How Gaming can make you Smarter
We could all remember the games we played in elementary: Game and Watch, Atari, Gameboy and a lot more. When I was in college, I learned about the power of Starcraft. It became so powerful I dreaded going back to Bacolod every summer slaving away till morning until I beat the zergs out!
But that all has got to change. Not all Video Games are bad. There is new knowledge about the games children play that make them more intelligent.
Enter Gabe Zichermann.
Gabe defines Gamification as: “The process of applying game design principles to non-game activities to make them more engaging to a user.”
So why is this important, well, for years we have heard the negative impact of video games to kids, mainly from parents who see their kids being addicted to video games and not growing the skills and education they should be learning. They feel like the idea of video games as an educational medium can’t possibly be a reality. Gabe Zichermann, and his theories on why children seem as though they may have attention deficit disorder and why games are actually quite educational for well, not just children, but everyone.