Press Start: Year Three!

Great ghost of Cranky Kong! It’s been far too long since I’ve updated the ClassRealm blog. I’m terribly sorry folks! I’ll be attempting to update every week (or more) from now on.

As usual I’m here to reassure you that ClassRealm is far from dead, quite the contrary in fact. We are currently being looked at by a well known and influential educational company and we’ve never been more excited about the future of our wonderful system. That being said, the paper system is still being used by many and I just started it this week in my own classroom.

Every year I have this horrible fear that students are going to hate the concept. They’re going to groan at the prospect of making up their own character and tracking their stats. “What a drag!” they collectively yell as I weep in the corner.

I’m proud to say that this did NOT happen. The students were very excited to try ClassRealm and they couldn’t wait to start earning XP, levels and achievements. Huzzaw! ClassRealm still works. My favorite quote was from a boy (now a Shadow Yeti) who said, “I like that it only gives you points for being good, but doesn’t take them away for when I mess up.”

I like it too, Mr. Yeti. I like it too.

Here are a few profiles that I found enjoyable.

photo 3 (5) photo 2 (9) photo 1 (10)

As you can see their strengths and weaknesses are both school related and fantasy related. Fireballs and Social Studies forever!

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