Game-Based Learning has been rising in popularity and is a great way to integrate technology in the classroom, as well as help keep kids motivated for learning. Also, it is fun way to use computers for Back to School week.
Below is a cross-post from PBS LearningMedia
on Gaming in the Classroom.
The Gaming in the Classroom resources include:
your young learners some counting practice with this fun, interactive
game from the popular PBS KIDS program PEG + CAT. In it, Big Mouth is
taking all the stars
on Purple Planet. Your students will need to clap their hands while
counting until the sky is filled with stars again. For grades PreK-2
about measurements have never been more fun than with “Dunk Tank” from
the PBS KIDS math series Cyberchase! In this interactive game, students
explore key concepts about liquid volume,
including standard units of liquid measure and how to convert between
them. For grades 5-6
& Dragons, developed in 1974, is considered the originator of the
modern role-playing game industry. Watch with your students this segment
from PBS Digital Studios’ “Off Book” to learn
more about this particular storytelling process and what it means today
in the digital era. For grades 6-12
and educators are exploring how video games can be used in real-world
ways, both positive and practical. Watch with your class “What Games
Teach” from FRONTLINE’s Digital Nation and
explore the power of alternate realities to do more than just
entertain. For grades 6-12
“indie” is all about small teams working on artistic visions and the
freedom to explore “crazy” ideas. In this clip, your
class will learn more about how the indie gaming movement provides a
creative outlet for game designers outside the mainstream, and how they
can be inspired by it to “stay small” and be more creative in their own
artistic pursuits. For grades 9-12.
LearningMedia launched in 2011 in partnership with WBGH and is a free
media-on-demand service available to educators nationwide. The
service features a robust library of digital assets including videos,
games and lesson plans that align with National and Common Core State
More than 1.5 million teachers have registered access to PBS LearningMedia.
LearningMedia offers over 87,000 curriculum-aligned digital resources
available for free to PreK-12 educators nationwide.
Last year, PBS LearningMedia also launched a premium tier with enhanced
features and functionality available to states and districts.
Gaming in the Classroom, or if you would like additional information about these or any of the resources available from PBS LearningMedia, please contact
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