5.3 Reasons Pokemon Go will Replace the LMS

I was inspired by this post and the way that Slack also replaced the LMS.1

1. Pokemon is fun to say

Like Schoology or Moodle, Pokemon is a fun word to say. You can also say words like Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, and Pikachu. That’s pretty much a foreign language credit right there! It’s pretty awesome!

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2. Mobile

Blackboard Mobile is a thing and phones exist. And so hot right now. App. APP! APPPP!!!!!!
Plus see that kid. He’s capturing a round thing that’s pretty much what you do to win Pokemon. That’s directly from Blackboard’s site. It’s pretty much like they were grooming us for this.

3. Circles

Schoology, Canvas, Pokemon . . . COINCIDENCE?!?!?!?!
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4. Reality

That Pokemon is too far away . . . just like your dreams!!!! Pokemon will get kids in the real world!

5. Other Things

Pretty much the stuff! If you can see it. The things! A kid got out of bed to do this once. That’s the bar for exercise now. Imagine if they also rode in a car someplace. That’s like jogging or giving an essay to TurnItIn. Instant goodness!!



1 I’m being obnoxious but come on people. Seriously? How can we do this every single time? The logic is literally terrible.

Comments on this post

  1. iamTalkyTina said on July 10, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Well, I want to know if all those points and stuff I have on Ingress can get ported over to give Pokeballs and critters. Because that Ingress was fun for a while too but then it was tired.

    • Tom Woodward said on July 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Common course cartridge should get us there.

  2. Mike Forder said on July 11, 2016 at 6:35 am

    It is tough to poke holes in your arguments. This post will most likely receive more traffic than anything else you’ve written this year.

    • Tom Woodward said on July 11, 2016 at 7:09 am

      Sadly that is true.

  3. carpetbomberz said on July 11, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Given the news recently, current events and such, I’m amazed the Pokemon phenom is ranked right up there as NEWS by real live news organizations. Therefore no reason no to further inflate this trend and ride it to the top of the clickthroooz I say. ;^)

    • Tom Woodward said on July 11, 2016 at 8:13 am

      I’m taking Pokemon to the top of the charts. Expect to see the site theme change and my avatar to be some sort of Poke-creature.

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