I'll also post things here of interest to parents in the workshop. For instance, right now when you come into the site you get the "Welcome Palmerston parents" page, but when the workshop starts the first page will be the Kids page, which you can see if you click on 'Kids View'. The pictures there don't do anything today, but when active they'll take them to the game pages on the site without using the menus or reading the definitions etc.
Each child will be assigned a particular game to play in the workshop, it isn't a free for all. Because they can access the site at home as well, however, they can also bank hours between weekly sessions if they want (or try out other games, if you let them).
I'll be tracking which games are played and for how long by each student. There will be threshholds set (e.g., point score or level achieved within the game) that must be met before moving on to the next game, though part of the workshop purpose is to find out what these threshholds should be.
Keep in mind that this is terra incognita - the results of such activity in terms of improving cognition are still being discovered, and may not show up in behaviour in a timely way. If changes are noticed, however, I'd like to hear about them and will build a database around such real-life experiences, to see how well they jibe with the research.