Game-Based Learning

In game play, the progress a player makes is through learning. This happens as students grasp and understand embedded knowledge and skills required to successfully navigate a new system. The challenge and the progress of understanding a new concept through gaming is what makes a game enjoyable. What do you want the students to learn? Educational game-play has defined learning outcomes. Keep this notion central to your planning when choosing or designing a game. Be sure students are appropriately challenged because a learner's knowledge, understanding and skills can quickly bypass the educational benefit of a game!
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Bingo! Using Environmental Print to Practice Reading
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The game Bingo is transformed in this lesson in which students use symbols and images to make connections to environmental print through the use of personalized Bingo cards.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/25/2013
Building Phonemic Awareness With Phoneme Isolation
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Students improve phonemic awareness through games and chants that help them isolate beginning and ending sounds and connect them with their written symbols (graphemes)

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/28/2013
Carbon Cycle Game
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The carbon cycle game is a short digital game that helps you teach how carbon atoms move through various forms including soils, the ocean, plant and animal life and fossil fuels. Actions such as photosynthesis, plant and animal death and forest fires all convert carbon from one form into another. This is a card style game. It allows for single or multi players. Runs on a browser.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
The Yard Games
Date Added:
08/04/2016
Chemical Symbols Game
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A free game-based learning resource for practicing the chemical symbols of the Periodic Table of Elements. The game includes the first 92 elements on the periodic table.

Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Author:
STEM Sheets
Date Added:
08/12/2015
Color sin género
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CC BY
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Este curso busca resignificar los prejuicios de género que se encuentran en el tema del color. Está enfocado en alumnos de kínder en un rango de edades de los 4 a los 6, con actividades creativas e interactivas que buscan tener como resultado la desmitificación de que los colores (principalmente el rosa y el azul) tienen género. Nota: este curso ocupa materiales adicionales como lo son impresiones que se recomienda se tomen en cuenta para la realización del mismo. 

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Author:
Karla R
Date Added:
03/10/2020
Describe That Face: An Interactive Writing Game
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Students write descriptions of characters, incorporate new vocabulary words, practice using simile and metaphor, engage in peer editing, and post their revised descriptions on the walls for a matching game.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/02/2013
Developing Searching, Skimming, and Scanning Skills With Internet Bingo
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Student pairs aim to be the first team to call out "bingo" in this lesson in which they use skimming and scanning to locate information about ancient Greece and Rome.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/02/2013
Dice Addition
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This task supports students in correctly writing numbers. Because students have to trace the number, instead of coloring in a bubble with the number in it or circling the correct number, they gain handwriting practice as well as counting and addition practice.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
11/06/2012
Dunk Tank: Area of Squares & Rectangles
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In this activity Harry explains key concepts about finding the area of squares, rectangles and composite shapes. Also included: the mini-game Polygon-athon, a comic video about measuring area with sleeping bags, and quiz-show questions.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
06/10/2014
Dunk Tank: Fractions, Decimals & Percents
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In this activity , Harry gives an overview of working with fractions, decimals and percents, focusing on how to convert between them. Also included: the mini-game Stop the Pop, a comic video and quiz-show questions.

Subject:
Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
06/10/2014
Dunk Tank: Liquid Volume
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In this activity, Harry explains key concepts about liquid volume, standard units of measure, and how to convert between them. Also included: the mini-game Fill It Up, a comic video about measuring ingredients and quiz-show questions.

Subject:
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
06/10/2014