Let me start off by saying InterroBang is both ambitious and potentially time-consuming, but it’s also a really cool idea. In a nutshell, InterroBang is a game that sends you on real-life missions of discovery and learning. Now I use the term mission because that’s what they refer to it as, but these really cover a wide range of activities, from basic — go somewhere you’ve never been before and observe who goes there and try and deduce why — to complex — go to both a supermarket and a farmers’ market and compare produce varieties and countries of origin. The more complex the mission, the more points you receive. You prove your team completed the mission by uploading pictures, video, and other documentation of your activities.
You can also create missions for others to complete, as well as a deed system where you can document an achievement and, if deemed original, post in on the deed wall. While I can see where there may be an issue integrating the game into the classroom with all the real-world, out-and-about activities, there is certainly value in encouraging your students to sign up and do some exploring in their community. Oh, did I mention there are prizes? Yeah, you can win stuff, but the game ends June 30…all the more reason to sign up and get going!