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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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Carbon Cycle Game
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3.5 stars

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
Color sin género
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
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
Cooperation: A Manual
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CC BY-NC-ND
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The attached file is a short essay that can be read in one sitting that explains the things that sometimes prevent cooperation from happening and provides advice for how to overcome them. The essay is aimed at advanced high school students, college students, and anyone else who is interested in fostering cooperation in any setting. The author, Lee Cronk (Rutgers University, anthropology) is an expert on cooperation. Much of what is contained in this essay is distilled from this book that he co-authored:Cronk, Lee, and Beth L. Leech. 2013. Meeting at Grand Central: Understanding the Social and Evolutionary Roots of Cooperation. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Subject:
Management
Anthropology
Economics
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Lee Cronk
Date Added:
01/19/2022
Dice Addition
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CC BY
Rating
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
Electric Field Hockey
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CC BY
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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)
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CC BY
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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
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CC BY
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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
Erasmus+ project GAMMA: GAMe-based learning in MAthematics
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CC BY-NC-SA
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This is a collection of the results of the Erasmus+ project GAMMA: GAMe-based learning in MAthematics.  In the GAMMA project, we have developed education materials for mathematics teachers who want to integrate GBL founded on digital technology effectively into their teaching practice. The materials could also be useful for teachers of other subjects who wish to integrate this method into their teaching. The authors are team members from GAMMA partner institutions. 

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Game
Lesson
Textbook
Author:
Mirela Jukić Bokun
Date Added:
11/03/2023
Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOP&S) Orientation Game
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CC BY-NC-SA
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0.0 stars

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
4.0 stars

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
Files for Textbook Affordability Challenge Game
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CC BY
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0.0 stars

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
Function Rules
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

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
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

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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CC BY-NC-ND
Rating
5.0 stars

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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Educational Use
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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
Literature Review: Effective Digital Game-Based Learning
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As of 2019, “Research has shown 74% of teachers already implement digital game-based learning to help augment instruction” (Cahill, 2019). Some of these games are popular entertainment games used for educational purposes identified by the teacher. Other games are provided to educators from digital game-based learning (DGBL) platforms determined by administrators and school districts. There is no general consensus amongst experts on how to most effectively apply digital game-based learning to garner the most improvement for student achievement. With such a lack of guidance, educators are open to deciding when and how often to use DGBL. This paper will seek to develop recommended best practices for the use of digital game-based learning by analyzing literature and studies about DGBL.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Jere Ulmer
Date Added:
10/24/2022
Lunar Lander
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CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

Can you avoid the boulder field and land safely, just before your fuel runs out, as Neil Armstrong did in 1969? Our version of this classic video game accurately simulates the real motion of the lunar lander with the correct mass, thrust, fuel consumption rate, and lunar gravity. The real lunar lander is very hard to control.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Michael Dubson
Date Added:
01/26/2007
Lunar Lander (AR)
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

Can you avoid the boulder field and land safely, just before your fuel runs out, as Neil Armstrong did in 1969? Our version of this classic video game accurately simulates the real motion of the lunar lander with the correct mass, thrust, fuel consumption rate, and lunar gravity. The real lunar lander is very hard to control.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Michael Dubson
Date Added:
06/02/2010
Maze Game
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration in the "Arena of Pain". Use the green arrow to move the ball. Add more walls to the arena to make the game more difficult. Try to make a goal as fast as you can.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Michael Dubson
Mindy Gratny
Sam Reid
Wendy Adams
Date Added:
10/30/2006
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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CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

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