All Blog Posts Tagged 'games' (24)

Educational Art Games

Dear Colleagues!

Some time ago I searched the Internet for online games dealing with the visual arts. and made a collection of links for my Swedish students. Maybe this could be of interest for someone also in the English speaking world? Please have a look:…


Added by Sten Canevall on March 24, 2013 at 2:09pm — No Comments

10 Specific & Practical Ways Of Teaching With Video Games

by Terry Heick,

The idea of teaching with video games is an exciting concept leading to a challenging practice.

Right off the bat the topic is a bit polarizing, the whimsical connotation of “games” juxtaposing harshly with the rigorous tones of classical academia. But past that,…


Added by Terrell E. Heick III on January 4, 2013 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Online Class: Using Games for Learning and Assessment

University of Wisconsin-Stout Online




Added by Dennis O'Connor on May 31, 2012 at 11:23am — No Comments

Games in Education

I have recently become interested in games for education.  Since I am an elementary emotional support teacher, I use game on a daily bases to teach my students develop social skills.  I see how that it works with them in that setting and I also see how it could be used in other academic settings.  One of the problems using games for academics is the cultural stigma that goes with the name of…


Added by Thomas Larkin on April 1, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Beginning-of-year Activities

I consciously overplan the first few days. The worst possible first-day scenario is to arrive unprepared. Over the years, I've collected a number of first-day activity ideas - far too many to use.

I've pared down the activities based on the following considerations:

  • My first goal is to build classroom community, making all students feel comfortable and successful.
  • My second goal is to establish routine.
  • My third goal is to formatively assess students'…

Added by Janet Abercrombie on September 2, 2011 at 5:20am — 2 Comments

Games in Education

I have just started a wiki - Games in Education -

The aim is to create a compelling resource for the use of games as vehicles for learning.

Would love your contributions!

Added by Adrian Camm on November 6, 2010 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Summer and Math

Happy summer everyone! Public schools are out and the summer has really kicked in. Some of you may be on vacation, and some may be involved with summer camps and summer schools. It never hurts to combine fun and relaxation with creative and productive learning. If you can find just 10 minutes a day for your kids to do some math, it would help them remember the things they have learned, and would make the next school year easier. Also, if your kids are a bit behind on any math…


Added by GoldStudent on July 19, 2010 at 8:47am — No Comments

Forgetting the game.

When the stuffed crust pizza first came out in my area, like everybody else we tried it. We found out quickly that the pizza makers had became so fascinated with the stuffed crust that they had forgotten the rest of the pizza. It was a lousy pizza.

That is what many makers of "educational games" do. They get fascinated with what they are trying to teach and forget about the "game." Games above all should be fun. On the other side teachers and parents ignore games that…

Added by barry bohannon on June 9, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Teach Kids Not Subjects

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 30, 2010 at 7:46am — No Comments

Games vs Handouts

from A Journey in TEFL

Last week I explained how to reduce relative clauses into phrases to my 11 graders and they were all confused. Then I distributed the handouts I prepared for them to practise and asked them to rewrite the sentences. While doing the exercises they were bored and they couldn’t even get the idea.

The following day I played a game with them and they were more confident in the end.

The game was one of my… Continue

Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on April 1, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Of Mobile Devices, Apps, Games and Casual Mobile Learning

With fresh inspiration from a course I just finished here at Stanford on "Casual Learning Technologies for the iPhone" in which we designed casual apps for kids and adults, I've authored a 2-part article for Smartbean. The first is a brief discussion of research on the power of learning through games (including Gee's principles on "good learning" with well-designed games) -… Continue

Added by Shuchi Grover on March 27, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Games and Learning: Lure of the Labyrinth (link to post, video, and links)

Games and Learning: Lure of the Labyrinth, an on-line pre-algebra game for middle-schoolers: (plus more resources)

Added by Lynn Marentette on February 23, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments

10 free Educational Game sites

These free sites provide students an opportunity to learn in a fun, interactive environment.

I searched out and visited a bunch of sites with free educational games and selected the ten I thought were most useful and appropriate to education. In addition to a brief overview of each site, I have also attempted to define the grade range that each site is applicable to. I made my own judgement for most sites since it often wasn’t indicated (feel free to weigh in if you think I’m… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on September 22, 2009 at 4:39am — No Comments

A Walk Down Edutainment Lane: Or, What Target Taught Me About Serious Games

Apparently war game sims sell, even oldish ones. Last weekend I took a quick walk through the games section of our local Target to see what new Wii and DS games looked fun. After picking up a copy of Cooking Mama, I took a gander at some of the games on the next row of shelves. The next aisle over offered an extensive selection of games, each priced to move at $9.99.

It is kinda like the minor league for commercial video games. There are major league veterans,… Continue

Added by tjowens on July 11, 2009 at 6:59am — 1 Comment

The Truth about using Games as a Teaching Tool

Believe it or not, many instructors/managers do not see games as a serious teaching tool. It may be hard to admit, but, in some ways, they’re right! In most cases, their beliefs have been influenced by a variety of factors, the most common of which is their personal experience seeing how games are used in a classroom. To make matters worse, many instructors who use games are unknowingly reinforcing the negatives that so many have about using games.

In this article, I will show you… Continue

Added by John Dillon on July 6, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Engineering game

Students from Bath University are using a computer car-racing game to help them to learn the principles of engineering.

The computer simulation game 'Racing Academy' allows first-year engineering students to theoretically design aspects of a racing car, such as the tyres, gearbox and engine, before racing it against a computer-generated car.

The teaching tool has now been analysed by psychologists and engineers at the university to gauge how effective gaming can be as a… Continue

Added by Kevin Chilton on June 17, 2009 at 8:03am — No Comments

To know what they know …. That is THE question! Using games to assess trainees:

Have you ever wondered how much of your training really “sticks”? Are you looking for ways to find out what your trainees really know? This lively, 30 minute webinar focuses on the power of games as a tool for formal and informal assessment. We’ll explore the challenges that we face when assessing adult learners and introduce you to tools to meet those challenges. You’ll learn how Audience Response devices can be used to gauge, in real time, the effectiveness of your presentation. Attend this… Continue

Added by John Dillon on May 29, 2009 at 11:20am — No Comments

Introducing the Digital Arts Toolbar and the Teacher Tech Toolbar!

I recently created a toolbar for my Digital Arts students to access the various freeware and cloudware resources we use in class. I also included a directory of engaging educational games and activities. Though it's designed with my students in mind, I'd like to share it with the rest of the Classroom 2.0 community. Here's the link -…


Added by Andy on April 9, 2009 at 8:43am — No Comments

Ed Tech Company PN Develops Educational Game for Microsoft Surface

UK educational software company RM has released a demo of their game Finguistics. What makes this so interesting is that this educational game is being designed to work on the Microsoft Surface platform.

As you can see in the video, these kids are…


Added by Derek Baird on March 23, 2009 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Web Adventures on Toolbar!

These web adventures as they're called by Rice University are interactive games about science in the following areas:


CSI: The Experience

Infectious Disease

Solve Medical Mysteries

Alcohol & Alcoholism

Solve an Alcohol-related… Continue

Added by Ellen on March 14, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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