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4 Benefits of Gaming for K–12 Students

Mounting research shows there may be benefits to playing video games.

When including video games and esports in the classroom as part of curriculum, administrators are seeing an increase in teamwork and engagement from participating students. 

Below are 4 examples of benefits that can be learned from gameplay.

  1. BETTER SPATIAL ATTENTION: One study found that playing action video games improves the ability to locate a target stimulus among distractions — a test that predicts driving ability. A meta-analysis of 111 video game–related studies recently published in the Psychological Bulletin found 10 to 30 hours of gameplay can help students improve their spatial cognition and multitasking. The report’s… Read More »

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