June 11, 2012 10:55 by Nina
There’s a wealth of resources available to teachers nowadays. So much so that it can be overwhelming to find the most valuable tools for use in the classroom. The following are helpful tips that can aide teachers in evaluating the best educational games for their students:
1. What’s the learning objective? Factor in the end-goal when choosing educational resources for the classroom. Teachers want to pick games that foster and support the skills necessary for students to achieve the learning objective.
2. Consider a different point of view. Will students enjoy playing the game? Will they be able to articulate the cognitive patterns for achieving the learning objective?
3. Create a theme. Math games take on a perspective that allows students to combine the learning objective, mechanics and thought processes (elements) helpful for math in general. Take a game’s theme into account to identify the relevance across the subject.
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