Covid-19 pandemic has changed the face of education and has given rise to various education technology, especially e-learning platforms, online worksheets, educational apps and games.
Several schools transitioned to online and remote learning during the pandemic to ensure learning did not stop. In a post-pandemic world, online education has become an integral component of education, however, it is not without its own challenges.
One of the key challenges of online learning is student engagement. Student engagement is extremely critical for learning and retention. Low student engagement results in boredom, low motivation, and consequently low achievement.
“Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning” – Diane Ackeman
Some of the ways to increase student engagement online include creating interactive content, incorporating quizzes and leaderboard, giving feedback, recognizing and rewarding students with points, badges, etc.
Maths is a subject a lot of children struggle with, and working with decimals can be a little complex even during a physical classroom. Lola wants to make enough smoothie for herself and her friends.
Help her, using your knowledge of Addition and Subtraction of Decimals. With each correct answer, you help Chichi share her smoothie among her four friends and earn points needed to proceed to the next level.
I remember trying to learn about Compounds and Mixture back in school. Would have loved to have this game. Lola is back in her lab and this time she’s having fun identifying different compounds and mixtures.
Help her identify them using your knowledge of Elements, Compounds and Mixtures using their differences in this game of Mix-It!
Lola needs to get to school on time for her test but no one is available to drive her to school.
These fun Science games teach about motion, gravity and force. Help Lola control the forces that make a car to accelerate and stop. The more correct answers you get, the more force you get to move the car closer to her school.
There are lots of other games to check out on the 9ijakids gaming portal. You can also access 9ijakids games on your phone. Text 9ija to 8012 on MTN or Text “NKWA” to 8012 on Glo network.
Remember, apart from being so much fun, games help improve retention which results in improved academic performance.
Apart from increasing student engagement, games also provide students with critical and creative thinking opportunities as they figure things out, solve problems, collaborate and compete.