You and your students may have heard all about the IBM computer, Watson, playing as a contestant on Jeopardy. You too can match wits with a computerized opponent in a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors. It’s not quite the same as Jeopardy, but this game from the New York Times pits humans against an artificial intelligence that learns from the style of play of its competitor (that would be you.)
The Balance the Budget Challenge presents you with dozens of options that can cut the state budget. When you’re done, you can submit your budget proposal to the Governor.
In Knowords, players are given the first letter of a word, then a short definition. From there, they have one minute to type in as many correct words as they can.
Here’s what’s going on at the NASA Earth Observatory, brought to you by Fred Beyer at EarthSciTeach.
Make your school’s chess club a little more competitive by rating players according to their wins and losses using ELO Rater.
Extreme Planet Makeover lets you manipulate several conditions that make a planet conducive to life as we know it — the planet’s age, its distance from the sun, what type of star it orbits, and more.