I am currently in the middle of a 4-day Edugaming Workshop and loving it. I wouldn't consider myself a gamer, but I enjoy a good game.
The focus of this workshop is for educators to create game that are not quiz-like. That is not an easy task. In general you are trying to create a game to teach students and assess what they know but it can't be quiz-like. Seems like an oxymoron, but it is possible, it just takes some thinking.
Here is an example of a quiz-like game.
A student picks up a card, answers the question, and if he is correct, then moves his piece of the board.
Here's another example:
Bang! I wrote about this game previously in my Pinterest searchings.
Don't get me wrong, these quiz-like games are okay in the classroom, but you will find your students more engaged if it's not quizzy.
I have two more days of this workshop remaining. I hope to have an update for you then.
Do you have any successful games that you use in your classroom?
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