Friday, January 14, 2011

TEDxPSU - Ali Carr-Chellman - Gaming to re-engage boys in learning

Boys are falling behind so much in school, especially in reading. We have given so much attention to making sure the needs of girls are being met that classrooms are no longer boy friendly. Even under the best circumstances, the boys of brains develop slower than girls - so when we do not educate them in a way that suits their learning styles, they fall even further behind. Ali Carr-Chellman looks at why this happening and offers a boy-friendly solution - video games.
Ali Carr-Chellman pinpoints three reasons boys are tuning out of school in droves, and lays out her bold plan to re-engage them: bringing their culture into the classroom, with new rules that let boys be boys, and video games that teach as well as entertain. (Recorded atTEDxPSU, October 2010 at Penn State University, PA. Duration: 12:30)

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