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Meet Squid for Brains

Real games, real learning, real fun.
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John Paul Boukis

on 12 April 2013

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Transcript of Meet Squid for Brains

At Squid For Brains we love games—real
games with strategy and, well, fun! So
we're excited that the latest research
shows that engaging the limbic system
(where we feel emotions and enjoy things—
like games) jump-starts learning and
rockets information straight into long term
memory. So relax! And use games to make
learning fun again. Educational Games?
Ewwwwww Squid For Brains games incorporate ACTFL standards for language learning, from question content that fosters communication, cultural information and comparisons, to the communities built as players compete with friends far and near. Culture Carnivals provide a forum for comparisons of different cultures and provide knowledge of their products and practices. And the power of social learning means learners are using the language outside of school for personal enjoyment and enrichment--just as the ACTFL "Communities" standard states. Wouldn't it be great if your students were
begging to memorize more words? Constantly asking for more facts? In a Squid for Brains game, kids are highly motivated to quickly master all the information on the card sets because correct answers are rewarded with points and privileges in the game. Knowledge really is power in these games. Best of all, even students who are not studying the same topic or at the same grade level can play together. Each student uses a separate deck with their questions and answers. Isn't it great when your goals and theirs finally come together? Incorporates
Educational Standards Encourages
Independent Practice Real Games, Real Learning, Real Fun. Numbers LEARN Go fish with a language twist! These standard 52-card deck features numbers in each language instead of numerals, so students can practice while playing the card games they like best. Information ENGAGE WITH The classic game of war is adapted for learning. Pit your knowledge against your opponent by ranking the items on your cards (for example, which letter of the alphabet comes first? which number?) Be the first to grab all the cards by winning each pair. Each battle deck covers 200 items, 4 per card, in 4 color-coded suits. Quick to learn and addictive to play. A perfect in-class activity. Each player uses a single deck, for added solitaire opportunities. It also means that all Carnival decks are inter-playable. One student can play at a starter level, while another student mixes more advanced cards into her deck. Between Classic Carnival decks, Boosters, and free Prize Packs, there are almost 400 questions and answers in a full Carnival system. Actions TAKE Grab your deck, set up your tents, book your acts and start scoring showbiz points to win. Take actions for every question you answer correctly from another player's hand. Some help you. Some hurt your opponent. But they're all pretty cool. 3 Great
Games! In Spanish, Chinese, Hawaiian, French, Mohawk, Russian, Japanese...
and many more subjects to come. And take a look at our great games
here: http://squidforbrains.com
Thanks for taking a look! Find out more
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