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Educational benefits associated with Video Games – Learning for Kids

In Internet on September 8, 2014 by Asif Mumtaz Tagged:

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Video games, in addition to their entertainment value also serve as a tool to provide some educational benefits. The educational video games are designed to teach children a specific subject like Mathematics, English and Science. Today’s student is living in the era of technology and globalization so in order to grab his attention, educational video games are considered as a viable source of learning. Therefore, it is imperative to put into lime light the benefits of such games regarding our prevailing education system.

Some of the advantages of the video games are discussed below, which would change your perception about them.

Entertainment and learning goes side by side              

Video games instantly draw attention of children and have the ability to enhance their learning experience. The new era of education, uses this type of medium due to its positive results and easy to learn approach. It helps those students who have weak skills regarding a particular subject and as it is linked with entertainment, the student does not find it boring. They learn while playing so retain much of the content that is gained through this source.

Provide assistance to learn Language

Young children can easily learn language by interacting with video games. They through answering questions, following directions and listening to the words respond quickly. Through rhyming and spelling games, they learn the basics that would definitely improve their language skills.

Motivation to learn

A well thought and designed video game can motivate students to learn new things. They embrace tough challenges with great enthusiasm and show interest even in those subjects that are considered as difficult to learn. Video games develop inclination towards learning and broaden their focus to understand the subject in its true sense. For example, kids trying to learn new words can play rhyming words games to speed up their learning.games for kids

Competitive environment

The video games include a sense of competition so the children try to win by improving their knowledge and learning from their mistakes. A student, for example who plays a game related to math subject utilizes all his energy and concentrate on scoring maximum points and adopt a optimal mindset to learn the basics. He is indirectly memorizing the rules of this subject that will improve his performance during routine studies.

Learn how to interact with each other

As every child has an interest in playing video games, hence while playing together they share it and learn to build social ties. Children follow the rules with patience, accept their defeat or share joy over victory. Moreover, they learn from their mistakes and try to overcome weaknesses.

Visuals and sounds

The visuals and sounds play a vital role in attracting the attention of children. They memorize quickly what is seen and heard. Therefore, they learn things at great pace and their overall mental ability is improved. 

Through the inception of video games in education arena, new challenges have been brought up into the mainstream. This technique can help teachers in assessing the mental capacity of students and treat them accordingly. Video games offer such benefits that are not available with other educational strategies. However, parental guidance and teacher’s assistance is always advised in order to gain desired results.           

 

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WordPress for Android powered devices

In Internet on May 3, 2011 by Asif Mumtaz Tagged: , , ,

I am having a great day after i installed the WordPress app from Android market.

It is a powerful yet extremely simple application that gives you a mobile version of WordPress. Once the app is installed, you can add a new blog or add an existing wordpress blog. You can add self hosted wordpress blogs as well as blogs hosted by wordpress. Adding blogs is really easy and simple.

Once you have added blogs, you will see all of them on your Mobile WordPress dashboard. From there, you can access comments, pages, posts and stats for your blogs. You can also add new posts using a powerful wordpress editor. I am using a small android phone to write this post.

Its a powerful app with all the features that i may ask from a droid version.

You can add media to blog post, format text and can even add links and categories. Posts can either be published immediately or can be scheduled.

If you are a blogger, then this android app should be on your droid device.

Note: Be ready to write without a spell checker and a smaller keyboard than most of you are used to. Despite these limitations, the app is really great.

……blogged using wordpress app on android 2.2……

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Delicious has a new owner

In Internet on April 28, 2011 by Asif Mumtaz Tagged: ,

From the email:

“Yahoo! is excited to announce that Delicious has been acquired by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. As creators of the largest online video platform, Hurley and Chen have firsthand expertise enabling millions of consumers to share their experiences with the world. Delicious will become part of their new Internet company, AVOS.”

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QR Codes are Wonderfull!

In Absurd,Internet on March 24, 2011 by Asif Mumtaz

QR codes are simple 2D images that can contain any information. They are great because they reduce the amount of space that you need to display that particular information. For instance, a museum can display QR code image alongside its display board. The image can contain a map for the visitors. Image can even have information about the things that you are going to find inside that museum.

Take a look at this use of QR codes where Railway authorities have provided information about train routes within a QR code. How useful!

 

Wake Forest University Library even has a nice library guide displayed through QR code!

 

These codes are fun. I even had a Facebook display picture that was actually a QR code containing a message to my beloved! You can really play around with them at individual level. The government can do a lot with them to provide city guides or even route information. They are already famous in Japan who are displaying them even at street boards carrying information about that street (haven’t seen what information they really carry).

BTW, print media is already using them everywhere. Some magazine have restricted them only to provide more information about some of the lengtheir articles whereas some magazines are using them even for advertising their sponsor’s messages.

Spend some time on QR codes and see what you can do with them. Exploring is always a lot of fun!

 

 

 

 

 

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