Aggression, high-risk behaviour, anxiety, depression – parents are well versed in the negative effects of gaming. But some researchers point to cognitive skill development as a reason to let your kids heed the call of duty
"In today’s classroom, educators are constantly required to mold their teaching methods to give students the best opportunity to succeed. It is not only imperative for students to learn the required material, but also critical that students gain a sense of confidence toward their work, and find motivation to expand their learning.
However, this can be difficult for some students, who may struggle in traditional, lecture-based class styles. For some students, finding the motivation to complete homework or prepare for class can be a constant struggle, especially when every effort is met with a poor grade or frustration from teachers and parents. Therefore, teachers must become more and more creative when motivating students to learn."
How are you currently engaging students in your classroom? What’s working, what’s not, and what’s missing? In today’s blog, we introduce Moodle badges, a feature designed to add reward and recognition to your classroom.
Want to get that job? Your gaming skills might convey your career potential to a future employer.
Tim Hopper's insight:
This idea seems to connect to the idea of web 3.0 where the job finds you rather than you find the job. This links to our ePortfolio idea of creating your own digital identity as you show and reflect on the skills and knowledge you have and want to learn.
I am going to be teaching ICT and computing for the first time this year, and I wanted to think about ways of gamifying the course for years seven and eight. I have decided that rather than refer to the elements of learning as ‘units,’ I will be calling them ‘levels’ with a digital …
On the internet and in the bookstores, a thousand gurus tout different remedies for human misery. How can we find out which remedies work? We need to consult one of our greatest gurus, the scientific method.
Tim Hopper's insight:
So, do video games contribute to positive psychology. Jane McGonigal thinks so.
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