Electronic Education

“Play while you learn” seems to be becoming a very popular phrase these days, especially when it comes to your child’s education.  The number of “educationl” electronic video games is increasing at a very rapid pace.  But why?  A study has shown that these video games are actually beneficial on numerous levels.   “The games teach skills such as analytical thinking, team building, multitasking and problem-solving skills, said Ben Sawyer, co-founder of the Serious Games Initiative, which tries to find ways in which video games can be used in learning and health” (CBC News).  Also, “unlike the kids’ human teachers, the games never lose patience” (CBC News).

I’m not sure if I agree with this or not, but I do say that parents should become more engaged in their children’s activities and ways of learning. 

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2006/10/19/videogames-education.html

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~ by Marissa Hayes on October 25, 2009.

2 Responses to “Electronic Education”

  1. Does this study show the physical effects it has on children, from staring at a screen all day, or without using all their physical abilities throughout their learning?

    -Becky Smart

  2. I found your post to be very intriguing. This saying has become very popular in child entertainment marketing. I feel that parents who buy these products are missing out on important stages of their children’s life. Instead of the child learning with the parent, the child is left learning alone. These products offer to give your child all the things that a parent could. Great post!!!

    By: Ashley Crawford

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