gamification in learning
Video game developers have become very effective over the years at getting players addicted to their products, much like gambling gets its hooks into people. But while gambling and games get you hooked into potentially harmful habits, the ways by which they entice people to become addicted have the possibility to be extremely helpful in a positive and productive way when used in the right setting and with the right purpose. In the following article, we’ll explore how games are able to be so addictive, how gamifying learning can be effective for teaching, and how you can use reward based systems in the classroom. Games use a reward feedback system to encourage continual play. A sense of progress and growth keeps people coming back because they feel good when they accomplish something. Kids (and adults) play addictive games and become so obsessed that they buy hosting just to brag about what they’ve done, or rant about what they can’t do. Think about why gamers sink so many hours playing Call of Duty, or Skyrim, or even Flappy Bird. These games give such a great feeling of progress and power, that in turn send a rush of endorphins to…
kids-and-tablets
It’s a very different world than it was just a few years ago. While previous generations could only dream about some of the things science has provided us, these advancements are available to us now. Kids today have access to things like iPads and modern laptops. Technology has run rampant and interactivity is everywhere. Children particularly have embraced the electronic products now on offer, and are becoming comfortable with digital interactivity. Thanks to kid-proof ipad mini cases, parents are getting comfortable giving these pieces of technology to their children. But can these devices be used for more than entertainment? Can tablets be used as a tool for education? We’re going to look at what tablets are, how tablets can engage children, and how they can be implemented into the modern classroom. So, read on, and discover the advantages of using these modern devices in the classroom! Kids are learning basic computer skills before they are learning basic speaking and motor skills (like walking). Tablets are amazing pieces of tech. iPads brought them into popularity, and now it seems that in most homes you can find some kind of similar device. They are essentially large versions of the modern smartphone,…