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A Beginner's Guide To Making Your First Video Game

A Beginner's Guide To Making Your First Video Game | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it

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Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, August 6, 2013 2:45 AM

Could be usefull. I'm not experineced in makeing games. But for some projects it could be useful. Wouldn't it be better, smarte and quicker to get somebody involved how knows the busines or are these tools for concepting? 

@CotCotCotApps's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:31 PM

Some good advice: learn by doing, start small and be ready to fail! 

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Transmedia LearningWorlds | GETideas.org

Transmedia LearningWorlds | GETideas.org | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it

by Laura Fleming

 

"Like so many of the most useful digital technologies finding their way into education, transmedia originated in the broad field of entertainment. Multi-platform storytelling fed the desire of audiences for complex and participative narratives. Today we have transmedia pioneers, such as Jeff Gomez, Lance Weiler, and others, creating intricate narratives that are told through books, comics, video games, Web shorts, feature films, virtual worlds, and many other media. Effectively implemented, such transmedia events are pervasive and have led to a resurgence of narrative in the conjoined worlds of entertainment, marketing, and commercial media.

 

"From Entertainment to Education

However, as is so often the case with technologies that take that journey from other contexts into education, the translation is not a simplistic one. In the case of transmedia, it is critical that we modify and redefine the concept in certain ways so that it can contribute as effectively as possible to students’ learning. We know that children and young people perceive media in an integrated way, as a seamless experience, and it has been shown that learning can be enhanced by multi-platform experiences. But in order to exploit the full potential of the technology for learning, in order that we can fully engage with that seamless perception of media that children enjoy, we must think very carefully about the pedagogy or pedagogies we apply to our use of transmedia."

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- 15 Sites for Finding Images and Clip Art for Education

- 15 Sites for Finding Images and Clip Art for Education | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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Bit.ly Now Lets You Express Feelings About Links You Share

Bit.ly Now Lets You Express Feelings About Links You Share | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it
Bit.ly, the popular URL shortening tool, is going beyond basic URL shortening and giving users the option to show how they feel about links they share.
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Create Your Own Education App in Minutes With Cleverlize

Create Your Own Education App in Minutes With Cleverlize | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it
German startup (RT @SNewco: RT @TheConsultantsE: Create Your Own Education App in Minutes With Cleverlize Free http://t.co/j5JFlDKgb0 #mlearning #edtech #e…)...
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Why I Hated Meredith's First Grade Teacher: An Open Letter to America's Teachers

When my first born headed off to first grade, 21 years ago, she held my hand as we walked down the hallway of Will Rogers Elementary School in the Houston Independent School District. We walked int...
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A great story for teachers to read before school starts. 

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:38 AM

Great inspiration to great teachers. 

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Anything but PowerPoint: four fresh presentation alternatives for teachers

Anything but PowerPoint: four fresh presentation alternatives for teachers | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it
What application springs to mind when you think of creating visual aids to
accompany your school presentation? For most people, it’s Microsoft’s
PowerPoint. But that’s certainly not the only game in town.
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Getting Your Technician License

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The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.
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Ham radio: you need a license before you can go online.

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How to Convert PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) to Video (AVI/MPEG), Flash and CD/DVD « My Digital Life

Created a beautiful and interesting PowerPoint presentation in .ppt format, complete with sound and music, for your wedding ceremony or corporate marketing event. But alas, in an unlucky situation, the DVD or VCD player on Hi-Fi amplifier system...
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EdTech Lingo Cheat Sheet

EdTech Lingo Cheat Sheet | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it
Gamification, digital storytelling, virtual classrooms…it’s not easy to keep track of all of the new buzzwords in the booming edtech sector. At Boundless..

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BKF's curator insight, July 27, 2013 7:52 PM

Kind of funny, but helpful as well!

Drora Arussy's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:55 AM

Thank you, the cheat sheet for the modern age.

Linda Lim's curator insight, August 21, 2013 10:34 AM

who needs a cheat sheet???

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DENSI2012 Animoto

The culminating video from DENSI2012 in Bozeman, MT.


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Densi 2012 Animoto

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DENSI2012 - LiveBinder of Session Resources

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Resources from DENSI 2012


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2012 Session resources

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Great resources from Discovery Education Summer Institute 2012

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To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation | MindShift

To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation | MindShift | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it
How might efforts to curate benefit from the portability and ubiquity of mobile devices? Tools like Evernote and GoodReads allow for easy and valuable curation. But the harder questions are pedagogical and curricular.
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The World of Serious Games | Digital Worlds: Interactive Media and Game Design

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by Tony Hirst

 

"One natural question regarding serious games might be what distinguishes them from ‘learniong games’. For example, what sort of differences do you think there are if you compare “Darfur is Dying” with a physics based educational game such as Launchball?

 

"For me, one of the defining characteristics of a ‘serious game’ compared to an ‘educational game’ is that the serious game requires the player to make reasoned choices and decisions that correspond to ‘real (non-arbitrary) decisions that need to be made in the real world. Thinking back to the question So What is a Game?, two things stand out for me that make a game ‘serious’:

 

"1) Huizinga defined play as “a voluntary activity or occupation, executed within certain fixed limits of time and place, according to rules freely accepted but absolutely binding, having its aim in itself and accompanied by a feeling of tension, joy, and the consciousness that it is “different” from “ordinary” life.” In a serious game, the intention is very much to simulate situations that might occur in the real world, and try out or rehearse different actions in the safety of the game that might inform decision making in a similar situation the real world.

 

"2) Games were seen as providing “a context within which arbitrary obstacles to performing an otherwise easily achievable task create the possibility of play rather than irritation.” In the serious game, the obstacles faced by the player correspond to obstacles that the player may encounter in the real world, and so in a sense are not ‘arbitrary’."

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2013-2014 Electronic Field Trip Schedule : The Colonial Williamsburg Official History & Citizenship Site

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Eliademy | Your free online classroom

Eliademy | Your free online classroom | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it
Eliademy support teachers and students with free online classrooms that enable them to create, share and manage courses. Eliademy works for universities, colleges, coaches, trainers and their students.
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What Every College Student Should Post on LinkedIn

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A college student's go-to guide on what to post on LinkedIn, and how to establish yourself as an emerging talent in your industry.
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Great advice to give to high school students!

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How To Use Google Forms To Create Your Own Self-Grading Quiz

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Are you a teacher or trainer? Someone involved in a hiring process? Do you need to check somehow that other people have the skills or knowledge that you expect them to? Well, you’re going to love what you can do using Google Forms.

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Timeline & Chronology Creation Sites

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Great list of timeline and chronology sites.

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10 Websites That Will Help Drown Out The Noise So You Can Stay Focused

10 Websites That Will Help Drown Out The Noise So You Can Stay Focused | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it
Do you find yourself constantly distracted by everything going on around you and having a hard time concentrating on what you’re doing? The solution is noise-cancelling headphones.
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For days when you can't concentrate!

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Twenty Tidbits for New Teachers

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Lisa M. Dabbs M.Ed. (@teachingwthsoul on Twitter) is the facilitator of Edutopia's New Teacher Connections group. She is also the founder of the weekly #ntchat for new teachers on Twitter, a
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Great advice for new teachers, as well as, veteran teachers.

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13 inexpensive ed-tech tools for writing | eSchool News

Being able to write clearly is an essential skill for all students. With these simple online writing tools and apps, students get to practice writing informally in settings that won’t be too daunting.
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Online Meeting Guide: Software And Strategy

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Table Of Contents §1 – Introduction §2 – Free and Low Cost Meeting Services §3 – Cloud Storage Services §4 – Preparing For and Holding Meetings §5 – Online & Mobile Meeting Tools §6 – iPad Apps for Meetings § – Conclusion 1.
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DENSI2012 Livestream Archives

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This is a playlist with all the archived Livestreams of sessions.


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DENSI2012 - LiveBinder of Session Resources

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Resources from DENSI 2012


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Sheila Fredericks's curator insight, July 7, 2013 1:26 PM

2012 Session resources