Invention at Play

I discovered Adam Hunt via his comment on my latest LeaderTalk post. When I went to peruse his blog, I was met with his review of this great (fun) interactive game resource for the classroom (click the logo to go):

I’m having fun and I’m going to test it out on my students next week.

I also like the conversations on play that are available for viewing on the site, including transcripts. Here’s a quote from the site:

“Children are making up theories of the world, going out and testing those theories, doing experiments to explore those theories, and that testing and experimentation is what we see when we see play. Even the very youngest children are already doing some of the same things that scientists are doing.”
–Alison Gopnik, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, co-author, The Scientist in the Crib

Here’s a direct link to the section of the site with the videos –> Does Play Matter?

Do you play in your classroom?