Can We Take from Gamers ?
From what I could tell about Gamers is that it’s an extension of everyday life. There are good communities that work together to build, and then there are bad communities that destroy. Some people hack into your account and steal what you have collected. It is a place that people communicate about how to build something or work together. Then there are people to talk smack and put you down. Seems to me they have the same challenges we have now except that in is in a digital world.
While talking with the kids I interviewed, they shared that some games are fun and others boring. Also, some cater to a younger crowd and others an older crowd. Which leads me to my same conclusion of the difficulty of creating a collective learning environment about academics. Overall kids are not going to just participate in a learning environment on their own. I am at the end of this book and I have not been convinced to this way of teaching.
However technology in the classroom is a must for today’s teaching. Technology will be a mainstay of kids’ adult life. They will utilize technology in ways we do not even understand today. Kids need to learn how to use technology to support their own learning style. It is a way to not only differentiate but to individualize instruction.