In a traditional classroom sense, cheating is when a student copies someone else's work.
But let's be honest here: when you're in teacher meetings, what frequently happens? YOU ASK EACH OTHER WHAT THE ANSWERS ARE, AND THEN YOU COPY EACH OTHERS' NOTES!
Is this cheating?! No!
Why? Because this is how we learn.
Zoinks takes the concept of cheating out of this equation. In the game, questions encourage out-of-this-world collaboration where students share and copy notes and answers, edit each other's work, and debate about the merits of the answer.
This will be one of the most magical parts of the game for learning opportunities! Your shy, reserved kids can often become a hero for sharing their knowledge and notes with peers who are hungry for answers. Students who never have a chance to win in other games click "I Know This" with confidence, and can end up being the hero of the game!
Sidenote: Some players may opt to click "I Know This" and knowingly put down a false answer, or say "I don't know." This is strategy, and since the game will possibly display their answer for everyone to see, students will be discouraged from doing this often. Not only that, but usually an answer is being passed among the whole team, so the need to do this is low.
All of your students are learning as answers are discussed, displayed, and debated, even the students who don't click "I Know This," or those who put down wrong answers. Zoinks is the vehicle that facilitates learning in your class for everyone.
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