Today, Marc Prensky speaks at SE Polk. Prensky, who coined the phrases "digital immigrants" and "digital natives", stresses the importance of gaming and simulations in the classroom, giving students real-life experiences through on-the-fly decision-making where it is safe to do trial and error.
With the advent of new gaming technology out there, I'm getting more and more excited about this area. For the vast majority of schools and school curricula, gaming is not a feasible possibility. But that is changing. I'm going to follow Will Richardson's advice and give the game Spore a try.
I hope to see you there at SE Polk.