Video Games Introduced to Classrooms in South Carolina

September 13, 2017, 10:26 am EST | Share:

FLORENCE, SC (WTAT-TV) — Are video games making their way into the classroom?

Yes, that’s a thing now in Florence, South Carolina where school district leaders say they are using a video game based program called ‘Legends of Learning.’

The goal is to increase student participation and to help kids remember what they learned in science class.

Teachers can assign games during class or for homework. There is also an assessment portion that makes it easier for teachers to find what students need some extra help with.

“Video games, I guess we’re coming to recognize they are not all bad,” said Julie Smith, principal, Florence County School District. “Video gaming is a great way to capitalize on children’s interest.”

It is too early to tell if the program has improved test scores, but principal Smith says there is a study by Vanderbilt University which has shown success with the program.