Just in time for the start of term…The Guide to Simulations and Games

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Available for a limited time for $9.99(US) with this coupon. Be the first to like. Like Unlike … Continue reading

The Guide to Computer Simulations and Games NOW AVAILABLE!

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute We have regained the rights to our 2011 book, The Guide to Computer Simulations and Games, originally published by Wiley. We are in the process of updating it for a new edition, but in the meantime we are releasing the … Continue reading

Finding meaning in life in a world without work

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This article misses the point. Assuming robotics renders many jobs obsolete AND we have the means to provide a basic living wage to all, this has the potential to free up masses of people to spend their time on things … Continue reading

Smart Watches in Exams? Why NOT?!

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes The question of what to do about smart watches in exams came across my feed. Predictably, the typical response is to simply not allow them. I’ve got news for you all….. this won’t fix the problem. Anything we do to … Continue reading

Magician or Wizard: When it Come to Tech, Which One are You?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Forget about “Digital Natives” when it comes to technology. What really counts is whether you are a magician or merely a wizard? You see, when it comes to tech, being a wizard is not what one might hope. Don’t get … Continue reading

Tech or No Tech in the Classroom? The debate Continues.

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Came across this: Why I’m Asking You Not to Use Laptops – Lingua Franca – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education. I suspect it is because we are starting a new school year that this topic is popping up a … Continue reading

Scythe vs Weed Whacker: Does Tech in the Classroom Help or Hinder?

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes We are having a conversation on one of the lists I’m on about the use of technology in the classroom. A colleague of mine who is not really in favor of tech in schools said that tools do not make … Continue reading

Kids should code: why ‘computational thinking’ needs to be taught in schools | Jim Chalmers and Tim Watts | Comment is free | theguardian.com

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Learning to code is about understanding the tools and devices that are all around us, so that we have control rather than the people who made those tools. Kids should code: why ‘computational thinking’ needs to be taught in schools … Continue reading