INTRODUCING GAMES TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LEARNINGby Mother's Pride Preschool Love Blossoms Here
In order to boost student engagement in the classroom, sometimes we need to think differently. How about introducing game dynamics to the classrooms?
It’s fun to play games and children pour hours of their daily routine in playing. Whether they are shooting some 100 free throws or any other game play, they have fun at play.
So, you can hit the thought of student engagement through games, you can choose to apply some gaming elements to the curriculum subjects to increase their participation and motivation. For example, the happiness of getting rewards on your credit card, flight tickets, grocery shopping etc.?
What if you do something similar in the curriculum subjects? Just like the extra toppings on pizza, what if the students could get some additional skills while studying? Well, gamifying the subjects can offer such opportunities to the students.
Boost them by level-up scores
Spare time and create a chart that shows level-up points, how much experience the students need to reach a certain level and give away badges. This way, they will feel encouraged and will put extra efforts in what they’re doing. Level them up for sharing their innovative and creative contribution to a subject topic. They will be encouraged to have their experience bonus points and would also know if they are ready to take the bigger challenge.
Remember not to keep these bonus points as a part of the curriculum, there must be some students who are not good at academics but perform well when it comes to showcasing their creativity and innovative skills.
The bigger challenge
Create a bigger challenge. For example, when a number of students reach level 5, introduce a competitive assessment. The students must qualify all the rounds and complete the assigned tasks in order to win the challenge. Don’t make it easy, invite in some hurdles and tough tasks.
To attain a certain level of challenge, allow them to earn a badge. Introduce some literacy skills into the show. For example, if you are creating 5 levels, name level 1 as reading 3 stories in a specific time period, mark level 2 as finding words related to kindness in the stories they read, level 3 to make posters for the pictorial representation of a story and so on.
Whenever you plan to teach any subject to the students, always remember to add achievements while preparing them for the assessments. That’s how the teachers at Presidium teach their students. They make sure they reward their students for the best they did and make the school to be counted as one of the best schools in indirapuram ghaziabad.
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