Opinion: Schools should use video games to help students learn


Joe Watanabe '21

Students competing in Jesuit’s NBA2K21 tournament during the school’s first Spirit Activity of the semester on Wed., Jan. 13, 2021.

I say that schools should use video games to help students learn and to incentivize them to learn.

You can use these video games as examples to teach people. For instance, you can use Pokemon to teach statistics. You can use Minecraft to teach certain reactions. You can use Telltale games to teach reading and grammar.

Using video games will also incentivize students to show up to class. This also allows the students to make connections to what they are learning, letting them remember the lessons better. They can get distracted, though, so be careful with this. Sure, people can try finding a loophole, but you can just tell the teachers how to find them.