This guide will get you started with tips and strategies on finding, selecting and using games that will be the right fit for you and your students.
Educators are implementing games in their classrooms in many ways. Some examples include:
Although there is a wide variety of games, there are some tips that apply across most games to help you maximize your chances of a successful implementation.
Ask yourself these essential questions when looking for games:
Check out our Game Review Tool to determine if a game is a good fit for you and your classroom!
Check out our favorite tools for finding and sharing games and lesson ideas that are suitable for you and your students.
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center has compiled the following ‘Teaching with Games’ video playlist as part of a national survey of teachers who work with video games in the classroom. These five case studies offer an insight into the amazing ways educators are innovating with games.
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