Classrooms today look very different than they did 30, 20, or even ten years ago.
That’s because digital game-based learning is now a prominent teaching method, thanks to the technology that has become available in classrooms today. This has drastically changed how students are taught as well as how they learn.
Studies show kids play video games an average of 4-6 hours a day — and it’s thought using similar gameplay in the classroom can increase engagement and overall learnings in classes like math!
Research has shown 74% of teachers already implement digital game-based learningto help augment instruction.
Let’s explore the different facets of digital game-based learning and how it’s used in education!
Digital game-based learning keeps students engaged with educational content and can improve their overall success at school.
|74% of teachers implement digital game-based learning into their lessons
||Progress monitoring has value when used across all students
||34% of conversations revolve around math when using game-based learning
- Compared to traditional instruction, digital game-based learning has shown to be more effective in improving students’ mathematical learning.
- While interacting with games rooted in math, students reported enjoying math more and research found students to be more engaged with content.
- Blended learning classrooms that use both traditional lessons and digital game-based learning have the most effect on student learning.