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Gamifying Your School Curriculum

December 28, 2020

Christine Snyder

Does your school community have Zoom fatigue? Looking to start off the new year with a bang by boosting online learning and engagement? Turning a school lesson plan into a live virtual game show can be an effective learning tool. It’s also a great strategy for boosting teacher and parent engagement.

In a recent episode of the Multipurpose Room podcast, “Gamifying Your 2021 Curriculum,” host Debora Jones, co-founder and advisor of K-12 Clothing, partner of SquadLocker, talks with Michael Daniels, virtual game show creator and host. He offers tips on how to help engage students, teachers, and parents using customized online game shows. Michael has been creating virtual games shows to bring people together since 2015.


Here are some ideas to gamify your school community

Virtual game show host Michael has created all kinds of games, from Hollywood Circles and Friendly Feud, to Pictionary-like and Scattergories-like games. The sky’s the limit when creating a virtual game show that features questions specific for your school community. Here’s where games can help:

  • 1. Boost team building and school spirit across a school community
  • 2. Brainstorm a particular topic or research project for a classroom
  • 3. Learn a specific subject across an entire grade
  • 4. Lift morale among teachers
  • 5. Engage parents to feel more part of the community


Create a game for your school community

Live virtual games create fun banter back and forth, spark fun and involvement, and can bring students, teachers, and parents together – something we all need during a pandemic! Make sure you have a goal before you begin. What do you want to accomplish with your game? What do you want students to learn? And then have fun – it’s a game!

For more information on creating a customized online game show for your community, listen to this episode of the Multipurpose Room Podcast and learn more about Michael at his YouTube channel.


About Multipurpose Room Podcast

Multipurpose Room podcast, supported by SquadLocker, is hosted by strategic partner K-12 Clothing, a PTA-Dad created business that provides high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. The Multipurpose Room provides real-life issues that PTAs, PTOs, and school staff are dealing with and offers practical tips.


SquadLocker supports schools by managing the entire process of acquiring custom school uniforms, sports gear, and spirit wear – from instant online store creation to free graphic artwork assistance as well as decoration, production, and fulfilment. Learn more at


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