The topic of video games and their influence on children has always been controversial.
They have been blamed for fostering violent tendencies in children. Research on this is thin, however.
Sometimes, they are even blamed for having a bad impact on children’s emotional development.
In my experience, however, video games can support learning processes, also. This article will give examples of this.
Lastly, I will give recommendations for games or franchises, that I sucessfully used in my classroom.
I will need to say upfront, that I enjoy gaming myself. Video games have been an important companion for me throughout my life since childhood.