Looking at games in education for the classroom, as a teacher you might wonder if it is right for you. So let’s see if we can’t answer that question, shall we? Every child learns differently. This is a fact. Some children learn from reading a book. Some children learn from hands on experiences. Yes, some children even learn from playing video games. In fact, history teaches us that most children do.
As this technological age develops, it is more important than ever to keep up with the times. There are a number of computer games that will help you keep your students’ attention as well as help them to learn in a new and exciting way. These games include ABCya!, FunBrain, and even the game that has lasted through the ages, Carmen Sandiego.
ABCya! is an online gaming world for grades Pre K through the 5th grade. The focus is on mainly math and language arts skills. The children can choose which game they would like to play by grade level. These games can also be played on their parents tablets if their parents want to expand the learning to include at home play.
FunBrain is a favorite of a lot of home schooled students. The home school platforms K12 and Mosaica use FunBrain in their curriculum. FunBrain has videos, games, and even quizzes to insure that the children are learning the material. The focus is mainly on math, language arts, and science.
Carmen Sandiego has been a long time favorite of educators. Carmen Sandiego teaches geography and history in a way that no other option can. Children remember what they learn from the mysteries that they have to solve in order to find the ever elusive Carmen Sandiego, and they do it without even realizing that they are learning.
Games in education are great tools to help you as a teacher reinforce your lessons so that your students get it on their level. These are only a few of the games that a teacher can have in their toolbox. Children will have fun and learn all at the same time.
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