Using Education Games in the Classroom

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Using Education Games in the Classroom

Here’s what you need to remember when using education games in your classroom.

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1. Select the Best Education Games for Your Students

Get referrals – either from teacher colleagues or trusted resources such as Pinterest, educational bloggers, or websites like Staples.

Educational bloggers who review learning and educational games and puzzles are:

Imagination Soup (me), True Aim Education, What Do We Do All Day?, Geek Dad

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2. Organize the Games for Easy Access

Use your plastic tubs or drawers. And, label them! It’s also helpful to have tubs that are see-through so you can see what’s in them.

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3. Rotate the Games

Keep some games in storage and some games out for use. Mid-year is an especially good time to rotate the games you have available for your students to use.

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4. Make Your Own Learning Games

Of course, there are many learning games you can make yourself.

1) Bingo
You can make bingo boards online using free sites like this one. Or you can do what Larry Ferlazzo does and have the kids put the words on their own boards.

2) Memory
Memory is a great way to practice or review concepts such as sight words or matching math concepts. For example, you could make a fraction memory game with the drawing to match the numeral.

3) Family Feud
Use any material you want to review. Divide into two groups, or families. A player from each family comes up to the front of the room and the first person to hit the buzzer (whatever you want to use is fine) gets to answer the question first. If they answer correctly, that team gets a point. If they don’t, the other team gets a chance to answer and get a point.

Or you can have your students make their own games based on specific learning objectives like showing learning or reviewing a concept. Use old game boards or make your own out of cardstock.

 

5. Find Printable Learning Games

If you’re a TPT fan like me, you already know that there are some brilliant educators who are willing to share their education game ideas for a small fee. It’s so hard to only recommend a few stores over there but if you’re looking for learning games, start with these: Make, Take & Teach, Rachel Lynette of Minds In Bloom, Joey Udovich, Teaching With a Mountain View, Hello Literacy, Tracee Orman, and Your Bag of Teaching Secrets.

 

**Comment below with your store link if you want us to visit your TPT store!**

 

Don’t forget that while you’re at Staples shopping for learning games, you can also buy Classroom Decorations, Teaching Aids like pocket charts, Children’s books, and  workbooks by companies such as Spectrum and Newmark,

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9 Responses

  1. clark gable says:

    The type of games that are being learned allow students to think in an innovative and effective manner through which they can develop new prospects for their career in times to come. here is something that can be helpful for them http://www.studyinstanford.com/

  2. Faryal Makhdoom says:

    Definitely, YES!! education games can help free the mind from the boundaries that a traditional institute have.

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