Although technology has only entered human life, it has played an essential role in shaping our lives. Technology allows people to live better and opens up new growth opportunities. Technology is also used excessively for entertainment. Nowadays, children spend more time playing video games than learning or playing with their peers at the playground. Many people disagree about the harmful effects of video games on children's development. Researchers have concluded that video games can improve academic performance and stimulate children's learning skills. It is important to emphasize that educational video games have only some positive effects but that any game can help children develop their learning skills.
Some scholars believe educational games can be too formal and need more elements such as a developed environment, visual effects, entertainment components, or entertaining features. Many studies have shown that children learn and improve their mental skills using technology tools such as video games. Technology can also be beneficial for pre-schoolers and teenagers.
According to researchers, video games help children learn various skills that are beneficial for learning, including attention, motor control, comprehension, and remembrance. It is essential to balance technology use in children's lives, as abuse of video games can have negative consequences. However, it is also important to remember that abuse is harmful. A balanced use of technology in children's lives can enrich their learning ability.
First, it is essential to note that video games can significantly motivate children. According to experimenters, students become more interested in these activities and are more focused while completing their tasks; this inevitably leads to academic performance improvement. Video games are entertaining, and students love them.
Second, video games allow players to learn by doing and acting instead of just reading. The activities, tasks, and actions one does in video games encourage the player to think critically and build his knowledge. Such as, one must understand service doctrines and know about weapons and equipment to win in military games.
To win, he must apply his learning to the game. Video games allow people to learn by doing, which can help them learn new things. Video games are highly motivating for children. They provide practice and reward skillful play, and their interactive nature makes them very engaging. Students are encouraged to both play and learn while playing video games. Numerous types of research have shown that children are better at remembering and retaining information.
Recent surveys have shown that educational video games in math classes at high schools resulted in significantly better results on benchmark mathematics tests. Video games are a great way to get children started in math. Pre-schoolers will, for example, play video games to learn the material instead of only listening to their teacher. Children can learn new material and use it in different situations by playing video games. It is important to emphasize this. Definitely, video games can't replace classroom activities, but they can motivate children to learn new skills and gain more knowledge to complete different tasks.
Video games are a motivating tool and contribute to children's cognitive development. Video games can help children learn how to discover. Researchers also found that children who play video games have better understanding skills than those who don't. This effect is not due to educational games but rather online-based or video games. Because children are constantly exposed to new environments and factors, video games can help them develop observing skills. They learn from their mistakes and gain new experiences. Although these experiences are virtual, they can transfer their learning and skills in accommodation to real-life situations. Children learn to adapt quickly to changing conditions and consider their past experiences.
These skills can be advantageous in many other areas of life and education. It is also inevitable that people will use technology in adult life. Therefore, children familiar with technology will be better prepared to face future challenges. Researchers found that video games improve acquaintance abilities. Video games can enrich understanding because they improve performance. The player tends to take on the role of the videogame character. Depending on the game, the position may be different. The person playing the role can think, talk and act as if he were in the actual situation; this allows the player to see the case and make the appropriate decisions. Learning is made possible by the experience gained through the video game. Gamers learn to think, understand and perform in the context of the situation; this dramatically improves the learning process.
Children want to win, so they are very attentive. These skills, like attention, concentration, and perseverance, are crucial for success in school. While completing academic tasks, students become more observant and precise; this does not mean children will remember details in video games or be able to perform other tasks accurately. Children learn to focus by playing video games. They subconsciously become more attentive and focused on academic assignments. According to numerous researchers, children who play video games show significantly higher attentional skills than those who don't.
We must also mention that action games positively impact academic performance. These data show that video games can help develop attentional skills, which help improve academic performance. According to some reports, video games can positively affect children's memory development. Children should be able to remember information when playing video games. They remember passwords and possible action patterns as well as other data. It is an excellent way to train memory. Children are also said to have better visual short-term memories. Children are also propelled to remember information while playing video games, which makes it easier for them to create successful storage patterns.
Every child attempts to remember some piece of information. Then subconsciously, they try to find the right way to recall the required data over the appropriate time. These skills are crucial for their studies. Video games can also help develop motor control skills. We can give an example of how "playing a video golf game helped college students control their force when they put," even though it did not provide any feedback about actual putting movements or force. The improvement is also evident at an early age.
It is easy to see how precise movements in a video game can lead to improved motor control. You should also note that motor control skills can be developed by playing other video games than driving. Technology-aware people will find video games more engaging, meaningful, and relevant than ever; this allows young people to enhance the technical skills acquired through leisure activities. Corporate trainers can now focus on youth. Video games can help bridge the gap between tech-savvy youth and their trainers.
Besides the advantages, there are many backlogs of playing video games too. Many researchers warned people that playing video games could cause a lack of attention in classes and reduce your ability to focus on other tasks. Though many studies now show that video games can help children develop concentration. Children can be more attentive when they play video games. They must complete the task and pay attention to every detail. It is true that any activity, even the most beneficial and healthy, such as over-exercise and sport, can lead to various disorders if it is misused. Some researchers believe video games can cause obesity, video-induced seizures, postural, muscular, and skeletal conditions, nerve compression, etc. All of these adverse effects can only be caused by video game abuse.Parents and teachers can reduce the risk of video game abuse. Parents should limit the time that children spend playing video games. Teachers must also be attentive when using this technology in class.
Video games are meant to be used as an accompaniment to other activities. Video game abuse is not the only concern. The development of aggressive behavior, as in many video games, includes much violence. Parents can and should also control this behavior. Parents should be informed about the content of the video games that their children are playing. Parents should also be involved in the selection of these games.
Though video games can be an excellent tool for children as they improve their attention, memory, and motor control skills. Many researchers have studied the effects of video games on academic performance in children. While some scientists have shown a negative impact of video games, it is clear that this effect is not due to technology itself but rather its misuse.
Many researchers have shown that educational and other video games can positively impact children's academic performance. Educational video game producers can consider the most recent research in this field to improve their products. At least it is understandable that video games positively affect children's learning skills, gives educators more options to create new teaching methods, and motivate children to learn. Video games are not meant to replace training. It is found that video games can be customized to suit the individual's educational needs and weaknesses more effectively than those that cannot be. They should also be affordable.
Nowadays, video games are widely used to improve skills. Scientists have found that video games make processing and responding to perceptual information easier. Learning is more fun and engaging with video games than with other training methods. Video games are more effective than traditional training methods because of several factors.
Yasir Monon teaches English
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