Should video games be used in Education
At first video games were not designed with education in mind. ... A number of recent studies have indicated that video games, even violent ones, can help kids develop essential emotional and intellectual skills that support academic achievement.
Video games make people happy and relieve stress.
Video games can have positive, therapeutic effects on players of all ages, especially those with mental or emotional problems. Games provide a chance to tune out the stresses of everyday life and decompress.
4. Video games are especially well-suited for individualized learning.
Every student is different. For most teachers and their schools, having sufficient resources to provide every student with an individualized learning plan is a faraway dream. But video games can make it a reality. Games allow students to learn at their own pace without constant parental oversight. 5. Games teach new technical skill sets.
Video games are a powerful way to get kids interested in technology from an early age, and teach them basic
6. Video games help gauge children’s cognitive development and facilitate individualized learning.
Traditionally the best way to assess students’ progress and abilities were through tests and quizzes, but these only reveal a small sliver of how that student is doing.