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Having been actively engaged in reading about the benefits of playing video games and using them as a learning tool in the classroom, I have come to the conclusion that video games have the potential to be an exceptionally powerful learning tool, as well as a health benefit.
Gaming in the classroom
As a learning tool, it there are many benefits. Scott Steinberg (2011) points out that if you “Look at ‘World of Warcraft’: You’ve got 11-year-olds who are learning to delegate responsibility, promote teamwork and steer groups of people toward a common goal.” The same may be said when students are engaged in playing Minecraft. There appears to be a very strong community element to participating in the worlds in Minecraft. Margaret Rock (2005)…
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