Spotlight on MESD66

We'd like to welcome Moriarty-Edgewood School District to Alludo! They launched their MESD66 game on August 11--and already have 145 players signed up. The game is designed primarily around technology integration in the classroom, but also includes topics such as navigating the district's network and resolving other technology issues. For this reason, the game is not only useful for teachers, but for other staff members as well. 

Made up of three elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school, the district's mission is to "cultivate positive relationships and inspire each student to excel today and tomorrow." It's no surprise that MESD decided to theme their game around a classic Route 66 road trip, as their district serves both Moriarty and Edgewood, two towns located right beside "The Mother Road."

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Buckle Up and Get Ready to Roll! (Level 1) activities in MESD66 include a basic instructions on using the platform and general district technologies, and an introduction to implementing G Suite Tools and Chromebooks in the classroom.

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In Pit Stops Along the Way (Level 2), teachers will participate in 21st century classroom, digital citizenship, and project-based learning activities. They'll do a deep dive into G Suite for Education and Google Classroom to earn their Google for Education Certification; and explore Pear Deck, a slide-presentation program. 

Landmarks & Points of Interest (Level 3) and Roadmaps & Travel Guides (Level 4) will be about integrating more technology into the classroom for transformative teaching, and mentoring others along the way. The team is working to construct a Souvenir Shop, where teachers can exchange points for incentive items, and Roadside Attractions to share PD achievements. 

To learn more about MESD and how they're implementing Alludo, visit the district's website or their MESD66 website, and check out their incredible introduction video below!