Tag Archives: toptens

Top Ten For Halloween

It’s the run up to Halloween and one way to have fun, get your learners orientated towards the theme and get some reading practice in is to do some Digital Play activities with a scare factor.  Here is a selection of 10 Halloween lead in activities to try out with your learners.  All the links [...]

Top Ten Presentations on Gaming and Education

Here’s a brief description of ten PowerPoint slides on gaming in education.  All these slide shows were chosen to influence, inspire and interest you the reader.  You can watch them by either following the links or clicking on the image. 1 Gaming For Education   A presentation on the why, which and how games can [...]

Get ya gaming mojo back

Did you ever play computer games as a kid? Is there a game you remember that you always used to play? Would you like to play it again? If your answer to any of these questions was ‘Yes’ then why not play it again?  Maybe you can’t.  Either you or your parents sold on your [...]

10 Gaming Genres To Adapt In Class

Here’s a brief description of ten gaming genres and some tips on how they can be used in the classroom.  All these games were chosen because they are popular with young language learners, engaging and fun.  You can read lesson ideas and plans on this blog by following the links. 1  Point and click These [...]

10 Online Games with Walkthroughs

Here’s a brief description of ten online games that have walkthroughs.  What is a walkthrough?  Text written by a gamer to help another gamer complete the game successfully.  All these games and walthroughs were chosen because they have proved popular with language learners, use language that is not too complicated or dense and are not [...]

Halloween – 10 activities for the computer room, connected classroom and classroom

Here’s a brief description of ten Halloween activities for your English Language Learners.  They require very little preparation and I’ve included some tips on how to use them.  All these games were chosen because they are free, easily accessible, engaging and fun for English Language Learners. 1  Dark wood Level Low Level Primary learners in a connected [...]

Top Ten Guinness Book of Gaming Records

Here’s a list of World records from the Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer’s edition.  Can you identify which numbers below go in the spaces for each record? 376          1 million       24.84 million      2,468        214       156        379,552,748   [...]

10 Reasons Why Video Games Are Good For The Soul

Here’s a brief description of ten online articles about how video games have been seen to successfully teach or educate for real life skills. 1 Computer games make maths fun in school. An article from the online UK Guardian newsgroup about how a school in nottinghamshire is developing lesson plans and activities for the wii [...]

10 Educational Games

Here’s a brief description of ten games with strong social awareness and education in world issues that require very little preparation and some tips on how to use them.  All these games were chosen because they are free, easily accessible, engaging and fun for English Language Learners. 1 Against all odds A game that aims to educate [...]

Top Ten football games

Below is a list of ten football games you can ask learners who are getting ready to watch the world cup.  All these games were chosen because some of your learners may well be playing them at home or at friends. As well as being popular, engaging and fun to play they also offer great [...]