Silicon Valley Goes Hollywood: Top Coders Can Now Get Agents - Businessweek (An earlier version of this story ran online.) Max Nanis’s website prominently features about two dozen head shots of the skinny, scruffy 22-year-old Southern Californian with his shirt off. At the top of his “About” page, there’s a personalized contact number (936-CALL-MAX) and a link to 10X Management, his professional representation. It looks like the résumé of an actor, seemingly pitched for casting directors and producers—but Nanis’s background is in computational biology. He’s a coder, part of a generation of programming hotshots starting to view themselves more like Hollywood talent than bit jockeys. Research FUSE Labs - Kodu Game Lab An overview of Kodu. (Click to play) Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language.
50 Great Sites for Serious, Educational Games By Rose Jensen Serious games are making the news almost every day. From teaching children about the cancer in their bodies to helping college students reinforce lessons from their business classes, these educational games take playing to a whole new level. Take a look at these 50 sites for serious and educational games you can play. Systems Thinking Games Systems Thinking Games, developed in partnership with Filament Games, are designed to be used by youth and educators to assess systems thinking skills both in the classroom and in afterschool contexts. A precursor to the GlassLab, this project brings together teachers, assessment experts and game designers and developers to collaboratively design and build a suite of games with data tools that support teachers in evaluating the way players approach problem-solving, and the strategies players use in understanding and interacting with complex systems. Currently, research is underway to develop assessment frameworks that yield valid and reliable assessment measures across the suite of digital games. To learn more, please join the Institute’s community for updates on our progress.
Games Learning Society In Crystals of Kaydor, you play the role of an advanced robot created to explore and learn, who crash lands on an alien planet. Discover the flora, fauna, and local residents, and help them solve problems through interpreting body language and nonverbal cues. In return, they may help you overcome obstacles of your own as you explore more of the environment. As you gather your missing parts, can you help restore balance to the planet?
Learning Google Script: 5 Best Sites & Tutorials to Bookmark How often do you use Google services? If you’re like me, the answer is “all the time”. I use Google Drive to store files. Sometimes, I use Google Docs to write articles (although I prefer Apple’s Pages and iA Writer more). I use Google Forms for making surveys. I use Google Chat to talk to friends. Screencasting Software - ScreenFlow Overview - Telestream Record Anything. With ScreenFlow you can record any part of your monitor while also capturing your video camera, iOS device, microphone, multi-channel audio device and your computer audio. Edit Everything. The easy-to-use editing interface lets you creatively edit your video, and add additional images, text, music, animations and transitions for a professional-looking screencast. Share Anywhere.
Games & Media Children learn best through play. Good examples of these are playing tag instead of the boring sports or the trashcan of themepark 'de Efteling': Holle Bolle Gijs. Reduced cleaning costs and kids running around to fill the bins in exchange for a special 'thank you!'.