MyRealGames Helps Bring Gaming to the Classroom
MyRealGames are helping to bring popular online games into the classroom after a recent infographic produced by OnlineSchools found that using video games to supplement a child’s education can have a profound effect on their learning experience.
The infographic states that 9 in 10 children just love to play electronic games, and 74% of school administrators said it increased student engagement. 19 schools in Scotland found that game-based learning helped to improve problem-solving skills, negotiation, collaboration and communication, and 95% of teachers in a Chinese study found that games helped boost motivation for children. The science behind this phenomenon says that gaming produces dopamine in the brain, which encourages connections between neurons – these connections are the very foundation of learning and education. The more connections are made, the more a child will learn.
Now online gaming site MyRealGames is encouraging more schools all over the world to take advantage of their free online titles, introducing them into the classroom and letting their pupils loose on the myriad of educational titles they have to offer.
Nikolai Veselov, of MyRealGames, says, “There are many proven links between gaming and educational development, and now we are reaching out to teachers and educators across the globe to encourage them to use educational titles in their lesson plans. Whether children are learning problem-solving skills in a farming simulation, learning valuable literacy skills in a word puzzle, or learning about angles and physics on a billiards game, our games open up whole new ways to supplement education and ensure children are making the best of the technology they have available to them.”
He adds, “Where many video games require expensive gadgets or high-tech devices to run, many of which are unaffordable for schools, our games are entirely free to download and play on a computer. Even if you only have one computer per classroom, simply fire up one of our games, connect it to a projector and make it a class mission to solve the puzzle, complete the level or get the highest score using their newly-acquired skills.”
Educational titles on the site are plentiful. There’s Funny Chess, which teaches children about logic and problem-solving, World’s Greatest Temples, which acts as both a history and geography teaching tool, and Word Quest is a great tool for boosting literacy and sentence-building skills. Various different jigsaw games help to build up visual coordination, and games like Cake Shop and Farm Craft help to teach children about the virtues of time management and how important it is.
To take a look at the educational titles on offer, and to get playing some of the most popular games today, visit www.myrealgames.com.
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About MyRealGames: MyRealGames have fast made a name for themselves as one of the US’s premier free online gaming sites. All games are fully licensed for PC’s, have unlimited gameplay time and are 100% free. The site offers a diverse range of genres meaning there is something for every online gaming lover.