It's easier than you think to bring the fun and excitement of a game play in to your classroom. Whether it’s the latest video game craze, a beloved childhood board game or the local sports team they never miss watching, games are a fun and engaging topic.

We all have those memories of a fun game we used to play in school. Around the world, silent ball, sparkle. Sometimes the games were just filler activities on a rainy day. But oftentimes those games were a valuable review activity that helped our learning stick. 

Adding elements of gameplay in the classroom increases engagement. You can even throw in opportunities for students to level up, earn badges and experience points using teamwork in a friendly competition and watch the motivation skyrocket.

Gamification doesn't have to be intense or takeover your planning time. A simple Kahoot game or a Jeopardy style review is all it takes to add some game elements to your class.

There are so many options  out there and so if you're looking for ways to bring game elements your class then you're in the right place! On this page you'll find:

  • Our favorite posts with tons of tips and ideas for how to gamify your class.
  • Tools for instant gamification.
  • Templates you can adapt to fit your class. 

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How to gamify your class

Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live and Gimkit

gameshow classroom comparing kahoot quizizz quizlet live gimkit

The best features of game shows can be used to review and teach in the classroom. Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, and Gimkit can help. See their pros, cons and what makes them different.

Blooket: A game-changer for engaging students in the classroom

Blooket is an interactive educational tool that combines quizzes with engaging quests and rewards to create a personalized gamified experience. Blooket can be used in lots of different ways throughout the school day and even beyond. Here are some ways you can integrate Blooket into your teaching.

10 game hooks to inspire learning in your class

10 game hooks to inspire learning in your class

Even the smallest game element can transform a dull learning activity into an experience. The trick? Finding the right way to connect the games and the learning together.

Themes, teams, and side quests: A superhero’s guide to gamification

Themes, teams, and side quests: A superhero’s guide to gamification

Games are fun. They add excitement, engagement, and some friendly competition. Building your games around a theme takes your gamification to a whole other level. Here is a guide for getting started.

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Game Templates

Would You Rather

This or That

My Face When Snapchat Game Template Icon

My Face When

Google slides who wants to be a millionaire template

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Family feud google slides template.

Family Feud

olympics review leaderboard template

Olympics Review

Trashketball game template


Creating a Digital Escape Room Planning Template

Escape Room Planning

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Student game design

Game design in the classroom: 8 steps to get started

Game design in the classroom

Game design is a great way to bring the fun and engagement of gameplay into the classroom. In this post you'll find 8 steps for game creation in the classroom along with game design resources you can use right away!

Digital game design lessons you can use tomorrow!

With these units from Google's CS First and Applied Digital Skills curriculum your students will be creating their own games in no time! Each unit has tutorial videos and resources for your students.