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!
62 affiliated resources

Search Resources

View
Selected filters:
Bingo! Using Environmental Print to Practice Reading
Read the Fine Print
Rating

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
Read the Fine Print
Rating

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
Read the Fine Print
Rating

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
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
Rating

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
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

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
Read the Fine Print
Rating

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
Read the Fine Print
Rating

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
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

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
Electric Field Hockey
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

Play hockey with electric charges. Place charges on the ice, then hit start to try to get the puck in the goal. View the electric field. Trace the puck's motion. Make the game harder by placing walls in front of the goal. This is a clone of the popular simulation of the same name marketed by Physics Academic Software and written by Prof. Ruth Chabay of the Dept of Physics at North Carolina State University.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Danielle Harlow
Michael Dubson
Sam Reid
Wendy Adams
Date Added:
10/31/2006
Electric Field Hockey (AR)
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

Play hockey with electric charges. Place charges on the ice, then hit start to try to get the puck in the goal. View the electric field. Trace the puck's motion. Make the game harder by placing walls in front of the goal. This is a clone of the popular simulation of the same name marketed by Physics Academic Software and written by Prof. Ruth Chabay of the Dept of Physics at North Carolina State University.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Danielle Harlow
Michael Dubson
Sam Reid
Wendy Adams
Date Added:
07/02/2008
Electric Field of Dreams
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

Play ball! Add charges to the Field of Dreams and see how they react to the electric field. Turn on a background electric field and adjust the direction and magnitude. (Kevin Costner not included).

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Sam Reid
Date Added:
11/16/2007
Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOP&S) Orientation Game
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

The purpose of the game is to help students gain a better understanding of Coastline Community College, the EOPS program and how barriers may potentially impact their progress towards their goal(s).This game can be modified and used to teach students about programs and services available at any college. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Julieta Mendez Marquez
Date Added:
02/23/2018
Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

Play with a bar magnet and coils to learn about Faraday's law. Move a bar magnet near one or two coils to make a light bulb glow. View the magnetic field lines. A meter shows the direction and magnitude of the current. View the magnetic field lines or use a meter to show the direction and magnitude of the current. You can also play with electromagnets, generators and transformers!

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Archie Paulson
Carl Wieman
Chris Malley
Danielle Harlow
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
Date Added:
10/22/2006