Games Running a Classroom
When we evaluate the current school classroom we are sometimes left wondering if that work environment is the best for our young students.
The teacher is the star of the show. It is primarily up to the teacher to keep spirits high and students working hard! A difficult task for even the most experienced teacher.
So what could be a solution to help motivate and engage students? A computer. Well okay, more specifically an online, educational gaming system. Your first thought might be, how are young people going to benefit educationally by playing video games? Before you jump to any conclusions take a look below at exactly what educational games could do for our current classroom system.
A major benefit from educational games solves the issue of a student slowing the class down. With an online educational game, a student can progress and keep track of how well they are doing. Some systems even allow you to track students’ results. Online games nowadays have the capability to keep a record of the player results, automatically mark right and wrong answers and deliver a leveling system in which the teacher can easily discover who is good at the topic and who needs further improvement.
Another benefit is the motivation influence an online game can have. Educational games tend to have some sort of rewarding system implemented. It could be as simple as giving points when a right answer is given or being allowed to play a portion of a game, as found on Review Game Zone. Games are always fun. Whether it be on a laptop sat on the floor or in a computer room in silence, the game will always be more entertaining than a textbook or a simple “chalk and talk” lesson.
*Review Game Zone is a cloud based review game creation site where teachers can make educational games directly from their browser. To create a game simply input the question data, type the answer choices and that's it! The games are automatically created in the cloud and provide interactive review of classroom topics. The content in the games is fully personalized and customized to suit your student's needs. You can even track your student’s progress and results within the games. Click here to Sign Up for a free account.