Is the video game controller in your kid’s hand the key to unlocking their full potential?

Dr. Lindsay Portnoy
5 min readMar 21, 2021

My two boys are playing Fortnite as I write this. Theoretically I should feel badly about this, as fears of learning loss have ignited sit-ins from Berkeley to Rome and incited anxiety over increased screen time. All this while students of all ages logged 100 billion hours watching, and learning, online last year.

It is understandable that after suffering through nearly a year of quarantines and lockdowns many can’t wait to “get back to normal” in many aspects of their lives…

Dr. Lindsay Portnoy

Intellectually curious. I follow my ideas. Cognitive scientist, author, educator, activist.