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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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5.0 stars

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
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
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3.0 stars

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
Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOP&S) Orientation Game
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CC BY-NC-SA
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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
Files for Textbook Affordability Challenge Game
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Here's a "game" you can use with faculty, staff, and students to showcase the financial challenges that our students face in achieving their educational goals. You are welcome to customize the files for your own institution. We have "played" the game in Opening Day events, professional development events, and with student leaders. It never stops surprising players of the incredible challenges that we can assist with by eliminating textbook costs.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Barbara Illowsky
Wil Byars
Date Added:
08/07/2019
Finite State Automata
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Finite state automata (FSAs) sound complicated, but the basic idea is as simple as drawing a map.

This fun activity is based around a fictitious pirate story which leads to the unlikely topic of reasoning about patterns in sequences of characters.

Subject:
Computer Science
Information Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
Computer Science Unplugged
Provider Set:
Computer Science Unplugged
Date Added:
06/03/2013
Function Rules
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CC BY
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This task can be played as a game where students have to guess the rule and the instructor gives more and more input output pairs. Giving only three input output pairs might not be enough to clarify the rule.

Subject:
Mathematics
Functions
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
10/30/2013
Guess My Number
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CC BY
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This problem asks the students to represent a sequence of operations using an expression and then to write and solve simple equations. The problem is posed as a game and allows the students to visualize mathematical operations. It would make sense to actually play a similar game in pairs first and then ask the students to record the operations to figure out each other's numbers.

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
08/07/2012
Into the Book
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The "Into the Book" web site is designed to help elementary students practice eight reading comprehension strategies through playful interactive activities. The site focuses on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. "Behind the Lesson," the teacher area of the site, provides information, lesson plans and other resources for teachers.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Wisconsin Media Lab
Author:
Wisconsin Media Lab
Date Added:
05/01/2009
Let's Get Skipping
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Skipping is a big part of a young studentŐs readiness to move on to other activities, such as reading. This activity will give students opportunities to develop their skipping skills.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
10/22/2013
Life Cycle of Plants
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to learn about the life cycle of plabts. The five activities included in this lesson plan provide students with evidence that all living things grow and change as they progress through their life cycle. All of the activities detailed in this lesson plan can be done with students who are visually impaired, if teachers adapt them using Resources for Teaching and Adapting Lessons for Students with Visual Impairments. Tactile models and braille materials will be key and all of the activities will require more time for repeated tactical exploration and expression.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Medicine Games: Blood Typing
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Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! In this game you have to blood type each patient and give them a blood transfusion. Are you able to do that? If not, maybe you should read the introduction to blood typing before you start, otherwise you will put the patients' lives in danger!

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Material Type:
Game
Reading
Simulation
Provider:
Nobel Foundation
Provider Set:
Nobelprize.org
Date Added:
01/23/2013
Miquel Crusafont
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Learn about history of Catalonia. Try to discover and learn about "Miquel Crusafont". This third game of the series "Personatges en joc" ("Characters at play") is aimed to teach children at school about Catalan scientists.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Polytechnic University of Catalonia and Generalitat de Catalunya
Provider Set:
Personatges en joc
Author:
Alberto Muñoz
Antoni Roca
Cesc Grane
Joan Callarisa
Joel Ortíz
Jordi Cairol
Jose-Luis Eguía
Laura Giménez
Lluis Solano
Olga Aloy
Rodolfo Nuñez
Ruth Contreras-Espinosa
Salvador Maturana
Sergio García
Sonia Joaniquet
Date Added:
11/14/2012