River Ridge High School Games Club Scores with Students
River Ridge HS has its own Games Club, through which students compete in tournaments for bragging rights.
Gaming has come to the forefront of educational standards for 21st-century learners recently, River Ridge HS librarian Wendy Cope said, due to its direct correlation with national standards from AASL (American Association of School Librarians).
"Games set the stage for learning. Students collaborate to solve problems and to teach each other the skills or shortcuts they need to achieve their goals. As technology progresses, so do the types of literacies students need: they need to be able to pick up context clues and take their cues from the graphic, auditory, and even hidden information in games in order to succeed,” she said. “Too, they realize very quickly that the ethical choices they make have ramifications. Better to do that in a gaming situation than in real life."
The RRHS library plans to have a National Gaming Day event in November to support these learning objectives in a fun, social environment, she added.