Over the course of the past couple of years I have been including games in the classroom to help students learn. While the games have not been particularly difficult or very complex the enjoyment and engagement that I have received from the kids has been phenomenal. Simple jeopardy games in PowerPoint or simple learning games off of the web can be quite effective.
In a Blog I read this morning called “Free Technology for Teachers” they show cased a website called “Purpose games.com”. Located at the following link: http://www.purposegames.com/ This site allows you to create simple games that I have found to be very effective in engaging and teaching kids mundane tasks like states and capitals, vocabulary, geography concepts and dates. The greatest thing about this website is that you can create your own game that will fit your content specific area, rather than having to adapt an exsisting game to your curriculum.
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