01 août 2015

Making an Impact with Games?

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . I’ve written a lot about using and making games for the classroom here at ProfHacker, as while games and learning have been around for a long time our ability (and interest) in realizing their potential is on the rise. One of the continuing challenges for bringing games into education is assessing the impact of games on learning. Read more...

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Starter Exercises for Interactive Storytelling

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . When we think about bringing interactive fiction into the classroom we often focus on the technology. I’ve written here about using accessible tools such as Twine, Twine 2.0, Inform 7, and Inklewriter to create everything from games to interactive essays and digital humanities projects. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 01:35 - - Permalien [#]

Report on Games and Learning from GLS11

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Last week, I was fortunate to attend the Games+Learning+Society conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The conference brings together interdisciplinary scholars, designers, and other practitioners working with games for learning, and thus is a great space to find new inspiration for experiments and games in the classroom. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 01:34 - - Permalien [#]

Choose Your Own Conference

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . When I was questing for a tenure-track job in a (mostly) traditional academic discipline, it was easy to know which conferences you should be going to: you started with your national or international professional organization’s annual conferences, moved through the regionals, and then targeted conferences around your specific niche. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 01:33 - - Permalien [#]

Weekend Reading: It’s About Time Edition

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Happy weekend, ProfHackers! We hope that you’re staying cool in the heat (or warm in the cool if it’s not hot where you happen to be).
After another week of turmoil and debate, the Confederate flag was removed from the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol building this morning after a 50+ year term. As the NY Times reports, it’s the end of an era. But NBCNews reports, the battle doesn’t end with South Carolina. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 01:28 - - Permalien [#]


Weekend Reading: Fourth of July Edition

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Happy holiday weekend to our readers in the United States and happy regular weekend to everyone else (and a belated happy Canada day to our neighbors in the north)!
According to an article in Vanity Fair, technology isn’t all it’s cracked up to be: “How iPhones Ruined Summer Camp.”
Also, for the iTunes users among us, or should I say the former iTunes users, Apple has been unrolling Apple Music over the last several days. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 01:27 - - Permalien [#]

Weekend Reading: “Interpretive Jiggery-Pokery” Edition

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Happy weekend, ProfHackers! This week’s subtitle is thanks to Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent against the Supreme Court’s vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act. More on that decision and others below. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 01:26 - - Permalien [#]

Weekend Reading: Juneteenth Edition

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Happy Friday ProfHackers! It’s been a difficult week to be in South Carolina between the unseasonably hot weather (it’s the South; we are used to hot summers, but not this hot this soon) and the horrible events in Charleston. Many people have offered their thoughts on the shooting at Emanuel AME church. A few worth reading: Charles Pierce’s piece in Esquire,Charleston Shooting: Speaking the Unspeakable, Thinking the Unthinkable“; A NY Times editiorial “Lynching as Racial Terrorism”; and the Washington Post has published a transcript of Jon Stewart’s monologue. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 01:25 - - Permalien [#]

Weekend Reading: July 31 Edition

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Happy end of the month, ProfHackers! When you you are enjoying a bit of relaxation or riding the productivity wave, we hope that you’ve had a great July. Here are a few links to give you something to think about or talk about (or both) over the weekend. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 01:19 - - Permalien [#]

Shakespeare in the Courtroom

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . Julius Caesar and Otello (the version of Othello by Giuseppe Verdi and his librettist Arrigo Boito): These are the texts that framed the final remarks of federal Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted last month of the Boston Marathon killings. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 01:14 - - Permalien [#]