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November 25, 2018

“What society needs is people who can go out in the world, see a problem and solve it. What schools are currently developing is young people who can remember information to pass exams. In the world of Google, that is not useful.” 

Oh yeah.

Read more here: https://www.toy...

July 17, 2018

The designers of Pentago have taken your standard four in a row/connect four game (which we all know and love from playing as little kids) and with some clever twists (pardon the pun!), have jazzed the game up to make it into a highly strategic and challenging game whi...

June 7, 2018

Dobble is an essential must-have game in any game collection.

Each round playing card has a variety of different pictures on. The cool thing is that every card is different but every card has one picture in common with any other card in the pack. Players race to find th...

June 5, 2018

Check out my recent interview with Bill Hartston, founder of the Creative Thinking World Championship:

https://msoworld.com/2018/05/an-interview-with-bill-hartston-founder-of-the-creative-thinking-world-championship/

Happy reading :)

May 17, 2018

This is the second in our series looking at the games in my collection - Dr Eureka.

Each player gets three test tubes each containing two coloured balls - or 'molecules' - two purple, two green and two red . Players are given challenge cards and need to line up the ball...

May 13, 2018

In this and the following posts I will be going through my puzzles and games collection with the intention of explaining exactly which skills all of the puzzles and games help to build.

So in no particular order I'll start with Last Mouse Lost (עכברון אחרון Achbaron Ach...

February 3, 2018

I find this this Humans of New York post from a boy in Bangladesh very thought provoking. I particularly like how the boy makes a distinction between 'school' and 'education' an doesn't conflate the two.

January 31, 2018

In this talk, Ken Robinson asks "How many uses can you think of for a paperclip? Most people might come up with 10 or 15, people who are good at this might come up with 200, and they do that by saying well, could the paperclip be 200 foot tall and made out of foam rubb...

January 30, 2018

This post is all about divergent thinking (I may make future posts on convergent thinking, linear thinking and lateral thinking). I have already briefly mentioned divergent thinking on the life skills - creative thinking page: 

Divergent thinking is also something relat...

December 31, 2017

'Libraries Got Game' by Brian Mayer and Christopher Harris. 

As Israel isn't the best place for getting hold of academic English textbooks, I have only read the parts of the the book available to me on Google Books. Nonetheless, I very much enjoyed and gained a lot from...

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