Monday, 15 October 2012

Games are Good for You!


Have a look at this amazing infographic from our games-ED Pinterest account (originally from frugaldad.com).  Please do follow us by the way, I’m always finding interesting games based learning snippets from around the web.

Some key points:

  • Video games can improve early literacy in 4 and 5 years olds, especially letter recognition and story comprehension.
  • More than 100 Fortune 500 companies, like IBM, Cisco, and Cold Stone Creamery, use some form of gaming for training purposes.
  • 50 million real galaxies and celestial bodies were classified in the game Galaxy Zoo's first year.
  • Kids who played Tetris for 30 minutes a day for three months had a thicker cortex (believed to process coordination and visual information) than those who didn't play.

Click the image below for more interesting research findings and statistics.


Click to view full size Infographic.


Also check out this phenomenal article from Cracked.com: ‘6 Acts of Real-Life Heroism Made Possible by Video Games’ (please pardon any strong language).  Games are not only improving, but saving lives.


Please follow @paulladley on Twitter, games-ED on Pinterest and like games-ED’s Facebook and Google+ pages for blog updates and other interesting games based learning bits and bobs.

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