It's easier than you think to bring the fun and excitement of a game play in to your classroom. Whether it’s the latest video game craze, a beloved childhood board game or the local sports team they never miss watching, games are a fun and engaging topic.
We all have those memories of a fun game we used to play in school. Around the world, silent ball, sparkle. Sometimes the games were just filler activities on a rainy day. But oftentimes those games were a valuable review activity that helped our learning stick.
Adding elements of gameplay in the classroom increases engagement. You can even throw in opportunities for students to level up, earn badges and experience points using teamwork in a friendly competition and watch the motivation skyrocket.
Gamification doesn't have to be intense or takeover your planning time. A simple Kahoot game or a Jeopardy style review is all it takes to add some game elements to your class.
There are so many options out there and so if you're looking for ways to bring game elements your class then you're in the right place! On this page you'll find:
- Our favorite posts with tons of tips and ideas for how to gamify your class.
- Tools for instant gamification.
- Templates you can adapt to fit your class.
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How to gamify your class
Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live and Gimkit
The best features of game shows can be used to review and teach in the classroom. Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, and Gimkit can help. See their pros, cons and what makes them different.
20 ways to gamify your class
Games are fun. We love playing them, watching them and even creating them. But how can we bring elements of gameplay into our classroom in meaningful ways? Here are 15 ways to gamify your class.
10 game hooks to inspire learning in your class
Even the smallest game element can transform a dull learning activity into an experience. The trick? Finding the right way to connect the games and the learning together.
Themes, teams, and side quests: A superhero’s guide to gamification
Games are fun. They add excitement, engagement, and some friendly competition. Building your games around a theme takes your gamification to a whole other level. Here is a guide for getting started.
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Student game design
Game design in the classroom: 8 steps to get started
Game design is a great way to bring the fun and engagement of gameplay into the classroom. In this post you'll find 8 steps for game creation in the classroom along with game design resources you can use right away!