I have always enjoyed playing games. My family frequently plays board games when we get together, I play games with my children almost every day, and (not surprisingly) I’ve used a huge variety of gamesas educational tools in my classroom. Rather, pupils typically ask,”Could we play this again soon?” Some may wonder,”Why play games at a class?” I think it is important to declare the value of game playing for myself, my students, colleagues, parents and many others. Over the years, I have come up with my list of the top five reasons I believe game playing is a powerful instructional tool.
Students learn through the process of playing the games such as The Impossible Quiz. By playing a match, students might be able to understand a new concept or idea, take on a different perspective, or experimentation with various options or variables. For instance, within my beginning Spanish classes, I often played a card game the first week of school. The students were in groups of 4-5. Each person read through the instructions to the card game; then, the game has been played in full silence. After the first round, 1 pupil from each group (typically the”winner”) transferred to a different group. We typically played four rounds.