Have you ever wondered that there can be many teaching ideas around the popular game Pokémon Go? It sounds really strange. But just understand how the game works and find out why it is so popular among the students. So, why not bring some new teaching ideas into your own class? You can easily teach children some important things using Pokémon Go and make everything understandable in such way. There are many beneficial ways that it can be adapted for learning. Let`s find out which learning opportunities this game can generate for your classroom.
Develop student`s mapping skills
Pokémon Go app can help your students find out more about the area around their school and home. Just ask them to draw a detailed map with route and stops where they are going to collect virtual items.
Study iconic spots in your state
This game is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the geography of your state. Pokémon goodies are usually placed at significant landmarks, so you can ask your students to find some interesting and relevant information about the history and culture of their chosen spots.
Practice metric system
Pokémon Go measures distance in kilometers. Give your students a task to convert the hatching distances to miles.
Discover the real-life animals
As Pokémon Go is played in the real world, it can help students find out more about the animal world in the area you live in. Ask your students to take photos of the real animals and then post them with the tag #PokeBlitz. You can also guide them to research endangered and common species.
Let your student become a journalist
You can easily cultivate the journalist`s curiosity of your students. Just visit some very popular places in your city in order to find other children who are fond of this game. Ask your pupils to interview other players about their interests and progress in Pokémon Go.
Your students can enjoy playing Pokémon Go and at the same time practice their English accomplishing various tasks. You can use the game introduction as the material for your reading class. You can ask your pupils to write a story about their experiences of playing. They should describe as many details as possible.
Make mathematics interesting with Pokémon Go
Ask you students to estimate the amount of time they spent to catch a Pokémon or calculate the probability of Pokémon appearances. They can also calculate distances travelled and total for caught Pokémon. This game is a great opportunity to practice data literacy skills.
Use Pokémon Go to explain theory
Let your students predict their own evolutionary timeline for a Pokémon. Explore the world around and explain the ecosystem in which Pokémon live.
Expand the technological knowledge of your students
Explain your students how to stay safe while playing Pokémon Go. Ask your pupils to develop their own soundtrack that could accompany the game using their favorite music program. They can also create an online database with all the important information on all Pokémon characters.
Use Pokémon Go for creative writing classes
Students can write a newspaper article about their adventures catching Pokémon, a manual in which they can explain how to play, a diary to chronicle their experiences or create a comic strip about Pokémon.