Game of the Week: Fantasy Geopolitics

By Sara Zeglin Fantasy Geopolitics is a cool mashup of technology and traditional classroom topics. The best part is that it can be played by a number of players—even a whole classroom! Players pick their countries in the draft phase, and then earn points when the countries they choose are mentioned in the news. This game can be played on desktop, tablet, or phone. Why … Continue reading Game of the Week: Fantasy Geopolitics

Game of the Week: Seed Racer

By Sara Zeglin This week’s game is perfect for teaching about basic plant biology–specifically seed dispersal. It’s perfect for younger kids! Welcome to Seed Racer, a game from the PBS Kids Plum Landing site. In this game, you’ll use bubbles to capture different types of seeds. Watch out for changes in the patterns! Why It’s Cool After the first couple of levels, this game is hard. … Continue reading Game of the Week: Seed Racer

Game of the Week: Viridi

You can tell that I’m a little preoccupied with the harvest coming out of my garden, because I’m on a plant game kick! This week’s game is about calming the mind, rather than actively engaging it. In Viridi, you tend succulent plants in a pot. A snail circles the rim of the pot. Water your plants when they get thirsty, but don’t overwater them! You … Continue reading Game of the Week: Viridi

Game of the Week—Challenge: Robots!

By Sara Zeglin This game comes to you from National Geographic Education! You’ll play as a new engineering employee—getting the basics of the engineering process, practicing robot construction, and leaning about the exciting ways in which robots are used outside the lab. Why It’s Cool Challenge: Robots! empowers players to make decisions in constructing robots. These decisions will directly determine whether or not your company’s robots … Continue reading Game of the Week—Challenge: Robots!