Teacher Review for Free Rice

An inspiring game that merges social responsibility with video-game fun.

Craig B.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I've used this game as a reward for students who complete daily/weekly assignments. Students were always eager to play again - increasingly motivated to "fill up" their donated bowl of rice. I found that with my advanced class especially, the students were amazed and excited about the social responsibility aspect, and this certainly added to their motivation (and education).
My Take
Fantastic. This game is an innovative experience for students, effectively teaching about global hunger through a fun gaming experience. Social responsibility meets gaming. Also of note - the multiple choice questions become more or less difficult depending on whether the chosen answers are correct.