odt2braille - Home Play to Learn Course Challenge Back to Play to Learn course Try out Samorost with a class! Deadline: 21 September 2012 Try out the online game Samarost with a class, and win a free place on the new Consultants-E course Play to Learn: Digital Games in ELT (1 – 30 October 2012). What is Samarost? What is the Digital Games Challenge? How do I take part? 1. 2. Did you enjoy playing Samarost? While students are discussing the questions, listen and take notes on their opinions. 3. Introduce yourself with your name and the city and country where you teach Tell us how old your learners are, and how many were in the class Summarise what your students said in reply to the questions they discussed in step 2 above* Show samples of the written work students produced during the lesson Tell us what you think worked best in the lesson and how the students reacted Tell us about anything you would do differently if you did the lesson again 4. 5. How will the winner be chosen? online course.
What is AgentSheets? AgentSheets is a revolutionary tool that lets you create your own agent-based games and simulations and publish them on the Web through a user-friendly drag-and-drop interface. AgentSheets users range from elementary school students to NASA scientists, entire school districts, and large federally funded university projects. Why should you use it? Build simulations to explore complex ideas, communicate ideas to others, or just build games: • Computational Science: Interactive simulations help you grasp new ideas, test theories, explore complex processes in various science fields. Creating your own computational science applications deepens your understanding. • Games: Building games (not just playing them) teaches you Computer Science concepts, logic, and algorithmic thinking. simple to start... Proven drag and drop, rule-based programming allows the creation of easy-to-understand programs. ... easy to continue Made to share John Zola, Educator
From Game Design Elements to Gamefulness: Defining Gamification The proceedings of the 2011 MindTrek conference are finally online in the ACM Digital Library, and with it, the paper I co-wrote with Rilla Khaled, Dan Dixon, and Lennart E. Nacke on “defining the damn thing” – that thing being “gamification,” of course. Here’s the abstract: Recent years have seen a rapid proliferation of mass-market consumer software that takes inspiration from video games. Here’s the link to the ACM digital library download: Here’s a download. And here’s the presentation: From Game Design Elements to Gamefulness: Defining “Gamification” It’s been a while since we wrote this paper (almost a year, actually), and my own thinking has changed a bit since – if anything, I have become even more sceptical of what on earth a “game design element” could be, let alone how to determine whether X “is” or “isn’t” one. Reference Sebastian Deterding, Dan Dixon, Rilla Khaled, and Lennart Nacke. 2011.
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Beautiful web-based timeline software You Can Now Create Your Classroom Website on iPad for Free October, 2014 Weebly, the popular website creation platform, has now a powerful app that works on iPad. Besides Google Sites, Weebly is one of the best free web tools I have been recommending for teachers to use for creating classroom websites and students portfolios. Weebly has a very simply and easy to use editor that allows you to create your website within a couple of minutes. SomeA Managed, Protected Environment for Your Students. AgentCubes #1 Gentle Slope 3D: Creating 3D, gradually Why do tools have to be 2D only or 3D only? What if you could start in 2D and gradually turn a flat 2D world into a 3D one? #2 Inflatable Icons: Creating 3D Shapes from 2D Images Creating 3D shapes is hard. 3D modeling approaches are mostly "shape-then-paint". #3 Conversational Programing: Beyond Drag and Drop programming Drag and drop programming - problem solved? Ristretto 3D: Your games in browsers without Flash and Java Early on, with AgentSheets, we realized users want to be able to run their games in a browser. Scalable Game Design Arcade: Grow your Skills Our Scalable Game Design is more than just a place to share your games with others. Parallel Time Jump Animation: Parallel Animation, just a one slider away Imagine a complex scene with thousands of agents moving around in parallel. Performance: Visual Languages can be compiled There is a myth that drag and drop programming results in slow code. Do not just take our word for it.