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As additional learning opportunities are a key strategy to embed and extend student learning, teachers must find increasingly engaging methods of motivating and inspiring students to participate in any enrichment tasks. Night Zookeeper is a digital writing tool with a gaming element. The software provides opportunities for students to complete writing tasks that are rewarded with in-game currency (orbs) to help build, develop and defend their online zoo. This game dimension incentivises students to participate in additional learning opportunities. In addition, this enthuses students to produce work of quality.
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If you are interested in developing this approach in your centre, please see the toolkit developed by Shireland below.