Discover what's in your community by playing InterroBang

May 21, 2010

Let me start off by saying InterroBang is both ambitious and potentially time-consuming, but it’s also a really cool idea. In a nutshell, InterroBang is a game that sends you on real-life missions of discovery and learning.

The new education-friendly face of Dungeons and Dragons

April 30, 2010

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE If you’re like me, you remember with fondness long nights with your friends, your trusty plastic icosahedron, pencils and paper, and junk food. I’m talking about Dungeons and Dragons of course, the game many of us … Continued

JamStudio helps even non-musicians compose songs

April 20, 2010

BY KEVIN HODGSON I’m convinced there’s a songwriter in everyone, if only we could lower the hurdles for creating the music to go with our songs. Not everyone has the dedication to put in years of practice to learn an … Continued

Difference Between shows how similar objects differ

April 8, 2010

BY BILL FERRIS Difference Between, despite its unfortunate favicon, is a fascinating site that explores the subtle distinctions that separate similar objects, processes, languages, and all manner of other stuff. Can’t keep mitosis and meiosis straight? How do steel and … Continued

Looking toward the Future of Kids

March 30, 2010

BY KEVIN HODGSON What student doesn’t like to imagine what their life will be like in 25 years? Given the rate of technology advancements, it’s an interesting exercise in imagination to conceive the future. Amy Zuckerman and James Daly (along … Continued

Inspire social action through gaming with Evoke

March 17, 2010

BY KEVIN HODGSON Evoke is a alternate reality gaming (ARG) activity designed to help young people learn about global issues and take part in social action projects. Sponsored by the World Bank Institute and developed primarily by Jane McGonigal (well … Continued

Making movies with Stopmotion Animator

March 15, 2010

BY KEVIN HODGSON Stopmotion Animator is a freeware download that allows users of PC computers to use a webcam to easily and quickly create stop-motion movies. The software is set up to “grab” frames off the webcam, then gather them … Continued