21 Smart Games For Game-Based Learning

by TeachThought Staff

Game-Based Learning is a slippery beast.

For one, it promotes students playing video games, which is somewhat radical in many learning environments for anything other than recreation.

And two, there is seemingly a disconnect between what students learn while playing games (e.g., problem-solving, visual-spatial thinking, collaboration, resource management), and the pure academic standards most teachers are interested promoting mastery of.

In the middle, there is a simple truth that few things are as engaging–for adults and students alike–as a well-designed video game, which might just make the following list of smart, “learning games” curated by Sam Gliksman useful to you.

If you’re looking for somewhere to start, might we suggest Scribblenauts, Civilization Revolution, and Monster Physics?

21 Smart Games For Game-Based Learning