"In order to make it on this list, games had to:
* be accessible to English Language Learners.
* provide exceptionally engaging content.
* not provide access to other non-educational games on their site, though there is one on this list that doesn’t quite meet this particular criteria.
* be seen by me [Larry Ferlazzo] during 2011. So they might have been around prior to this time, but I’m still counting them in this year’s list."