For children of the latest generation, digital tools are almost a mother tongue, language that they use to communicate, express themselves and understand the world around them.
Digital games offer several educational advantages. They can develop cognitive, spatial and motor skills and contribute to the improvement of technological skills. They can be used to teach facts, improve the ability to recall and memorize, as well as teach principles of cause and effect and complex problem-solving. Also, they enhance creativity and deliver practical examples of concepts and rules that would be difficult to illustrate in the real world.
Playing is becoming synonymous to learning and one of the many advantages of digital games is the ability to allow players to learn in a stimulating environment in which they can make mistakes and learn by playing. This kind of environment could be particularly suitable for students who prefer the information to be repeated, which may help them to better understand some concepts that, otherwise, they might perceive as complicated or boring.