National Video Games Day and Infographic: How Video Games Are Changing Education

by Robyn Wright on September 12, 2015

in Living

infographics logoToday, September 12, is National Video Games Day! w00t! These unique holidays are fun for me. I am definitely a child who was brought up playing video games. Back then we just thought of them as fun. Today education has jumped on the gaming bandwagon though and is a great tool to help kids learn. With my own son we used a lot of various video games as part of his education. T even wrote his first persuasive essay on why video games are educational. For this week’s infographic I found a great one about how video games are changing education that I hope you will find interesting.

Be sure to checkout my Throwback Thursday post from a few weeks ago to which will quiz you on how many classic video games you can identify.

Do you remember playing games for education in school? Do your own children or grandchildren use games for learning?

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infographic how video games are changing education

Infographic source: http://www.onlinecolleges.net

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1 shellypeterson September 12, 2015 at 7:38 pm

I loved video games as a kid but I don’t play them often. But my son on the other hand plays them a lot. It’s nice they have made some games more educational.

2 Robyn Wright September 22, 2015 at 1:20 pm

It’s fun to go back and play them again – plus it’s a great way to spend time with the kids!

3 Lisa Brown September 13, 2015 at 5:27 am

Video games have their place, in a limited way, I think; I am still all for the “old fashioned” way of learning, by real books and creative writing by hand.

4 Robyn Wright September 22, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Agreed that we still need to keep those other things in place as well

5 Robin September 13, 2015 at 7:49 am

Somewhat related: one of my friends from grad school just wrote a book on video game history (it will be published at the end of this month): http://amzn.to/1KfM7Bi

6 Robyn Wright September 22, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Awesome! Thank you for sharing!

7 Natalie September 21, 2015 at 11:09 am

I have found that technology has helped learning in many respects, but I think that some people abuse it.

8 Robyn Wright September 22, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Definitely there are some that abuse it!

9 Elena September 23, 2015 at 1:51 pm

I have never played video games. My son loves to play.

10 tannawings September 24, 2015 at 1:43 am

I am of the mind that if a video game can be used as an educatonal tool to use it. I worked in the school systen some time ago and we used games as rewards. It was a great mtivator.

11 Susan Smith September 24, 2015 at 9:38 pm

I’m happy to see that video game can be used and an educational tool because my son enjoys playing them.
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12 pricousins October 1, 2015 at 7:18 pm

while I think alot of us are connected too much, and video games need to be closely monitored/chosen by parents, technology is a wonderful tool to help us expand our brain power! It’s scary and exhilarating at the same time! Cool infographic – thanks for sharing!

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