In this essay I want to propose a challenge to game developers — a challenge to consider how the design mechanics of games that currently stimulate vast numbers of players (Fortnite) can be applied to games that, through the crowdsourcing of player problem-solving skills, can find utility in helping to solve ethical and technical challenges across our real world.
I have spent the month thinking about what we take in from the world and how we respond to and process this and, whether we actively choose to or not, how we send an output back into the world.
Lately I have been thinking about the notion of think globally and act locally. I have been observing local journalism and civic engagement and thinking about the value of local news and local newspapers and the challenges posed by global news headlines.
I am passionate about the role that special education plays in our society. Even as we consider that the ultimate success of special education will be when it no longer needs to exist, there are so many things that, when it is done well, speak to me in ways that other educational spaces do not.