First off, there’s pretty firm evidence to suggest that some forms of gaming are correlated with high scores in conventional IQ tests.

For example, researchers at the University of York found that adults who play online strategy games (particularly those involving team cooperation) score highly on standard intelligence tests.

Source: Science Says Gamers Are Smarter Than Non-Gamers – Armchair Arcade

Remember, correlation does not equal causation. But, this is something to keep in mind as you create lesson plans for your students. Is there a way to make the lessons more relevant by including some gaming aspects?