Gaming Can Make a Better World
Watch this video!! Jane McGonigal is amazing. Her book, Reality is Broken, is well worth a read and you can appreciate her passion for making the real world more like games. A great introduction about why games are engaging.
Changing the Game in Education
Gabe Zichermann is huge in the industry of gamification. He is an author and public speaker and the person behind the Gamification.co website. This talk is broad but interesting for a general background in gamifying education.
Schoolteacher Ananth Pai Brings Video Games to Classroom
So this is gamifying education by using technology. In the space of 18 weeks, Mr. Pai’s class went from below third grade average reading and math levels to mid-fourth grade.
Seth Priebatsch: The Game Layer on Top of the World
Seth talks about four types of game dynamics that can be used to influence behaviour. At 7:38 he talks about school in particular, I love his idea for renaming the valedictorian.
Smart Gamification: Seven Core Concepts for Creating Compelling Experiences
Amy Jo Kim talks about how a game designer think about gamification. This is a longer video (30 mins) but well worth a look for ideas about how to create great experiences using gamification.
Meaningful Play: Getting Gamification Right
Sebastian Deterding talks about how to design for a playful experience that is truly meaningful.
The Speed Camera Lottery - Fun Theory
Once you start to learn a bit about gamification this example pops up everywhere. Nothing to do with education but a short example of gamification at work.
How Far Will People Go For Fantastic Delights
Another, non-educational gamification video. This is a fantastic, excuse the pun, example of how you can engage people by making things fun.
Not particularly applicable to education but it does deal with gamification and is a cool movie so I have to include it...
Jesse Schell @ DICE2010
Jesse has a stab at where gamification could take us (scary!). Again, not education-related but fascinating.