Game-based Learning Presentation

This post is a 2016 presentation that I gave for a graduate class.

game-based learning title slide

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

educational quiz games


math games


science games


fitness games


games for change

  • 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

board games and 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.

Student-Created Games

student created games


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