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PlayMaker School. Overview Designed and developed by GameDesk, PlayMaker School at New Roads reflects a revolution in education designed to prepare students for 21st century success.

PlayMaker School

The school model is founded upon the principle that students—acknowledged as experts with valuable experiences—should be empowered to create meaningful relationships with knowledge by interacting, playing, and making. Playfulness allows the students to safely take risks and troubleshoot through a variety of challenges. Research shows that students are more engaged when play is integrated; through playful problem solving practices, they develop effective 21st century learning skills. At PlayMaker, the aim is to make school feel less like “school” and more like real life so that students experience purposeful learning. Developing Meaning Our model allows the students to use their existing intuitions and life experiences as the starting point to engage in learning opportunities. Learning Through Play. Games for Change is the leading global advocate for supporting and making games for social impact.

Blue Mars Blog: Educate with Blue Mars. --Jasmine Spearing, Marketing Associate According to U.S.

Blue Mars Blog: Educate with Blue Mars

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, “more than a quarter of U.S. students drop out of high school, and more than a third of our high school graduates are unprepared for college or a career.” We live in an age of instant communication and readily-accessible technology. The question is, how can these tools be brought into the classroom in a responsible way that allows students to gain the knowledge conveyed through traditional education, while harnessing the potentials of technology? Badges. What is a Badge?


Badge [baj]: a special or distinctive mark, token, or device worn as a sign of allegiance, membership, authority, achievement, etc. (Source: A badge is a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest. From the Boy and Girl Scouts, to PADI diving instruction, to the more recently popular geo-location game, Foursquare, badges have been successfully used to set goals, motivate behaviors, represent achievements and communicate success in many contexts. Online Diagram Software and Flowchart Software - Gliffy.

25 Ways to Obtain Childrens Attention in a School Setting by Leah Davies, M.Ed. Squashed Philosophers- Condensed Plato Aristotle Augustine Descartes Hume Marx Freud Copernicus Hobbes Sartre Ayer Sade Wittgenstein Einstein - StumbleUpon. Seven Levels of Consciousness & Organizational Values - Chart. Resources: cocos2d « Under The Bridge. So there seems to have developed a general consensus in the iPhone development community that if you’re planning to develop a sprite-based game, the cocos2d-iphone framework that we mentioned waaaaaay back when and a bit later on is the way to go.

Resources: cocos2d « Under The Bridge

So since we’re planning on doing exactly that, here’s a roundup of resources for your cocos2d development! Project and wiki on Google Code, for starters. is the official center for all things cocos2d. Sapus Media is the creator’s home page with links to cocos2d related stuff as well. Note blog. cocos2d for iPhone API reference is there as well. Sapus Tongue source and optional support is available at varying prices, and we strongly recommend you support the author by purchasing it — hey, we did! Cocos2d-iphone-discuss is the nice and active discussion list. [UPDATE: Due to massive Google suckage, the community is now a bbPress forum!] Cocos Live is a Google App Engine-hosted service for high score submissions. Share. Open Source iPhone Apps List – Real App Store Code Examples!

Welcome to the sixth iteration of the open source iPhone and iPad apps list.

Open Source iPhone Apps List – Real App Store Code Examples!

A For those that have seen similar listings on other sites using the exact wordings, and links below welcome to the source for the original list. Also included are some open source iPad apps, and universal open source iOS apps. It can be tough to learn how to develop, especially when it comes to finding complete examples. That’s why I put this list together. Each of these open source iPhone apps is not just open source, but has been in the app store, and all but one are in there right now. Last Update: 4/11/2014 Before going on to the apps, please share these open source iOS apps with your Twitter followers by clicking here. Here is the open source iphone app list in alphabetical order: 1. 2048 - A SpriteKit based version of the game 2048.. 2. 3. Make your own mods for Minecraft: Setting up MCP (Mac) Index of /tutorials.

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A Visual Guide to Inflation

It’s bad right? When prices rise your money is worth less and nobody wants to see their hard earned cash decline in value. But what is inflation anyway and what are its root causes? Turns out the situation is not as straightforward as it first appears. In this first of a two-part series we take a look at inflation and examine the pros and cons of this important barometer of the health of the US economy.


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