How games can play a vital role in education

08/7/2011 | NBC.com

Michael Levine, executive director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at the Sesame Workshop, writes in this blog post that President Barack Obama was on the right path in announcing an initiative to encourage math and science education, but he missed the mark by saying, "turn off the video games and pick up a book." Levine agrees that children could cut back on digital entertainment, but the right games and technology can be important learning tools and an effective way to reach children.

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