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Digital Games, Simulations and Teaching

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Digital Games, Virtual Simulations and Modern Teaching

Digital games and virtual simulations have been part of the learning process for a long time now. As technology develops, we are able to use more realistic simulations in order to learn how complicated processes in different subjects work, like in engineering or medicine;

we are able to analyze situations, like earthquakes, we would not be able to analyze without computers. Digital Games and virtual simulations can be used to teach students of all ages any subject. edutopia.org/computer-

simulations-games-virtual-learning-video Virtual Learning is a learning strategy we should use more often in schools.  Modern teaching is not about leaving paper and “real” personal communication behind to move to electronic devices and long distance message writing; it is about combining resources and ways of thinking!

 
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