Using Online Games to Connect with Students

In these extraordinary times, online learning has become more commonplace than ever. For example, Education Next’s latest survey shows that 73% of American parents say that they’re willing to have their child take major high school courses online. This is a 17% jump from over a decade ago. Plus, Forbes states that more than six million students globally are pursuing their college education online this year, and experts say that this number will continue to grow until recent risks have made themselves scarce.

However, online classes have one big pitfall: They’re notoriously less engaging. Not only is it hard to concentrate over a screen, but “there are some distractions when learning at home.” confessed a student from Alexander Middle School. It’s also much harder to motivate yourself in a remote setting.

While you can’t be physically there to inspire them, you do have access to tools that will let you connect with them over the network. One of these is online games.

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