Gone are the days when children were fascinated by comics, graphics, and books full of colourful pictures. Today’s kids are more inclined towards gaming. By gaming, we do not mean it is only about playing; it is about learning.
(Davies et al., 2013; Holmes, Li den, & Shin, 2013; International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012; Won & Han, 2010). However, every other day there is a new invention and an increase in accessibility to technology; so is the increase in its usage in classrooms and homes. Amidst all, introducing kids to education-based games provides students with various learning opportunities, and there are a variety of content areas, age ranges, and skill levels to choose from. Educators have plenty of opportunities to create unique learning opportunities for them. Most schools and colleges have already implemented it, especially after the sudden school closures due to COVID-19. With over 1.5 billion video gamers, Asia is the world's largest gaming region—more than North America, Europe, and South America put together. The global gaming market is expected to generate $184.0 billion in revenue, with a year-over-year growth of +0.6%, and reach 3.38 billion gamers globally by 2023, according to Newzoo's 2023 Global Games Report. Needless to say, games are a big business. However, it does not mean that we toss out books and get our kids’ hands-on games all day—we should include games in their learning journey. Just in case, if you are planning to do so, here we enlist top online educational games for middle schoolers that you must consider:
I am Saniya Khan, Copy-Editor at EdTechReview - India’s leading edtech media. As a part of the group, my aim is to spread awareness on the growing edtech market by guiding all educational stakeholders on latest and quality news, information and resources. A voraciously curious writer with a dedication to excellence creates interesting yet informational pieces, playing with words since 2016.