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Written by David Jones on June 15, 2015
Do you know that online games and free website access can improve classroom learning? Do you know that most students who play online games have high intelligence compared to their counterparts who use classroom materials only? This article will focus on providing 5 types of outside classroom games and ways that high school students can use to increase learning.
1. Science Experiments
With high levels of curiosity in teenagers, online laboratories should be provided to quench all aspects of high school laboratory practices inquiries that range from mixing chemicals, understanding human anatomy and complete understanding of the surrounding world making learning interesting and easy. These online games will provide experimental procedures which include how to mix the chemicals in their right proportions and also how to access and protect oneself during the procedure. In this process, knowledge is gained during use and observation of the reactions during the experiment. Science is a major part in high school education and therefore online experiments increases students curiosity, insight, instruction following and observation techniques.
Figure 1. Experimental illustration of why pebbles appear below soil and sand in the water.
With the rising issue of globalization and individualism, most children are brought up in urban areas and probably know little about the world’s past and its heroes. An online platform that speaks about popular and famous individuals should be developed. True stories of other peoples lives should be provided for learning purposes depending on whatever need is to be met by the audience (High school students). The main aim of this website is to provide lessons of life to the readers and enable them learn and understand how famous world leaders were able to overcome obstacles, challenges and hindrances in their pursuit of success. According to website where you can find essay
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from mixing chemicals, understanding human anatomy and complete understanding of the surrounding world making learning interesting and easy.
Figure 2. A brief history of the late former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela
3. Learning different languages
Communities that teach foreign online language can be of a great benefit to high school students since most of the students are only familiar with English and their native languages. This can be effectively done by having online materials with different language ranges, so that learners may find every language that they deem perfect and beneficial on that particular website. Since not all languages may be appealing to all individuals, there should be provision of images and paintings to make learning more interesting and at the end of the class there should be inspirational questions which provide scores in order for learners to keep their learning track.
Figure 3. Different language translations of the same word ‘thank you’.
4. Mathematics Quiz Game
In this game, every player is given a chance to respond to a mathematical question in a specified period of time. Since mathematics is a compulsory unit in high school, the game is aimed at providing an interesting and educational experience to learners which can be played both at home and school environment suitable for both the old and young. The mathematical quiz game will incorporate the use of traditional questions with numbers and the learner is expected to provide mathematical responses to questions while competing against time and at the end of the game the learner is provided with a score according to his performance.
Figure 4. An example of a mathematical game that learners have to compete against the clock
5. Digital dialects
In the digital dialects website, there is the provision of free games that help in language and vocabulary expansion online. These games are essential for practicing alphabetical, numerical, spell checks and phrase checks. High school students engage in such games and activities in a bid to perfect their writing and reading skills. Digital dialects can take the form of a puzzle where students are required to find related letters that form words from the puzzle and from the identification join the words to make a perfect sentence with the right subject verb agreement.
Figure 5. An illustration of a puzzle to be completed by learners in digital online dialects