Here’s my quick-and-dirty attempt at a blendspace site. I think it might be a good parking spot for online resources.
Class code: dyyv
Here’s a really neat game just begging to find its way into a classroom. Citizen Science, from Games Learning Society, takes the player through environmental issues, simple simulated science experiments, and most interestingly, through the process of building an argument that relies on the evidence the character collects.
After the first couple levels, the learning starts!
“We design games for learning & we study
game-centered learning systems.”
Interesting article from Mindshift:
Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms
Scratch Homepage (MIT)
Scratch Ed (MIT)
Scratch Lesson Plans (Learnscratch.org)
“How I Use Scratch” posts:
Just discovered this large collection of moderated education videos. http://www.opened.io/# It makes a good jumping-off point, I think!
This is so doable by students! A 30 second to 2 minute video to explain a subject, using props. The act of distillation to get their knowledge presented in such a short time ensures their grasp of the subject, while the short presentation keeps classmates’ interest and allows the teacher to get through them in a reasonable amount of classtime. On the other hand, the students have to be familiar with video editing, and have the equipment to do it.