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THE END OF TESTING
by Karen Luciana
Karen is back this month with a piece brimming with great ideas. Do you remember her Math Carnival? Now she has a whole new project - and believe me when I say it's sheer genius.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART
by Nate Scheidler
Nate wins the prize this month for the most intriguingly named article. If that's not enough to pique your interest, he's also offering a 50% off coupon. Curious as to what the most important part is?
OF COURSE I CAN DO...
by Catherine Thomson
Catherine takes a look at multi-tasking, stress, social trends, and games - and sprinkles the whole thing with a liberal dose of humor. You've got to check this one out.
TEACHING GAMES - PART 2
by Giles Pritchard
Giles' first article about teaching games to groups was wildly popular. Here's his follow up piece, and it's absolutely overflowing with practical hands-on advice for how to teach games.
Great Stories From the Web
School Suggests Board Games
Have you ever thought about suggesting games to the parents of your students? Florence Mattison Elementary has!
ALA Releases Gaming Toolkit
The American Library Association has released an online toolkit for building a gaming program at your library..
Funagain Sponsoring $100 Grants!
Here's a fascinating opportunity. Looking for $100 to spend on games? Of course you are.
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NEWS FROM THE EDITOR
Welcome to Spring!
First thing's first: this newsletter is crazy late, and I apologize for that. I hope I can make it up to you with our newest feature: a game database for educators! Click here to see it.
If that's not enough, check out our articles this month. Karen, Nate, Catherine, and Giles are in prime form. From inspiration to education, you can find it here!
In case you haven't heard, we host a fantastic podcast called Teaching Strategies.
Click here to take a listen!
Win $100 of Games!
Out of the Box is back with their fantastic story contest.
Tell us your story about how you use games in education. It can take place anywhere - a classroom, your home, a library, even a doctor's office.
Post your story now!
Please remember our sponsors... They help us keep bringing this wonderful free content to you month after month. In no particular order, they are:
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Family Pastimes Games designed by Jim Deacove to help reinforce sharing attitudes and good values!