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.

TED: Stuart Brown says, Play is more than Fun!


About Donna

Changing educational paradigms motivate me to share new technology as well as the admirable work of others who integrate contemporary research on how people learn with supportive, free digital applications and resources. Do teachers ever have enough time or money? Perhaps my discoveries will expedite the journey of a busy educator seeking a 21st Century 'true north' of his or her own.

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