systemsthinking

Institute of Play Design Pack: Systems Thinking

Posted by Laura Gatto on

Teachers at Quest to Learn schools and staff at Institute of Play use the tools in this Systems Thinking Design Pack to support teachers and students in building knowledge and skills in systems thinki...
problem solving

SXSWEdu, Educators, Entrepreneurs and the Importance of Problem Solving

Posted by Andrew Gardner on

I was lucky enough to be part of the BrainPOP team that attended and presented at this year’s SXSWEdu Conference and Festival, and wanted to share some of my thoughts and impressions. Throughout ...
Games and Graphic Organizers

Using Graphic Organizers with Games

Posted by angelawatson on

Some students will prefer to figure out games in their heads, but others may need additional support. When introducing a game to your class, consider offering scratch paper or graphic organizers to he...

Meaningful Fun: Why Video Games Should be Used in the Classroom (Part 3 of 3)

Posted by SM Bruner on

Educationally, traditional video games have much to offer at multiple levels: in the sub-conscious realm of information processing, at the conscious level in terms of content material, and above the m...

Meaningful Fun: Why Video Games Should be Used in the Classroom (Part 2 of 3)

Posted by SM Bruner on

Along with developing in gamers new methods of low-level but useful information processing, games can do an excellent job of teaching content material.  Playing the PC game Civilization can teach pla...