Experimental game turns players into poets and writers What do British Romantic Era poets and video games have in common? The answer is Elegy for a Dead World, an unlikely game that leaves the players with “no game to play,” but to explore three long-dead civilizations, observe, and make notes... or stories — or poems — or songs. The three lost worlds feature beautiful scenery, moving music, and are inspired by Percy Shelley's Ozymandias, Lord Byron's Darkness, and John Keats' When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be. They create a strong, moody atmosphere that becomes the breeding ground for feelings and ideas. The game began in 2013 as a collaboration between Dejobaan Games and Popcannibal. Ziba Scott, one of the creators says, “We have three great Romantic poets — Shelley, Byron, and Keats — and they each wrote these really moving poems about end times, the end of the world.
The Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit – Modern Workplace Learning Magazine There is a lot of interest in the behaviour of the Modern Learner, but in the context of work it is more appropriate to talk about the Modern Professional Learner. The Modern Professional Learner learns for, at and through work in many different ways – i.e. not just in formal training or e-learning, but through everyday work experiences as well as on the Web. In doing so the Modern Professional Learner makes use of a wide variety of tools. The diagram below shows the key tools a Modern Professional Learner might use in 12 different contexts – many of which appear on the Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016. How many do you use for your own professional learning? How many do you support in your organisation to underpin learning in the modern workplace?
Georgia Is Segregating Troublesome Kids in Schools Used During Jim Crow - Pacific Standard Georgia has been illegally and unnecessarily segregating thousands of students with behavioral issues and disabilities, isolating them in run-down facilities and providing them with subpar education, according to an investigation by the United States Department of Justice. Some of the students in the program were schooled in the same inferior buildings that served black children in the days of Jim Crow. The investigation found that many of the buildings lack gyms, cafeterias, libraries, labs, playgrounds, and other amenities. "It's a warehouse for kids the school system doesn't want or know how to deal with," a parent told the Justice Department of the program. The Justice Department detailed its findings in a letter earlier this month to Georgia's governor and attorney general.
Powtoon Connect - Aplicaciones en Google Play Powtoon is a world-leading visual communication platform that enables anyone — from novice to pro — to create professional-looking, engaging videos and presentations in 20 minutes or less. Powtoon Connect makes it even easier to make videos by letting you add mobile media directly to the Powtoon Studio, and view and share your completed videos with your audience — straight from your phone.More than 20 million people, including 96% of Fortune 500 companies, use Powtoon to increase employee engagement, customer delight, and business results with explainer videos, promotional videos, social ads, internal communications, training materials, and more.Top Features:* Upload images and videos directly from your phone to the Powtoon Studio* Record a voiceover on your phone and upload it to the Powtoon Studio* Play your Powtoon and share it with other users
Word Cloud Generator How the Word Cloud Generator Works The layout algorithm for positioning words without overlap is available on GitHub under an open source license as d3-cloud. Note that this is the only the layout algorithm and any code for converting text into words and rendering the final output requires additional development. As word placement can be quite slow for more than a few hundred words, the layout algorithm can be run asynchronously, with a configurable time step size. This makes it possible to animate words as they are placed without stuttering. It is recommended to always use a time step even without animations as it prevents the browser’s event loop from blocking while placing the words. The layout algorithm itself is incredibly simple.
5 Best Prezi Presentation Alternatives by PowToon! In the last couple of years many people have been searching for innovative ways to create executive, unique, and memorable presentations. PowerPoint was exciting in the early days of its launch, but too many boring presentations led to the creation of new softwares like Prezi. Prezi presentations helped to prevent us from falling asleep during presentations, but the zooming in and out effects of their software, and limited manipulation capabilities, called for more options and new players in the presentation market. 1. PowToon – Best Prezi Alternative Professional ecosystem How do you stay current, relevant and up-to-date with the new technologies in education? What Connected Educators do Differently has answers for educators looking to start and cultivate a professional (or personal) learning network (PLN) to stay current and connected. Following are key takeaways from the book and from two other resources that go beyond the basics of starting a PLN.
6 Websites or Apps You Need to See Before School Starts The arrival of August can shift our thoughts back to the classroom. But before you head back to your students this fall, take some time to check out these websites that can make your teaching experience easier and help you engage students in new ways. 1. BAM! Solar Walk Free - Planètes Solar Walk Free - Explore the Universe and Planets is an impressive wealth of information about astronomy and space presented as an amazing 3D model of our Solar system that can be rotated and zoomed easily. It is a new highly attractive and engaging way to view the whole Solar system and learn a lot of interesting astronomy facts about planets and stars, dwarfs, satellites, asteroids, comets and other celestial bodies. Solar Walk Free is a planetarium 3D in your device. Solar Walk Free is one of the best astronomy apps. *** Over 6 million users!
27 Ideas For Students That Finish Their Work Early - 27 Ideas For Students Who Finish Their Work Early by TeachThought Staff How to respond when students finish their work early is a classic teacher challenge. Most of it boils down to lesson design–creating learning opportunities where students are naturally funneled toward extending, improving, and sharing their work so that ‘stopping points’ are more of a matter of scheduling than learning itself. The following infographic via Mia MacMeekin provides some ideas for how to handle early finishers in the classroom. Results on ReadWriteThink Home › Results from ReadWriteThink 1-10 of 232 Results from ReadWriteThink Sort by: Classroom Resources | Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Unit 3-2-1 Vocabulary: Learning Filmmaking Vocabulary by Making Films Bring the vocabulary of film to life through the processes of filmmaking.