June 28, 2017
Game-based learning is a pedagogical approach that involves the integration of games in learning activities. We have already extensively covered this approach in previous posts which you can access from this page. In today’s post we are sharing with you this interesting collection of engaging games you can use with your students on Chromebooks. This list, curated from Chrome App Store, features games covering different subjects and skills. These include: physics-based game, mystery games, quiz games, math games, word games, Arcade games and many more. Check them out and share with us your feedback. Links to the apps are under the visual.
1- Cut the Rope‘A mysterious package has arrived, and the little monster inside has only one request… CANDY! Collect gold stars, discover hidden prizes and unlock exciting new levels in this addictively fun, physics-based game!’2- Little Alchemy‘A simple but addictive game. Start with four basic items and use them to find dinosaurs, unicorns and spaceships!’3- Murder Files‘Murder has never been so puzzling! Find out Whodunnit in the #1 Murder Mystery game, now available for Google Chrome.’4- Virtual Traveler (no longer working)‘Love exploring? Virtual Traveler is a an excellent quiz game that not only provide plenty of exploration, but also fun to play.’5- The Elementals‘This is a fun periodic table where every element has its own personality.’6- Math Block Collapse‘Collapse the blocks by clicking the groups of horizontally or vertically connected blocks with the same math sign and color.’7- Typing Game‘Learn to type and have fun at the same time. Blast your way through an arcade style shooter game while improving your typing…’8- Math Arcade Games (no longer working)‘Improve your math skills and have arcade style fun at the same time. Blast your way through wave after wave of attacking alien…’9- Denki Word Quest‘Quick to play RPG word game where each quest lasts for a maximum of 5 minutes. Denki Word Quest is set in the highly-literate land of Wordor, where the player takes the role of Biblio (or Bib for short), our brave hero whose village has recently been turned to ruins by Pure Evil, the villainous monster that lurks high in a tower on the far side of the land.’10- Math Defender‘Defend your gems from the evil birds! Shoot a feather towards the bird whose number answers the question on the cannon.’11- Math Invaders (no longer working)‘Discover this game which will make you love numbers. Have fun adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing within an amazing graphic design.’
12- Gamestar Mechanic‘Gamestar Mechanic is an award-winning game and community where you can make and share your own video games.’