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This year I'm serious about my New Year's resolution: Eliminate traditional grades in every school

In the last few years, I've been pretty good with New Year's resolutions. One year, I promised to have a golf handicap in the mid teens. With plenty …

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RT @KimballRay: It's not just what you do, it's who you are. "We make Ed games that don't suck." @filamentgames #gls2013 http://t.co/thVlQPMeSY

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PlayMaker School

Overview<p>Designed and developed by GameDesk, PlayMaker School at New Roads reflects a revolution in education designed to prepare students for 21st …

Ask Your Kid's Teacher to Open a Window

100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources | Knowledge Guru

Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training. We’ve been curating game related content …

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Giving Student Choice with Digital Portfolios

<b></b><b>We all post a similar artifact.</b> Sometimes when we’ve done something together that I think belongs on their digital record, I do ask them to all post …

Selecting the Right Technology Tool: Wikis, Discussion Boards, Journals, and Blogs (Essays on Teaching Excellence) Part Two

<b>Selecting the Right Technology Tool: Wikis, Discussion Boards, Journals, and Blogs</b> <i><br>Tami J. Eggleston, McKendree University</i> <i><br>The POD Network Teaching</i> …

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Badging in the Classroom: Our Definitive Guide

SmartBrief Exclusive Preview<p>With new programs and standards emerging, digital badges are helping students prove what they've learned in--and …

The Basics of Music Production, Lesson 1: Set Up Your Home Studio

You can have a lot of fun making music, but getting a good recording and arrangement of your song requires some work and knowledge. For the next few …

Music Production

The Basics of Music Production, Lesson 2 - Recording Audio

The Basics of Music Production, Lesson 3 - Using Virtual Instruments

Kevin's Meandering Mind | How to Use Memory Objects for Digital Stories

Yesterday, a visitor asked a bit about how I teach the Memory Objects/Narrative Writing/Digital Story assignment, and I am happy to walk through what …

Using Viddy For Video Journalism

Social media services have been growing in popularity as a platform for journalists. Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and other tools allow journalists to …

Gamification

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Superpowers, Monsters, Heavy Metal, and Game Controllers

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Pop Chart Lab produces engaging visual taxonomies, cartographies, compendiums, charts, and graphs. There’s something so satisfying about seeing strange data organized visually. Topics covered include The Illustrious Omnibus of Superpowers (featuring 300 heroes, anti-heros, …

Amazing Scratch-Built Nautilus

I’m already a big fan of Jonathan Kuriscak’s skills at customizing action figures, but his scratch-built Nautilus is phenomenal. Straight from Johnathan:<p>The Nautilus, Captain Nemo’s Submarine from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was scratch built from various materials. At 38 inches long, glass port …

Book Opens DIY Secret Room

I love this secret room — not only is it a nice build out of hardware store parts, but you open it by pulling on a book. Well, yeah! [via Hacked Gadgets]

Hackschooling Makes Me Happy

When 13-year-old Tahoe native Logan LaPlante takes the stage for his TEDx talk at the University of Nevada, what follows are 11 minutes of eloquent, confident wisdom on his style of education, which he calls “hackschooling.” Here’s a sample:<p>I’m not tied to one particular curriculum, and I’m not …

Making Movies with Kids

Anyone who has kids will, at one time or another, point a video camera (or smartphone) at them and make a little home movie. But how about letting kids play a more active role in moviemaking? Bianca Giaever doesn’t have kids herself, but the young filmmaker has created a great short film called <i>The</i> …

Old Horns Transformed into iPhone Amplifiers

Austin, Texas-based artist and audiophile Christopher Locke takes old horns and transforms them into amplifiers for iPhones and iPads, calling them AnalogTelePhonographers. The visual blending of analog and digital is certainly intriguing and the sound (video below) is great. His pieces harken back …

Father/Daughter Raspberry Pi-Based State Poster Project

At our daughter’s school, all the 2nd graders put together a “state board” project. They are randomly assigned a state (in our daughter’s case, Vermont) and the students work to put together a poster on a tri-fold piece of cardboard. From what I’ve heard, the projects often have 3D aspects like …

Skate Guitars Rip

Skateboarding and rocking out go hand in hand, and now they literally can thanks to Buenos Aires-based Skate Guitar. The brain child of master luthier/old school skater Ezequiel Galasso and professional skateboarder/musician Gianfranco de Gennaro, Skate Guitars are handmade from two repurposed …