Simple Machines: Preparing for Play

January 24, 2013

Introduce the concept of simple machines using a classroom door! Students like to see how simple machines are a part of everyday life, and this is an easy way to illustrate that fact. Through the acti...

Pyramid Panic Tips and Tricks

January 24, 2013

The pyramid in the Pyramid Panic game has four zones, each of which features three levels and a Boss Level, making 16 levels in total. Each zone contains a unique mix of mathematical problems, with th...

Flower Power Math Game Play Strategies

January 23, 2013

The Best Way to Grow: Tell Flower Power math game learners not to grow cheap flowers but to grow the stems and let them pollinate, so they progress quickly to more valuable flowers and fungi. Let the...

Branches of Power Assessment Ideas

January 23, 2013

This game helps students see how the branches of power are interrelated. Use the following questions to spark discussion on the Branches of Power game as to what students learned about the legislative...

Video Games in Classrooms: Lessons Learned

January 23, 2013

Join Marjee Chmiel, instructional technology specialist at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA and a former game designer, as she shares tried and tested tips for...

Getting Creative: Scientific Illustrations & Other Projects

January 23, 2013

All the way from Shanghai, we welcome Laura Brown, a high school science teacher, for this webinar on scientific illustrations and other creative projects. Find out how she and her students use BrainP...

Dig It Teaching Strategies

January 23, 2013

Dig it Teaching Strategies include exposing students to related fractions concepts, essential questions, and tips for successful game play. Exposing Students to Related Concepts: Students can be exp...

Ayiti Assessment Ideas

January 23, 2013

After students have played the Ayiti game, they will need to reflect upon and also share their experiences. This discussion’s goal is to explore the correlation between choices made, their respectiv...

A Tangled Web: Preparing to Play

January 23, 2013

It's useful to make sure all the students know relevant vocabulary prior to playing a Tangled Web. Be sure to teach the meanings of basic concepts related to angles, parallel lines, polygons, trian...

Battleship Numberline Math Game Teaching Strategies

January 23, 2013

Collaborative Learning Tips: Allow learners to work in pairs at a computer while playing the Battleship Numberline math game. Pairing learners of somewhat varying abilities together can be a good w...