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1 Game-Based Learning By: Amy Miller, Donna Vetter, Rachel Trythall, Stacey Crocker What is it?.....

2 There are three categories in Game-Based Learning…. Game-Based Learning is a category of learning including everything from the most simple 2-player game using a piece of paper to MMO (massively multiplayer online) games.

3 Three categories… 1) Games that are not digital. 2) Games that are digital, but not collaborative. 3) Collaborative digital games.

4 Examples of categories… Games that are not digital… ◦Games that are already in classrooms such as supplemental learning tools. Digital games (collaborative and non) ◦Computer games, Nintendo Wii, Ps3, Xbox, online games, etc… ◦First were developed in the early 1980’s. Fun Fact: ◦The average age of a video gamer in the United States in 2009 was 35 years old.

5 How can it be used Individually ◦Students can play games at their desk to fill free time  Crossword puzzles  Word Searches  Sodoku  Flashcards ◦They can play computer games on their own to enhance learning experiences  Typing games  Jump Start Software

6 How can it be used Collaboratively ◦Students can break into small groups and play review games together  Flash cards  Math baseball ◦Students can play games as a class  Jeopardy review session  Spelling word hangman

7 Websites for Game Based Learning All photos have websites within this power point as to where they are from

8 elist.php?id=6 elist.php?id=6 Sites Learning Games for Kids.com Good educational games Not a confusing setup for children to navigate through Left hand side are categories of education games Example of a game: Hang Mouse

9 Sites Play Kids.com Child friendly set up Shape of a hand held video game Certain colors on the “video game” represent different subjects Examples of this are geography is in yellows, blues are vocabulary and purple is an example of alphabet games

10 rninggames/index.htm rninggames/index.htm Sites The Kidz Page Grade levels on the left side Start at Preschool and go up to sixth grade Colorful and the games explain what type of learning the children will be doing when playing them

11 Age based games at the top of the page. Attractive towards children Include educational games and non-educational ones that are aimed toward their level of learning Sites Prongo.com

12 Sites FunBrain.com Harder for younger children to find there game because of set up Game name is posted and that is the hyperlink to the game Younger children just know the game by a picture – then it might be harder to find

13 Sites PBS Kids.org Based towards younger kids that cannot read yet Everything is said to them and they click on certain things to see what they do One is with Cat in the Hat and you choose a tall flower over a smaller flower characters off of the TV show are shown


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