co/8pw2BwVVtKIn TWO HOURS Join #games4ed in chatting about DICE: Adding the unexpected! Plus, we'll include online dice link… https://t.co/ES0WCo6ZCPSometimes, we yearn for the unexpected... Let's create ways to integrate the randomness of dice into our content a… https://t.co/9WJX7NfAZ2Sometimes, we yearn for the unexpected... Let's create ways to integrate the randomness of dice into our content a… https://t.co/Pq4OS7OY8OI really enjoyed @lkolb's book, so even more excited to take a listen and blog about this week's pod… https://t.co/riSWsqEg1aSometimes, we yearn for the unexpected... Let's create ways to integrate the randomness of dice into our content a… https://t.co/3dMANBjAbuSometimes, we yearn for the unexpected... Let's create ways to integrate the randomness of dice into our content a… https://t.co/eWwqtZ8VJVSometimes, we yearn for the unexpected... Let's create ways to integrate the randomness of dice into our content a… https://t.co/3mcBnF5mpL
9/10
2020
Statistically, the students that get involved in their school's #esports club generally AREN'T involved in other sc… https://t.co/ws2ivFUni3
Retweeted by Melissa PilakowskiSometimes, we yearn for the unexpected... Let's create ways to integrate the randomness of dice into our content a… https://t.co/XDmHfpqIrb @MrMathJohnson My son accidentally made cumin toast instead of cinnamon toast once. Yeah, not as delicious.Sometimes, we yearn for the unexpected... Let's create ways to integrate the randomness of dice into our content a… https://t.co/4CGQZI2hOn
9/9
2020
@MrsBarker4 Let me know if you have any questions. Have a good Friday :) @MrsBarker4 I made the actual images in Canva. Then I made tables in Google slides and centered them on top of the… https://t.co/52TpBrE1baThanks Eric @GameifiedSchool for tonight's questions! It's been a crazy year so far--it's so good to connect with t… https://t.co/RUcW7QISNg @GameifiedSchool Totally. The "revert" button was my favorite hack find of the summer. Takes mere seconds to award… https://t.co/QERD5xbgBp @GameifiedSchool Oooh, yeah, Flippity! I'm using the randomizer as a daily random event to win or lose XP in last 2… https://t.co/5mcgjnqsmiA4b: Also, I started using https://t.co/KJNgWw8YBL for my scoreboard and embedded into my site. It's simpler and do… https://t.co/5Khqf0dVlLA4: I made a Google site that included a page with both points and badges/shields: https://t.co/9F5XlAdE2H The bad… https://t.co/IoG0QuxY5n @Hypepraise Same. Plus, if they've been vetted and worked for another teacher, it's like being one step ahead already! #games4edA3b: In the past we've done Mario Cart theme and Risk board game theme. Both had their pros and cons...probably mor… https://t.co/gSA4pHlKmgThanks!! #games4ed https://t.co/dLUcEocEGvA3: I LOVE inspiration questions :) Probably board games more often. Honestly, Twitter a lot. I see something cool,… https://t.co/SXjRtt7spE @Hypepraise @GameifiedSchool Plus it's hard to beat for the energy it brings to the room! #games4edA2: Honestly, I consider if gamification IS the right solution. Sometimes it isn't. And sometimes there's an easier… https://t.co/rBhYXtGlzG
9/4
2020

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