Unschoolers Share about the Technology
in their lives

 

SCREEN TIME
Roxana Sorooshian

SKYRIM
Heather | Today Was Amazing

Tech Support – How to Plug Your Kids In
Michele James-Parham | Natural Attachment

Unschooling: Embracing the All of It
STEPHANIE | ORDINARY LIFE MAGIC

IF YOU GIVE A BOY A VIDEO GAME – LEARNING TO SPELL
REBECCA | DOWN A RABBIT TRAIL

DIGITAL LEARNING: THE KEY TO KNOWING
AMY | UNEARTH AND FATHOM

VIDEO GAMES ARE AWESOME. JUST GET OVER IT
JO | UNBOUNDED OCEAN

THERE IS NO SCARCIT: UNSCHOOLING
AMY | ON BRADSTREET

UNDERSTANDING THE SHINE
PRIYA | FLIGHTS OF FANCY

UNSCHOOLING AND ACCESS TO THE MEDIA
IDZIE | I’M UNSCHOOLED. AND YES, I CAN WRITE.

IT’S SO NOT JUST A GAME
SHANNON | BREAKING DAYLIGHT

ON TV AND VIDEOGAMES
MARCY | THE PEREGRINE FALCON ACADEMY – OUR ADVENTURES IN UNSCHOOLING

LET’S TALK ABOUT TECH BABY
SHANNON | BREAKING DAYLIGHT

WHAT IS ART? ASKED JESTING PILATE WHO WOULD NOT STAY FOR AN ANSWER
Frank | Singularity

BEING A ROLE MODEL FOR MY SON
HEATHER | TODAY WAS AMAZING






Peter Gray

VALUE OF VIDEO GAMES

The Literacy of Gaming: What Kinds Learn from Playing 
Aran Levasseur | PBS.ORG

The Many Benefits, for kids, by Playing Videogames
Peter Gray | PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read by Clive Thompson | WIRED

IS MINECRAFT THE ULTIMATE EDUCATIONAL TOOL?
GOOD NEWS FOR GAMER

How Video Games Change the Brain
Lydia Denworth | THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

9 Ways Videogames Can Be Good for You
Drew Guarini | HUFFINGTON POST

Video Games May Treat Dyslexia
Michele Solis | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

Playing an Active Video Game Reduces Gender Differences in Spatial Cognition
Jing Feng, Ian Spence and Jay Spratt |PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Playing Action Videogames Can Boost Learning, Study Says
SCIENCE DAILY

Positive Association of Video Game Playing with Left Frontal Cortical Thickness in Adolescents
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE  RESEARCH ARTICLE (PEER-REVIEWED)

Videogames and Learning
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

The Effects of Video Game Playing on Attention, Memory, and Executive control
SCIENCE DIRECT (RESEARCH PAPER)

Study Finds Gamers are Better Learners
Justine Alford | IFL SCIENCE

The Many Benefits of Videogames
Sandra Dodd’s website hosts a huge collection of article links about the benefits of playing videogames

Debunking Myths about Media

Playing Chess Could Shrink Your Brain for the Better
WIRED.UK

Long-Term Study Finds Zero Links between Violence in Video Games and Real Life
SCIENCE ALERT

Take Two Video Games and Call Me In the Morning
Alvaro Pascual-Leone and Lotfi B. Merabet​
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

Values and Uses of TV & Video for Unschoolers
Collection by Sandra Dodd

Arguments Against Arguments About TV
Joyce Fetterol

Benefits of videogames

Minecraft

Embracing Minecraft
Sue Patterson | Unschooling Mom2mom

What My Kids are Learning While Playing Minecraft
Minecraft: Learning the 3 R’s
Michelle Conaway | Michelle’s blog

Minecraft & Social Skills
Minecraft Modifications

Michelle Conaway | Homeschooler Post

 

 

Book Recommendations

REALITY IS BROKEN | Jane McGonigal

EVERYTHING BAD IS GOOD FOR YOU: HOW TODAY’S POPULAR CULTURE IS ACTUALLY MAKING US SMARTER | Steven Johnson

DON’T BOTHER ME, MOM – I’M LEARNING | Marc Prensky

BAD FOR YOU: EXPOSING THE WAR ON FUN | Kevin C. Pyle

THE GAMER GENERATION: REAPING THE BENEFITS OF VIDEO GAMESJennifer Comet Wagner

KILLING MONSTERS: WHY CHILDREN NEED FANTASY, SUPERHEROES & MAKE-BELIEVE VIOLENCE | Gerard Jones

WHAT VIDEOGAMES HAVE TO TEACH US ABOUT LEARNING & LITERACY | James Paul Gee

IT’S COMPLICATED: THE SOCIAL LIVES OF NETWORKED TEENS | Danah Boyd

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Still have questions?

Lots of people still struggle with how much time their children spend using technology. Society reinforces this concern all the time. If you’d like to have some help figuring out how to be supportive to your child and continue to apply unschooling principles to your parenting – even when technology is concerned! – then join us in our parenting group. Even if you’re not a radical unschooler, you can learn how those ideas can be applied.


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