NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Game Based Learning Series: Comprehension

EDUC 600




Instructor: Sue Lundgren


Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $160

Partner Class Offered Through eEducators

Course Description:

This Game Based Learning series consists of courses in which participants will be creating ready-to-use games, locating online sites to support the language arts/math curriculum and learning how to modify popular games into learning tools. At the end of each course, participants will walk away with a large resource of ideas and supportive materials aligned with district, state, and/or national standards.


1.  Read research based articles on the benefits of utilizing games in the classroom.

2.  Reflect on assessing game based learning.

3.  Explore the standards for English Language Arts.  http://www.ncte.org/about/over/standards/110846.htm.

4.  Create comprehension games based on state and/or district standards.

5.  Locate interactive online sites supporting state or district standards.


The required reading is found in a collection of web sites. 

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