Using games in classroom is mostly pretty great: students are engaged, and you get to be the cool teacher who lets them play. For most teachers, however, the fun and games tend to end when it’s time to assess how and what students actually learned from the experience.
Educational games are dime a dozen these days. With all this clutter and the poor filtering options in app stores, it may feel like picking the right game comes down to tossing a coin or choosing the most pleasing icon.
Why should children care about politics? No, really. Why should they?
As a language teacher, games are a curse and a blessing, although not necessarily in that order. If you ask any non-native English speaker, you’ll find plenty of anecdotes about how playing video games has affected their language learning.