OK, I said to myself, “Don’t knock yourself out passing along the new information. They don’t have time to read it.” Sorry, this is BIG, not to be ignored.
Video gaming has educational value. In the most recent Edublogger, “Featured Post of the Week”, the importance of video gaming is highlighted in Katy Scott’s blog “Stretch Your Digital Dollar“: “Let Them Play: Video Games”. Click to read how gaming strengthens young minds.
Likewise, I have attached the TED video on the educational value of providing 21st Century students with the time to “play”.
“A pioneer in research on play, Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults — and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age.” TED
Look for the pictures of a wild polar bear “playing” with a chained Husky dog in Alaska. Yes, “play” is part of our nature for a good reason.