Chess helps you to concentrate, and improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment.

Garry Kasparov

For all of you chess lovers out there, Versal recently released a gadget that allows authors to teach interesting positions, sequences of moves, and more. It’s a fun and interactive way to engage students and teach critical thinking within the context of a Versal course.

Many schools, like Success Academy Charter Schools in New York, teach chess as a dedicated class or lesson in order to boost students’ working memory, problem-solving skills, and their ability to self-monitor and reflect. We hope you also find engaging ways to integrate this tool into your instruction.

Interested in seeing it in action? Visit the example Chess gadget course to see all the available moves.

If you need help using the gadget, check out our Chess gadget tutorial.