6 Games for Talking About the Election – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle o... In the wake of the US presidential election, many of us are deciding what comes next in our classrooms and scholarship. There are no easy answers to this question, and the national divisions are echoed on campus with consequences we are only beginning to understand. However, if you do plan to address these topics in your classroom, games can provide a potentially less threatening opening for sharing experiences. Here are a few games with topics and commentary relevant to the election and current issues at the forefront of political discourse that might prove useful as conversation starters in the coming semesters: The Voter Suppression Trail is a game created by Chris Baker, Brian Moore, and Mike Lacher, released by The New York Times earlier this month.
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Being A Connected Educator I have Finally (after about a year of saying I was going to) created my first digital breakout. Moving, changing schools, new house… whatever excuse you can come up with I’ve probably used it, but the fact of the matter is, as soon as I had that one needed inspiration, I was able to create it in a rather short amount of time. I’ve seen several digital breakout’s at this point, mostly thanks to my friend and former colleague Tom Mullaney (check out his Sustainable Teaching blog and podcast at and follow him on Twitter @TomEMullaney).