Superstar Skills

SKILLS

Why Games Work and you didn't believe me.

Of the 53 million K–12 students in the U.S., 51 million of them (or 93%) play video games. Our games help improve student performance through:

  • Increased time on task
  • Increased student motivation and engagement
  • Increased corrective feedback
Pinciple points:
- Students respond to challenge and errors can be viewed as opportunities to improve rather than as indication of failure. An unlimited ceiling on performance will help the student reach his/her maximum level of proficient performance.
- Repetitious drill can be fun, as fun as methods typically associated with the higher order aspects of learning. Games increase the time-on-task for drills and increase engagement through competition.
- Immediate corrective feedback facilitates improvement in performance. Students can quickly see mistakes and how to correct them.
The games are based on research on learning dealing with ‘automaticity’ and ‘fluency.’ Automaticity is fast and accurate object identification at the single object level. Fluency involves a deeper understanding, and anticipation of what will come next. The Arcademic games provide fun and focused repetition practice that enables fluency to be achieved more quickly through structured, rapid, and disciplined responding.
 
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