Tuesday, 21 February 2012

How to Make Your own Card Game - It's a Process...


I'm so busy at school but I can't complain because I'm always getting inspiration to make something that my students can use to help them learn. The inspiration comes from the students themselves because they know what they want, and how they like to learn.  Last month I was teaching about Prefixes and during my lunch periods, I kept working on a prototype of prefix cards. Each card had the prefix, it's definition, examples of a word or words that include the prefix with a matching picture.

Here's how I did it:
making cards
Trace and Cut
My Prototype Design (We loved it!)
After the cards were completed, my students took them over. They modified my original idea (which was to use them as flash cards) and turned the drill activity into a game. Aren't they brilliantly awesome? So then I got really inspired to recreate them on my computer because my students like it so much, I reasoned that I must be onto something that's worth my time and effort to make for another class somewhere that may like it as much as my students do! Plus, my students really flipped out for this computerized version...

Prefix game

Prefix Activities

So that's how it happens... making learning fun in my class. I have these available for purchase at TpT and at Teachers Notebook (they are websites for teachers to find tried and true resources from other teachers).  So if you are curious, feel free to check them out. As for my students, they're currently using my prototype for suffixes.

3 comments:

A M Smith said...

CLEVER, CLEVER!! I like it!!

Coloring Pages said...

I believe the inspiration comes from the students themselves because they know what they want, and how they like to learn. That is an interesting blog. Coloring Pages

adnan amjad said...

It is a good thing, we have to learn it , great job.
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As a Caribbean primary school teacher, I share my unique classroom with the world through this blog. Readers step into my class through the pictures, articles and classroom samples of games and lessons used in my class. I have been teaching since 2005 at the std. 4 primary level in Trinidad and Tobago. I am particularly interested in sharing my own personal lesson plans, tests and activities. Teachers need to share ideas and support each other because in doing so, we help to educate our students and develop ourselves as teachers. Technology is ever evolving and we as teachers should get on board with it, collaborate and keep up to date with this new age that we live in. Our students belong to this technological era and we must embrace opportunities to learn from each other in this global community. I also love to express my creativity in the classroom. I am a bit of a craftster . So I'm always cutting, gluing or making something... a game, a chart, a learning center, etc. So, teachers and parents, feel free to stop by and see what's new at Nyla's Crafty Teaching!