July 18, 2007

Seven year old girls hooked on DS

Having too much fun and giving too many talks to blog properly (talk blog notes coming later), but find this news about seven year olds being addicted to the Nintendo DS heartening. I was saying earlier that games can be very powerful, and pointed out how many adults play them, but forgot to mitigate the undoubted doubters of games being relevant to girls. Voilà! (thanks, DK)

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Ewan, I think that what's happening in the game industry is incredible. Yesterday, I wrote about gaming on my own blog. http://www.pass-ed.com/2007/07/changes-afoot-in-gaming.html

Let me know what you think.

Thanks.

Thanks for this Ewan - my daughter has a DS and from experience it's true. But having said that, I have noticed she now plays with real toys more - it's TV that she doesn't bother with much. See http://nogoodreason.typepad.co.uk/no_good_reason/2007/07/girls-hooked-on.html for this in a bit more detail.
Martin

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Ewan McIntosh is the founder of NoTosh, the no-nonsense company that makes accessible the creative process required to innovate: to find meaningful problems and solve them.

Ewan wrote How To Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make Them Happen, a manual that does what is says for education leaders, innovators and people who want to be both.

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School leaders and innovators struggle to make the most of educators' and students' potential. My team at NoTosh cut the time and cost of making significant change in physical spaces, digital and curricular innovation programmes. We work long term to help make that change last, even as educators come and go.

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