If little Aiden isn’t careful, the next time he fires up a game of Minecraft he just might learn something. PCs have long been a fixture in the American elementary school classroom, but Bingo and Concentration will keep a child interested for only so long. So what about real games—the ones where you can fight…
10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about gamification quite a bit, which is different than game-based learning, if you’ll recall. (The definition of...
If you still haven't played Minecraft, then you really should. Seriously. It might be overhyped and overexaggerated, but beneath all of that, it's still a solid game with a lot of replayability. But what if Minecraft is no longer fun anymore? Vanilla Minecraft -- that is, Minecraft without any modifications -- can be fun for…
"The idea of gamifying education has been around for a while now, so we decided to take a look at what makes games effective for learning and how you can gamify lessons as a way to get more from them."
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'Why use video games in the classroom as teaching tools? Let’s be clear—we’ve come a long way from Asteroids and Space Invaders. The modern capabilities and designs of computer games provide endless opportunities for meaningful learning experiences.
Used appropriately and effectively, technology can make a difference in students’ lives and affect their attitude toward school in a positive way. So ditch the old stereotypes and misconceptions you may have about the ill effects of video games and reframe your perception in the light of using them to enhance learning.
Gamification of classrooms isn’t a new idea. The components of the gaming world lend themselves well to self-directed learning, because gaming taps into the variables which inherently motivate the desire for progress.
In fact, using a set of constructs called game mechanics one could conceivably create situations that enhance learning by incorporating the kinds of motivating strategies found in today’s best video games. Whether you choose to “gamify” your physical classroom all the way or only use video games as an occasional learning enhancement, making learning fun will positively reinforce students’ experiences of school. Here are some suggestions on how to successfully use video games in the classroom."
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