The Alicante school that uses video games in the classroom to improve the performance of its students

video games and school. A combination that at first glance may seem counterproductive and, nevertheless, contributes a lot to the cognitive and academic development of students. This is demonstrated by the results obtained by its application in El Limonar International School Villamartin, San Miguel de Salinas (Alicante), and that during this week he has attended the ‘SIMO Educación 2022’, the International Exhibition of Educational Technology and Innovation that is held in Madrid.

Toni Legidos Martinez, “digital leader” of the school located in Vega Baja and recognized specialist in the area, has been in charge of presenting the experience obtained after the implementation of multiple projects in the center. She has done it in a presentation that has taken place at the “stand” of the well-known educational tool EdPuzzlewhich optimizes the use of video in class and the so-called “flipped classroom” (inverted class) where it has revealed the multiple benefits of incorporating tools as well as learning techniques.

“The game has always been associated with the human being, especially at an early age, but we almost never saw it associated with teaching. It seems that learning and having fun are two verbs that cannot go together. I am happy to say that nothing could be further from the truth. Furthermore, it is not only limited to children’s age: we all like to play and learn no matter how old we are”, explains Legidos.

Then, Do video games work in class? “It is evidence that when a student enjoys the work they are doing, their interest in it grows as well as the result they obtain. In my classes, when I use the game as a learning tool, be it with a Break Out, with Minecraft or any other digital game, the enthusiasm for coming to class is something tangible, they are motivated and eager to investigate and learn and their grades go up. as well as the assimilation of knowledge. They work it and it stays forever. And if there is competition and reward, even more”, assures the professor.

The Alicante school that uses video games in the classroom to improve the performance of its students