On the intersection of technology, culture, and everyday life: My semi-updated space to collect and link my thoughts about interesting things I spot.
Helping to spread the word about a project I’ve been involved with, Quest to Learn.
Inspired by the media-rich environment that kids are now engaged with outside of school (according to a recent Pew report 97% of teens now play digital games) and the underlying design principles of games, the school was created to reimagine and foster the type of learning that is possible today.
It’s not a school where kids will sit around playing commercial videogames, rather its a school that uses the underlying design principles of games to create highly immersive, game-like learning experiences. A key focus is on the ability of games and other forms of digital media to model the complexity and promise of “systems” – the type of thinking skills now required to succeed in today’s global environment. Read this “Day in the Life” of a student narrative and visit Quest’s website for a more complete picture.