Using Technology in the Classroom. Week #6 Blog.
Our children today love to play video games. Most of the time their play games that is not associated with education. They love to play games that contain violence, sports, action, drama etc. Even though some children may love these games as well as some parents believe or not do, what are the students really learning? That is something that both parents and educators should think about. How many hours do children spent playing games that are not educational and will not benefit them through life. How can the adults make children play something that could benefit themselves? Well, there are small steps that we could take in order to prevent that children from spending too much time on one non educational things. For starters we the educators could find games to focuses on subjects such as math, reading, science, social studies, etc and in crop everything into their lesson plans. For example, let’s say that you are teaching decimals or how to round off numbers to the nearness hundred or tenths and you want to the students to try and figure out how to solve the equations on their own, having them play a math video game could be fun because there are learning and earning points for each problem that they get right. Another example , if you are doing a lesson about a famous literature author or something related to social studies, you could also find a game similar to what you are teach online and make the students play it. The teacher can also make up their own games and be created by focusing on a theme or the main point of a lesson that they could focus on. If they want they could create a monopoly type game and on the board they could put questions from previous lessons on it. However, instead of using money they could decide how many snacks they can get, candies, free passes for homework or something else useful.