Promotional Video for Reach the World’s GeoGames

GeoGames was created by YoungMindInteractive’s director Jeffrey Wiener for the non-profit Reach the World. This fabulously fun Flash game effectively teaches a basic knowledge of the world’s primary geographic features. GeoGames lets you construct the planet earth by dragging geographic features onto a rotatable 3D sphere, with a Timer keeping…

Continue reading

San Diego County District Develops New Teaching Methods to Utilize Classroom Technology

Oceanside Unified School District, like many others, has begun using tablets and mobile devices as educational tools. One main point about integrating the technology was that the focus was not only on using the technology to create projects and conduct research, but on making sure the devices fully enhanced the…

Continue reading

Teacher takes classroom tech to new levels

Robyn Torry, a second grade teacher at Queen Elizabeth School in Lloydminster, Alberta, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator for integrating iPads into her classroom curriculum. Torry describes using the iPads as “an engaging way to learn,” and her students have worked on numerous creative projects using the iMovies…

Continue reading

Why playing is the future of learning

The use of games and game mechanics in a non-gaming environment, known as “gamification”, has become a popular practice for problem solving in a number of fields, particularly in education. The use of gamification in schools and businesses has produced very positive outcomes and developers are working to improve this…

Continue reading