Understanding Education

1. Understanding Game
Games are English words that mean games or matches, or can be interpreted as structured activities that are usually done for fun. games or games are things that can be played with certain rules so that there are those who win and some who lose, usually in a context not serious with the aim of refreshing. Various games, including:

a. Action

This genre is the most popular type of game. This type of game requires player reflex capabilities. One popular subgenre of action is the First Person Shooter (FPS). In FPS games, speed of thinking is needed. This game is made as if the player is in that atmosphere.

b. Adventure Action

This genre combines action and adventure game play. For example, players are invited to explore underground caves while defeating enemies, and looking for ancient artifacts, or crossing rivers.

c. Simulation, Construction and Management

Players in this game are given freedom

to build and a certain project with limited raw materials.

d. Role Playing Games (RPG)

In RPG players can choose one character to play. As the game level rises, these characters can change, increase their abilities, increase their weapons, or increase their pets.

e. Strategy

Strategy genre focuses on the ability to think and organizational skills. Strategy games are divided into two, namely Turn Based Strategy and Real Time Strategy. If the real time strategy requires the player to make a decision and simultaneously the opponent’s party also acts up to a series of events in real time, while the player’s turn based strategy takes turns implementing the tactic. When the player takes a step, the opponent waits. Likewise the opposite.

f. Race

Players can choose a vehicle, then drive in the racing arena. The goal is to reach the fastest finish line.

g. Sports

This genre brings sports into a computer or console. Usually gameplay is made as closely as possible with the actual sports conditions.

h. Puzzle

The puzzle genre presents puzzles, equates the color of the ball, calculates mathematics, arranges blocks, or recognizes letters and images.

i. Word Games

Word games are often designed to test abilities with language or to explore its properties. Word Game is generally used as a source of entertainment, but has been proven to serve an educational purpose as well. Based on the above description it can be concluded that the game is a result of the multimedia process in the form of tools for fun and can be used as a medium for learning.

2. Understanding Education
In the big dictionary of English education means education, while according to Sugihartono (2007: 3) education comes from the learner, or educates which means maintaining and forming exercises. Whereas in the large dictionary of Indonesian (1991) education is defined as the process of changing the attitude and behavior of a person or group of people in an effort to mature human beings through teaching and training efforts. Education is a learning process obtained by every human being, in this Read More

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How to Train Concentration in Students who are Difficult to Focus Learning

Dealing with children or students who are difficult to focus on learning is certainly a challenge for teachers. Special approach and attention must be given to helping the child. When students are less focused when studying in class or at home, they will have difficulty in paying attention to the instructions given by the teacher and lack of commitment in doing their work. Well, the first thing teachers can do to overcome this is to find ways to train concentration in students and identify and understand the causes of children being less focused when learning.
Basically, attention can arise from interest in something and stimulation. Usually children will feel at home playing games or watching videos for hours but get bored quickly while studying. How come? According to experts, games provide continuous stimulation, supplying dopamine, a brain chemical that functions to regulate focus. Then, how is the way that the teacher can make students focus and concentrate on learning? Check out the following tips.

1. Individual approach to students
An educational psychologist, Anastasia J Wulandasari, explained that in an individual approach, children can be asked what makes them focus. Do not ask the child why he is not focused, still ask how he wants to do a task until it is finished. That way, the teacher can start looking for other activities that will provoke students’ focus. Observe what conditions your child needs when he can focus.


2. Sort tasks into sections
Children who are difficult to focus are not only disturbed by external factors such as classmates, but there are also factors from themselves. He can suddenly think of something else when he is busy working on something and immediately moves or turns attention. Well, the way to overcome this kind of factor is to sort out the tasks into sections. This method is done so that the child does not take too long in something because the concentration span that is too large will make the child tend to get tired and bored quickly. Give time lag after doing one part of the task. Soft music or the use of a timer can also help the child to stay longer, until the timer sounds.


3. Learn to use videos
A child will usually focus more when playing games or watching interesting videos. Non-screen activities are considered unattractive for children because they feel boring, especially for children who are difficult to focus. Well, the on-screen learning method can be applied by the teacher in the teaching process. At the moment there are many subject matter packaged in animated video, the teacher can insert videos from the learning space during the teaching process so that children can understand the material in different ways. Not only that, after watching children’s videos can also directly measure their understanding through the given practice questions. Of course, the learning process becomes more fun and not monotonous isn’t it?


4. Give confidence that students are capable
With the confidence, the child’s concentration is believed to
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