Finally! Video games are useful?

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I knew this would someday happen.  GenXers finally would get old enough to become scientists who would then declare that video games are indeed a good thing!  All of you who have grown up on Atari consoles and NES boxes can now play with your kids for their homework.  Well, it sounds fun anyway.

The Federation of American Scientists — which typically weighs in on matters of nuclear weaponry and government secrecy — declared Tuesday that video games can redefine education.

Read the below article and weigh in.  You think gaming has a place in real education?

HT:  Ben Feller AP Education Writer via Christian Post

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

8 comments

  1. Absolutely. While I don’t like the time my kids would like to spend on the video games, and I don’t care for the “mind mush” that comes after, I have always maintained that some good *can* come from the gaming, given appropriate content. I’ve seen my boys display teamwork, analytical thinking that leads to problem-solving, and an amazing amount of tenacity in approaching a problem over and over and over again until it is solved. I haven’t yet figured out how to translate this into real life, but if they can display and use those skills there, I believe we can find ways to harness that ability for good in the real world.

  2. Absolutely. While I don’t like the time my kids would like to spend on the video games, and I don’t care for the “mind mush” that comes after, I have always maintained that some good *can* come from the gaming, given appropriate content. I’ve seen my boys display teamwork, analytical thinking that leads to problem-solving, and an amazing amount of tenacity in approaching a problem over and over and over again until it is solved. I haven’t yet figured out how to translate this into real life, but if they can display and use those skills there, I believe we can find ways to harness that ability for good in the real world.

  3. Absolutely. While I don’t like the time my kids would like to spend on the video games, and I don’t care for the “mind mush” that comes after, I have always maintained that some good *can* come from the gaming, given appropriate content. I’ve seen my boys display teamwork, analytical thinking that leads to problem-solving, and an amazing amount of tenacity in approaching a problem over and over and over again until it is solved. I haven’t yet figured out how to translate this into real life, but if they can display and use those skills there, I believe we can find ways to harness that ability for good in the real world.

  4. Absolutely. While I don’t like the time my kids would like to spend on the video games, and I don’t care for the “mind mush” that comes after, I have always maintained that some good *can* come from the gaming, given appropriate content. I’ve seen my boys display teamwork, analytical thinking that leads to problem-solving, and an amazing amount of tenacity in approaching a problem over and over and over again until it is solved. I haven’t yet figured out how to translate this into real life, but if they can display and use those skills there, I believe we can find ways to harness that ability for good in the real world.

  5. I have seen my kids play Big Brain Academy and they are willing do math over and over. I think that this medium can certainly give studying and repetition a better name.

  6. I have seen my kids play Big Brain Academy and they are willing do math over and over. I think that this medium can certainly give studying and repetition a better name.

  7. I have seen my kids play Big Brain Academy and they are willing do math over and over. I think that this medium can certainly give studying and repetition a better name.

  8. I have seen my kids play Big Brain Academy and they are willing do math over and over. I think that this medium can certainly give studying and repetition a better name.

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