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Young Inventor’s Challenge Plays a Role in the 4 C’s of Education

written by Julie McNamara, ALPS Teacher at Palos East School  Today’s students should be learning more than just the basics–reading, writing, and arithmetic. Twenty-first century learning integrates the 4 Cs of education—Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Communication. As a teacher, one way I have found to teach these skills in my classroom is through toy…

Game Review: Ship of Treasures

A beautiful game of light strategy for 8 to 12 year-oldsPublisher: Pressman Players: 2 – 4 (best with 4) Ages: 8 and Up Genre: Light strategy Ship of Treasures is an incredibly well-produced game of piracy for kids ages 8 and up. In it, players take the role of pirates searching a pirate ship for…