“While most games contain a clear reward system for players (moving up a level, receiving badges or points, etc.),
what may be most appealing to educators is that games provide students
A SAFE PLACE TO LEARN FROM FAILURE.
In games, exploration is inherent and there are generally no high-stakes consequences. Children are able to
EXPERIMENT AND TAKE RISKS
TO FIND SOLUTIONS
without the feeling that they are doing something wrong.
GAMES ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO
MAKE AND LEARN FROM MISTAKES,
which is a particularly important concept in the K-12 setting.”