Gaming taught as a Subject!!
How many times in life have we all had the feeling- “I wish I get a second chance at something?” Well, in the world of gaming, you can get multiple chances that are vital for a good learning experience.
The most important lessons schools can teach students is how to lead their lives in the best way possible. Along with imparting knowledge, schools should also help students with the practicality of life in general. So how do they do that? By introducing Gaming as a subject.
Based on research, here’s why we think Gaming should be introduced as a subject.
Gaming helps in problem-solving skills. Most games in the market are strategic in manner and have a certain set of rules and by understanding it the gamer successfully reaches the next level. The setbacks and challenges in these games help the student with analytical thinking. These games help them with ‘How to Think?’ rather than tell them ‘What to think?’ And this helps the student understand the best possible approaches to lead their life.
Examples: Clash of Clans, Plant vs. Zombies 2, Fairway Solitaire, Unblock Me, and more.
Clash of Clansis an online multiplayer game in which players build a community (form a clan), train troops, and attack other players to earn gold, etc. Players of Clash of Clans learn that it often takes a lot of time, effort and patience to be successful, they also learn about the consequences and rewards of risk taking, and develop the ability to analyze information and make decisions.
Gaming helps to build focus as every step in the game needs one’s complete attention to get to the next level. Building focus helps the student concentrate better in other subjects as well. And good concentration helps the student in turn with a better memory.
Examples: Lumosity, Personal Zen, Memory Trainer, and more.
Lumosity is an online program consisting of games that improve memory, attention, flexibility, speed of processing, and problem solving. The game can improve attention and concentration, short-term memory, processing speed, visual range, and situational awareness.
There are many games in the market that help students understand financial complexities of the real world better than they think. Games like this help the student understand the value of money and how best money can be used in real life.
Examples: Money Race, Sims, Dice Math, World of Finance, Block Town, and more.
Money Race is a game where players will get better knowledge of money management and learn how to implement techniques and advice about investments. The game Money Race helps you improve your finances, build passive income, and get financial freedom.
Gaming also makes the student realize the importance of time. For example, racing games teach how managing time defines the rate of success. The student, along with learning how to use time productively to his advantage, also learns to think quickly.
Examples: Asphalt 8, Baseline, Driver: Speedboat Paradise, Riptide GP2, and more .
Asphalt 8: Airborne is a racing video game that teaches you time management skills and how best to utilize your time to achieve a goal.
Decision- making skills is a crucial part of life and most adults find it difficult in today’s world to make decisions. Learning to make decisions from a young age will develop more decisive adults.
Examples: The Walking Dead, Dota2, Modern Sniper, Iron Force, and more.
The Walking Dead game takes place in the same fictional world as the comic, with events occurring shortly after the onset of theZombie Apocalypse. The Walking Dead game triggers your fight or flight response, thus enabling you to make quick and accurate decisions. It also helps you develop problem solving skills and reasoning skills.
Last but not the least, gaming also helps students handle stress The challenging situations in the game teach the student to deal with difficult situations in life without getting overwhelmed by it.
Examples: Bejeweled, Call of Duty, Krishna Run, and more.
One of the key features of games that help relieve stress is the ability to just pick up and play. So games that don’t require a ton of tutorials and long explanations work great, the game Bejeweled (a tile-matching puzzle video game) works pretty well.
So the next time you see a child gaming, know that he’s definitely learning a thing or two about the real world in general.
Best educational game apps for kids: Animal Pants, Alien Assignment, Endless Alphabet, Read Me Stories, Minecraft, and more.
The creative and building aspects of Minecraft enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat. Minecraft encourages and motivates learning, boosts creativity, increases perception and increases hand to eye coordination.