Learning terminology took a fun twist at Sandy Creek High when Jill Lloyd’s anatomy class practiced anatomical and directional terms by playing Find My Wound.
As part of their first unit where they learn to speak in proper medical terminology and not common terms, they partnered up and used the game Battleship’s rules to practice their newfound knowledge. For each turn, they chose a location for a wound on their patient, then, using both the anatomical and directional terms, they had to rule out other areas of the body until they found their partner’s wound.
To make the fundamental learning task a bit more fun, they set up a “March Madness” bracket for the students where they could compete against each other for bragging rights and small prizes.
Lloyd hopes her class remembers that learning can be fun and unique.
“I hope that it made a lasting impression on them to show them that having fun in class can also be academically challenging. Normally this type of subject is covered with practicing filling the blank paragraphs or worksheets,” she said. “We had a blast. In the classes that were an odd number, I played in the first round and for a few I was sent to the loser bracket earlier than I would have liked!”