GBL and Literacy

I believe Maths is not the best subject for GBL for the game-play most of the time is not part of the learning experience.  Is it therefore really necessary to deliver the content in a game.  Does that develop students’ understanding of the topic better compared to a more traditional approach?

I do use games however to develop literacy amongst my students.  I like http://www.philologus.co.uk/  which you can use to create anagrams in seconds (nice starter) or a game of hangman (plenary?).  It has various other options too.  What I like about it is that it takes only a very short amount of time to create the game suitable for that particular lesson.

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2 comments

  1. I have a HUGE body of research that demonstrates mastery level in math based upon gaming designs. I am happy to share those articles and research with you. Please don’t close your mind to it as it can reach so many different types of learners.
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jordanshapiro/2013/08/29/video-games-are-the-perfect-way-to-teach-math-says-stanford-mathematician/ [from Stanford University]

    Book – Mathematics Education for a New Era

    RPG’s in Mathematics – http://atcm.mathandtech.org/EP2009/papers_full/2812009_17098.pdf

    Bill Gates invested well over 20 million dollars in GBL

    http://centerforgamescience.org

    Take a look! 🙂

  2. I will have a look at it, thanks!

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