Not only a day for mourning – Today is a day for action

                                                                               
On this site, I have never posted on a topic other than gaming and education, but today I need to make an exception to my rule.  Today at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut, 27 people were massacred.  As a parent and former teacher in the United States, I mourn with the people of Newtown Connecticut and the rest of my fellow Americans.  But today is not just a day of mourning, today must be a day of action.  Today, I called my congressman to demand that he support legislation for gun control in the U.S. House of Representatives.  I encourage you to do the same.  It is time that we stand up to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and also encourage our representatives to stand up to the NRA and pass gun control before the next massacre.
The full title of this site is Gaming and education: engagement in learning.  How engaged in learning can students and teachers be while they live under the threat of another school massacre in the United States?  How many more massacres can parents endure before we pull our children from schools? 3,  2, 1, or is this the last U.S. massacre before mass action?
I encourage you to call and let your voice be heard, (it takes less than a minute).  Now is the appropriate time!
(202) 224-3121.
The United States Capitol switchboard

About Gaming and Education

Through my research, I have found that games are a powerful tool for learning for players of all ages. Last year I earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University. My dissertation was entitled - Higher Order Thinking Skills in Digital Games. I have presented my research at the annual convention of the California Educational Research Association. In addition to teaching, I assist other researchers who are working in the field of games and Learning.

Posted on December 15, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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