I am quoted in this weekend’s edition of Parade Magazine. After a long conversation with a reporter, fact-checking and a several month delay, I have two sentences in the article, Can Video Games Teach Kids?
Parade has a circulation of 33,000,000 and is read by “72.775 million Americans every week.” By my calculations, that’s approximately 10 million times more readers than the number of people who read my blog. It’s 9.9999 million times the number of edubloggers in the universe.
There are other benefits of being quoted in Parade Magazine:
- I’m finally in a publication read by my mother!
- I found a yummy recipe for Cinnamon Pinwheels right before the article on How to Manage Your Diabetes (not eating the cinnamon pinwheels?)
- Who knew that Ryan Seacrest wakes up at 4 AM?
Parade contacted me based on a 2007 article I published in District Administration Magazine, Edugaming – A Bad Idea for All Ages.
One day I’ll write at greater length about the ridiculous assumptions underlying the creation of a school built on a video game curriculum.
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is the author of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer – Forward 50, co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.