Digital games excel at building a range of skills without students realizing they are “learning,” says Marissa Miller, a special education teacher at Warwick Neck Elementary, which is part of Warwick Public Schools in Rhode Island.
Some of these games come with puzzle pieces, styluses and other physical components.
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They cover everything from math to reading to money to entrepreneurial skills such as communication and problem-solving.
The games can also be tailored to each students’ learning needs and aligned with IEP goals, Miller adds.
“Students like getting to the next level,” she says. “They will go through it as many times as they have to. They also set goals for themselves, which is a huge life skill.”