Summer’s arrival is bittersweet. On the one hand, kids are looking forward to the break and if truth be told, so are many teachers. However, for teachers it also arrives with the fear that some kids will spend their summers playing video games, swimming, surfing the net, or a whole host of other activities that don’t support learning. Or do they?
Conventional wisdom would lead us to believe that none of the above activities support learning, especially the kind of formal learning that occurs in schools. However, you might check out this short video on what brain research tells us about video games. It may challenge your conventional wisdom.