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BigLeap Seeking Undiscovered Game Designers. $10K in Prizes to Help Kids Learn Via Play

Turning the crowd into a powerful new force for positive social change.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2013

BigLeap, the world’s first crowd-funding prize and reward network for social good, is excited to announce that its first Challenge has passed its funding milestone and is moving into its competition phase.

BigLeap’s first challenge is championed by Professor [...]

Greetings Friends – Please Help Me Find Good Gamification and Project Based Learning Examples

Andrea wears a Fitbit.  She began taking it seriously when our son Sam became her online coach and cheerleader and started tracking her progress through the Fitbit app.  Once she discovered that she could set goals and earn badges for “step milestones” she got really into it. She’s walking more now, she keeps track of [...]

Fight summer brain drain at ThinkFun Camp!

Spring is in the air… which means SUMMER is right around the corner!

Planning summer activities that are not only fun for kids but that also keep their minds engaged (and prevent the dreaded “summer slide”) can be a challenge… which is why I’m thrilled to share a super fun new program to help!

Do you live [...]

Lessons learned from the US Women’s Soccer World Cup

HUGE congratulations to the US Women’s Soccer team for this afternoon’s semifinal victory over France!  Whenever there are inspirational stories that capture the nation, the former teacher in me can’t help but wonder how I would use them as learning opportunities – old habits die hard I suppose!  I was thrilled to come across this [...]

A Creative Mom Uses 36 Cube to Build Early Math Skills!

The following post is from the Pajama Projects blog. Written by a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom, Pajama Projects shares fantastic tips and ideas for teaching young children through innovative and fun at-home activities!

We love the way this creative mom took “The World’s Most Challenging Puzzle” and made it an age-appropriate math challenge for her [...]

Playing Games with Problem Solving!

The following post is by Dawn Morris, whose blog Moms Inspire Learning focuses on resources and strategies to inspire lifelong learning, reading, and leading.  A former CPA, Dawn changed careers and earned an M.A. in Childhood Education and now shares her passion for teaching kids to embrace a lifelong love of learning!

The following is an [...]

Mathletes Take on Chocolate Fix at the Ontario Mathematics Olympiad

The Ontario Mathematics Olympiad, (OMO) is an annual mathematics competition featuring teams of the best grade 7 and 8 math students from across Ontario. This year’s Olympiad featured 124 students (31 teams of 4) who completed 4 contests, one of which included a logical thinking challenge featuring specially designed Chocolate Fix puzzles!

The following guest post [...]

Hug a Teacher Today!

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day!

As a former teacher who grew up idolizing her teachers, I truly, truly believe that our teachers are the hardest-working, most wonderful people in the world… and am thrilled to have an official day on which the celebrate all the fabulous educators out there!  In case you don’t hear it [...]

Calling all iPad Junkies... Universal Rush Hour App Now Available!

Press Release: April 9, 2010

Renowned game and puzzle manufacturer, ThinkFun Inc., is proud to announce the release of Rush Hour for the new Apple iPad.  Rush Hour for iPad is the latest addition to the suite of Rush Hour apps available across a wide range of mobile platforms.  The new iPad [...]

World Autism Awareness Day

To bring global attention to autism,  a disorder that affect tens of millions, the United Nations has declared April 2 World Autism Awareness Day to encourage early diagnosis and intervention.

In the spirit of raising awareness (and a nod to my undying allegiance to Red Sox Nation!), I’m sharing a recent article in which Curt Schilling, [...]