Believe it or not.. it’s not a waste of time!
Yes, parents complain about the number of hours children spend playing on their ipad, iphone and game consule! However, playing games can be productive! Many educational innovators see this behavior as an opportunity to improve the educational experience. Researcher and game designer Jane McGonigal notes how the appeal of games is that they operate “on the verge of what [users are] capable of” and “create opportunities for learners to fail productively.” Jane has done her research – check her out on the Colbert Report http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/02/04/colbert-talks-games-with-advocate-jane-mcgonigal.aspx
Colbert is sooo funny!