Using the video-game model in the classroom

04/14/2011 | Edutopia.org

Neurologist Judy Willis explains in this blog post the scientific reasons students are motivated by video games, and suggests ways that such a model can be used in the classroom. Willis writes that video games offer the brain a mixture of challenges and rewards that make students want to continue progressing -- and learning. Willis offers tips for using the video-game model to motivate students, and writes that "timely, corrective feedback" allows students to increase their understanding.

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