If you carefully choose the right sort of game it will engage the children in your class – in my opinion you have to take that as a given. It is what you do with that engaged group of children and how you make a difference to their learning that counts. Games can be used … Continue reading 10 Steps to Take Games Based Learning to the Next Level
Whichever way you look at it the words Games Based Learning create a very neat little box. In that box we are meant to see all “learning” that is centred on, or “based” around a game – which invariably and most recently refers to a console or computer game. In the recent few days I … Continue reading Is the Label “Games Based Learning” Useful?
Imagine for a moment you have a Nintendo Wii, or similar, in your classroom (perhaps you do already) which you use for games based learning. Topics or subject units you teach are centred around the use of a specific game and you are in the middle of one such topic. One day a parent comes … Continue reading Ban Consoles at Home
I think that every classroom should have a console. That is basically what this blog post is proposing, you can read on and find out why I think that, but that is it in a nutshell. You could stop reading right now, but please take away that first sentence, those first 9 words and consider them … Continue reading Consoles for Classrooms