Report reveals that teachers are increasingly incorporating digital games into instruction
Seventy-four percent of K-8 teachers in a recent report said they use digital games for instruction, but few teachers reported engaging students with immersive games that offer in-depth exploration and 21st-century skill development.
Teachers surveyed for a new report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center said they believe using digital games in the classroom helps students improve math skills (71 percent), computer/technology content and skills (65 percent), executive function skills (59 percent), and 21st-century skills (52 percent).
But while more and more teachers are turning to digital gaming, the report notes a distinct lack of immersive gaming in K-8 classrooms.
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