Rebecca Koza

Gaming can increase learning

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Leveling Up in the Classroom

Categories: 21st Century Skills, Assessment

Introduction: Ryan Schaaf

Gaming has become a ubiquitous part of modern-day culture. And it’s not surprising – many of life’s early lessons are learned in the form of play or in a game. As parents, we play games like peek-a-boo, hide and seek, and patty cake to amuse our little ones, while simultaneously teaching them life skills such as rules, cooperation, competition, and ethical behavior. Contemporary American author Diane Ackerman summed it up best when she stated, “Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” Educators are left with a powerful question: Is using games a valuable strategy for teaching, learning, and assessing in the modern-day classroom? Read more