Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The wrong window!

"Video gaming is so much more than most people see when they are standing on the outside, looking through the window they call 'screen time.'"
—Karen James
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Plants vs. Zombies screenshot by Sandra Dodd

3 comments:

  1. Very quick translation, Edith. It was Karen James and not Alex (MY MISTAKE entirely). Sorry for the trouble.

    And for others here, the translation, by Jérôme C. Pageau:

    « Jouer à des jeux vidéos signifie beaucoup plus que ce que la plupart des gens voient quand ils se tiennent à l'écart, en regardant par la fenêtre qu'ils appellent 'temps d'écran'. »

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  2. I tried to send another post out, and I don't know if it went, so I'll just plunk it here:

    Wrong author, wrong window (sorry)

    Today's quote was attributed (by me, for some reason) to Alex Polikowsky, who is sweet and good but did not write it.

    KAREN JAMES wrote that, and here it is in larger context:

    Video gaming is so much more than most people see when they are standing on the outside, looking through the window they call "screen time." I would encourage you to read a little about it. I have some favourite books I could recommend. They are not by unschoolers, but they have valuable perspectives on video games and learning nonetheless:

    "Reality is Broken" by Jane McGonigal
    "Don't Bother Me Mom - I'm Learning" by Marc Prensky
    "What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy" by James Paul Gee

    Most of these authors have videos you can watch on YouTube or TED too.

    I can tell you that in our home playing video games has enriched our lives in more ways than I can list. I do not see video games as a prerequisite. I do see them as invaluable tools for any child who is motivated to learn through playing games. I don't think music or books are prerequisites either, but I wouldn't want to limit access to either of those for similar reasons.

    I'm starting a page with that and will add more.
    The page has links to summaries of the books:
    SandraDodd.com/videogames/seriously

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