' My objective for using gaming in my classroom would be for students to have a fun way to learn and practice the concepts I teach them. We currently have 2 Game-based Learning tools we use at our site for the primary grades. One for Language Arts and one for Math. I would like to bring in a brand new addition that they have never seen before that has more Gamification characteristics. I come across many students that don't enjoy or are not as successful as othe r what I offer so I think having other options is beneficial to expand on their digital literacy.
I personally am not a gamer(I don't have the leisure time, but I do enjoy Trivia games). However many of my students immediately get on their gaming device when they get picked up from school or in the morning before they come to school. Unfortun
The games I introduce will be games that offer more review and that I can even make competitive where students can be placed on teams. It's not really common for 1st graders to have tests on influential people, moments in history or math equations like upper grades because the majority of what we do is foundational and there aren't many heavy loaded assessments but I would like to develop something similar for my little learners.