Tag: Games Based Learning

Dance, Dance, Dance in Class! Incorporating games-based learning to encourage pupil physical activity

By using dancemat software engaging pupils in physical activity in the classroom can incorporate aspects of games-based learning along with the engaging visual and aural drivers of dancemat activity using the free Stepmania software with a dance mat. With just one dancemat and a connected computer (especially if the dancemat on-screen activity can also be …

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What will you do now? Make “Choose Your Own Adventure” stories

Looking for a way to stimulate extended writing with reluctant writers in your classroom? Looking for a way to engage pupils with reading the stories of their peers? The idea behind Choose Your Own Adventure Stories is very simple: pupils start writing a story, then present options to their readers after the first sentence or …

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Primary Games for Learning Gains

Primary Games Arena is a site aimed specifically at pupils in primary schools and comprises free online games for all ages and stages, as well as all areas of the curriculum. There is a huge selection of high-quality games which have been identified to individually address the needs of the curriculum first and foremost to address the learning required for …

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Is your school up for a UK-wide Maths Challenge?

Can your pupils become national maths champions? Will they claim maths glory for your school? Together with the British Science Association, the free online maths resource Manga High is running a UK-wide Maths Challenge. Manga High is a free online games-based maths teaching resource aimed at 7-16 year-olds.  Mangahigh.com combines the development of maths skills …

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Games-Based Learning with Manga High Maths

Manga High Maths is a free online games-based maths teaching resource originally aimed at 7-16 year-olds, but as of August 2014 extended to include younger pupils (now covering primary 1-3). Mangahigh.com combines the development of maths skills with video game format games and social network models for entertainment and harness the power of social competition for building …

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