Game based learning & Gamification Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training. We’ve been curating game related content for over a year and a half while conducting our own research and case studies. Here are 100 articles related to games and learning. Some of them are research-based, while others just offer an interesting perspective to spark discussion. Take what you need and share this with a colleague. Vocabulary Activities Skits This is a good culminating activity, before a test, to bring together all the grammar, vocabulary, and cultural concepts in a lesson. Goal: To create and present a cohesive skit on a particular topic. Preparation: Create a rubric and a clear set of directions for the students. Spelling Bee Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee Your Score: - - - Round 1: 5 words left
101 Fun And Educational Vocab / Word Card Activities This is one of my favourite teacher resources. It provides some really simple but effective and fun word card games ideas as well as activities for general spelling and word study. I would use this document almost every day to plan for the following types of activities...... *** Daily group activities and/or tasks - at least one session per day involved some type of dolch sight word list or theme word card game or activity. *** Home sight word games and activities - Many Teacher Members are sending the full version - '101 Fun and Educational Word Card Activities' home as a reference document for Parents - communicating ideas and ways to help their children learn sight words at home. *** PLUS they are fantastic for those fill in, impromptu and early finisher activities.
The nine golden rules of using games in the language classroom I think you might want to download these activities so you can use them later… so here’s a handy PDF file of this blog post! I’ve long been an admirer of the use of games in teaching. Indeed, one of my most popular posts ever here on the Teach them English blog is the rather misleadingly titled ‘Why I don’t use games in the language classroom’ which, if you’ve got a spare ten minutes, gives you as good a background into the role of games in the language classroom as you’ll ever need (no need for me to be modest!). Games remain a fundamental part of my teaching as they can be used to liven up lessons, while also creating a relaxed learning atmosphere where learners feel confident to practice new language skills. The importance of games cannot be understated in the role they play in providing alternative ways of learning or showing that you can recall what has been learned. 1.
Not Just for Elementary: Online Games for Middle School Language Arts Online Games for Middle School Language Arts I love having student computers in my classroom, but because there are only two, I have been at a loss with how to let students use them so that they are relevant for 8th grade English. Anytime a student finished early the only website they knew to go to was coolmath.com, and while I am sure there are great math games, it just didn't feel appropriate for them to play during my class. Spelling and Vocabulary, Grades K-5 By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer Found In: language arts, preK-2, 3-5 Words and their meanings and spellings are the building blocks of communication. Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher Game-based learning (GBL) is getting a lot press. It is an innovative practice that is working to engage kids in learning important 21st century skills and content. Dr. Judy Willis in a previous post wrote about the neurological benefits and rationale around using games for learning.
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