Get Your Brain Back in Shape for School
It’s back to school time, time to get the old noodle back in gear and start thinking again. And I have just the tool to help you out–Lumosity. Lumosity is a great Web 2.0 tool for your students–and for you! Lumosity’s free brain games have been shown in randomized, controlled clinical trials to improve basic cognitive functions. And Lumosity is a secure site trusted by the Better Business Bureau and McAfee Security. You can sign up to create a free account, or just begin playing the free games that help your brain improve its memory, problem solving, focus, and other cognitive abilities. It’s fun!
According to their site, Lumosity users have reported gains in:
- Clearer and quicker thinking
- Improved memory for names, numbers, directions, etc.
- Increased alertness and awareness
- Elevated mood
- Better concentration at work or while driving
Lumosity Scholar and Lumosity Math Tutor are designed specifically for students. Other brain games were developed for adults to deter cognitive decline. For a fee, users can access even more content. And Lumosity is not just for students and those needing a little brain polishing. They also offer “courses” for medical conditions ranging from ADHD to cancer recovery to post traumatic stress disorder. So whatever help your brain needs, stop by Lumosity for a quick workout or some major TLC.
Ruth Fleet, Ed. S.
National Board Certified Library Media Teacher
Dean Rusk Middle School