Poll investigating teachers’ attitudes to mainstream computer games has revealed that 59% would consider using them in the classroom for educational purposes. The willingness of respondents to use computer games was reflected in the fact that almost one third have already used them in their classroom.
This is interesting data coming out of NESTA Futurelab. This may be explained at least in part by how many new teachers might be considered digital natives. At the very least it might represent the fact that the games generation is now filling teaching positions. I’d be interested in similar data for US teachers, or Orange County teachers at any rate… I suppose I could make that happen.