Thinking Skills: Working Memory

Overview Classroom Digital Media Alternative Learners Overview The following definition is derived directly from the Working Memory executive function. This Thinking Skill focuses on memory-in-action — the ability to remember [...]

Teachers’ Guide to Working Memory

This Thinking Skill focuses on memory-in-action -- the ability to remember and use relevant information while in the middle of an activity. For example, a student is using his Working [...]

Cargo Bridge Lesson Plan

Game Type: Educational, Puzzle ESRB Rating: N/A Platform/Console: iPad, iPhone, iPod, Online LWK Recommended Age: 6+ Thinking Skills Used: Organization, Planning, Self-Awareness Get it Now: iTunes / Chrome / Kongregate Cargo [...]

A Video Game to Treat ADHD

Psychologists, physicians, parents, and educators have attempted a variety of strategies to treat ADHD. Treatment strategies include varying combinations of behavioral, educational, social, and medication therapy, the last of which […]

Beyond Games: 6 More Easy Ways to Build Persistence

Practice makes perfect. But is perfection really important?

Not as important as the practice. Practice builds the type of confidence that helps children develop a more persistent approach to difficult […]

6 Music Apps That Could Help With Dyslexia

Music immersion can form kids into more well-rounded individuals. But did you know that it also builds stronger connections between the right and left sides of the brain and may […]

Beyond Games: Help Your Kid Get Her Priorities Straight

Many children who struggle with prioritization and planning in time management seem to be lost, appearing to tread water without any clear direction. They often require external support and need […]

Is Technology the Best ADHD Treatment?

There are many emerging technologies claiming to help abate the symptoms of ADHD in kids. These new tools include games and apps that are designed to improve focus and attention, […]

What Can I Do to Improve My Child’s Handwriting?

Parents often ask me, “What can I do to improve my child’s handwriting?”

I mostly hear this from the parents of elementary school students who ignore appropriate […]

The Science of Play

The latest medical and educational research shows that from infancy to old-age, play teaches valuable thinking skills while extending, expanding, and developing the brain. This includes digital play like surfing [...]