How video games can support learning

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.

Children love playing video games. In some cases, videogames can support learning as well.
Understandably, we are worried about our children’s video gaming habits. But video games can be conducive to learning.

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I am from Germany but have spent more than half of my life in Denmark, and other places abroad. I have a background in teaching, both youngsters and adults. I am interested in a wide field of things, which I love to teach and write about. Sustainability, technology, politics, social change, and mental health are just some examples.

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