Viewed the webinar today, Using Gamification for Language with Christian Trobinger. Near the end (during the Q & A) he spoke about how he feels it's important to let friends stay together in their chosen teams. This brought up a question for me, but there wasn't time to have it answered before the session ended. Any thoughts on this...?
If allowing the students to form their own groups (even with our guidelines surrounding The Bartle Test, and including as many player types as possible, etc.), what do we do about the inevitably leftover quiet kids who are too shy/etc. to partner up?
If there are several of them, do you group them all together? I'd think this would result in an unbalanced group? Or do you disperse them amongst the other groups who have chosen to work together? If the latter, I'd think that takes away from what Christian was saying about the importance of letting them choose who they want to work with and rely/depend upon.