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Play a game a day to keep the doctor away

October 19, 2013

Youth Popular Culture and Text

What do you think the benefits of playing video games are?

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Read more about the health benefits of playing video games here.

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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