GRAND Magazine - September/October 2011 - (Page 48)

Education is child’s play Nolan Bushnell’s solution for the nation’s schools starts with playing games BY RICHARD J. ANTHONY, SR. H Richard J. Anthony, Sr., is the Executive Vice President of GRAND Media and the author of Organizations, People & Effective Communication. e fathered the video game industry in 1974 with the creation of Atari, one of the most successful entries ever in the consumer electronics market. Thirty-seven years later, after an impressive list of other breakthrough ventures, Nolan Bushnell, dad to eight and grandfather to three (Sadie 3; Rumiah, 8; and Kaden, 11), is on a crusade to transform the way kids learn. “I want to fix education in the world. As soon as I work on that, I’m going to work on world hunger and then world peace,” he recently exclaimed with characteristic bravado at an industry conference. 48 GRAND SEPT OCT 2011 Although he admits to using hyperbole to make his point, the outspoken critic of elementary and secondary education does not temper his passion for integrating technology and game playing into the curriculum to help kids learn better and faster. He calls it “edutainment.” “The present system is not student centric,” he told GRAND during a recent interview. “Bad teachers have to be fixed. To force children to be in a classroom with a bad teacher is a form of child abuse.” photo: © CEFutcher

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - September/October 2011

GRAND - Sept/Oct 2011
Grand View
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand Central
GRANDparent of the Year
Cover Story: Love Is As Love Does
On Becoming GRAND
Is Retirement Getting Better or Worse?
Prepare for CARE
Facebook Faux Pas
Grandparents Month
Just Be There: Our G’kids Are Running Amuck!
Kinship Care Resources
Sex Talk
No-Sweat Tech
Education Is Child’s Play
Grand Finale
Elder Law 101

GRAND Magazine - September/October 2011