Here’s a photo of a real-life Rush Hour traffic jam sent to me by Laura Efinger, a pediatric occupational therapist (and big Rush Hour fan!) in Cairo, Egypt. Laura writes, “I have attached a picture of some Cairo traffic, which may explain why we love Rush Hour in Egypt! :) Some is parking and some [...]
The following is a post by guest blogger Sean Gregory, a math teacher at Napa High School, Napa, CA
Games are a normal part of my classroom. I have always loved games personally and believed that I would be a better teacher if I put a part of myself into my teaching. My students from the [...]
According to a survey conducted by Columbia University, 85 percent of American parents think it’s important to tell their kids that they’re smart. To a parent looking to help a child reach his/her potential and feel confident, this seems both [...]
Given the current state of education, it’s easy to understand the frustration teachers feel as they are stretched thin and given increasingly mixed messages. Forced to “teach to the test” while still focusing on differentiating to meet the needs of individual learners. teachers today often find their jobs precariously tied to student test results and [...]
ThinkFun CEO Bill Ritchie in his Super Solver cape!
This is as good a time as any to introduce ThinkFun CEO and co-founder, Bill Ritchie!
Over the last few weeks, Bill has been jetting all over the country, stopping in Berkeley, CA to visit the folks at the Bunge Lab for Cognitive Control and Development who [...]
Two ThinkFun Favorites Get “Gnu” Updates Based on Player Feedback!
Over the years we’ve gotten LOADS of fabulous suggestions from parents, teachers, and kids for ways to improve our Zingo! and What’s GNU? games, and we’ve listened! Last year, we went through massive amounts of player feedback, including online reviews, customer emails, and [...]
Can playing games make you smarter? This is the kind of question that causes many traditional educators to roll their eyeballs… and the kind of Holy Grail dream that drives companies like ThinkFun to develop our new programs and continue to innovate!
Last month, I was contacted by Allyson Mackey, a doctoral student who works in [...]
The following is an excerpt from one of my favorite blogs Unwrapping the Gifted. I finally had the pleasure of meeting its author, Tamara Fisher, last fall at the NAGC Annual Convention in St. Louis!
In her recent post All in the Name of “Fun,” Tamara asked her gifted students to respond to the [...]