Look around you in the restaurant at lunch; look around you on the bus or train to or from work. Most people are staring at devices instead of books or newspapers. Now this may be a good thing or a bad thing, but I’m not going to get into that. My point is that students were born into this world. Of course they should know about (paper) books, and books should be a part of their lives, but students see their parents with a technological device rather than a book every day.
Our students are in the middle of this world and living this life with us. Technology is relevant. Video games are relevant. This is what it’s going to be like for a very long time, and if we don’t make this a part of their educational life too then we are doing them a disservice.