The fact is, it is not our place to say what is or isn’t a learning tool. If we get into this debate, we miss the creativity of finding new uses for, well, anything. If a stick can be a learning tool, imagine what can be made of something like a MMORPG.
Instead of debating what is or isn’t a learning tool, look at what your students relate to and find a way to use that as a learning tool.
Do your students use PSPs? How can you use that?
Do your students all like the movie Borat? Use it.
Do your students all play Half Life? Use it.
We should never force our students into our instructional models. Instead, we should look for how we can relate our education to our students.
Posted by: emapey | July 2, 2008