Apparently schools are failing boys. For every 100 girls expelled from school, 335 boys are expelled. If you are a boy you are four times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. Something has to change and according to Ali Carr-Chellman video-games may be able to provide a solution.
You may have heard of TED Talks - Ideas Worth Spreading. TED stands for 'Technology', 'Entertainment' and 'Design', and attempts to bring experts from a multitude of different fields together, challenging them to give the 18 minute speech of their lives. Ali Carr-Chellman is a former third gade teacher frustrated with the lack of change in the school curriculum who now works as an instructional designer, teaching at Penn State University in the College of Education. Her latest research project is called 'Bringing Back the Boys', and focuses on how we can use video gaming to transform how boys learn in the classroom - she represents her research here brilliantly - this is a must watch for any gamer, particularly gamers with children.
You can check out more TED Talks here.
Thanks to Fem Grey for the heads up!