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One often hears the argument that children are spending too much time in front of screens playing games. Now along comes Jane McGonigal who argues that “…if we want to survive the next century on this planet, we need… 21 billion hours of game play every week.” In her TedTalk, “Gaming Can Make a Better World,” she contends “gamers are a human resource that we can use to do real work, that games are a powerful platform for change.” Check out her presentation and then share your reaction."}” data-sheets-userformat=”"2":14720,"10":1,"11":4,"14":[null,2,0],"15":"Calibri","16":10}”>One often hears the argument that children are spending too much time in front of screens playing games. Now along comes Jane McGonigal who argues that “…if we want to survive the next century on this planet, we need… 21 billion hours of game play every week.” In her TedTalk, “Gaming Can Make a Better World,” she contends “gamers are a human resource that we can use to do real work, that games are a powerful platform for change.” Check out her presentation and then share your reaction.

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