Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Using Games to Educate and Enrich

High Content Games has released a freely-downloadable How-To Guide (PDF) for using games in education:
This guide examines the many educational benefits of non-electronic board and card games and summarizes the wide variety of game types available today. Written for educators and parents, this guide presents specific suggestions for fully integrating games into an educational curriculum. Special needs and differentiations are also addressed.
I contributed an intro to the guide.

In other news:

The Gaming Report, among others, point to the second board game cruise, ConQuest CuiseCon, which looks entirely awesome. Ahem. I am available for guest speaker position on this cruise, in case anyone is interested.

I previously reported on this summer's sponsored game activity in Chicago. More information was sent to me in a press release by Joyce Rowe, Manager of Public Relations, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs:
"Art of Play is international in scope with fun, interactive games that Chicagoans and visitors of all ages can play together, indoors and outdoors," said Lois Weisberg, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. "Even the sculpture exhibition, Niki in the Garden, is participatory. Many of these colossal pieces, which represent the theme of play so beautifully, are perfect for touching, climbing and exploration."
Of particular interest is the event called the "World of Games". More information can be found at Art of Play Chicago or call 1-877-CHICAGO.

And if you're near Portland, Oregon next week, Chris Brooks points to a Day of Family Games sponsored by the city of Gresham. It's part of next week's national TV Turn-Off Week.


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