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Should students be allowed to play games for class

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ComradeMeow
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/19/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 12 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ComradeMeow

Con

I accept the challenge, and hope my opponent gives a good debate.

Opening argument:
Students should not be allowed to play games in class.Knowing children in general, they will do ANYTHING to get out of doing work. Playing games will reduce the productivity of students, and in turn, lessen the amount of students who graduate from college and school.

Contentions:
1) Students cannot be trusted to do work unless there are no potential distractions
2)Children, are likely to get off task by playing games.
3) Grades will get worse due to the lack of effort put into school.

I will flesh out my contentions in R2.
Debate Round No. 1
iliketodostuff

Pro

Ok you seem to have misunderstood

I said play games FOR class, not during, as in offtasking

This means games that the teacher assigns for whatever purpose

For example, a review game of any sorts

The teacher could also uses games such as Minecraft for an art class for creativity

Using games children will be more interested in learning stuff and in turn make them smarter students while still doing what they enjoy, which is playing games

Also, if the students have all their fun playing the game, they likely wont be bored during class, increasing productivity

So if the students play games during class provided by the teacher or used by the teacher for learning purposes, they won't be as jittery during the day because they get a chance to let out energy, they have fun, and it helps stick info in their mind

Isnt that the whole goal of school anyway? To help a student learn? If so then the teachers should use whatever to help a student learn including games

Of course playing games during times when you aren't should be punishable but that's not what this debate about
ComradeMeow

Con

Apologies, then.

In that case, it should still not happen. Instead of doing classwork, they will be doing games. Again, fun in theory, not in practical use.

1)Games means less actual 'class work' done.
2) Less work done means less work makes up your average
3) The worse you do, the worse it hits you on grades.
4) Doing bad on one assignment can basically DOOM you.

Not only that, but you haven't specified who's PAYING for the game to be made. These things cost money, you know. Then you have to buy all of the computers for all the kids to play on them. To be frank, it will save time and money to hand them a worksheet so they can have the actual skill pounded into their head. For your EoC, you won't be typing on a iPad, now will you? Not only this, but on games, you don't take it seriously. It's just a game after all. Pounding this mindset into the heads of children will make them think that the EoC is a game! But I digress,

In short, (1) Grades will mean more, which will mean more 'technical'(being under a 70) fails, (2) It will cost money to supply the kids with games and gadgets, (3) Teaching kids to play on a online game when the final exam is on paper is useless, and finally, (4) It will make kids not take the EoC seriously.

I now begin my rebuttal:
1) A review game is fine and dandy, but this is no actual proof that it works better than worksheets. Infact, worksheets work better!( http://www.ajc.com...-/ )
2) Mine-craft for art creativity? Kids will only use that to "kill monsters" than to create art. I know it is just an example, but still.
3) Contrary to what my opponent says, having fun while playing games does NOT increase productivity. You've got a bunch of games on that tablet, or on that phone, or on that computer. It's connected to the internet, after all! There is no sure way that the students can play JUST that game. The internet is endless.
4) To quote the article again, to teach is to not let people play games. The article explicitly states that those who have with said subject(in other words, they need to learn), are helped more by worksheets.

Overall, games are not the way to go! I await your rebuttal.
Debate Round No. 2
iliketodostuff

Pro

iliketodostuff forfeited this round.
ComradeMeow

Con

Extendarooni my arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
iliketodostuff

Pro

iliketodostuff forfeited this round.
ComradeMeow

Con

Vote CON for forfeiture.

Debate Round No. 4
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