Gamification and game-based learning are each buzzwords (and buzzphrases) in education. Each can offer your classroom something, but many mistake one for the other.
Can you tell the difference?
The Definition Of Gamification
The definition of gamification is the application of game-like mechanics to non-game entities to encourage a specific behavior.
What It’s Not
Gamification is not game-based learning, nor does it require students to play games, with toys, use electronics…