Read comics and play games instead of doing homework?

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Cross,Carl (Cultural & Community Services)

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Mar 24, 2010, 6:01:42 AM3/24/10
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Apologies for x-posting but the clues in the name.

 

http://bit.ly/cuuirw

 

Interesting but not quite as cool as it sounds for just some of these reasons:

 

  • I’ve never bought into the idea of giving struggling readers a comic. Aren’t you just giving them two or more things to have to worry about reading now (text/pictures/layout/sound effects)?
  • Boardgames=good (yes they are) videogames=bad (oh, no they’re not). There are lots of games which offer the potential for tangential learning from Civilization to Crayon Physics.

 

A quick video on videogames and tangential learning – warning: the closing remark might raise a few eyebrows in a crowded office!

http://bit.ly/B42Wt

 

Perhaps they should start printing serials on the back of cereal packets?

 

Carl.

 

 

 

Carl Cross

Children's Librarian - South

 

Based at Long Eaton Library

Tamworth Road

Long Eaton

Derbyshire

NG10 1JG

 

t: 0115 9735426

 

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