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The Daily Update: 23 April 2014



WEBINAR ON 'MINECRAFT' IN EDUCATION TOMORROW (EdWeb)


Highly respected educator Marianne Malmstrom - also known as Knowclue Kidd - is holding a webinar tomorrow (Thursday) on the subjects of using 'Minecraft' as a game design engine ...
EdWeb 'Minecraft' webinar tomorrow


DESIGN & CREATIVITY


THREE BIG IDEAS IN GOOGLE’S MODULAR PHONE THAT NO ONE’S TALKING ABOUT (Wired US)

EDUCATION


DEL MAR COLLEGE: MOBILIZING THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE (Education News)

WHAT TEACHERS NEED FROM DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (EdSurge)

OFFICIALS PONDER PLANS AS HISPANIC ENROLLMENT SURGES (Education News)

HOW TO MASTER MENTAL MATHS (Wired UK)

MICROSOFT UNLEASHES ‘BING IN THE CLASSROOM’ AD-FREE SEARCH (CNET)

CALLING ALL K-8 TEACHERS: DIGITAL GAMES SURVEY (Joan Ganz Cooney Center)

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FUTURISM


LASER COULD TRIGGER RAIN AND LIGHTNING (Kurzweil)

LIBRARIES


KICKSTARTER BUILDS A SCHOOL LIBRARY (LIS News)

PUBLISHING


BARNES & NOBLE'S NEW APP WANTS TO CHANGE HOW YOU STUDY (Engadget)

TASCHEN RELEASES BOTH INTERACTIVE AND REPLICA EBOOKS INTO THE APPLE IBOOKS STORE (Talking New Media, via Book Business Magazine)

FREE PUBLISHING SERVICE (Sambiglyon)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


U.S. AND RUSSIAN DOLPHINS MAY MEET IN BLACK SEA (DefenseTech.org)

THE 'ELEPHANT LISTENING PROJECT' CAPTURES THE ANIMAL'S SECRET LANGUAGE ON FILM (Engadget)

FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS ARE USING SMARTPHONES - EVEN SENIORS (VentureBeat)

THE IDEAS ARCHIVE


Consider promoting racing such as Formula One, IndyCar or NASCAR as possible career routes for non-academic youths, perhaps in combination with vehicle engineering tuition ...

READ MORE: Promoting race driving as a pro career option for non-academic teens



VR AND AR


NEW UNREAL ENGINE 4 VR ROLLERCOASTER DEMO SHRINKS YOU TO THE SIZE OF A MOUSE (Road To VR)

SECOND LIFE PROFESSIONAL LAND LEASING - (Sambiglyon)

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The Daily Update: 22 April 2014



GET INTO GAMES CHALLENGE 2014: WIN A $5000 UNITY LICENCE AND A TRIP TO SEATTLE

The respected Edge videogame magazine has launched the 2014 version of its Get Into Games contest, in which it asks competitors to design a game around the theme "Protest ..."

Edge Get Into Games 2014

EDUCATION


IS IT OK FOR TEACHERS TO NOT KNOW THE ANSWERS? (ISTE)

HOW TEACHERS ARE LEARNING: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REMIX (EdSurge)

27 WAYS TO DRAW OUT STUDENTS PERFORMANCES (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

VOCATIONAL TRAINING SUPPORTED BY YOUTH CAREERCONNECT GRANT (Education News)

LESSONS FROM DIFFERENT GAMES (Joan Ganz Cooney Center)

KHAN ACADEMY OFFERS 'BLENDED LEARNING 101' (EdSurge)

HOW TO REINVENT THE SCHOOL LUNCH AND GET KIDS TO EAT BETTER (Wired US)

FITNESS


THINK YOUR BODY'S HURTS AWAY (Sambiglyon)

FRIENDS OF SAM


Eight Educational Outreach: ASSET
The complexities of our food system and its impact on the environment are at the forefront of a national debate. PBS LearningMedia examines how the eating choices of humans affect not only the landscape of the natural world, but also the balance of species on earth and the global climate crisis. (Grades: 9-12)

LINK: Food Miles

Fred Delventhal
Making and Innovation: Balancing Skills-Development, Scaffolding, and Free Play

LINK: User Generated Education

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FUTURISM


SCI-FI SHORT FILM IMAGINES A WORLD WITHOUT PAPER (The Verge)

GAME DEV


SCIENTISTS USE KINECT TO MAKE INSTANT X-RAYS AND FREAK PEOPLE OUT (Kotaku)

PRO GAMING


A DAY AT THE LCS PLAYOFFS (ESL)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


REALITY, BUT BETTER: WHAT GOOGLE’S FIRST VIDEOGAME REVEALS ABOUT ITS VISION OF THE WEB’S FUTURE (Edge)

HOW YOU CAN MAKE GRAPHENE AT HOME IN YOUR BLENDER (Gizmodo)

SHAOLIN MONKS OWN SMARTPHONES, ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES (Kotaku)

U.S. TO TEST SEABED RESUPPLY SYSTEMS BY 2016 (DefenseTech.org)

THE IDEAS ARCHIVE


The simple 8 and 16 bit computer / console games of the Eighties and Nineties could be thought of in the modern day as 'interactive map screens' in order to better imagine how to apply those old games to the present day ...

READ MORE: From beeps to blueprints



VR AND AR


MORPHEUS REPRESENTS PLAYSTATION'S NEW REALITY (CNET)

STAR TREK VOYAGER VR IS THE FIRST INDIE OCULUS RIFT DEMO TO USE UNREAL ENGINE 4 (Road To VR)

LATEST DARKFIELD VR RELEASE SHOWS HUGE PROGRESS, EARLY ACCESS DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE NOW (Wired UK)

SECOND LIFE PROFESSIONAL LAND LEASING - (Sambiglyon)

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The Daily Update: 20 April 2014



IMAGINING MOOCS FOR A DEVELOPING WORLD (EdSurge)

Students in impoverished and war-torn areas of the world are using online courses to augment their skills and make their college applications more attractive.

Learning online in the developing world

EDUCATION


WHAT DOES COMMON CORE LOOK LIKE IN THE CLASSROOM? (ISTE)

A VISUAL GUIDE TO THE USE OF GOOGLE BOOKS FOR RESEARCH (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

FITNESS


SOMETHING TO IMPROVE ON (Sambiglyon)

FRIENDS OF SAM


Kathleen Norris.

LINK: Video: cautious seagull steals dinner of curious cat

Kuma Chan
Scratchy an' Zoomer are checkin' out Da Easy Crew tunes in da record store! Big shouts out to all mi friends supportin' Record Store Day.

LINK: 'Rastamouse': Record Store Day UK

Que Jinn
TUESDAY APRIL 15! 7 pm ET/4 pm SLT
SIGVE (VEN) Meeting
Topic for This Week Leading into Next Week’s Speaker Series is “What Best Displays Virtual Environment Education?”

LINK: Second Life event teleport

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LIBRARIES


DIGITAL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF AMERICA TO ADD MILLIONS OF RECORDS TO ITS ARCHIVE (Ars Technica)


PRO GAMING


BEHIND THE CAMERA WITH ALEXANDER HOLTZ SHEDDEN (ESL)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


THE U.S. ARMY IS USING A CHATBOT TO RECRUIT NEW SOLDIERS (io9)

OUYA, WE HARDLY KNEW YA (CNET)

SELF ENHANCEMENT


THE HEART CONNECTION (Sambiglyon)

THE IDEAS ARCHIVE


Exposing students to television shows involving technology can get them interested in science and engineering ...

READ MORE: Exposing students to STEM through TV shows



VR AND AR


IRISH SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE BUILDING WORLDS FOR THE OCULUS RIFT (Engadget)

DYING GRANDMOTHER TAKES ONE LAST WALK OUTSIDE WITH OCULUS RIFT (Digital Trends)

DIY GUIDE: BUILD A SMARTPHONE VR HEADSET THAT PLAYS OCULUS RIFT GAMES AND MORE FOR $20 (Road To VR, via SlashDot)

SECOND LIFE LAND LEASING - (Sambiglyon)

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The Daily Update: 19 April 2014



10 REASONS AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WOULDN'T TURN EVIL (io9)

Is it inevitable that robots and computers will inevitably turn on their human creators in the future, or is there hope that they will have more sense than us?

Don't be evil

EDUCATION


RACE TO THE TOP: A ROAD MAP (Education Week)

TURNING THE TABLES ON PROFESSIONAL LEARNING (EdSurge)

5 WAYS TO SHOW YOUR IPAD ON A BIG SCREEN IN CLASS (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

FRIENDS OF SAM


Eight Educational Outreach: ASSET
A thoughtful statement on the intentional use of technology in education for our youngest learners!

LINK: Bringing the tech revolution to early learning

Kuma Chan
I challenge you to find me an orphaned baby polar bear cub that is cuter.

LINK: 21 reasons why Kali is the world’s cutest orphaned baby polar bear

GAME DEV


CAN WE LEARN ANYTHING FROM STRANGE OLD ADVENTURE GAMES? (Gamasutra)

UNITY-CHAN GOES TO WORK WITH VARIOUS DEMOS AND SAMPLE SCENES (Siliconera)

TELERIK OPEN SOURCES MOST OF ITS KENDO UI HTML5 FRAMEWORK (TechCrunch)

LESSONS COMPETITIVE GAMES CAN TEACH (Gamasutra)

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GAMING


WORLD OF WARCRAFT: AZEROTH CHOPPERS EPISODE 1 (Blizzard Entertainment)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


NASA INNOVATIVE ADVANCED CONCEPT PROGRAM SEEKS PHASE II PROPOSALS (NASA)

GOOGLE ANALYTICS NOW LETS YOU TRACK WEB AND APP DATA IN A SINGLE VIEW (TechCrunch)

THE IDEAS ARCHIVE


Learning through puppets and toy play sets: if you choose a play set that represents intellectual property (IP) ideas similar to the lessons you want the student to learn then that obviously reduces the amount of creative imagination required ...

READ MORE: Learning through puppets and toy play-sets

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The Daily Update: 18 April 2014



SWITCHING SAMBIGLYON WEBSITE THEMES

Sambiglyon has added a single-column, auto-resizable layout to its website that is suited to viewing on small-screen mobile devices. You can switch back and forth at will between the usual layout and the mobile one using a drop-down menu, which is in the right-hand panel on the main theme and near the top of the page on the mobile one.

Layout switching


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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