It’s Here! SXSWedu Announces 2014 Playground Schedule

February 6, 2014

We’re absolutely thrilled to share the newly unveiled official schedule for the SXSWedu 2014 Playground, which we're co-sponsoring with Xerox. The SXSWedu Playground is an interactive learning sp...

The Fly to Mars Game: Preparing to Play

July 7, 2013

Before your students play the Fly to Mars game, allow them to view the Mars movie and then fill out the activity page. You can also use the graphic organizer to compare life on Earth to that on Mars. ...

Ninja Kitchen: Preparing for Play

May 31, 2013

Show students the two minute overview movie which outlines how the Ninja Kitchen game works and its objectives....

One Man Band: Preparing to Play

January 28, 2013

Investigate Musical Concepts: One Man Band is a great starting point for comparing and contrasting instruments within and across instrument families. You can use the game to build background knowledg...

Drake Equation: Preparing to Play

January 25, 2013

The concept web (or map) is a good way to introduce abstract vocabulary and to examine information about the Drake Equation because it builds on prior knowledge and makes relationships between concept...

Control of the Cell Cycle: Preparing to Play

January 24, 2013

This Control of the Cell Cycle game is much easier to complete if learners are already familiar with the different phases in the cell cycle. If they are not, have them pay extra attention to the image...

You Make Me Sick: Preparing to Play

January 24, 2013

Set a purpose for learning by letting students know what they’ll be able to accomplish by playing the game: Explain some of the ways that people can avoid bacterial and viral infection ...

Treefrog Treasure: Preparing for Play

January 24, 2013

Make sure you introduce the concepts of both fractions and number lines to your students prior to the Treefrog Treasure game, in order to reduce their learning curve....

The Diabetic Dog Game: Preparing for Play

January 24, 2013

Many of your students will know someone with diabetes.  Have a discussion before and after Diabetic Dog game play, to be sure students connect diabetes to both insulin and diet.  Encourage students ...

Preparing to Play Supreme Decision

January 24, 2013

Make sure learners have the background knowledge when preparing to play Supreme Decision. Students should know: What the Constitution and the First Amendment are The job of the Supreme Court, ...