As parents we worry about the efffect all these horrific virtual games have on our children. This has prompted me to look into how we can use virtual games for teaching and learning. I have also come accross research and brilliant examples of how these games work towards enhancing higher order thinking skills. See my blog article on my school 2.0 blog.
Me and a few teachers are currently busy creating a wiki for schools in South Africa to try and see how we can shape school policies regarding Internet and cellphone use in schools. See http://saschools.wetpaint.com
The whole debate about if cellphones should or shouldn’t be allowed in classrooms is a complex one. As such it needs to be debated and critically looked at through the lens of educational outcomes. Will it assist in the learning process or detract from it?
Please see my blog about the subject at my school2.0 blog
“Every day is a new day of learning. We can excel and exceed our own standards by consistently upgrading our outlook and attitude towards those around us. Our position, our power, our status… nothing is permanent. What will remain in fond memories of those around us is not the altitude of our achievements, but our attitude, acts of kindness, and consideration towards others.” — CV Varghese