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3rd World Farmer

- A thought-provoking simulation 3rd World Farmer lets you experience some of the hardships of farming in a poor country. Will you prosper despite corruption and lack of basic neccessities? Or will endless wars, diseases, droughts, and unreliable markets perpetuate your economic disadvantage and spell your ultimate doom? 3rd World farmer is a serious game, developed on a very slim budget. It is not precise in all details, but covers a wide range of topics.

Curvy in HTML5 Curvy is a HTML5 puzzle game using the canvas element. Just rotate the tiles so that like colors connect. Modernizr tells me you don't have canvas support in your browser. Fallen City: could a game help us find a solution to society's ills? The city is ruined. Bored and frustrated residents patrol the night streets, windows are smashed, buildings ransacked – there is no will or desire to fix anything or to understand its value. There is no sense of community any more… A year ago, journalist and author Jim Rossignol approached Channel 4's education department with the idea for a game – a game about broken cities. In 2008, the channel's then head of education, Janey Walker, had made the decision to switch much of the education spending from TV to online, putting aside a significant budget for the development of interactive, web-based projects with an educational remit. "At the time, the data and research showed that a term-time morning educational TV schedule didn't reach tweens and teens in any significant number," says Alice Taylor, who was education commissioner until earlier this year.

Guess-the-Google UPDATE: Guess-the-google is temporarily offline for maintenance. Hopefully back online soon. About the game Wikis in the classroom, 2012 edition It’s been years now since I’ve written anything here, but a conversation today on the Eighteenth-Century Questions Facebook page made me realize I ought to update my reports from Wikiland. I’ve been using PBworks for wikis since shortly after they began the site in 2005. (NB: I have almost always participated in “private” wikis, not anything searchable, and I guarantee to students that, no, a future employer is not going to read their notes on Moll Flanders.) Some friends and I learned how to use the platform by playing a writing game called Lexicon and by developing an enormous recipe collection with over a hundred participants.

Teaching Technologies: Tips and Tools Accessibility, Equal Access, and the ADA (part one) Just to get us started, check out these simulations that let you experience the web as a person with a visual disability would: blindness and colorblindness. If a simulation isn’t your thing, you can check out the Web Accessibility Initiative’s draft paper on How People with Disabilities Use the Web. Or you can read this wrap-up on how instructors should respond when a student has a speech impairment. You can also take a quick glance at an article reviewing the accessibility of different college and university websites: And here’s a table ranking schools on their ease of accessibility to blind students. Serious Games for Social Change by BreakAway, Ltd - Award-Winning Developer of Numerous Real-Time Strategy Games and Technologically Advanced Desktop Development Software Your goal is to orchestrate a nonviolent resistance campaign from the ground up against dictators, occupiers, authoritarians and oppressive rule. You are supported by the principles and experiences of some of the world's leading nonviolent activists such as, Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ivan Marovic, subject matter expert on A Force More Powerful, and member of Otpor, the Serbian resistance movement that played a critical role in ousting Slobodan Milosevich. To accomplish this you must assemble a team, build public support, and then recognize and gradually influence the pillars of support within the regime to bring about enduring social change. Developed For:International Center On Nonviolent Conflict

Using Wikis in Science Classes A Wiki, Hawaiian for quick or fast, offers science teachers the ability to manage their science classroom curriculum and activities, along with providing interactive information for their students. Wikis also provide teachers the ability to work collaboratively with their students on project based learning activities. Teachers can provide students with online group study guides, resources, and links to podcasts. Also, students are able to work on group assignments or submit individual assignments. Teach a Kid to Program - Wired How-To Wiki From Wired How-To Wiki You don't have to be an engineer to program a computer. In fact, programming is like learning another language, which just happens to be easier the younger you are. In many ways, learning a programming language at a young age equips youth with skills that will be very marketable in the future, no matter what profession they decide on later.

10 Great, Free Apps for Students for Notetaking and Class Planning These days, there are some great apps for students to use to take notes for class, or to use as class planners. 1. Evernote and EverStudent My favorite is Evernote. I use it for everything, literally, and many of my students use it for taking notes, clipping web pages, creating to do lists, and more. There is also a new Android app available, called EverStudent, that integrates with Evernote and acts as a planner for students.

10 Awesome Apps for Learning About Music, Nature, History and Math Digital Tools Continuing our monthly Educational Apps series, a mixture of iOS, Android, and Web-based apps. STORYLINES: The educational games-maker Root-1 has released its latest app into the iTunes store this week. 50 Online Tools to Convert Documents and Media Files Downloading a document only to find that you do not have the application to open it can be frustrating. Thankfully however there are numerous web apps that help you out of this predicament. We have gathered 50 such online tools that help you convert not only digital documents but also images and various other media files. Read on to find the tools and see which ones suit your needs best.

100+ Sites to Download All Sorts of Things These days you can find all sorts of things online, from audio books to flash files, from sound effects to CSS templates. Below we compiled a list with over 100 download sites that serve that purpose. We will also try to keep the list updated, so if your favorite download site is not here, let us know about it with a comment. Audio Books Librivox: One of the most popular audio libraries on the web. 10 Time Saving Ways to Use Evernote What do you use to collect your notes? I use my Moleskine for my day to day notes, especially for meetings. However, when it comes to electronic notes, I turn to Evernote. It is hands down the simplest and quickest way to get your notes in the cloud.