Interactive learning is a hands-on approach, with a focus on engagement, designed to foster a learner’s attention to creating a more effective and efficient experience. The rise of technology and gamification of education takes the instructional qualities of a learning experience and requires active participation from the learner. 74% of teachers use digital game-based learning to enhance or accompany lessons.
Digital game-based learning occurs across a diversity of devices for kids, from consoles to computers, tablets and smartphones. Next generation 5G networks can offer faster speeds and overall better performance than 4G LTE, with potential benefits for those who would like to game or learn collaboratively or on the go. Research on how video games impact the brain shows several benefits for human health, further stating that “video games can act as teachers.” Different games with different purposes have been shown to improve physical fitness, improve social behavior and even change and benefit cognition and the mind.
There are countless games available for parents looking to optimize their child’s learning through education-technology trends. From financial and tech literacy to basic reading and writing skills, from art and sciences to foster cognitive development, this article will provide insight and explore educational gaming for young to middle school-aged children.