Dr Kapp is a professor at Bloomsburg and is writing a book about games for education. His blog often reflects that interest, as does this post, in part. It's in response to the article that reported that kids are using ipods to cheat so schools are now banning ipods. Dr Kapp argues that we've got it all backwards.
"Don't teach kids that the only way to be successful is to memorize
information and then regurgitate it on a paper-and-pencil test. That is
obscene and a lie."
Interesting article. I just wish I could get my mind around the use of cell phones in school. I've still not seen nor heard of a compelling example for how it could be used. And, are we struggling to make a force fit with it? Besides the logistics of who will pay for the minutes the kids use for class purposes, there is no way to filter the internet, something that the Government says we HAVE to do. But, I guess that's material for another day.