When I think of video games, a vision appears in my head: walking into my sister’s house and seeing my brother in law and nephew playing some “shoot-’em-up” video game. More recently I’ve noticed that they wear headsets and are usually conversing with another family member who is also playing. The word “educational” does not come to mind.
But what if video games could be used as an educational tool? It has been tested and tried and seems to be a growing industry. Because of the many advances in technology, video games would allow a player, or student, to have live interaction with an educator.
I do think video games could be a beneficial educational tool. It would hold students’ interest and keep them entertained at the same time, all while the student is learning! The physical interaction would keep students awake and alert. Video games could also teach students about real life – competition and such. As long as these games are designed the proper way, they could absolutely be a beneficial educational tool.