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Gamification is all the craze at the moment, today’s episode explores the benefits you will gain within your classroom. Gamification is basically using game mechanics like programmers and game developers use to make awesome video games. The use of rewards, levels, badges scoreboards etc creates maximum buy in from everyone that plays. This is why people want to keep playing Xbox or PlayStation, the games engage participation. If you apply certain mechanics of game development and gamify your classroom lessons, students will be more involved in the classroom activity. I will endeavour to break down what gamification is to me in this episode and give you three examples of how I have used gamification as a learning platform in the classroom.