Playing Games with Formative Assessment

This article in Education Leadership looks at ways teachers can use games to conduct formative assessment. The article discusses the difference between as well as the benefits of two instructional approaches: game-based learning and gamified instruction. It provides several classroom examples of how to use games to measure student’s learning progress.

This article provides a list of existing games that work well for assessment purposes, plus tips for communicating with parents about why games are used in the classroom. Note this magazine requires a subscription to read in full.

Source Organization: ASCD

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