Team Rockhaq would like to say that we made the Nottingham Evening Post newspaper and website today – thanks to everyone for all your efforts and hopefully this is just the first of many more news stories to come! Some of you South Nottingham College students will be pleased to see that your inspirational music teacher Ed Whiteley has made a well-deserved appearance in the piece!
To help students and teachers get to grips with the gaming, badges, points and rewards elements in Rockhaq, we’re posting an interview with one of our developers, Paul Gibbs. Paul is the brains behind a social gaming app we’re using called Achievements.
Boom! We’ve just done another full review of when our Rockhaq pilot students are logging in and a whopping 73% of you are now writing reviews on your blogs at home in your spare time. This is a 23% increase in four weeks and is pretty incredible stuff when most of you don’t need to be on here at all.
Soul goddess Nina Simone may have sung about the 22nd Century, but we’re still in the 21st century. And school rewards systems should involve more than stickers and badges, right? It may not be obvious at first glance, but rewarding students for their music reviews is one of the central features behind the Rockhaq school music journalism community.
We’ve had some amazing comments and feedback from college students and teachers about the Rockhaq school music journalism community – and we’re sharing some of the feedback here with you now. Team Rockhaq is currently piloting our new music reviews social network and blog with a few colleges in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire and although we haven’t asked schools for specific feedback yet, we have still received it from enthusiastic students and teachers anyway!