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So my question is this, why do we assume that kids' socializing and play is not a side of learning? And on the flip side, why do we assume that schools can't have a spirit of entertainment and play as part of what they're doing? Last year I wrapped up a three-year study with a large team of researchers where we were looking at a lot of different examples of kids' new-media practice. …Mimi Ito is the research director at the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub. She is chair of the MacArthur Research Network on Connected Learning. Mimi is a professor in residence at the University of California [Irvine] Humanities Research Institute.

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