Can This Game-Like App Help Students Do Better in School?

The Fresno school district is getting surprising results following the rollout of Strides, a student portal app that gamefies the learning experience and in doing so incentivizes students to stay engaged. Like with other social media apps, students earn points and maintain streaks, but in this case they rack up awards for attendance, academic performance, and extracurricular participation. Still digesting the success of the technology, schools are working to strike the right balance between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to ensure students remain interested in the app and their school work.

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