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Gaming, Kids want educational Video Games

April 2008
Of course they do. A survey, which covers a swath of issues relating to technology and K-12 education, was conducted in 2007 by Project Tomorrow.

The survey findings:

* More than half of students in grades 3 through 12 believe educational gaming would help them learn;

* Only 16% of teachers, 15% of administrators and 19% of parents are on board today -- although there was significantly more support for further exploration of the potential;

* And, 11% of teachers say they're already using video games in class, no matter how much you roll your eyes.

Then there was this little nugget, which may explain better than any other data point why this topic is even being discussed: Only 3% of elementary school students say they do not play video games of any kind.

Students surveyed say learning via video games would help them better understand difficult concepts, become more engaged in the subject matter and practice skills.


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