Monday, October 31, 2011

Is Gaming Educational?


                                                             Is Gaming Educational?

       The game that I selected to play is Farmville! I've seen many of my Facebook friends playing this game, so I decided to give it a try. My first time playing this game was very interesting. It made me see different ways of how this game can be used as an educational tool when it comes to learning about math and science. When it comes to math I had to manage my money correctly in order for it to last. I needed to decide on how much to spend on crops, and that took me back to when I was in school learning how to add and substract money from statements dealing with solving problems with money.
      With science I thought about different farm animals students can learning about. With these in animals in the game students will have to make sure they are properly taken care of at all times. Another thing that came into mind when I thought about science was crops. Students will also learn about different crops (vegetables) from this games and how to take care of them. These are a few things I thought about when I first played this game. I think this game is kind of cool and it can be used as learning tool in grades K-4.

1 comment:

  1. Grades K-4? Don't tell that to the millions of adults who are addicted to this game.

    I would have liked to have heard something about flow in your discussion.