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StarLogo TNG

StarLogo TNG
Version 1.5. Download it here Curriculum Materials HERE StarLogo TNG is The Next Generation of StarLogo modeling and simulation software. While this version holds true to the premise of StarLogo as a tool to create and understand simulations of complex systems, it also brings with it several advances - 3D graphics and sound, a blocks-based programming interface, and keyboard input - that make it a great tool for programming educational video games. Through TNG we hope to: Lower the barrier to entry for programming with a graphical interface where language elements are represented by colored blocks that fit together like puzzle pieces.Entice more young people into programming through tools that facilitate making games.Use 3D graphics to make more compelling and rich games and simulation models. News StarLogo TNG has finally reached 1.5! Here are the release notes and change log for detailed information about the improvements. Related:  games & education

The Molecular Workbench Software: Computational Experiments for Science and Engineering Education Educators and Stagecast Creator Shortcut to the Education price list and ordering information. How do students benefit as they create and modify simulations, visualizations, stories and games? They build higher-order thinking skills.They become more engaged in the learning process.They develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter.They score higher on standardized tests. (A 1998 Educational Testing Service research report, Does it Compute? In addition to the general information on this Web site about Stagecast Creator, we have resources specifically geared to educators, to help you get started: See Simulations that Teachers and Students Have CreatedSee what it's like to use Creator: See a Demonstration: Watch a video demonstration or take the guided tour. Read about us to learn about Stagecast itself. We hope you enjoy using Stagecast Creator! Stagecast Creator runs on Mac OS X (including Intel Macs), Windows 7, Vista, XP, and other popular operating systems.

NetLogo Home Page NetLogo is a multi-agent programmable modeling environment. It is used by tens of thousands of students, teachers and researchers worldwide. It also powers HubNet participatory simulations. It is authored by Uri Wilensky and developed at the CCL. You can download it free of charge. What can you do with NetLogo? Join mailing lists here. Download NetLogo Go to NetLogo Web NetLogo comes with a large library of sample models. Play Diplomacy Online ::: web version of the classic Diplomacy board game Digital Nativism Prensky's Digital Nativism With an insulting tone worthy of the original American nativists who hated immigrants (especially Catholic ones), Marc Prensky speaks of pre-iPod humans (digital immigrants) contemptuously. (Prensky's work) In a rather shallow piece lacking in evidence or data, Prensky offers the terms "digital natives" and "digital immigrants" to set up a generational divide. Prensky's Brave New World of Video Game Learning It is amusing to note Prensky's unbridled enthusiasm for learning via video games. Prensky Ignores Serious Studies of the Young and Important Data Quick to stereotype generations, Prensky lumps all young ones together as digital natives even though reports like "Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8–18 Year-0lds" issued by the Kaiser Family Foundation paint a far more complex portrait and base their comments on data gathered through surveys. To begin with, for each major category (TV, Print, Computer, Video Games), users are divided into three categories:

Scratch - Langues et langages Scratch est un logiciel de programmation destiné à apprendre la programmation aux enfants, à partir de 7 ans. Construit à partir de Smalltalk et Squeak, il apporte un environnement plus simple et cadré, mais ne permet pas d’aller aussi loin que ce dernier. Pour programmer dans Scratch, le principe est simple : l’utilisateur met en place un décor, des sprites, et "programme" via des "briques de commande" toutes prêtes. Ces briques, représentant les différentes commandes du langage Scratch, fonctionne à la manière des briques de lego. En marge du logiciel en lui-même, le site comprend une galerie à la youtube, où les utilisateurs peuvent partager leurs projets jouables en ligne via une applet java adaptée, et échanger des composants, des scripts via ce système. Scratch est ainsi un excellent logiciel pour faire découvrir la programmation aux jeunes enfants.

Environmental Detectives Environmental Detectives was the first AR game created by the MIT TEP. It was targeted at high school and university students. In this game students play the role of environmental engineers who are presented with the following scenario at the beginning of the simulation: During the construction of the underground garage of the new Stata Center (a big and controversial construction project) significant amounts of water are pumped up from the ground in order to lower the groundwater table so that the garage can be constructed in a dry environment. As a matter of regulation the water is tested for the 25 most commonly found chemicals in groundwater at hazardous waste sites. As a result of the testing it is discovered that a toxin is present in the extracted water. The spread of the toxin is simulated on a location-aware Pocket PC, which functions as a tool which students can use to investigate the toxic spill. To see an overview of the game take a look at the Game Instructions Website.

mobile | gameskool weblog Welke (test) hardware heb je nodig als je zelf een mobile game wilt gaan maken? Deze tekst is een onderdeel van de serie over het maken van mobiele games, zowel voor Ios (ipad, ipod, iphone) als voor Android. In het vorige artikel hebben we verkend wat er allemaal nodig is om mobile gamedevelopper te worden. We zoemen nu verder in op de apparaten, de testapparaten om precieser te zijn, die je nodig hebt bij je gameontwikkeling. We zoomen nu verder in op wat voor Apple en/of Android mobile device(s) je zou moeten hebben om goed je games te kunnen testen. De testmachines De neiging is natuurlijk als je een tablet of phone gaat kopen om het mooiste van het mooiste in de winkel te willen halen en het nieuwste van het nieuwste. Het beste is om je game en alle tussenversies van je game zo snel mogelijk te testen. Minimale specs Welke machine moet je dan nemen als testmachine? Wat is de officiële ondergrens van Gamemaker Studio? De voordelen van gamedesigner zijn, je hebt dit allemaal nodig

Scratch et la métacognition Scratch est un logiciel de programmation pour les petits (voir site Squeaki pour de la documentation). Ici, le mot programmation peut être remplacé par « apprentissage », car l’élève apprend, entre autres, à résoudre des problèmes ainsi que des des concepts mathématiques lorsqu’il est plongé dans le monde de Scratch, en Mathématie [1]. Voici un exemple simple de réflexion métacognitive (ici, on veut aider l’élève à améliorer son processus) relié à un petit projet Scratch. Réaliser un carré Dessiner un carré avec un logiciel de dessin est une activité intéressante, mais « construire » un carré grâce à la programmation, là on est à un niveau plus élevé. D’abord qu’est-ce qu’un carré ? Quelles consignes dois-je donner à mon lutin [2] pour que celui-ci construise un carré à l’écran ? Les élèves construiront, avec un peu de travail, un script de ce type : L’enseignant peut maintenant aider l’élève à améliorer son script [3], car il peut le consulter. Effet miroir Conclusion

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