Although I am not a gamer per se, I do like to keep up with tech news, so yesterday I looked around at the news from the recent E3 Expo (Electronic Entertainment Expo) and got really excited when I came across the new Rock Band 3 that will be out for the Holiday Season 2010.
So I know what you are thinking... What does Rock Band 3 have to do with school technology?
My answer... Everything!
You see, the new Rock Band will allows players to plug in real instruments -- that's right real instruments. Up until now, the youth of the world were getting really good at playing a video game guitar, but if they picked up a real one they couldn't play a note. So let me put the next sentence in all caps:
NOW A VIDEO GAME MAKES YOU BETTER AT SOMETHING IN THE REAL WORLD.
There is a lot of talk in education about how learning music makes for better students, with Rock Band 3 a student can master the game, come into school and pick up a real guitar and play it.
MASTER THE VIDEO GAME, MASTER THE REAL WORLD.
This could be the first real connection between video games and education -- just think where this might go.