This video poses a very important question about video games. Can we use online video games to solve real world problems? Jane McGonigal believes not only is it possible but she has created online games based around generating social networks around critical global issues. Make sure to watch the video to decide for yourself but here is what we (I watched this with two of my sixth grade classes today) think… the majority of the class believes that games can be used to solve world problems. What a hopeful group of students! These students have made good progress and although the other students may not believe in the power of games it does not reflect their love of playing all sorts of games. As the rest of the classes watch this today check back for comments and further thoughts.
Here are the links to the Games mentioned in the video: