InterroBang2 is happening right now

December 6, 2010

InterroBang, a game of real-life missions that challenge students’ creativity and problem-solving skills has just launched their second edition, which runs until January 31, 2011.

Karma Tycoon turns philanthropy into a game

June 18, 2010

In Karma Tycoon you build and maintain homeless shelters, performing arts centers, and other facilities designed to make a positive impact in a community. Apply for grants and loans to bankroll your philanthropy, and the more people you help, the better your karma score.

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

Have students use The Big6 to solve problems

February 24, 2010

BY MELISSA THIBAULT Media specialists and information-literate teachers have been teaching students the Big6 Skills Model of Information Problem-Solving for years. By using this research approach, students can easily master the six-step process (just three steps for K-2!) and take … Continued

Save cute animals with math: Lure of the Labyrinth

July 28, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS How far would your students go to save a lost pet? Would they infiltrate a nefarious underground factory that turns cuddly animals into food? Would they disguise themselves as monsters to outsmart gremlins, golems and yetis? Would … Continued

Fuel efficiency matters at Fuel Our Future Now

April 9, 2009

I thought I was hot stuff when I bought my Hyundai Accent and its 32-miles-per-gallon fuel economy. Fuel Our Future Now envisions a world that scoffs at that level of efficiency. The U.S. Department of Energy, Discovery Education and the … Continued

Build your own Fantastic Contraption

November 14, 2008

A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it’s seldom the most fun. Fantastic Contraption, an online problem-solving game, proves this concept by forcing you to go over, under and through several obstacles on your way … Continued

Problem solving secrets from Einstein

November 5, 2008

Everybody’s got problems. Me, my cats keep clawing through my front porch screen. I thought I’d solved the problem when I replaced the screen, but the cats just did it again. Clearly, I hadn’t articulated the problem clearly enough — … Continued