Many teachers who took part in the survey reported a variety of benefits from using digital games.
The vast majority of respondents—70 percent—said that games
increased students’ motivation and engagement with the curriculum.
Roughly 60 percent said games made it easier to personalize instruction,
teach a range of learners effectively, collect meaningful data, and
better assess students’ knowledge.
The biggest barriers to game use in classrooms cited by respondents were
cost (50 percent), followed by inadequate access to technology (46
percent). An emphasis on standardized tests was another barrier, cited
by 38 percent of respondents.