8 Research Findings Supporting the Benefits of Gamification in Education
Kelly Walsh @ emergingedtech.com
There are myriad ways in which "gamification" can play a positive role
in the educational setting.
1. Game playing can develop a positive attitude towards mathematics for children.
2. Video games can lessen disruptive behaviors and enhance positive development in ADHD children.
3. Children who construct their own video games experience increased cognitive and social growth.
4. Mature make-believe play provides the most beneficial context for children’s development.
5. Play-based learning increases children’s attention span.
6. Playing scary and violent video games help children master their fears in real life.
7. Chess makes kids smart.
8. Music and movement augment children’s language capabilities during the preschool years.
Woohoo! I love the idea of gamifying the classroom, but I found that my
fifth graders didn't really get into it last year. I can incorporate
gaming concepts but that doesn't necessarily engage the students. I need
to develop something that works with fifth graders. And, of course,
next year, I'll have to revise the entire plan.