Today’s student’s do not know a life without some form of technology. This can be a challenge to teachers when trying to hold a child’s attention. They must come up with creative ways to engage children from day-to-day. This dilemma leads teachers to think outside the box when it comes to teaching. The question being asked is “Should students be allowed to play games (software) in school?” I believe some games are beneficial if they have educational value. Starfall.com is an excellent resource to help children gain a better understanding of phonics. Aplusmath.com is another resource that children can use to develop mathematical skills. However, I do not believe they should be used as a “babysitter” or used to occupy a child who is advanced beyond her peers. There should be a healthy balance. Children should be encouraged to play outside or ride their bike. They should be encouraged to sit in a quiet room reading, even if it is using their kindle.