Playing games in the classroom increases overall motivation. By playing games, students become more motivated to learn, pay attention and participate in set tasks. Games help students to become a part of a team as well as take responsibility for their own learning. They can also be a great classroom management tool, helping to motivate a class.
They can also be a great classroom management tool, helping to motivate a class.
Students can become very competitive in the classroom, especially boys. Games are a great way to control the competitiveness between peers.
By using games in the classroom, students can compete against each other whilst playing a game, then support each other during other learning activities.
Most games require problem-solving strategies and planning. By applying a range of strategies in a game, students are able to use their working memory to solve problems, increasing their mental cognition. Stimulating the brain with strategies in a game can be a great brain workout!