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Commercial computer games are fun, engaging and seductive.

They are highly interactive and provide both a challenge and instant, visual feedback within a safe virtual environment. In short, computer games engage young people in a way that traditional classroom activities simply cannot. But aside from providing entertainment, computer games have also been found to serve a range of educational functions. According to Gee (2003) they encourage different ways of learning and thinking and provide the opportunity to teach and practice new skills and encourage imagination, creativity and exploration.

Advantages of Computer Games (positive implications for learning)


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Aggressive game play can help players relax and balance their aggression. (Bensley and van Eenwyk 2001)

Advantages

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While computer and video games have received a lot of press recently for the belief by many that they lead to aggressive tendencies and possibly even increased violence, the one fact that we do not frequently hear is that computer games are being used to provide numerous helpful benefits. Researchers are finding that computer games can actually be tweaked to treat a variety of disorders and disabilities. One of the unique ways that computer games are being used is to treat people with phobias. The belief behind this treatment method is that exposing people to the source of their fear within a controlled environment may actually lead to a cure. When compared to other forms of treatment, computer games are an affordable option. Other forms of treatment can easily cost thousands of dollars while a computer game can be purchased for usually under a hundred bucks. Another advantage to computer game related therapy is that researchers are finding they can easily adapt games to suit an individual's specific fears in order to create a customized treatment plan. Two of the most common phobias that have been treated with computer games are a fear of confined spaces and heights. Computer games are also being used to treat various learning and language disabilities. Teachers have found that games specifically geared for these types of problems provide a fun, unique and interesting way for children to overcome their disabilities. Games have been tested at several universities in an effort to understand how computer-generated speech can help children recognize and repeat desired language patterns. This has proven to be extremely important, since as many as seven million children in the United States have been diagnosed with learning impairments that are associated with language development problems. Typically, one of the most common problems found with children experiencing such disabilities is the fact that their brains can't process sounds quickly enough. Computer games designed for language disability treatment actually force a child's brain to concentrate on the desired language patterns, so that they can understand and process the individual differences. Early studies have shown that treatment with such computer games can lead to significant improvement. Some studies even indicate that as little as one month of training with a language

based computer game can help a child make great strides in their reading and language development skills. Since many children who experience learning disabilities dislike school, which puts them at an increased risk for further learning problems and possibly even drop-out status, the fact that kids can now catch up at a faster rate using a tool they enjoy is phenomenal. Special rewards built into the games make the process even more exciting and encourage kids to participate with incentives such as a point system. Depending on how a teacher or educational facility wants to set up their remedial program, these points can then translate into prizes that have meaning for the kids. Teachers have found that not only do computer game training devices provide a fun and interesting tool to correct language disabilities, but they are also a much more affordable option than many alternatives. Other options typically require a long-term commitment, which means additional costs. To date; however, computer game related technology seems to provide kids with a faster turn around in their development than other options. Not only is this better for the kids, but it also means a tremendous savings for educators. Just a few of the learning disabilities that are being treated with computer game technology include dyslexia and language disabilities associated with the processing and production of language patterns.

You can relax and have fun in healthier ways than staring at a television or computer.
Computer games can aid children's health and do not deserve a wholly negative reputation, an expert says. Mark Griffiths, professor of gambling studies at Nottingham Trent University, says they can be a distraction for children undergoing painful treatment. Writing in the British Medical Journal, he added that games can also help children with attention deficit disorders gain social skills. But he said violent games, like violent films, might fuel aggression in some. However, Professor Griffiths said this group could be prone to aggression, which could have been triggered by other factors such as witnessing violence in the home or seeing it on TV.
You can't tar all games with the same brush Professor Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University

After 15 years of research into video games, Professor Griffiths said he wanted to redress the balance of public perception of their effects. He said games could be used as a very powerful form of distraction for children undergoing painful treatments. Professor Griffiths pointed to studies which had shown children undergoing chemotherapy and treatment for sickle cell anaemia had benefited from being given games to distract then. He said they needed less pain relief and had less nausea and lower blood pressure than those who were simply told to rest after their treatments.

'Trivialised' Professor Griffiths also highlighted specific cases where video games had been used to help treat specific physical conditions, including an eight-year-old boy whose illness caused him to pick his lip, causing scarring. Previous treatments had failed so the boy was given a hand-held video game to keep his hands occupied. Two weeks later the affected area had healed. Computer games have even been used as a form of physiotherapy for arm injuries Professor Griffiths told the BBC News website: "You can't tar all games with the same brush. "Video gaming is safe for most players and can be useful in healthcare. "Although playing video games is one of the most popular leisure activities in the world, research into its effects on players, both positive and negative, is often trivialised." He added: "On balance, there is little evidence that moderate frequency of play has serious adverse effects, but more evidence is needed on excessive play and on defining what constitutes excess in the first place. "There should also be long-term studies of the course of video game addiction." 'Scapegoat' He said it was possible games could fuel violence in some. But he added: "It is not possible to say what is cause and effect. These could be aggressive individuals who sought out these games. "And aggression could stem from seeing violence on TV or in the home." Dr Guy Cumberbatch, head of the independent Communications Research Group in the UK, agreed with the editorial's conclusions. "Video games are always used as a scapegoat for concerns. "There's no doubt that many games are found to be offensive by many. But there are many media forms, films or TV programmes, where that is the case

Thanks in advance for correcting my essay. ==================================================It is true that the most striking feature of the present century is the process of science. Many great inventions have been born and one of the greatest advances in modern technology has been the invention of computer and computer games. Computer games

are being used to provide numerous helpful benefits. They help us to treat a variety of disorders and disabilities, to make us have fun and entertainment, and serve a range of educational functions. The most important aspect of playing computer games is treating some diseases. Researchers are finding that computer games can be actually tweaked to treat people with phobias. The belief behind this treatment method is that exposing people to the source of their fear with in a controlled environment may actually lead to a cure. Two of the most common phobias that have been treated with computer games are a fear of confined spaces and heights. Teachers have found that computer games specifically prepared for language disabilities provide a unique way for children to overcome their disabilities. Another important aspect is that computer games providing us to have fun. When we are very bored tired or stressed, Computer games are good source of enjoyment. Moreover, we have fun playing computer games because they give us time to be with our friends. It is a great opportunity to socialize. We can talk with our friends about other things at the same time. In addition, when we spend time with our friends and relax with friends, we have more energy for other work. Last but not least, Computer games serve a range of educational functions. Computer games encourage different ways of learning, imagination, creativity and exploration. For example, Simulation games could be used as a means of preparing learners for the world of work. Computer games also help pupils to develop key learning skills such as cognitive process, logical thinking and independent decision making. To sum up, Computer games have a main role in our lives. We can use of them for therapy disease, having fun and educating better. Who could deny the necessity of computer games? Hello! Comment: I would suggest that you rearrange the order of the middle three paragraphs so that the importance of computer games builds up, from "fun" (paragraph #3) to "educational" (paragraph #4) to "healing" (paragraph #2.) Also, review your main points with more detail for your conclusion to be most effective. Some other suggestions: The most striking feature of the present century is the process of science. The belief behind this treatment method is that exposing people to the source of their fear within a controlled environment may actually lead to a cure. Two of the most common phobias that have been treated with computer games are claustrophobia, or a fear of confined spaces, and acrophobia, a fear of heights.

Another important aspect is that computer games allow us to have fun. When we are very bored, tired or stressed, computer games are a good source of enjoyment. Keep going! Many great inventions have been born and one of the greatest advances in modern technology has been the invention of computers and computer games. The most important aspect of playing computer games is in treating some diseases. Researchers are finding that computer games can actually be tweaked to treat people with phobias. The belief behind this treatment method is that exposing people to the source of their fear within a controlled environment may actually lead to a cure. Two of the most common phobias that have been treated with computer games are a fear of confined spaces and fear of heights. Another important aspect is that computer games provide us with fun. When we are very bored, tired or stressed, computer games are a good source of enjoyment. Last but not least, computer games serve a range of educational functions. For example, simulation games could be used as a means of preparing learners for the world of work. To sum up, computer games have a main role in our lives. We can make use of them for therapy, disease, having fun and better education. You certainly made some good points! I never realized that part about helping people deal with phobias. Watch out for how you use capital letters, as you sometimes use them where they are not needed.
What are the advantages of computers for young children? Computers help children to be in control of their experience, to set their own pace, and to select the level of challenge with which they feel comfortable. Computers help children to use all of their senses to extract information. Computers fascinate kids and can draw their full attention, which often results in a deeper focus and concentration. Computers enable children to learn through creating, just as they gain hands-on knowledge and understanding when they build forts, make up stories, and paint,

increase their skills As they master computers, children build positive attitudes toward technology that will pay dividends for the rest of their lives.

Computers benefit the development of fundamental skills... Good educational software enables children to develop and practice a broad range skills. It can help them learn, for example, about letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and rhythm. Good software can also help children develop their understanding of cause and effect, higher order problem solving, procedural thinking, and creative expression. Today, the wide range of multimedia available for kids in India is really amazing. Emotional skills: By using a computer children develop self-confidence and selfesteem as they master computer skills and use the computer to make things happen. This also gives them a reason to smile! Social skills: In the classroom setting or in the home when their friends or parents are available, children often prefer working with one or two partners over working alone, which leads to the development of social skills. Computers benefit children with special needs... Computers have proven extremely beneficial to kids with certain speech, audio, and motor limitations. Kids with special needs can use alternative input and output devices (assistive technologies) to interact with computers and do things that they normally could not accomplish independently. They benefit especially from having access to an on-demand, patient tutor that allows them to work at their own pace. What they achieve through using a computer enhances their self-esteem and provides them with a greater sense of control and engagement with the world. The internet provides them with the best of knowledge for their treatments and they can be in touch with doctors or friends through the internet, in India or Abroad. Also, the internet can later help them earn their means of livelihood.

Computer games have been a source of controversy for as long as there have been computers. Still, despite the controversy over them (or perhaps because of it), computer games have become a multi-billion dollar industry that pushes the boundaries of game ideas. Because of these advancements, computer games have turned out games that benefit society in surprising ways, many of which are largely unrecognized

Historical Simulation
1. Some computer games, such as famous developer Sid Meier's, offer historical lessons for the player. For example, Sid Meier's "Civilization!" series has been an award-winning historical simulation game for over a decade and has introduced players to the intricacies of international relations, the role of

religion and the advancement of technology from the dawn of time to the present.

Business Accumen
2. Even from the earliest days of computer gaming, simulations of business dealings, stock market variances, and make-or-break deals have enthralled computer game players. For instance, 1983's "M.U.L.E." published by Atari, gave players a small taste of harvesting resources, buying low and selling high, and other real estate development elements.

Early Education
3. Early childhood development has been facilitated by computer games as well. Games such as the "Putt-Putt ..." series, the "Where in...is Carmen Sandiego" series and the "Math Blasters" series reaches out to children as young as 3 though friendly, cartoon-like characters who teach reading, geography or math.

Animal care
4. Some children would love to have a dog, cat or even a horse of their very own, but many parents worry that the child will not be mature enough to care for the pet responsibly. Computer games such as "Catz," "Lucinda Green's Equestrian Challenge" and "Puppy Luv: A New Breed" teach the child to care for a virtual pet through constant care and monitoring with "real consequences" for their laxity; their virtual pet can die if they forget to feed or care for it.

Career guidance
5. Computer games also allow people to explore their interests in some job fields. For example, "Pet Pals: Animal Doctor" allows the player to become a veterinarian while mystery games such as "Syberia" allows the player to step into the shoes of a detective. Other careers such as military commander, business CEO, nursing and urban planning are all simulated through computer gaming

For many people, it's a convenient way to communicate. Many parents provide their children with cell phones for safety reasons. For me, it is difficult to live without my cell phone. Cell phones have three principal advantages. The cell phone has made communication easier. In addition, cell phones provide their users with extra devices in addition to telephone. At last, cell phones can provide safety for their users. Cell phones have become popular in the last fifteen years because they have made ... a pocket computer. Cell phone users can connect to the Internet and check their email. For instance, since I got my new cell phone, I do not have to carry my laptop with me, and instead, I can use my cell phone. I can chat with friends, send email, and write notes; records lectures, and even download files from the Internet. Last but not least, many parents provide their children with cell phones for safety reasons. The speed dial up option in cell phones lets people contact emergency numbers by pressing one button. For example, my younger sister has had a cell phone since she was nine years old. If she runs into any problems,
Nowadays, cell phones are very popular. Nearly each of us have it. We like talking on cell phones, sending SMS, playing games etc. But is that a good way to communicate? To start with, with cell phones we can communicate with others wherever we are. If necessary, we can ask someone for help any minute now. Secondly, cell phones can help us with organize our daily plans. They can remind us of meetings, duties etc. They can also help us with our work ( calculator, currency converter etc.). Also, they are information sources. From Internet, WAP or new EraOmnix we can read news from country and world, sport news, interesting facts and other. Thirdly, they can give us some entertainment with phone games, WAP and SMS games. On the other hand, everybody can find us. In the long run it is very annoying. Also connections costs more money than in stationary phones. Also, cell phones are harmful to our health, because they create radiation ( from phone receiver ). In conclusion, I think that although cell phones have their weak points, they are very usable and necessary. In my opinion this is a good way to communicate. A cell phone is a good item to have for anyone that travels or is constantly away from home or office. They can keep you in touch with the office, as well as emergency personal. It isn't difficult to set up your first cell phone. They can also be inexpensive to purchase. To see the cost of phones it is best to contact a cellular phone dealer. Once you have picked out a cell phone, the next step is to pick out a cell phone plan that is right for you. You will have to purchase a cell phone from the same carrier in order for it to work on their network. Some of the plans are for an individual or you may purchase a cellular phone family plan. In the family plan, you are able to connect everyone in your family. They will be able to use their cell phone to contact anyone else on the plan usually for free or at discount rate. You can be well informed on the day-to-day activities of each and every person in your family. With a family plan, you are able to contact everyone and keep billing hassles at a minimum. These plans are good when you have teenagers or young adults traveling back and forth with friends or even at college. For experienced cell phone users, it is nice to be able to contact anyone at any time of the day or night. With your cell phone you can move away or go on vacation and seem like your not even gone. Most cell phones can even forward your email, instant messages and other phone numbers to your mobile phone line. This is a great feature for when checking your computer is not an

option. Some people consider their cell phone an image of themselves. Cell phones have taken on a role of fashion in their own sense because they come in several colors, sizes and have options to personalize them. Cell phone users have a lot of options on their phone that they can change to customize the phone to their liking. By changing certain settings on your phone, you are able make your phone unique. Some of the options that can be changed include the wallpaper, ring tones and fonts. In order to get personalized ring tones and wallpapers you will have to download them for a small fee. While you are able to stay connected with your friends, work, and family, you can also do it in style. Give your cell phone a personalized touch. Cell phones have become increasingly popular and have become a necessity for most

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Mobile Phones

Advantages and Disadvantages of Mobile Phones It is for a fact that having a mobile phone now a days is a sort of a necessity and it is an inevitable truth that mobile industry is taking everyone by a storm. From the very basic thing of making a call to texting, and now internet access for just a touch of your finger tips. Do you have one of these? or do you know somebody who enjoys having such stuff? I do have one of those too and I wont deny the fact that I enjoys using them. So as one of the million subscriber of this technology I will share you some of the advantages and disadvantages I found, out of having a mobile phone. First here are some advantages of having it: It keeps you in constant contact with people you consider important It can help you seek help immediately during emergency cases Its a sense of being financially uplifted. Through mobile phones you can lessen your boredom,example listen to your favorite music and as well as watching movies through downloading. It can take photos Mobile phones also gives us easier access on the internet You can carry it anywhere It has a lot of useful function like calendar, making notes, alarm clock, timer and calculator. No doubt, our mobile phones makes our life more convenient, but as the saying goes every technology has it's equal negative side and mobile phones are not so especial to be exempted. Here are some disadvantages of having it: Expensive People spend less time bonding with there family and friends People just contact through phone and became too lazy meeting outside Disturb us on our works and studies People spend lots and lots of money buying the latest model Affects our body because of radiation it produces Easily broken mobile phone makes it easier to invade privacy In the end, I hope you can weigh the advantages and the disadvantages I have mentioned

to help you use your mobile phone in a responsible manner. We humans created mobile phones and it is all up to our control The most important advantage of cell phones is that they can be used almost everywhere without cables or electricity. By using a mobile phone, you can communicate with anyone whenever you want and wherever you are. Besides this, if there is an emergency situation, mobile phones can be useful. Furthermore, you can get access to the Internet by using a cell phone. These days, the worlds most common means of communication is SMS. Cell phones include this system, so in this way you can communicate with someone more cheaply than by normal calling. In contrast, cell phones have some disadvantages. For example, cell phones spread electromagnetic waves. And these electromagnetic waves cause important health problems like cancer. Additionally, cell phones often affect the electronic systems used by equipment like cars, ABS (automatic brake system), and computers. This can cause big problems, such as accidents. To sum up, cell phones not only have advantages, but also they have disadvantages. Mobile phones make our lives easier. But at the same time, they cause some important problems in our health.
e've all heard the mantra: People survived for hundreds of years without carrying a telephone with them. But, the times have changed and more and more it's becoming a necessity for people to carry wireless phones with them where ever they go. The freedom of a good wireless phone is amazing and it enables carriers to keep in instant contact with people they need to talk to right away. No more missed calls. No more lost opportunities. There are a number of reasons why people who swear by wireless phones do so. Let's look at some of the top reasons: * Security. What's worse than breaking down on a remote road? Not having a way to call for help when it's needed. A wireless telephone can help make sure its owner is never stuck without a way to call for help. With services getting better and better and signals getting stronger and stronger, there are very few locations where phones don't work. * Working parents. A wireless phone left on vibrate gives a parent peace of mind during the day like few other things can. It's hard enough leaving little ones behind at day care to go off and earn a living, but the guilt of missing a call from a school nurse can be overwhelming. Thanks to wireless technology, this doesn't have to be the case. Child care providers can contact you any time, any where. * Business. A cell phone helps ensure busy businesspeople are always in touch with the clients and contacts they need to talk to right away. From work, home or even at lunch, those who need to connect can do so. * Safety. A wireless phone often works when other means of making a call don't. During power outs, after accidents, whenever an emergency arises, a cell phone can be a real lifesaver. * Entertainment. This is the wave of now. Wireless phones are fast becoming a major means of entertainment on the go. From television and movie downloads to games and even cameras, the only things phones don't do is windows! Services to bring entertainment directly to wireless phones are constantly being upgraded, too. * Organization. Wireless phones are great for helping people organize their lives. Good phones can handle not only extensive lists of contact numbers, but also e-mail addresses,

appointments and more. Plus, they can even send e-mail and surf the net. It's almost like carrying a personal computer with you on the go. Perhaps it was easy to get by without a mobile phone years ago, but the times have changed so dramatically that getting in touch and staying that way are vitally important for businesspeople, parents and friends. There's no replacing a mobile connection during an emergency and the peace of mind a good phone can provide simply makes the price worthwhile. Looking for a good phone is a pretty easy undertaking, too. The choices now available are simply amazing. Just match the features you truly need (or want) with what's available in your price range. Shop around and be picky about calling plans.

It is for a fact that having a mobile phone now a days is a sort of a necessity and it is an inevitable truth that mobile industry is taking everyone by a storm. From the very basic thing of making a call to texting, and now internet access for just a touch of your finger tips. Do you have one of these? or do you know somebody who enjoys having such stuff? I do have one of those too and I wont deny the fact that I enjoys using them. So as one of the million subscriber of this technology I will share you some of the advantages and disadvantages I found, out of having a mobile phone. First here are some advantages of having it: It keeps you in constant contact with people you consider important It can help you seek help immediately during emergency cases Its a sense of being financially uplifted. Through mobile phones you can lessen your boredom,example listen to your favorite music and as well as watching movies through downloading. It can take photos Mobile phones also gives us easier access on the internet You can carry it anywhere It has a lot of useful function like calendar, making notes, alarm clock, timer and calculator. No doubt, our mobile phones makes our life more convenient, but as the saying goes every technology has it's equal negative side and mobile phones are not so especial to be exempted. Here are some disadvantages of having it: Expensive People spend less time bonding with there family and friends People just contact through phone and became too lazy meeting outside Disturb us on our works and studies People spend lots and lots of money buying the latest model Affects our body because of radiation it produces Easily broken mobile phone makes it easier to invade privacy In the end, I hope you can weigh the advantages and the disadvantages I have mentioned to help you use your mobile phone in a responsible manner.

We humans created mobile phones and it is all up to our control whether to used more carefully and properly or not.