Sometimes, just when I feel like I'm too old to be in touch with my students, they surprise me.
Today they surprised me by recognizing Math Blaster, Number Munchers, Carmen Sandiego and Oregon Trail from their own early childhoods. (This is, like, ten years after MY early childhood when I experienced these games.)
So, apparently the classics never die. Or maybe elementary schools are just hopelessly behind on the technology curve. Or maybe we just haven't had any decent educational games in the past ten years. Either way, it means something.