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The Daily Update: 18 April 2014



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DESIGN & CREATIVITY


INSIDE SAM – EPISODE 2 (Sambiglyon)

EDUCATION


REPORT: HIGH-ACHIEVING MINORITIES DROP OFF IN HIGH SCHOOL (Education News)

3 NEW DIGITAL STORYTELLING APPS FOR KIDS (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

FRIENDS OF SAM


Stephen Gasior
Mendel's Garden Path is a genetics activity adapted from Genome Island in Second Life to Opensim. It has been used by Dr. Clark to teach college genetics.

LINK: VIBE Presentation: Lessons from Mendel's Garden Path, Max Chatnoir (Tuesday 22 April)

Eight Educational Outreach: ASSET
Show me the money! Use this clip from “The Electric Company” to define and demonstrate cost, dollar, quarter, dime and nickel. You’ll kill two birds with one stone by tackling vocabulary and counting with your young students at the same time. (Grades 1-3)

LINK: Spooky summer soiree

Barbara Janson
"It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams." Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Kuma Chan

LINK: Warrior: "Your life matters"

GAME DEV


TAPPING INTO THE EMOTIONAL SIDE OF VIDEO GAMES: DEVELOPING HOPE, HEALING AND LOVE (Mashable)

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GAMING


WORLD OF WARCRAFT KICKS OFF AZEROTH CHOPPERS (Massively)

LIBRARIES


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: WHAT’S IT TO YOU? PART 2 - NOT DEAD YET (Library Journal)

PUBLISHING


BYE BYE BRAILLE! THIS FINGERREADER RING CAN READ BOOKS TO THE BLIND (Kotaku)

MANGA TEACHES JAPANESE KIDS ALL ABOUT THE AVENGERS (Digital Trends)

FREE PUBLISHING SERVICE (Sambiglyon)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR INSERT COIN: NEW CHALLENGERS CONTEST ARE OPEN! (Engadget)

PROJECT ARA TO LAUNCH $100K MODULE CONTEST TO FOCUS MINDS OF DEVELOPERS (Digital Trends)

GOOGLE NOW LETS YOU ACCESS YOUR COMPUTER THROUGH ANDROID WITH CHROME REMOTE DESKTOP (The Verge)

HUBBLE DELIVERS CLEAREST CROSS-SECTION OF THE UNIVERSE (Wired UK)

'MOST EARTH-LIKE PLANET YET'' SPOTTED BY KEPLER (BBC)

TRENDS UK TO LAUNCH HAYNES BUILD YOUR OWN ENGINES WEBSITE (Toy News)

CHESS ROBOTS TO CAUSE JUDGMENT DAY? (ScienceDaily)

THE FUTURE OF INTERSTELLAR COMMUNICATION GOES "PEW, PEW, PEW" (Gizmodo)

THE IDEAS ARCHIVE


When searching for something on the internet, you can think of the web as something you pour into the top of your computer using a funnel and then sift out the unwanted elements in the mixture ...

READ MORE: All search results are relevant to some extent

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The Daily Update: 17 April 2014



TOYS FOR BOB AND THE STORY BEHIND SKYLANDERS (Polygon)

Toy development company Toys For Bob, a division of gaming giant Activision, explain the design process behind their hit 'Skylanders' videogame-and-toy ...

Toys for Bob and the story behind Skylanders

DESIGN & CREATIVITY


THE PROTOTYPE 'LIVING & LEARNING TREE' TOOL (Sambiglyon)


EDUCATION


CHILDREN CAN SWIPE A SCREEN BUT CAN'T USE TOY BUILDING BLOCKS, TEACHERS WARN (The Guardian UK, via SlashDot)

COULD GAMES BE THE KEY TO PIQUING GIRLS’ INTEREST IN STEM? (ISTE)

8 TERRIFIC MATH TED TALKS (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

THE APRENDIENDO JUNTOS COUNCIL MEMBERS SHARE RESEARCH AND PROGRESS (Joan Ganz Cooney Center)

NEW BROADBAND GOAL SET FOR SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES (Education News)

FRIENDS OF SAM


Arctic Live
We share Alaska Wilderness League's love of the Arctic Refuge - so it's only natural that we share their celebration of the Wilderness Act with you all. Here's to 'Wilderness Wednesday' and all about Alaska's wonderful wild places!

LINK: Wilderness Wednesday

Kathleen Norris
Knew it was coming, but still ... BOOOOOOOO!

LINK: Amazon to start collecting sales tax in Florida on May 1

GAME DEV


NEA AWARDS GRANTS TO GAMES FOR CHANGE AND OTHER GAME-RELATED NONPROFITS (Gamasutra)

PUSHING INTO GAME SERVICES, UNITY BUYS PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS STARTUP PLAYNOMICS (EXCLUSIVE) (VentureBeat)

SCHOOL OF DRAGONS: THE EVOLUTION OF AN EDUCATIONAL MMO (Gamasutra)

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GAMING


3D OUTRUN WILL HAVE TWO BRAND NEW SONGS WHEN IT COMES OUT NEXT WEEK (Siliconera)

LIBRARIES


MAGAZINE RECOVERY (Library Journal)

PUBLISHING


HOW WRITERS CAN WORK WITH GAMES DEVELOPERS (Publishing Perspectives)

FREE PUBLISHING SERVICE (Sambiglyon)

TECHNOLOGY


TOY INVENTOR MAKES SCIENCE KIT POWERED BY NEUROSCIENCE (Toy News)

ANKI DRIVE EXPANDS ITS ROBOTICS EXPERTISE WITH NEW CARS, TRACKS, AND AI (TechCrunch)

HONDA'S ASIMO ROBOT IS NOW SURPRISINGLY HUMAN (Mashable)

GOOGLE X'S CRAZY FAILURES: SPACE ELEVATOR, HOVERBOARDS, TELEPORTATION (Gizmodo)

CHROME REMOTE DESKTOP FOR ANDROID BROWSES A PC OR MAC FROM YOUR PHONE (Engadget)

THE IDEAS ARCHIVE


STEM learning toys (Meccano, science and chemistry kits, etc) used to really matter to kids. But their rising cost means that it is becoming harder and harder for either parents or schools to be able to purchase such equipment for the children to experiment with. This is a problem that researchers throughout history have had, which is why they sought out wealthy patrons to fund their work ...

READ MORE: Encouraging STEM learning through affordable experimentation

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The Daily Update: 16 April 2014



GETTING BOOKS TO KIDS FOR FREE

Lothrop School in Vermont holds a literacy-night event which gives free books to the students.

Lothrop literacy night (Publishers Weekly)


DESIGN & CREATIVITY


INSIDE JIM HENSON'S CREATURE SHOP: THE INTERSECTION OF GADGETS AND DREAMS (Gizmodo)

FLEET GOLDENBERG: HOW DREAMS HELP TO DEVELOP REALITY (Sambiglyon)

EDUCATION


10 GREAT HOMEWORK HELP WEBSITES FOR STUDENTS (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

GAMES THAT TEACH: IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT SCAFFOLDING (Kidscreen)

ZOOMING IN ON FAMILY ENGAGEMENT WITH MEDIA AT AERA (Joan Ganz Cooney Center)

GAME DEV


GAMES MAKING SHOULD APPEAL TO CHILDREN AS MUCH AS GAMES PLAYING (GamesIndustry International)

INSIDE JOBS: HOW IOS DEVELOPER DANILO CAMPOS BATTLES TO BRING NEW APPS TO LIFE (TechCrunch)

THE FUTURE OF BEING A VIDEO GAME PRODUCER (Gamasutra)

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LIBRARIES


LIBRARIES ARE DYING? THINK AGAIN (CNN)

LIBRARY LIFELINE: THE IDEAS BOX FROM LIBRARIES WITHOUT BORDERS (Library Journal)

PRO GAMING


OVER VALUED OR UNDER VALUED? AN ANALYSIS OF PLAYER'S PERFORMANCE IN NA LCS (OnGamers)

SPRING FIGHTER TOURNAMENT RETURNING TO NYU GAME CENTER JUNE 7-8 (Polygon)

TECHNOLOGY


LEGO ROBOT PLAYS FREEMIUM IPAD GAMES WHILE CREATOR SLEEPS (Wired UK)

THE US MILITARY IS BUILDING A STEALTH DIRT BIKE (The Verge)

10 GIGABIT WI-FI IS PROMISED BY 2015 (Gizmodo)

THE IDEAS ARCHIVE


If you are designing software that needs to interface with an organization's IT systems (a school's administration software, for example) but are faced with the problem of there being many different kinds of software in use, there is a simple solution to get around this.

READ MORE: Instant integration with proprietary IT systems

VR AND AR


GETTING OCULUS VR IMMERSION RIGHT, WITH PLEASE DON'T, SPACEDOG! (Gamasutra)

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The Daily Update: 15 April 2014



MEET THE WINNERS: JANICE TRAN (Joan Ganz Cooney)

Student Janice Tran wins the game design document category of the 2013 STEM Challenge educational game design contest with her entry 'Little Green Planet.'

Janice Tran and her winning game design document

EDUCATION


HOW A DISTRICT ENDED STUDENT DROPOUTS WITH PERSONALIZED LEARNING (EdSurge)

SCHOLASTIC STAGES GLOBAL LAUNCH OF NEW DIGITAL LEARNING PROGRAMS (Kidscreen)

UN REFUGEE AGENCY BACKS TABLETS FOR EDUCATION (Wired UK)

FUTURISM


IMPROVING THE HUMAN-ROBOT CONNECTION (Kurzweil)

ENVIRONMENT


MALE MONKEY CARES FOR DYING PARTNER (BBC)

GAME DEV


VIDEO GAMES IN EDUCATION DOESN'T HAVE TO MEAN EDUCATIONAL VIDEO GAMES (Polygon)

AUTODESK BRINGING MAYA LT TO STEAM (Develop)

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LIBRARIES


TO TACKLE MAJOR ISSUES AFFECTING KIDS, ALA DIVISIONS MUST COLLABORATE (The Digital Shift, via Library Journal)

PUBLISHING


FARFARIA BRINGS HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO ANDROID (TechCrunch)

FREE PUBLISHING SERVICE (Sambiglyon)

TECHNOLOGY


CLIMBING LEGS FOR ROBONAUT 2 HEADED TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (NASA)

SELF ENHANCEMENT


SPEED READING (Sambiglyon)

TECHNOLOGY


GOOGLE BEATS FACEBOOK TO ACQUISITION OF DRONE MAKER (Engadget)

THE IDEAS ARCHIVE


A simple way for administrators to enable all of their staff to be on the same page at a glance regarding what is happening in the organization is to set up a large multi-column board on a wall of the staff area, with post-it notes in each column that show the current stage that a task is at. As a task progresses, the post-it notes can be moved into another column ...

READ MORE: Propagating understanding across the board

VR AND AR


THE NEXT OCULUS? SURVIOS’ EPIC ZOMBIE-KILLING GAME MIXES MOTION CAPTURE WITH VR (TechCrunch)

LINDEN LAB UNVEILS NEW AVATAR FITTING CLASSIFICATIONS FOR SECOND LIFE - BUT WILL THEY WORK? (New World Notes)

SECOND LIFE PROFESSIONAL LAND LEASING - (Sambiglyon)

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The Daily Update: 14 April 2014



HOW GAMING IS RESHAPING THE WAY MUSEUMS TEACH (Polygon)

Find out how the American Museum of Natural History in New York is using motion sensors to enhance their dinosaur exhibits ...

New York's American Museum of Natural History.

EDUCATION


HOW COURSERA WILL GO FROM A POPULIST MOOC TO A MAJOR BUSINESS (VentureBeat)

THE ULTIMATE PD FOR SCHOOL LEADERS (EdSurge)

27 WAYS TO OBTAIN STUDENTS' ATTENTION (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)


FITNESS


HOW TO TONE UP AND LOSE WEIGHT (Sambiglyon)

FRIENDS OF SAM


Eight Educational Outreach: ASSET
Join PBS LearningMedia TONIGHT, 4/14 at 7PM ET for a FREE webinar on the eve of the premiere of Ken Burn’s new documentary “The Address.” Now’s your chance to talk with Stewart Miller, Headmaster of the Greenwood School (as featured in the film), and Greg Timmons, curriculum expert behind "The Address," to find out how they captured students’ curiosity around Lincoln’s celebrated words.

LINK: 'Lincoln's Words At Gettysburg' webinar

Fred Delventhal
Science Kids - have your children and students learn scientific subjects in an engaging, motivating and fun way

LINK: Science Kids Go Lab Project


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PRO GAMING


E-SPORTS: PRO COMPETITORS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE (MMORPG.com)

TECHNOLOGY


KIDS REACTING TO AN OLD CASSETTE WALKMAN IS WONDERFUL AND HORRIFYING (Gizmodo)

USING TABLETS TO REACH KIDS WITH AUTISM (CNN)

MICROSOFT OFFERS EARLY DOWNLOAD OF WINDOWS PHONE 8.1 (Engadget)

VR AND AR


SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH IS WORKING ON AN OCULUS RIFT NATURE DOCUMENTARY (Polygon)

SECOND LIFE PROFESSIONAL LAND LEASING - (Sambiglyon)

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The Daily Update: 13 April 2014



THE DREAMLAND CHRONICLES – A DIGITAL CARD GAME FOR KIDS THAT ACTUALLY GETS IT (Siliconera)

Protobird Games turns a web-comic into a trading card game that satisfies the needs of both its young players and their parents ...

The Dreamland Chronicles Digital Trading Card Game

EDUCATION


CHANGING OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM ONE PROGRAMMER AT A TIME (TechCrunch)

PRINCIPALS PRESSED FOR TIME TO LEAD INSTRUCTIONAL CHANGE (Education Week)

THE INTERNET IS YOUR STORYTELLING CAMPFIRE IN STORIUM (Joystiq)

FITNESS


COLOR STIMULATES THE BRAIN (Overdrive)

FUTURISM


THE NATURE OF DATA (Sambiglyon)

GAME DEV


CHROME 35 WILL HELP DEVELOPERS BUILD BETTER MOBILE WEB APPS (Ars Technica)

GAMING


ARE KIDS MMOS IN DANGER OF DYING OUT? (Massively)

DISNEY XD STARTS GAME CONVERSATION WITH KIDS (Kidscreen)

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PRO GAMING


ONGAMERS INTERVIEW: IAN SHARPE, CEO OF AZUBU (OnGamers)

ESL AND ESPORTS IN THE NEWS (ESL)

PUBLISHING


WHY CAN'T EBOOKS DISRUPT THE LUCRATIVE COLLEGE TEXTBOOK BUSINESS? (Fastcolabs, via Book Business Magazine)

FREE PUBLISHING SERVICE (Sambiglyon)

SELF ENHANCEMENT


CONCERNING FLIGHT - THE DREAMS OF A BOY (Sambiglyon)

VR AND AR


PHILIP ROSEDALE ON THE FUTURE OF VR & VIRTUAL WORLDS (Daniel Voyager, via New World Notes)

SECOND LIFE EDUISLANDS TENANT DIRECTORY (Sambiglyon)

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