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Why Games?

Kids are naturally curious and many games are naturally problem solving.

Many games contain and encourage STEM.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills – games make it fun

  • Encourage student to be interested in how the world functions

  • Encourage students in learning how technology works

  • How technology can develop and affect human life, health and well being

  • Develop math skills

  • Critical thinking

  • Independent learning

  • Communication and collaboration

  • Digital literacy

  • Creativity

  • Self-reflection

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Advantages of Games

In STEM, failure teaches students to problem solve and is an essential part of growth. It’s not about learning the right answer. Games allow problem solving in a risk free environment. The focus has shifted away from learning and regurgitating content. A stronger emphasis has been placed on applying scientific skills, learning technology production skills and design thinking. Most importantly, STEM education is about bridging the gap between the classroom and real life.

​Learning methods in games:

  • Project based  learning – learn skills, research, create a solution and apply their knowledge and create a solution to a problem or query.

  • Problem based learning – like project based but starts with the problem. Usually not just one answer. Encourages creativity.

  • Inquiry based learning – student ask as many questions as they like about the subject – teaches critical thinking, questioning, and problem solving.

  • The Engineering Design Process – Ask student what they want to create, they research the topic, they brainstorm ideas, they plan a solution, create it, test it, improve it. All can be done in some games.

STEM Resources

Explore this site for Game Reviews, Links and ideas, and Free Coding lessons.

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