Note: We have covered Gamification in another recent blog post about Kahoot! Feel free to stop over there first to learn about why instructors are choosing to spend class time playing games like Kahoot!, Family Feud, Jeopardy, and Cash Cab.
As our previous post explained, gamification is one way that instructors here at the College of Nursing and across the globe attempt to battle the monotony that can reign over class time. It is a particularly useful approach to breaking up long stretches of class time when student attention may begin to drift. PowerPoint templates are available that allow instructors to easily create assessments from existing lecture content. The games that result are an interactive way to assess student learning on the day of the lecture or in anticipation of a quiz or test. Lifewire.com has free PowerPoint templates to get you started (Note: Always use caution when clicking on links to free resources to avoid downloading malware).
Recently, the graduate family nurse practitioner students led by Dr. Kelly Casler tried their hand at a game of Family Feud based on recent lecture content. Check out the video below which shows how our graduate school lecturers are using Gamification in their classroom:
If you would like assistance with identifying the right game template for your instructional purpose, contact the College of Nursing IT Department. We’ll be happy to help!