Classcraft is a free online, subject-agnostic, educational role-playing game. It is an educational role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom. By using many of the conventions found in games today, students can level up, work in teams, and earn powers that have real-world consequences. Acting as a gamification layer around any existing curriculum, the game transforms the way a class is experienced throughout the school year. Classcraft allows a teacher to track student behaviour and motivate them with a clever game requiring cooperation. It helps teachers manage their classes and make lessons more engaging.
Classcraft reimagines the classroom to make learning fun—and accelerates growth as a Google for Education Build Partner. Classcraft can therefore be integrated with a Google classroom. I have integrated it with my Google Classroom. For more information, Contact me.
Games are much more than entertainment; they’re a force that we can leverage for good in the classroom. Children learn naturally during play, and games teach competency, foster social relationships, provide necessary feedback to improve, and much more.
In Classcraft, students are represented as “avatars” or “characters” on-screen. These are static, meaning they do not speak or fight. Instead, every action in the game affects the real-life classroom experience: It becomes the “world” in which students evolve and level up. For example, when a student makes relevant observations or helps out another student in class, you can give them XP. If they misbehave, you can remove HP. Thus, their behaviour has a consequence in the game and vice versa. The actual gameplay is grounded in real life, which means screen time is kept to a minimum and the real transformation happens directly in the classroom. By working in teams, students learn the value of collaboration, establish positive behaviour habits, and watch their progress grow throughout the year. This means that the teacher can focus on teaching and students will want to behave and learn. For more information, watch the video below.