E-Learning Games for Kids #59
E-Learning Games for Kids #59: Challenge | Recap
Games. They’re fun to play and even more fun to design. In a previous e-learning challenge, we saw some really creative games designed around topics for all ages.
This week we’re going to look at learning games for kids. Here are a few examples shared in the community:
Math Games
Flashcards
Articulate Super Hero Paul Alders recently shared a free math game template. Using a flashcards design, the learner progresses through the cards by correctly answering basic math problems.
Get the Bananas
An amusing math game designed by Jeanette Brooks. Help the monkey climb the tree and reach the bananas by correctly answering the math problems.
Fun Games
Connect the Dots
Simple connect the dots game built in Storyline. The game features options for enabling and disabling the number guides.
Brain Teasers
Visual Logic Game
Lateral learning game designed community member Montse Anderson. The game is based on a real-world game where the learner is asked to remove match sticks to “make ten.”
Health and Nutrition Games
Start Your Day with Breakfast
Excerpt from learning course designed by Super Hero Phil Mayor. This interaction helps kids learn about healthy food choices.
View breakfast foods demo from Start Your Day With Breakfast lesson
Challenge of the week
This week your challenge is to build a simple e-learning game for kids.
You can design any type of learning game you want. Just keep it simple and have fun with it.
Resources
Here are some e-learning game examples shared by your fellow community members. Not all were designed for kids, but there are some free templates that might help you get started.
- 12 Free E-Learning Games for Articulate Storyline
- 10 Free E-Learning Games for Articulate Storyline
- 5 Free E-Learning Games for Articulate Storyline
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E-Learning Challenge #58: Challenge | Recap
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Hi Alexander! I'm so glad you liked it and I appreciate your feedback! I actually talk about why I didn't include the equivalent of an on-screen calculator in my blog post. At an earlier level of learning it would make sense to reinforce the idea that if you're spending something then you'll be left with less money in your pocket, but in this case the challenge is closer to what you'd face in real life: You have this much money - the yummy items you want cost this much - how much can you buy? At some point in your development you've got to either do the calculation in your head or figure it out some other way as you're standing there in the store - and that's what I was going for. And what better place to practice than in a no-risk, worry-free elearning environment? Nonetheless there are a... Expand
Funny enough, I have two "games" I developed in Storyline that I can share. I developed a set of 1st Grade Math Flash Cards to help make math fun for my daughter. This one uses a LOT of question banks along with one final result slide that pulls in the scores for all the sets of numbers attempted. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/122411650/1st%20Grade%20Math%20Flash%20Cards%20output/story.html A couple of years ago I also created a trivia game they used in my son's classroom as an activity for their winter celebration. Nothing fancy in this one, just a lot of customized feeback for the questions. The kids split into several teams to answer the questions, but it could also be done individually. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/122411650/Winter%20Trivia%202012%20output/sto... Expand