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ERIC Number: EJ1209544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Spicing up Your Classroom Games
Pearlman, Melanie
Science Teacher, v86 n7 p40-45 Mar 2019
Spices, of course, do not make a meal, but they make a meal more enjoyable and memorable. Games do the same, allowing teachers to interact with their students in a different way than they normally do. They also have the potential to challenge and assess students' understanding of content. Games allow teachers to "play" with their students in ways that other learning activities do not. The author puts classroom games into three categories: (1) active games that spice up review of content already covered; (2) simulations that personalize content; and (3) adaptation of commercially produced games to increase depth of content knowledge. In this article, the author introduces games she has used in physical science and physics class, but could be adapted for use in many different subjects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A