Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Games for School

I posted about this site last year, but I thought it deserved a new mention for any new readers out there that may not be reading previous blog posts. Dr. Ertzberger at UNC-W has created a site with FREE downloadable game templates used in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. All the games, according to him at a workshop I attended a few years back, have been checked by lawyers to make sure there are no copyright infringements with things like his Jeopardy-like games while some of the other templates on the web do have copyright issues that teachers are often not aware of. There are games that you can prepare ahead of time with questions, but also things like timers, printable games, and games where you just move pieces ahead so you could use those with on the spot oral questions as a quick review. I used the Big Board game, which is like Jeopardy, as a review of procedures to make it a little more interesting. The kids seem to really like it. They are easy to use and he includes directions of how to use them. Check it out if you are looking for something new to add to your lessons!

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