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Classic arcade games in your browser? Thanks again Internet Archive!

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Attention boomers, devoted (and nostalgic) gamers, and students of popular culture: A new section of the Internet Archive Software Collection,  the largest vintage and historical software library in the world, providing instant access to millions of programs, CD-ROM images, documentation and multimedia. is the Internet Arcade. The coin-free Arcade, featuring more than 900 games, is [...]

BrainPop Game(s)Up the election

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At the ISLMA Conference last week, Lisa Perez of Chicago Public Schools shared  BrainPop’s election resources (free through Election Day) and its new GameUp features, that she has found valuable in gamifying professional development with the librarians in her district. Although because of Sandy we are without power at home and school, the kind folks [...]

What’s it like to be poor in America? (a game for developing empathy)

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Over 14 million Americans are unemployed.  Now imagine you’re one of them. Your savings are gone.  You’ve lost your house. You’re a single parent.  You’re down to your last $1,000. Can you make it through the month? Spent is a simulation designed to introduce young people to what it means to truly be down on [...]