Technology Tuesday: Can an App Teach Empathy?

Much of the modern education reform movement has centered around the drive for data. Standardized tests now gauge whether children are at grade level seemingly every few months. Kids are observed, measured and sorted almost constantly.

In Silicon Valley, a $20 billion industry does much the same thing — but for a different purpose.

Video game design has become a data-driven industry where games evolve depending on how they are played.

Now, some game designers are hoping to take these new skills and apply them back to education. But not in a classroom — they want to teach with a game on an iPad....

Read the full NPR article at the link below:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/11/20/246395383/video-game-creators-are-using-apps-to-teach-empathy