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educational games, game design, English, instructional design
educational games, game design, English, instructional design

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多采多姿寫作文,興高采烈小作家!

題目是: "All About Me!" (這就是我!)
幼稚園大班的Cora 和我先在網路上玩 "All About Me!",玩了兩次後,我才把作文紙印出來。我們先用問答的方式激發她寫作的內容的豐富與趣味,接著把想說的東西畫出來,最後我們才開始寫內容。

為了加深對字彙與句型結構的印象,更是為了讓我們的作品多彩多姿,除了圖片上彩以外,我鼓勵Cora也把句子描上顏色。她不但欣然同意,而且還變本加厲,以至於發生了一個小小問題。

本來我是要她一個句子一個顏色就好,但是她決定要每一個字就要換一個顏色,我心裡很掙扎,因為會浪費時間。後來我同意了,因為雖然有點浪費時間,但是更重要的是要把學習與樂趣連結,一旦在她的心中根植了英文寫作是有趣的,以後學習其他寫作練習時,她也會帶著有趣的經驗與回憶下筆。

相片中的她笑得好燦爛,因為她正在寫:"I like candy." 中的 CANDY!
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「你的父母毀了你的一生!」

有一則伍迪艾倫笑話說看了一輩子的心理醫生,結果還不是就是因為你的父母毀了你的一生。

現實生活中更是有小小孩百般責怪父母害了他,因為媽媽說了什麼「害」了他怎麼樣怎麼樣的,因為爸爸做了什麼,甚至沒做了什麼而「害」了他怎麼樣怎麼樣的,有的父母親還真的因此而自責不已。小孩子食髓知味,在關鍵時刻使出殺手鐧,尤其是母親更容易心痛如絞,絞出一堆淚水。千錘百鍊之後,小子的金蠶脫殼之技就出師了!

天下沒有完美的父母!

要有完美的父母就要先給一個完美的小孩吧?要不然,不給我們一個完美的小孩,至少給個「使用者手冊」吧?我們連買個電風扇、手機都有附帶使用者手冊,更何況是會不斷自我學習發展的小小人類?

自己回想一生至此,似乎也曾怪罪父母的不是。哎呀!寫到這裡,自己都忍不住偷笑😏,哪裡是「似乎」,根本就是有。但是我的媽媽從不曾「自責不已」,媽媽反而是「不以為然」,接下來的是「看你哪裡跑」。

At the end of our tutoring session, Rex was searching for his eraser in a panic mode.

"Where's my eraser? Where's my eraser? I cannot find my eraser!"
"I don't think you brought your eraser here today, Rex," I calmly reminded him.
"I did! I did! I did!" He insisted, and the state of his panicking escalated.

We looked everywhere, under every sheet of paper, every book, and every cranny on and under my wood table. I offered to give him a new eraser, but he turned it down, and persisted on looking for his.

"Where was the eraser last time," I asked him.
"It was on my pencil." Oh, my God. Instead of an eraser, what he was looking for was a pencil with an eraser attached to it.

Right before I concluded the session for the evening, he was having fun drawing on his little new book. Not wanting to disturb the creative moment, I quietly put all his school supplies back to where they belong. He was so into his designing process, and he was completely unaware of what was going on around him.

After I showed him, he sighed with relief. He has two pencils, but only one of them is with an eraser. He did lose his eraser.

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Math Dice Jr. 「骰子玩數學」年幼版,這是我在Amazon上找到的一個適合小學生玩的數學遊戲,大小孩也可以玩的開心。基本上可以從加法開始玩起,聽起來好像很年幼,可是隨著孩子的學習進度,加上減法、乘法、除法,遊戲規則再變化一下,Math Dice Jr. 的好玩與教育指數可高著呢!我先來介紹一下基本玩法:
遊戲年齡:小一 以上
遊戲人數:1 ~ 5
遊戲時間: 1 0 分鐘或直到盡興
Math Dice Jr. 的小袋子有:
6顆骰子
一顆是12面體骰子,數字 1 到12
三顆6面體骰子,六面的點點由 1點 到6個點點
二顆也是6面體的骰子,但是有兩面都是1個點、 兩面是2個點、兩面是3個點點。
1 條藍色布製的比賽跑道,但是裡面沒有附帶代表玩家的公仔,我們可以用扣子或其他小東西做代表就可以。

擲出12面體骰子,顯示數字是所謂的目標數。
其他五個骰子為得分骰,所擲出的點點數代表是可以用來做運算的數字。玩家用了幾個骰子就可以得幾分或走幾步。
每一回合,大家都用同一組已擲出的骰子做算式,每個人的算式都不能一樣。
例子:
目標數是7
五個骰子各為:6、2、3、2、1
有幾個可能的算式:
用二個骰子6+1=7
用三個骰子6+3-2=7
也用三個骰子2+3+2=7
用四個骰子2x3+2-1=7
用五個骰子6X1X3/2-2=7
如最後例,如果孩子已經學過乘法,或者是再加上除法的話就可以有更多的算式的變化。有時候算式用的骰子是無法用來算出目標數,重新再擲一次12面體的目標骰子,直到目標數是可解的。

我所建議的玩法與Math Dice Jr. 所列的規則不同,原本的規則常常造成小朋友在玩的時候,只是顧著看誰先搶叫Math Dice,而慢一點的小朋友往往就放棄。

學生會玩之後,老師們可以把它變成回家功課,由學生自己決定每一回要用幾個骰子,一顆骰子代表幾分,他們可以自己決定這次功課要拿幾分。

另外,遊戲版圖可以用「蛇與階梯」或是其他類似的遊戲版以增加好玩指數。哪天有空我們坐下來好好玩一玩,你就會知道用玩得來學東西有多厲害!
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如果一開始就覺得數學好玩的話,那麼老師在教的時候,就比較可能接受數學的一些抽象觀念。要不然有時候等到學校進度教到的時候,才來補強就 已經晚了一步!

所以要玩,越玩越聰明!

幼稚園的時候我很喜歡玩一些紙牌遊戲像是十點半、撿紅點、二十一點、心臟病 (或是叫蓋棉被)等等。雖然剛開始常常輸,因為被大小孩騙也不自知,但是越玩越起勁,後來也開始贏一些。當小學一年級,學校開始教加法時,我覺得很簡單,也許因此我向來不排斥數學,願意好好做題目。既使到後來數學觀念越來越抽象、越來越難時,我總覺得我應該可以學得會。也許是因為小時候常常和同學、鄰居玩,以前回家功課也沒有像現在的小孩子那麼多,下課後有的是時間玩。有時間、有玩伴、有一副紙牌,我們就可以玩的很開心,雖然不知不覺中我們也學到了一些數學的觀念像是加法,甚至機率。

今天你有陪你的小孩玩嗎?沒空的話,邀鄰居小孩或同學來家裡玩,比請家教、送安親班比較便宜喲!

所以要玩,越玩越聰明!



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當面對小孩子們說他們討厭數學時,該怎麼辦? 有效的辦法之一就是玩!
就用色彩繽紛的SUMoku誘惑他們一步一步地走進歡樂"加乘"的數學世界吧!
"SUMoku" - 算數:乘法與加法運用
我為什麼會推薦SUMoku?

五年級的康康曾經非常討厭數學,我陪他玩了幾回而已,他就迷上了SUMoku。他開始對數學產生好感。學期結束時,他抱著媽媽,充滿自信地告訴我:「我們是數學世家!」

也是五年級的宜勝,也經歷了類似的過程。宜勝後來變得很會玩,他甚至可以一個人玩其他四個人的分,並且為其他對手玩出每一手的最高分。 玩SUMoku似乎變成了一種祈福的儀式,在數學考試前,他都堅持一定要玩一局。他都會苦苦要求說:「我需要玩SUMoku,數學考試才會順利。」

遊戲人數: 2 ~ 5
適合年齡層:九歲至成人
售價約美金 USD14.00 ~ 16.00 (我是在AMAZON 上買的)
遊戲規則英文版 http://www.blueorangegames.com/…/i…/stories/sumoku_rules.pdf
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Lure the math naysayers with the colorful SUMoku into the world of multiplication & addition.
"SUMoku" - math: multiplication & addition
WHY do I recommend it?
Once Kent, a fifth grader, was a math hater, after a few rounds of the game, he was hooked. He started to show a little interest in math. One thing leads to another... One semester later, hugging his mom, Kent declared, "We are a math family."
Ethan, also a fifth grader, was a similar case. Ethan became so good at the game that he was able to play for everybody. Playing Sumoku also became a ritual for Ethan before exams. He believed that playing Sumoku could bring him good luck. He begged us, "I NEED to play Sumoku."
# of Players: 2 ~ 5
Ages: 9+ to Adult
Price: USD14.00 ~ 16.00
A link to the game rules: http://www.blueorangegames.com/…/i…/stories/sumoku_rules.pdf
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"Color Fun 35" has been published on TPT, finally.

The design of blending word search and crossword puzzles with: matching words with images, unscrambling words, and using image clues adds more value to the learning experience.

"Illustrated Instructions" help learners follow the rules so that you don’t need to keep repeating yourself. Maybe now you’ll get a second to smell the coffee. Well, you know, we don’t have time to find the roses.

"Fun with Friends!" These special game sheets engage two or three students in mastering target vocabulary words while they devise their own game sheets to challenge their peers. My students love them. Their parents enjoy playing “Fun with Friends!” with their children at home, too.

"Secret Words & Idioms" add extra bonus fun for the hungry minds to hunt.

What a fun addition to enhancing learning effectiveness!

My students love them. I hope they bring joy to yours, too.

Obey Fun!

Azalea Lin

Important Info:
- Number of gamelike worksheets: 35
- Answer Keys: Yes
- Design: a blend of word search, image clues, unscramble, and crossword puzzles
- Learning Effectiveness: Tested Positive
- Fun Factor: Tested Positive
- Warning 01: Students may want more and wouldn't want to leave your class! - Warning 02: Students may even ask for more "work"sheets for homework.

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