Entertain Us

Dillon, Naomi
April 2011
American School Board Journal;Apr2011, Vol. 198 Issue 4, p30
The article focuses on integrating entertainment and computer-assisted tools to engage young students in academics. It says that youth are now spending more time in entertainment media than they do at school. It tells that Adolph Brown, an educator and a speaker, test stereotypes and demonstrate his own personal growth by initiating a presentation at Point-o-View Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, dressed in hip-hop gear where the crowd was too small to get excited and too young to grasp the deeper message he wants to deliver. Instructional design and technology professor Richard Van Eck states that while a learning activity is fun, the instructor should still know if the student knows what is happening, and should not rely that these students make their own connections.


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