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.
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.
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