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Should students be able to use educational games in school

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Started: 12/2/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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klkeats

Pro

Students should be able to use educational games on a day to day basis in school, because some games can teach us strategy, it makes our minds to problem solving exercises, and games are quite fun to play.

Yes the cons might be that students might be dishonest and play games that do not teach anything , yes it might be difficult to make sure everybody is being responsible online but you have to trust kids to do the right thing
Bob_Manbook

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Young students are usually not responsible enough to learn that you shouldn't play games that don't teach you anything.
Most so called 'educational' games are either not fun (like King of math (https://itunes.apple.com...)), or aren't that educational (like IQ-ball (http://www.coolmath-games.com...)).
Debate Round No. 1
klkeats

Pro

IQ ball is considered an educational game. It teaches the brain strategy and problem solving. Yes I would agree that the game could be altered to be more mind challenging but other than that most games like that teach something are fun.
Take minecraft for example although it doesn't teach anything it is used in many schools as an architecture project, Strategizing for combat and teaching basic materials of the world.
Or grande pre racing, It tests the brain on how fast your mind can respond to basic math facts ( http://www.arcademics.com... )
Bob_Manbook

Con

Still IQ ball, isn't what people need to do well in school, so we shouldn't let them use it. (Also if there was strategy games allowed, Tanks (http://www.addictinggames.com...) a strategy war game would be allowed)
Minecraft doesn't teach people anything about architecture because laws of gravity don't apply in minecraft.
And testing the brain on how fast your mind can respond to stuff is not the average thing a kid would play (I know this because I'm a kid, and I'm also a kid that likes brain games and I don't like test games.)
Debate Round No. 2
klkeats

Pro

If children are being untrustworthy teachers can block certain sites that do not have educational games that meat expectations.
Bob_Manbook

Con

But Multiple sites contain the same games (Kongregate, Addicting Games, and Ninja Kiwi all have btd4 on them) so it would be hard to control.
Debate Round No. 3
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