Lighthouse Learning Island: The MUVE Game Project
Kathy Shrock points to an assignment Bernie Dodge gave his grad students: “work on a team to design an educational game or simulation that could be implemented in a Multi-User Virtual Environment.”
Steve Hargadon: What I’ve Learned About Ed Tech from Open Source Software
Steve argues that “the new technologies of the Web will have a greater impact in driving educational change than pedagogies” and “OSS [and Web 2.0] programs are adopted by schools when they are non-displacing.”
Apple – Downloads – RPG & Strategy – Dofus
A free MMORPG for OS X. Any free MMORPGs get my attention, because I’d like to think there can someday free educational MMORPGs for students. I may try this out myself…
Generation YES Blog: Let them eat cake? No, let them change the world.
This is Sylvia Martinez’s post on the XO, which was much linked to today. I’m sympathetic to her radically optimistic approach. :)
Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Obscure Google Search Tricks
Via Alec Couros. There’s some good tricks in here that I may share with teachers in the future. In general, I consider effective use of online search engines a critical (and true) 21st Century skill.
JA Titan – The Ultimate Business Simulation
As I’ve been pursuing my own financial education over the break, I came across this sci-fi business simulation for high school students – from Junior Achievement. I plan to play myself. :)
(tags: edugames finance)
The Strength of Weak Ties – David Jakes
David Jakes’ new blog. I’ve enjoyed reading him for some time now, and I love the title, so I’m passing it on here.