Educational Games: Changing the Way We Teach Humane Education

Educational Games:  Changing the Way We Teach Humane Education

By Kyle Liao
When many of us think of educational games, we may remember classics such as Oregon Trail or Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?. Educational games are a powerful mode of learning because they have the ability to bring the player into a state of flow where they are invested in the characters, storyline and game mechanics. We all know how hard it can be to pull youth away from a game they love. The video game industry has seen a rapid level of innovation in recent years, and with that educational games have increased and improved as well. New and exciting games for learning are being developed every day such as SuperChem (a VR experience from Schell Games) to engage youth in chemistry. Organizations like iCivics have created a whole curriculum through original games to encourage youth to become active citizens. Educational game developers are …

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