Recently, I had a professional opportunity that I had to pinch myself to believe was actually happening. I was a guest on the Teaching Tolerance’s The Mind Online podcast with Monita Bell. I have been a fan and supporter of Teaching Tolerance since I started my teaching career more than a decade ago. I have personally used many of their resources to tackle issues of social justice in my own practice. It was an honor to be part of the conversation via this podcast. If you’re curious what we discussed on the episode, check out the description and link to the episode below:
Video games in the classroom can help young people learn a wide range of skills. But gaming can also expose them to radical ideologies. We talk about game-based learning with Meenoo Rami, manager for Microsoft’s Minecraft Education. We also explore how educators can counter hateful messages in games with Keegan Hankes from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project.