Teacher Camps

Online Teacher Camps


hero_banner-01Earn your teacher badges, and learn throughout the year with quests and events in environments like Minecraft, Google Hangouts, World of Warcraft, virtual worlds and more.

All users get access to the Academy, our gamification bootcamp. Legendary users have full access to all faciliated teachers camps, and can clone over 15+ teacher workshops to re-use with teachers in their school!

All Users

Ongoing – The Academy: Gamification Bootcamp

Included in all Educator & Legendary Accounts

The Academy Badges-14Welcome to our basic “bootcamp,” where you are introduced to 3D GameLab and learn the basics of gamification.  Here’s where you start your journey to “unlock” your teacher permissions and dashboard inside 3DGL, and create quests.  Once several basic quests are complete and you’ve earned your 3DGL Teacher badge, you’ll have the opportunity to go on and earn your Expert Designer badge by engaging with advanced quest design strategies to create exciting quest-based learning for your students.

QuestBoise 2015: Virtual Unconference

July 30-31, 2015

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Join us for our third annual FREE two day QuestBoise 2015 Virtual Unconference on quest-based learning. Explore aspects of gamification in the classroom, including quest and reward system design, creating storylines, the Open Badges Initiative, and more.

Legendary Users

We facilitate online teacher camps on edtech and gamification topics, managed by our Guild Officers, expert teacher leaders from around the globe! Each camp starts at the first of the month, lasts three weeks, includes a minimum of 10 quests, start and work at your own pace.  Attend optional synchronous events, check the Guild Calendar.

  • Learn with teachers in over 15 countries on our guild site
  • Clone all quests from teacher camps to use with your students or other teachers!
  • Earn and publish your OBI badges, showing certified evidence of your learning
  • Optional professional development credit is available through Boise State University
  • Quests tied to ISTE NETs Standards
  • Fully web-based, play anytime, works great on mobiles

Legendary Users Only - Facilitated Camps

June – Google Apps for Education!

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Screen Shot 2013-12-11 at 11.53.41 AMGuild Officers: Mark Suter

Contact Email: markasuter@gmail.com

Main Audience: All Teachers

 

Description:

Have you seen Google Apps For Education Suite Lately? The “old” classics of Docs, Sheets, and Slides are still there (and updated!) but there are a host of new apps, plugins, and mods to make managing and engaging students easier than ever. We’ll start with a “Dime Tour” of the new features of the classics, and new apps like Classroom, the class management tool. Then you will become a student and see their experience as you work through typical workflow of a classroom using GAFE. Finally, we’ll look at plugins and mods that extend the functionality of GAFE, from a check-in/check-out system for classroom materials to auto-grading quizzes.

July – Minecraft in SchoolsNew_Teacher Camp Badges-07(1)

golynandmeGuild Officer: Lucas Gillispie

Contact Email: lucas@edurealms.com

Main Audience: All Teachers

Description: Grab your pickaxe!  It’s time to dive into the world of Minecraft.  These quests will introduce you to the incredible, open, sandbox world of Minecraft.  While learning the basics of the game and its history, you’ll have a chance to see how other schools are using it while making connections to your own classroom.  During our live field trips in Minecraft, you’ll tour real student-designed projects and have a chance to create your own while enjoying an open Q & A with Lucas Gillispie, creator of the reknown Minecraft in School program.

October – Make Your Own App!

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Dr. Yu-Chang Hsu

Email: hsu@boisestate.edu

Main Audience: All Teachers

 

Dr. Hsu is Associate Professor of Educational Technology at Boise State University. He has been researching and teaching mobile app design and development to students ranging from middle school students to graduate students in online and face-to-face settings since 2011. He was selected as one of the coaches by MIT Center for Mobile Learning for the best-in-national teams from Verizon Innovative App Challenge in 2014 and 2015.

Join Dr. Yu-Chang Hsu as you learn to make your own apps using Google App Maker. These skills can be used with students in the classroom to encourage them to build their own apps on related subject matter. Dr. Hsu’s students have won awards in the MIT App Inventor Content, you and your students could be next!

Description: Learn to make your own apps:

  • setting up your mobile device(s), emulator, and computer
  • hands-on with practice app customizations
  • thinking through and creating a design proposal; actually doing it!

Legendary Users Only

Teacher Workshop Library

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Legendary account holders also have full access to clone our library of over 15 teacher workshops to re-use for professional development with other teachers in your school.

Past Camper Feedback

  • The future of education is now.
  • I can’t stop questing, I’m addicted!
  • …with 3D Game Lab, students are free to try and try again until they get it right. Bad grades have mutated into something engaging. Like the reformed Grinch, we have grown into something better.
  • I don’t want to go back, ever…I love, love, love what I am seeing in class after the first week of questing…Thanks, 3DGL. You’ve taken what looked to be a difficult quarter and turned into the best first week I’ve ever experienced. This is not an exaggeration.
  • So many possibilities…I know I need to take it one step at a time and narrow my focus, but I am excited, intrigued, a little overwhelmed. It’s pretty awesome.
  • I’m hooked. I have completely, hook, line and sinker, bought into the idea that the future of education is not going to look like the traditional classroom for much longer.
  • The gaming camp can’t be over…my brain is hungry for the whole experience…So can we sign up to attend another class? Can we, can we, PLEASE?