Game-based Learning Presentation
This post is a 2016 presentation that I gave for a graduate class.
Is there a difference between educational game-playing and gamification in education?
What experiences do you have with gaming in the classroom?
Educational Quiz Games
- PeaceMaker - Challenges players to establish peace in the Middle East.
- Parable of the Polygons - shows how small individual biases can become large institutional biases
- Papers, Please - Examine documents as an immigration officer to keep your dystopian country, Arstotzka, safe.
- Darfur is Dying - Provides a window into the experience of refugees in Darfur.
Board / Card Games
- Werewolf - (aka Mafia) to open discussion of the Salem witch trials, McCarthyism, and other witch hunts
- Pandemic - (or the mobile game Plague, Inc) to illustrate how diseases travel interconnected networks of the world
- Meltdown - save the polar bears before the ice melts
- Heads Up - use Ellen’s party game to review a subject
- Telestrations - Split a text into 1-2 sentence strips. Give a different strip to each student. You have 1 minute to sketch your sentence. Pass sketch to right. Write down or share your interpretation of their sketch.
Resources for creating badges…