Making learning fun with gaming!
Blog: Using Games for Learning-Practical Steps to Get Started
by Jordan Shapiro
September 12, 2014
Part 19 of MindShift’s Guide to Games and Learning
eXPlore Like a Pirate
Are you ready to transform your classroom into an experiential world that flourishes on collaboration and creativity? Then set sail with classroom game designer and educator Michael Matera as he reveals the possibilities and power of game-based learning. In eXPlore like a Pirate, Matera serves as your experienced guide to help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum.
Fun Learning Apps
Engaging fun games from Kids perspective
No consumables or 3rd Party Ads. 100% COPPA compliant
In-Depth reporting & Skill Filtering for enhanced learning experience
#MathMadness partners with Makkajai
March 14, 2016 through April 08, 2016 (both days inclusive).
Contest will begin at 00:00 hrs PST on March 14, 2016 and will end at 23:59 hrs PST on April 08, 2016
Students can play any of the following games, by clicking on the "Math Madness" icon on the home page of any of the Monster Math apps. You can download the apps by clicking on the links below:
The student(s) who has collected the maximum number of candies over the duration of the competition will be declared the winner.
Global Classroom Competition
Makkajai along with our partner Calliope Global is also coordinating global gaming sessions for classrooms across the globe to compete with each other in game of Math.
Details of the competition is available below
Gaming Resources for the Classroom
Couple more things to keep in mind when using apps for individuals with special needs:
- Adapted learning strategies: Make use of learning strategies that have been proven effective in special education.
- Multi-sensory learning: The app should use diverse media which enable users of different learning styles and capabilities such as :Text, audio, images and video clips
- Accessibility: Check if the app is able to use iOS’s accessibility such as switches, TTS etc
Here is one online resource which covers special-ed: http://appymall.com/techinspecialed/