From the feedback I was given from the crit, I have responded to that and added/changed elements in my work.
- Age range
I have decided to change the age range from 7-11 to 7-10 as from my feedback, I feel its too large and could affect students during important times of their education. During the final year of Primary school, students conduct various tests which are important for the development into the new year. I feel if students used the currency during that time it would interfere with their education.
- Tokens, weekly, monthly or daily?
I have decided to change the way in which the tokens are processed from daily to weekly as I feel if teachers were to scan tokens in daily, it would interfere with students learning and be a tiring process for the teacher to carry out every day. Due to this change, this led me to additional changes in the way tokens work.
Tokens will be issued every day and totalled on a daily basis. The total amount each day will be combined on Friday, producing the final token of the week. This gives the student a choice of their reward for the following week.
- Make the calendar more visual
I have integrated the colours from the tokens to the calendar to inform parents whether their child was awarded, gold, silver or bronze overall. Also, the days where the student has collected tokens will be in a different colour font to differentiate the days they received it.
- Tokens should be durable
As a large number of students will be handling the tokens, I have decided that they will be made out of a thin malleable plastic, to give it a laminated feel. This will reduce the number of tokens that get damaged.
- Trading/Abusing the system
My currency is school-based which means tokens will not be allowed outside of school which helps stop trading of tokens. During the school day, students are usually in one classroom and have taught lessons there, this means tokens will not be used outside of class and must stay in during lunch and break time. The only time they will have access to them is during an allocated time during each lesson.