Worth Sharing: 45 Breathtaking And Effortless DIY Halloween Decorations – Cute DIY Projects

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute 1. A Floating Ghost Your kids will be delighted by this cheesecloth ghost in weird postures this Halloween. Easy to make with inexpensive materials from the craft store, these ghosts are sure to liven up the spooky scene at your … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: Something to be thankful for: Real turkeys make a comeback | Grist

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Something to be thankful for: Real turkeys make a comeback | Grist. In 1997, The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC) took a turkey census. For about half a century, nearly every turkey farm in the U.S. had been raising a … Continue reading

Is Your Great New Instructional Strategy Simply Exchanging One Group of Disengaged Learners for Another?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I’m really glad that some people are finally starting to realize the value that introverts bring to the table (The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance; The Benefits of Being an Introvert; ). Yesterday’s post highlighted the current … Continue reading

Porcupines Prove the Existence of Multiple Universes, Right Here on Earth

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute OK, so maybe not PROVE, but you really gotta wonder. During my candidacy for my PhD I took a number of evening classes. One night after one of these classes, I arrived home around 9 p.m. It was already dark … Continue reading

Can a serious game still be effective if no-one plays it?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I’m not sure how I feel about putting a cutsie skin on tetris when the blocks are made to represent slaves (i.e. people) and the ‘board’ is a slave ship. I think I get the idea they are trying to … Continue reading

Proteus Effect threshold?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Put simply, the Proteus Effect happens when an avatar behaves in line with the stereotype suggested by the appearance of that avatar. In other words players behave in the ways the appearance of their avatar suggests they should. How realistic does an avatar … Continue reading

Is it appropriate to make educational games for girls?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes I don’t like fighting. As a result, there are a whole pile of video games that I don’t really like playing. I’ve always thought of shooters and fighting games as the low-hanging fruit of game design. It’s fairly easy to … Continue reading

Is Fun Really Necessary for Serious Games?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Many people in Education seem to believe that fun and education are at odds with each other. Some years ago I did a survey with public school teachers to see if they were using games in school, and if not, … Continue reading