Using Computers in the Classroom

Want to get your students engaged? Consider adding a new element to your classroom - games that can be played by your class. While this is certainly nothing new, the ease with which it can be done is an exciting development. You can create course-appropriate games with ease.

In many instances, this has been done for you - some examples:

The Sourcebook for Teaching Science at http://www.csun.edu/~vceed002/ref/games/ offers many options. You can download templates, or games created by others.

Some examples:

Games requiring a computer

Jeopardy - http://www.csun.edu/~vceed002/ref/presentation/powerpoint/ppt_files/jeopardy_sample.ppt - Template with instructions and some examples.
Or obtain it here.
Accounting sample - http://www.geocities.com/docseda/
 

Various Quizzes - Day 1 activity?
http://www.funtrivia.com/quizzes/humanities/social_sciences.html
My friend slope - http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/SciTech/My-Good-Friend-Slope-184515.html

Something to do outside of class - or that you can do in your spare time.. http://www.nationstates.net/cgi-bin/index.cgi

Useful for a language course? http://www.gamesforthebrain.com/all/

www.merlot.org - Search "games" - some finds -
How ethical are you? http://onlineethics.org/corp/graymatters/martin.html
Defining natural selection http://ats.doit.wisc.edu/biology/ev/ns/ns.htm
ESL or just mindless entertainment - http://vocabulary.co.il/
Identify the cause of the outbreak - http://www.swbic.org/outbreak/
Practicing formal logic - http://www.tc.umn.edu/~kurtis/flash/id/index.html
Various - http://www.tc.umn.edu/~kurtis/flash/
Chemistry - Balancing equations - http://funbasedlearning.com/chemistry/chembalancer/default.htm

Games that do not require a computer

Bingo - This can be done electronically, but you could also just use paper.

Taboo - Here is a template to get you started - Taboo template

Taboo instructions - scroll down!

Games economists play - http://www.marietta.edu/~delemeeg/games/

 

Links I stumbled upon and wish to share..

http://www.teachwithmovies.org/indexes-main.htm

This page last updated January 26, 2006.