Game-based learning is very important. I…

Game-based learning is very important. I am taking the Digital games & learning course this semester and am very excited to learn more about this concept as a primary/elementary teacher. Gaming is huge now. Kids spend hours gaming, so why not make it educational. Many educational apps now are turning learning into games as it is more engaging to students. Some games (like DreamBox) work at students ability, and will focus on areas that students need help in. They will also challenge students that find their current curriculum too easy. Engagement, I believe, is the most obvious benefit to game-based learning. Turn something ‘boring’ into a game, and suddenly everyone wants to play!