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6 New EdTech Tools for Teachers

August 16, 2015<br>Educational Web Tools is a section we created in this blog a year ago where we periodically feature new releases in the world of …

Interactive Fiction in the Classroom

A Brief History of Text-Based Gaming<p>Computer-based interactive fiction began in 1975 with Infocom's <i>Adventure</i>. Next came the <i>Zork</i> and <i>Ultima</i> series. In …

The Hottest New Board Games

<i>Board games are enjoying a renaissance, thanks to the popularization of “Eurogames,” which emphasize analytic strategy in a wide variety of contexts. Here’s a handy guide to some of the hottest such games out right now.</i><p><b>Temp Insanity</b><p>Manage scant resources and struggle to overcome formidable odds in …

Why The Witcher 3 is 25 or 200 hours long

Armed with insider knowledge that most players won't have, it still took <i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i>'s most experienced playtester 25 hours to complete developer CD Projekt Red's upcoming role-playing game — but that's not the whole story.<p>Fabian Mario Doehla, CD Projekt Red's studio communications …

His Girlfriend Told Him He’s Not Allowed To Have Geeky Stuff In The House. Here’s What He Did

Thanks to the internet, geek culture is becoming more and more accepted, but there are still places where people who love all things fantasy and …

Sex and the Working Mom

At one of the companies with which I work there is a legendary story about work life balance.<p>The firm’s most senior line woman was asked to join a newly constituted high-level diversity committee, which included the company CEO. One of the hurdles that was holding women back, everyone agreed, was …

Marvel and DC's female superhero films: what's the score?

1) Wonder Woman changes her director<p>Shortly after Michelle MacLaren left Wonder Woman, apparently over creative differences, a new name appeared.<p>Patty Jenkins, who was due to direct Thor 2 until she left the project over – the irony – "creative differences", will now direct DC's first female-led …