Ayesha MerchantProf. NairENGL 1301-2240012th December2017NitendoAnd What To Do?Accordingto a research performed by Polygon.comin 2016, 65% of American households own a video gaming device. With more thanhalf the population owning a console to play their choice of game(s), it bringsup the question of these machines being actually useful in our social societyor merely a distraction from things that matter truly, such as values,relationships or even faith. In today’s culture of constant competition, wetend to improve our skills and social image in order to be accepted by thesociety and talked good about. Specially with school and college students whenthey are put under pressure to do certain things to be treated well by peoplearound them. This not only creates a personal and safe environment for them togrow but also teaches them problem solving skills, and also help them to improvetheir hand-eye coordination.
Video games play a vital role in developing an adolescentmind by providing children an opportunity to think critically. It is said to bea safe-haven for many of such students who want to shut down from the competitionaround them. All video games contain challenges and obstacles. Young minds usetheir working and planning memory to solve these problems, eventually leadingto a smarter and sharper mind.
For instance, if a child is playing angry birdson their electronic device, he has to use his mind and think critically to anglehis bird in a way that it kills all of the pigs in one shot to get the highestscore. The same way by adapting the role of a criminal in the game Grand TheftAuto, one can process information faster and in a more strategic way. Whileplaying these games, little ones face defeat, such as a character’s death ornot reaching the next level. These failures push the children to focus more andlearn from their experience by gaining perseverance and persistence.
Researchshows that about 70% of the teachers said that students’ engagement grew inclass when they used and discussed video games. PLEASE ADD MORE I MIGHT REPEATOR JUST PUT AN END SENTENCE AND THIS PARA LOOKS GOOD ENOUGH TO ME. Hand-eye coordination is said to be the processing ofvisual input to guide reaching and grasping along with the use ofproprioception of the hands to guide the eyes. Video games are said to boostindividual learning and improve the sensory and motor skills.