If you haven’t noticed, games as educational and learning tools are about to explode (maybe literally) on every type of device for every different subject. (If you want your 6-year-old to learn basic Algebra concepts, try Dragon Box, for instance.) And while we think great games will no doubt have a role to play in learning in the near future, there’s never anything wrong with a healthy discussion.
In this New York Times piece titled Reading, Writing and Video Games, Pamela Paul makes the argument that games should be more fun than learning. But Anne Collier at NetFamilyNews makes a compelling case for games as meaningful, relevant, thoughtful learning environements. Either way, we’re not talking Space Invaders here, are we?
So, what games are your kids playing and learning from?