Videogames? Really? Why not? Teachers have used games to reach their students since the dawn of the classroom. Games have the potential to facilitate learning not only in children, but also adults. So how are video games different? Video Games
Teacher stigmas associated with video games
Decrease Attention Spans
Increase Violent Behavior
A Waste of Time
Decreased Student Achievement
Veteran educators for one reason or another have developed a distaste for video gaming.
A rising number of new teachers, that have grown up as gamers, governmental agencies, and corporate training labs are starting to embrace gaming as a means to train the future leaders of mankind. (Jenkins, 2003)
It may be more important to ask if your surgeon is a frequent gamer instead of what college they attended.
“One recent example of the popularity of corporate-sponsored training video games is a custom online game created by Atlanta's Persuasive Games for national ice cream franchise Cold Stone Creamery.
The game teaches portion control and customer service.
In the first week it appeared on Cold Stone's corporate intranet site in October, 8,000 employees downloaded the game.”
Are you ready to engage your students?Would you like learners to care about their education?
We can revolutionize the Educational System… or at least revolutionize our classrooms.
Now how can we go about Classroom 2.0?
skills might be useful?