Classcraft: Where ClassDojo Meets World of Warcraft
Are you the kind of teacher who has spent long nights DMing, instancing or drafting with friends? Does your pulse quicken when you hear words like HP, XP and Hero Pact? Are you looking to increase engagement in your high school classroom? If you answered yes to all of the above, Classcraft may be worth checking out.
Classcraft can be summed up as ClassDojo meets World of Warcraft. Students play in teams and pick from three unique classes (warrior, mage, healer), each of which come with their own health, AP (ability points), and powers.
Like any great game, players will search high and low for loopholes and cheats. Just check out this +1616 subreddit on Classcraft exploits. Fortunately, you are not alone in your quest to gamify your classroom — Classcraft already has a thriving community of educators sharing tips and tricks on effective Classmastering.
Are you backing away slowly from your computer as you read this nest of nerdliness? It’s fine. Classcraft isn’t right for every teacher or every classroom. For those of you who are still here, VentureBeat has more about Classcraft or better yet, give it a try! (It's free.)