8th Annual Young Inventor Challenge
by Julie Blake
This year’s Young Inventor Challenge promises to be the best one yet, with Spin Master lined up to deliver a live toy invention challenge and prizes that will surely be on the top of every Christmas wish list.
The Most Important 15 Minutes in my Class
by Ryan Sturm
What are the most important fifteen minutes in your classroom? How do you fill them? Teacher Ryan Sturm checks in this month with his advice.
Digital vs. Face-to-Face
by Reisa Schwartzman
What are the effects of digital exposure on kids? The average kid is spending more than four and half hours a day in front of their smartphone, television and other digital screens. What if these devices were turned off? What would be the consequences?
Around the Web
Do you remember the old hollow metal tubes that playgrounds used to be made out of? Things have changed – a lot.
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The Toughest Course to Teach with a Game?
If you’re looking for a case study proving that games can help with any kind of course, this is probably it.
Professional Skills from Board Games
We all have our favourite board games. In this article, Kurt Heinrich takes a look at how some of these games can have a powerful impact on your career.
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