Gamify Learning

Gamify learning to engage students.

This is the fifth in a series of posts about engaging your students in puberty class. Read Part 1 HERE.

Strategy #5: Gamify Learning

Classrooms can be transformed into dynamic and interactive environments that promote active participation and enjoyment when we gamify learning. In this blog post, we explore the concept of gamifying learning and discuss several strategies that teachers can employ to create an engaging and effective educational experience for their students.

Teacher-Created Games:

One approach to gamify learning involves teachers designing educational games specifically tailored to their curriculum. These games can take various forms, such as digital quizzes, interactive board games, or classroom simulations. By incorporating elements of challenge, progression, and rewards, teachers can foster a sense of excitement and motivation among students, making the learning process more enjoyable and memorable.

Student-Created Games:

Encouraging students to create their own educational games is another powerful way to promote active learning. By allowing students to design and develop games related to the subjects they are studying, educators can tap into students’ creativity and problem-solving skills. This approach not only empowers students but also enhances their understanding of the material as they delve deeper into the topics while designing the game.

Competitive Games (Keep It Friendly):

Competition can be a powerful motivator. However, it is essential to foster a friendly and supportive atmosphere to ensure that the focus remains on learning rather than winning. By introducing competitive games that encourage healthy competition, teachers can promote engagement, critical thinking, and quick decision-making skills among students.


The classic game show “Jeopardy” can be adapted for educational purposes. By structuring the game around academic content and forming student teams, teachers can create an exciting and interactive review session. Jeopardy-style games encourage students to recall and apply their knowledge while enjoying the friendly competition with their peers.


Bingo is a versatile game that can be customized to suit various subjects and learning objectives. Teachers can create bingo cards with relevant terms, concepts, or questions, and students can mark off the answers as they are called out. This approach not only reinforces learning but also adds an element of excitement as students strive to complete their cards.


Kahoot is an interactive online platform that allows teachers to create quizzes, surveys, and discussions. Students can participate using their smartphones or other devices, making it highly engaging. The competitive nature of Kahoot quizzes and the real-time feedback it provides make it a popular gamification tool in classrooms worldwide.

Gamifying learning offers a myriad of benefits, including increased student engagement, motivation, and retention. By incorporating elements of play and competition into the classroom, teachers can create an immersive and enjoyable learning environment. The strategies discussed, including teacher-created games, student-created games, cooperative and competitive games, as well as popular tools like Jeopardy, Bingo, and Kahoot, offer exciting opportunities to make learning a fun and effective experience.

This is part 5 of a 6-part series on Engaging Students in Puberty Class. Read part 6 HERE.


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