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...
Video Games in Classrooms

Video Games in Classrooms: Lessons Learned

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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...
Scientific Illustrations Video

Getting Creative: Scientific Illustrations & Other Projects

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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...

Battleship Numberline Math Game Teaching Strategies

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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...
Ethics and English Game

Quandary: Preparing to Play & Guiding Questions (with ELL Support)

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Before playing this ethics and English game, ask if students are familiar with the word "Quandary"? You may want to start the session by asking: “Do you know what the game’s title means? What is a qua...
Using games in learning centers

Using Games in Learning Centers

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Using games in learning centers not only helps your students learn; it can help you better assess their learning! GameUp and GameUp Jr. work exceptionally well as work station or learning center activ...
Moby and Tim cooperative gaming

Games As Homework

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Have students use GameUp games as homework wherever they can access a computer with Internet access! You can give students a special goal to reach, or even offer them extra credit if they show you a s...
Educational Games

Educational Games: 5 Ways to Structure Game Play

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There are lots of different ways you can have students explore online educational games. Here are five general approaches we can recommend to structure game play: Whole Class Game Play: Project the g...
Games and Graphic Organizers

Using Graphic Organizers with Games

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Some students will prefer to figure out games in their heads, but others may need additional support. When introducing a game to your class, consider offering scratch paper or graphic organizers to he...

Setting Cooperative Gaming Expectations

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If you are allowing students to cooperatively play an educational game, make sure you go over expectations for being a good cooperative gaming partner. Explain what it looks like and sounds like to wo...