Dec 27, 2014

ARTICLE: Using Digital Games

Teachers Surveyed on Using Digital Games in Class

We have an early look at some of the interesting data coming out of a larger report on teacher attitudes around the use of games in the classroom. The numbers hint at wider use of games in the classroom and indicate teachers see the real benefit of games in helping low-performing students.

I agree with those teachers who believe that games benefit the low-performing students. Frankly, it's far too easy for those students to simply check out when the material challenges them. When incorporating games, though, everyone is closer to equal footing. Plus, games inspire students to retry and retry and retry, facing challenge after challenge, and failure after failure.

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