The Power of Social Media
The integration of Artventure with popular social media sites like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Vine, and more is one of the final components of the system. It should come as no surprise that many student in today's classroom love social media, but wether or not they should even be allowed in school is still a heated debate in the education community. I believe that social media should not be feared but embraced as the wonderful motivational and engagement tool it is. By utilizing various social media sites within Artventure students will be motivated to communicate and share ideas with their peers, family, and community. They will also gain feedback and gratification when they earn an in game achievement or new level, and become more motivated to improve as they see the growth that all of their peers are making.
The Leaderboard and Artist Rankings
The Leaderboard provides students with an up to date ranking, between themselves and their peers. Structured similarly to a Band or Orchestra's 1st Chair, 2nd Chair system, the leaderboard ranks students based off of their level and the amount of saved money that they possess. The goal of the leaderboard is to motivate students to achieve ever higher rankings, through competition with their peers by continuing to level up and gain more currency.