The Diabetic Dog Game: Preparing for Play

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Many of your students will know someone with diabetes.  Have a discussion before and after Diabetic Dog game play, to be sure students connect diabetes to both insulin and diet.  Encourage students to...

Preparing to Play Supreme Decision

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Make sure learners have the background knowledge when preparing to play Supreme Decision. Students should know: What the Constitution and the First Amendment are The job of the Supreme Court, ...

Pyramid Panic Tips and Tricks

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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...

Number Jumble Math Game: Game Play Strategies

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This is a great math game for teaching students to find patterns with numbers. Decide whether you want students to work with whole numbers or in decimals, then refresh students’ memories of the multip...
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Employee Cafeteria: Using the Graphic Organizer

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Some of the Lure of the Labyrinth's puzzles require that players simultaneously juggle quite a bit of information in order to solve them. Some learners will take this in stride, figuring it all out in...

Guts and Bolts Tips and Tricks

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Here are some helpful tips and tricks for using the Guts and Bolts game with your class: The first few levels are fun to watch students work through trial and error. Let students have those mome...

Law Craft Game Play Strategies

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Activating Prior Knowledge: Students can play and learn from the Law Craft game without any pre-teaching. However, they may get more out of the game if they have some background knowledge and game pl...
Food Fight Tips and Tricks

Food Fight Tips and Tricks

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Playing Food Fight as a Class: Project the game onto a white screen or use an interactive whiteboard. Have students take turns in selecting species and offering one another strategy suggestions. Pla...

Flower Power Math Game Play Strategies

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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...
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Argument Wars Social Studies Game: Preparing for Play

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Learners will get more out of the Argument Wars social studies game if they are familiar with the rights contained in the Bill of Rights and in other amendments. It would also be best if they understa...