VOTE for our 2020 SXSWedu submission: “Escape the (class)Room”

SXSWedu 2020 panel picker

It’s that time of year again: We’ve submitted a panel to SXSWedu and we need your votes to get there!

This year’s submission is a workshop on how to implement gamified learning techniques into the classroom to increase student engagement and concept mastery. Melissa Alkire, global history teacher, will share with attendees how her students used the framework from the Escape the Room live-action video game series to create a similar experience in the classroom.

When students design “Escape The (Class)room” experiences to demonstrate their knowledge of a particular topic, their comprehension of the content skyrockets, they’re able to delve deeper into the subject matter, and they can share what they know with other students in an interesting and playful way. The skills they learn through creating these Escapes can be transferred to any class in any discipline. — Melissa Alkire

Read more – and vote – for our submission.

Voting on the SXSWedu website isn’t the easiest process, so we created a four-step guide to ease any frustration. Follow these steps and you’ll be in, voting, and on with your day in a few minutes time. (We promise!)

Beaver’s quick and painless guide to SXSWedu voting:

  1. Keep this blogpost open at all times. Note: This step is crucial to your success.
  2. Click on this link to get to our SXSWedu page and see our presentation. Troubleshooting: When you click the above link, it will open up in a new tab or window. If it doesn’t, come back to this blogpost and copy and paste the following link into a new window or tab:
  3. Still with us? Good! Next step is to sign in or sign up. Troubleshooting: How do I know if I sign in or sign up? If you voted for us last year, then your email information should be saved and you can sign in. If not, sign up.
  4. All signed in? Fantastic. Come back to this blogpost and click on this link to get back to our SXSWedu Panel page. This will re-open the same page, but this time you’ll be signed in. Now you just need to cast your vote by clicking on the vote up (we hope) button in the upper left corner.

And there you go! You voted!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *