Brian Mayer and Christopher Harris just published a book called Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning Through Modern Board Games.Click here to read an interview with them about the importance of play in libraries and classrooms.
From Idea To Eventby Randy Compton Barbara Mehler got creative at her elementary school. As the media specialist for the school, she wanted to support their goal of getting kids to exercise their brains rather than just doing sports or being in front of a computer. She discovered Think-ets at her local bookstore. At first,…
This Saturday (11/14) is National Gaming at your local library. So get down there and play! Click here for more info.
Brian Mayer’s new book Libraries Got Game is now taking pre-orders. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but if it’s anything like the articles that Brian writes (click here for an example), it’ll be an absolute must-have for any librarian, teacher, or homeschooler. Click here for more information.
The Ashland Daily Tidings has discovered the appeal of having board game nights. Check out this fun article about how board games has transformed Saturday night at the library. Click here to read.
Everyone knows that games improve math and social skills – but here’s one you don’t hear that much about. The effect of games on literacy. Check it out!
Board Games are Elementaryby Brian Mayer I am fortunate to have a job that I love. This rare alignment of the cosmos is due to a work environment that supports creativity and vision which is spearheaded by my supervisor Christopher Harris. We are librarians, well… technically I am a library technology specialist and Chris is…
Scott Nicholson presents three major ways in which libraries interact with games – in video! Click here to check it out.
There’s a fantastic article by Christopher Harris in the School Library Journal. He does a great job of illustrating the advantages of games, then moves into the tricky question of aligning them to standards. Check it out!
This is truly big news: the American Library Association has released an online toolkit for building gaming at a library. How are they doing such a thing? With a $1 million grant from the Verizon Foundation. Check it out!