Monday, June 21, 2010

Games 101 or 101 games to use in the classroom

Here is a great set of presentations from one of the blogs I subscribe to--ZaidLearn. Choose one of these 101 games and comment on it. Why would it appeal to your students? What does the computer allow them to do that is perhaps not possible in real life? What makes the games/activities engaging? How would you use one of these games in your class?

11 comments:

Jacqui Cyrus said...

Hi:
Like you, I have posted some of Zaid's lists for my students, including a post on my "delicious" bookmark list: http://delicious.com/ed.tech

-j-

NikkiJ said...

The game that one chose to comment on is Edugame. Once I opened the Edugame link, it displays several game icons students can choose to play from spelling, math, social studies, and language arts. The proofreading game is interesting students become proofreading technicians as they correct errors in scripts, memos, and other writings at the HME-TV station . The teacher or student get to choose his or her grade level ranging from second to eighth grade. The games on Edugame aid encouragement in students to maintain his or her interest and work. Games add enjoyment to a teacher’s lesson plan and are vastly motivating along with challenging to some students. Playing games in the classroom encourage students to converse, especially the quite students. Edugame has many subjects to teach, teaching spelling would be one subject that I would teach in one’s classroom from Edugame. Students move the scuba diver to the correct box and complete the spelling of a work. For example, one box will have f_x, another box will have an o, and students will click on the scuba diver on both boxes to complete the spelling of the word fox. If students are having fun they will find learning exciting, which means if students find what they are studying encouraging they will absorb more and retain more than they will if they are only studying.

Ms. D. Gulley said...

I picked the website www.gwap.com/gwap. My favorite game is Verbosity. It is so cool. It really makes you think. You play the game with a partner. You are given a word that you have to describe and your partner must try to guess the word. You should check it out

Mr. James Gardner said...

I chose the game 3rd world famer. This is a very interesting game. I had a lot of fun managing the family, land, and crops. This game gives me an example of how things were several years ago. It also teaches you management skill to survive with on a small amount of money. It also teaches you to make wise decisions with your money.

Anonymous said...

The game I like is "The Food Detectives Fight BAC!" In this game, students play to keep food safe from bacteria. This would correspond well with teaching Biology during the Bacteria lectures and how they live in our environment and how we can protect ourselves against harmful bacteria.


Danielle M

lmslady said...

I veiwed and tried several games and decided I like the laser challenge best. Challenge is not in the name by mistake. The maneuvers and the questions will have the students wanting to play. With the way it is set up, the students may go back to complete the challange even after class. While trying to do this they will be learning some very interesting information. Good move on the part of the creator. I can't really decide on a grade level for this game.

Anonymous said...

I chose www.mangahigh.com to get my game. One of my favorite games is Flower Power. It's basicallyb ordering decimals,fractions.and percentages.The kids love this game.


april steele

Chelsea Grimes said...

The game I chose is from the website www.plakidsgames.com. The game is called Save the Apples. It is a math game in which you can choose to answer problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. There are also 3 levels, easy, medium, and hard. This game will help students polish their math skills. It is a fun game that all kids should try!

Chelsea Grimes said...

The game I chose is from the website www.plakidsgames.com. The game is called Save the Apples. It is a math game in which you can choose to answer problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. There are also 3 levels, easy, medium, and hard. This game will help students polish their math skills. It is a fun game that all kids should try!

Shaunta Clark said...

The game I chose was Connect the Opposites. I chose this game because it teaches preschool and kindergarten children. The object of the game is to connect the opposites to see what they do. This simple word game encourages preschool-age kids to use their comprehension and thinking skills to recognize opposites. The URL is funschool.kaboose.com.

S. Clark

Anonymous said...

My favorite game is www.virtual-u.org. I think it will give my senior classes a somewhat accurate glimpse into how much work is actually put into making a college work for them. They will gain a better understanding of the policies and procedures they are about to become accustomed to.
~Staci Jordan