Let's take a moment to review this idea simply. Can Master Chief help kids learn about the solar system? Can Mario teach kids about math? What can children learn from a the same industry that brought us Grand Theft Auto? Okay maybe that's too simple.
"I've found that the battle rifle has proven effective as a discipline tool"
This week the Florida Education Technology Conference highlighted video games used as education tools. As a strong proponent of brining technology to the classroom I'm on the fence on this issue. I would rather explore the use of laptops and interactive whiteboards in the classroom. I'm sure kids would love to play games in school, hell I like to play them at work. However, just because the bridge is there doesn't mean we should cross the connection. Afterall kids already have a connection to gaming and associate it with fun and liesure...which have no place in the classroom.