Unschooling, Technology & Videogames

Unschoolers Share about the Technology
in their lives

SCREEN TIME
Roxana Sorooshian

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

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

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

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Personal Testimonials

From Crystal, an Unschooling Mom2Mom FB group member:
I was unschooled as a kid, so unschooling my daughter was the natural path. 

I watched TV nonstop, at least I always had (and still do to this day) the TV on when I was working, playing, cleaning etc. I am a HUGE Disney fan, I obsessively watched anything and everything about ancient Egypt, mythology, fairy tales, Sci-fi and horror, and fantasy based stuff. I also read all the books I could on the subjects.

I'm now 34 and a successful (meaning I can pay my bills lol) artist. And my art is all inspired by those years of tv: Celtic Clay Creations and The Hallowed Grave.

Also side note when I was 16 I had to take a placement test to get into a program and I tested as having the equivalent of 3 years of college. Had I gone to public school,which I did for a couple of years at the beginning, I wouldn't have been that advanced, because I hated school. Being free to do as I wanted (watching tv, reading what I wanted, creating art any time I wanted to) gave me the freedom and the self confidence to take a leap of faith and become a professional artist.

I'm in no way an rich, or famous or any of that but I like to think I'm pretty successful in life. And I know I wouldn't be where I am if I hadn't had the freedom that unschooling allowed me.

Benefits of videogames

Still Need Reassurance?

The Unschooling Guide: Technology can walk you through your fears, giving you scenarios and making suggestions to how to handle the situation differently. This is an INCREDIBLE 20 page Guide will answer questions like...

Are they on their devices too much?
How much IS too much?
I want to be a good parent, but… what do I do?

One of the biggest things that can distract us from the joys of unschooling seems to be our kids’ use of technology. This guide is here to help you figure out what could work in your home.