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Teach Through Games: Super Genius

Teach Through Games: Super Genius

Posted by Sam Blanco on Sep 11, 2015

A unique matching game with a focus on academic skills

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Better Late than Never Big Back-to-School Giveaway!

Better Late than Never Big Back-to-School Giveaway!

Posted by Sam Blanco on Sep 9, 2015

Over $100 worth of games!!

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Teach Through Games: Hucklebee

Teach Through Games: Hucklebee

Posted by Sam Blanco on Sep 8, 2015

A Smart-as-can-Bee Game!

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Teach Through Games: Design Tiles

Teach Through Games: Design Tiles

Posted by Sam Blanco on Aug 10, 2015

An exploratory activity for creative visual play

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Teach Through Games: Compose Yourself

Teach Through Games: Compose Yourself

Posted by Sam Blanco on Jul 30, 2015

A fantastic card game that let’s you compose original music

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Teach Through Apps: Mystery Word Town

Teach Through Apps: Mystery Word Town

Posted by Sam Blanco on Jul 7, 2015

Age level: Early Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School Description: Artgig Studio is one of those app companies that has earned my complete trust. I’ve written about Drive About before, and I use Mystery Math Museum and Marble Math all the time with my students. So I got pretty excited when I learned they were introducing a spelling app. Mystery Word Town works much the same way that Mystery Math Museum works. The goal of the game is to work your way through the town and find all the missing gold, while also catching the outlaws who stole it. To enter different rooms in each building, the player must spell a word. It’s a simple concept, but the motivating story line allows for lots of spelling practice within the game.   Skills & Modifications: The game offers some built-in modifications, including three different levels of play and options for audio hints. I love this because it allows students with autism (or any student, really) I higher level of independence when playing the game. Spelling – The game is specifically designed to practice spelling skills, and it does a beautiful job with this. Prior to playing the game, your learner should be able to easily recognize letters and spell C-V-C words. Scanning – This is a great way for working on scanning skills, as students must simultaneously scan each room for letters and for pieces of missing gold. Orientation – Mystery Word Town also helps students practice the skill or orienting themselves within the building. It’s helpful for them to remember which rooms they’ve been and which floors of the building they’ve been through. If this...

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