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Gamasutra: Evan Hill's Blog - Beyond Genre - Classifying games by Idiom: The New Dramaturgy Pt.4

Gamasutra: Evan Hill's Blog - Beyond Genre - Classifying games by Idiom: The New Dramaturgy Pt.4 | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

by Evan Hill

 

"Its no secret that our current organization of Genres in games is broken. This article will try and examine the core problems of this messy convention and provide tools to think about the problems in new ways.


"The fundamental issue with our contemporary Genre Labeling is the absolute lack of meaningful clarity. Such clarity is important because categorization has intrinsic importance and meaning. We categorize objects in order to interrelate them with other objects, or more simply to we do it in order to THINK about them.


"When a system of categorization is muddled and unclear the thinking surrounded what is being categorized becomes just as unclear. What we use to categorize games with is what we implicitly say is the most important parts of the medium and right now our system says the most important thing about a game is how the camera works and whether or not it has guns.


"Players an’t tell anything from a normal label like “Shooter”. Spec Ops the Line and Borderlands 2are both “Shooters” under modern classification, When in reality the only things the two games have in common is that they both have guns in them and were both made with the Unreal Engine."


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 11, 2013 9:48 AM

Hill makes the excellent point that, "We categorize objects in order to interrelate them with other objects, or more simply to we do it in order to THINK about them." In other words, clearer thinking about game categories and types should lead to better games.


On a different note, it is difficult to understand why such a well thought out article contains so many spelling and grammatical errors (even in the title!). An author should treat his/her work and audience with greater respect.

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A watershed moment for technology in education

The FCC has an important vote on the E-Rate this week that will affect millions of students.
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27 Awesome Straight-Talk Quotes About Teaching - BUZZFEED

27 Awesome Straight-Talk Quotes About Teaching - BUZZFEED | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

"No question, teaching is one of the toughest and most satisfying gigs around. We’ve gathered 27 of our favorite quotes on the high wire act that is being a teacher. Save them for that day when it’s raining papers to grade and IEP forms and you need a little inspiration."

 


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These are awesome! Please share this with someone today! JE

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How to use Siri for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide

How to use Siri for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about setting up and using Siri on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad! Siri is the name of Apple's personal digital assistant. It's basically voice control that talks back to you, that understands relationships and context, and with a personality straight out of Pixar. Ask Siri questions, or ask Siri to do things for you, just like you would ask a real...

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John Pearce's curator insight, Today, 4:15 AM

Like lots of manuals or Ultimate Lists, there's arguably way too much information in this guide which means that there is a lot of redundancy in this post. Nonetheless it does have a useful lists of contents so if you get the time to check through it this article could be a useful reference, (at least until the next iOS update).

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Psst! Your phone is snooping on you. What you need to know and how to stop it – video

Tech companies are watching and recording our every move. We reveal what you need to know – and what to do about it
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Everything That's Changed in the New iTunes 12.0

Everything That's Changed in the New iTunes 12.0 | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Apple just released the latest build of OS X Yosemite, including a brand new iTunes. It's only a little bit anti-climactic. Version 12.0 does indeed look a lot like Version 11.3, the version that's probably on your computer. But it's got some neat little treats nevertheless.

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What Consumer Reports said about a kids’ tablet that it didn’t mean

What Consumer Reports said about a kids’ tablet that it didn’t mean | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
It's about kindergartners and screen time.
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Hacking education: Exploring informal learning currencies

RT @cristobalcobo: Hacking education: Exploring informal learning currencies
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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

by Jennifer Carey

 

"Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be invaluable to educators. Here are ten tricks that can make your life easier with Google Docs:"

 
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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom - Edutopia

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom - Edutopia | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland introduces the backchannel as a tech integration strategy for keeping students engaged in the classroom - all students, not just the ones who are always raising their hands or speaking out.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 20, 7:33 AM

Good examples with personal stories including Padlet, Today's Meeting, and Socrative.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 20, 9:58 AM

Backchannel tools can be used before, during, and after lessons, giving all students a voice in the conversation/discussion. Brainstorming, questioning, sharing ideas and resources.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, July 20, 8:03 PM

I like the idea of children expressing themselves and using technology to tell a story.

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Teachers who just got iPads - iPad 4 Schools

Teachers who just got iPads - iPad 4 Schools | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

"I had the privilege of holding a Google Hangout with Holly Clark (@HollyEdTEchDiva) and Tanya Avrith(@EdTechSchools). It was a great chat, where we compared US, NZ and Canadian school systems. Afterwards I was checking out Holly’s stuff and came across her great introduction to iPads in Classrooms. I checked with Holly and she was keen I do one of my visual representations of the ideas. So here it is, my visual, albeit briefer introduction for teachers who just got iPads:"


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 19, 8:40 AM

9 tips for teachers with ipads. 

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 19, 11:24 PM

Thanks so much to Holly, Tanya and Richard for an essential Professional Development resource to have on hand for any staff kicking off with iPads!

Heidi Veikkolainen's curator insight, July 20, 3:43 AM

A worthwhile link.

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Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains?

Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
A group of Harvard researchers is teaming up with schools in Oakland, Calif. to explore how kids learn through making. Through an initiative called Project Ze
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News & Events - Who has gone Google?

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Why the Internet of Things Data Will Spark an IT Revolution

Why the Internet of Things Data Will Spark an IT Revolution | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
It seems the Internet of Things is teaching Big Data humility.

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Can’t Picture a World Devastated by Climate Change? These Games Will Do it for You

Can’t Picture a World Devastated by Climate Change? These Games Will Do it for You | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Augmented and virtual reality games may help crack the code of getting humans to do something about the environment
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Problem solving strategy class lesson notebok

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The Toys Dad Played With As A Kid

The Toys Dad Played With As A Kid | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
"When I was your age, all I had to play with was..." Sound familiar? Back in the day, your old man probably played with a stick and mud when he was a kid. That must've been a long time ago -- things have changed. Today, some children are playing with tablets before they can even…

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6 Human Jobs That Computers Will Never Replace

6 Human Jobs That Computers Will Never Replace | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Computers can drive cars now. What does that mean for us as a society? As technology advances and computers learn to perform human tasks with greater efficiency than even humans themselves, how many of us will be left in the dust? Is there a way to ensure that we remain irreplaceable as workers? The threat…

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What’s APPening: 100 apps for education ~ eClassroom News

What’s APPening: 100 apps for education ~ eClassroom News | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

“See what’s APPening in education” offers a look at some of the apps available in the Windows Store.

 

"We’ve selected 10 apps at random, but 90 more great apps are in the PDF resource."


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SurLink

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Patient Word Cloud Concept on a Whiteboard with great terms such as medicine, rights,and madical data storage.http://t.co/nYXSpmuhGa

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A peek at our future Maker Corner - Intarsia for Technicals

A peek at our future Maker Corner - Intarsia for Technicals | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

"A few days ago, I tweeted out this image of our future Makerspace that I created in Skitch on my iPad.  I was inspired by The Nerdy Teacher’s post on rethinking his classroom setup, and I wanted to create a visual that could show what our space will be like when it all comes together.  I got a really positive response to my tweet, so I decided to write a more detailed post to help explain what we’ll be doing.  I’ll keep posting more updates as everything comes together."

 


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Shutterfly launches new education service - eClassroom News | eClassroom News

Shutterfly launches new education service - eClassroom News | eClassroom News | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

"Shutterfly, the popular online service that enables users to create photo books, cards, and stationery and share these with their friends and family, has launched a new service geared toward schools using iPads."


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How to use zoom for visual accessibility on your iPhone or iPad - iMore

How to use zoom for visual accessibility on your iPhone or iPad - iMore | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

"If you have a visual impairment that makes it difficult for you to read text or see icons on your iPhone or iPad, the zoom feature is a great accessibility option that allows you to magnify text and even your Home screen, but only when you need to. While larger and bolder text helps, enabling zoom adds even more flexibility on the fly. All you've got to do is enable it first!"


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3D Printing Education is Crucial

3D Printing Education is Crucial | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
For the government to effectively harness these trends in creating a more competitive job market, it must adopt a systemic approach.

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Canva- A Great Web Tool for Creating Mini-posters for Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Canva- A Great Web Tool for Creating Mini-posters for Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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The Best Services for Sending Large Files over the Internet

The Best Services for Sending Large Files over the Internet | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

Learn about the best web services and software tools that will help when you have to share a large file with someone over the Internet,


If you have to share a large file with someone over the Internet, there are generally two options – you can either put the file in an email message as an attachment or, if the file is too big to fit inside email, you can upload it to an file hosting service and then share the download links with the recipient....



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Useful chart showing options for sending large files.


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An MIT Learning Program Challenges Many Ed-Tech Assumptions

An MIT Learning Program Challenges Many Ed-Tech Assumptions | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
A low-tech teaching technique used by a MIT researcher calls into questions many of the maxims about personalized, student-driven learning upheld by the education technology industry.
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