Today I have a freelance piece on JenAndBarbMomLife.com about the topic of computer games and learning. From preschoolers to high school students, online games can often be cleverly disguised as educational experiences that can reinforce classroom learning. Here’s an excerpt from my post, Computer Games & Learning:
The interactive nature of computer games appeals preschoolers through high school students. Preschoolers love to learn with favorite characters as they guide them through learning games designed to foster beginning literacy and math concepts. Elementary ages use interactive websites to reinforce concepts they are learning in school while virtual simulations assist middle and high schoolers better understand more abstract concepts.
For the younger ages, content from well designed websites can reinforce beginning math and reading skills. Elementary ages benefit from the interactive nature of computer games because while some children learn best through paper and pencil, others require the auditory and visual stimulation that comes from playing games online. Besides playing games, the computer is often used for virtual simulations in middle and high school. Think virtual frog dissection!
And if you’ve ever wanted to rationalize endless playing of Angry Birds, Eric provides the justification you’re looking for. Take a look!
I was compensated for my freelance article on JenAndBarbMomLife.com.
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