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Using GBL To Tap Into Students’ Love Of Video Games To Inspire The Love Of Learning: Jacob Trew & Jeff Krus
Jacob TrewAKA "Dr. Mad Trewth"
Jacob Trew, like many teachers, is faced every day with a classroom of students who love games. He has spent this past school year tapping into his students’ love of video games to inspire their love of learning as well: “Getting to do that [play games] while learning is the best of both worlds”.
Dr. Mad Trewth enjoys using instructional games to introduce his students to new content. He was excited to see that Legends of Learning had a huge impact during a unit on genetics, inheritance and DNA sequencing: “We could do as many punnet squares as I’d like and it still didn’t seem to make sense what traits they should end up seeing and why. Legends of Learning to the rescue. After getting to play some of the games that had them match specific Genotypes to specific Phenotypes, it started to click. Once they could see the parents’ inherited traits in the offspring they created, it was truly a game-changer all thanks to Legends of Learning.”
Thank you, Jacob, for helping students truly understand what they are learning. You are a true superhero!
Jeff KrusAKA "Dr. Dendrite"
In his second school year of using Legends of Learning, Jeff Krus has found that the platform works best for him as a review and reinforcement tool. Dr. Dendrite explains, “The program hooks students into learning and reviewing concepts.” This hook is exactly what his students need to fully engage in end-of-unit and end-of-year review.
With Legends of Learning, Jeff has been able to reach all of the students in his classroom. As a result, he says, “It has been a great way to get reluctant students to engage in learning”. Using games to review and reinforce, Dr. Dendrite gets to enjoy a classroom of students excited about the content at hand!
Thank you, Jeff, for making your classroom Legendary!