by Ryan Sturm
When was the last time you heard of a student looking forward to learning history? Here's an inspirational article by a teacher who has managed just that. Regardless of what you teach, or even if you're not a teacher, you should definitely check it out.
It Boggles the Mind
by Kim Vandenbroucke
As we approach Boggle's 40th birthday, Kim dives back into this classic game. New versions improve on the original's fun, and even provide classroom opportunities.
Why Do We Need Fun?
by Reisa Schwartzman
This month, Reisa examines where fun fits into the classroom, and how you can leverage its power to benefit your students.
Win Free Games!
Games in Education Conference
The Play with Purpose Conference at ChiTAG has more than just great programs, it also has a fantastic giveaway, including an iPad!
Great Stories from the Web
Get Ready for November
Just in case you didn't know, this November features one of the biggest gaming events in America, with something for educators, inventors, designers, and anyone who just loves to play.
Games Teaching Chinese
If we had a "games can do anything" category, this one would be at the top of the list. It's a fascinating look at how a teacher is using games to teach American students Chinese.
New Educational Toys and Games
NY1 ran a piece about new educational games and toys hitting the shelves. There are some interesting finds in here.
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We're always on the lookout for good stories, whether they're game reviews, or ways teachers or parents can use games, or even discussions of the educational benefits of games.
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