Playing games in the classroom has been proven to be beneficial. Games can act as a mood booster between the draining study session, so it can motivate the students to learn. Likewise, it can even simplify a complex learning material!

In 2013, one research finds out that games can improve learning outcomes by two levels. Compared to traditional learning, game-based learning can provide 23% gain, which is an obvious sign for you to consider using it on your classroom.

Here are four reasons why you should use games in the classroom:

1. More motivated to learn

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When you hear the word game, what kind of impression do you get? We bet one of them is fun. Those two words go along really well. And they really are.

When playing game, students will produce endorphins, which can stimulate their brains to give them a sense of euphoria. By bringing happy and exciting vibes to their learning experiences, you can also produce a positive learning environment!

Once you get your students hyped, they will feel more motivated to learn, pay attention, and even participate in list of tasks.

Even so, it doesn't always necessarily mean that you're the game master all the time. Instead, you can also ask your students to create their own simple games, so you can validate whether they understand the whole material or not.

2. Create less stress

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When students learn using a worksheet or textbook, the whole experience can be quite daunting. Or worse, it can even make them doze off.

We've got to admit—seeing a bunch of texts is not quite a pleasant view for our eyes. And that's what makes the impression of learning becomes stressful for most students.

However, with game-based learning, there's no need to worry about boring lessons. Students will feel much more thrilled to learn new knowledge, skills, and understanding.

And again, when learning becomes not stressful at all, students will have a more positive perception towards the learning environment.

3. Increase memory and alertness

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Aside from its fun aspects, games can also increase students' ability to memorize learning materials. With games, they can remember important details and use their working memory to think and act quickly.

Since games require the players to move quickly and pay attention to information, it can also help students stay alert and focused when learning.

4. Forge better team work

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Not only for learning new knowledge, games can also be utilized to create a team building exercise.

You can either create games by dividing students into small groups and play against each group, or forming a large group of students and play against you as a teacher.

That way, students can learn to take turns, build respect, play fairly, or even listening to others.

If you're looking for the right tool to create your own educational games, Assemblr Studio Web can be the perfect choice!

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With the On-Tap feature on the Editor, you can create simple interactive games like AR flashcards, quizzes, or even a treasure hunt of your own! Alternatively, you can also make your own 3D & AR learning materials and enliven them straight on the web.

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