If you’re heading to NCCE this year, I hope to see you there. I’m leading a Scratch workshop Wednesday morning, so whether you’re there with me or not, I’d like to share some great Scratch resources with you. ScratchEd | scratched.media.mit.edu – A resource rich directory of Scratch lessons, tools, and ideas. Definitely the first place [...]
Since last I’ve blogged here my classroom has undergone some significant and amazing changes. This year I was fortunate to start up two new courses, Robotics Foundations and Computer Science & Design. With these courses added to my schedule I’m now out of the ELA world entirely, and while there’s much that I miss about [...]
The last of my 3 part interview with Chris Haskell is up at the Cool Teacher Podcast. Check it out.
Looks like I missed the memo, but the second part of my Cool Teacher Podcast interview with Chris Haskell went up a few weeks ago. Check out our discussion on the first steps for teachers interested in classroom gaming.
In my last post about game based learning I spoke to the power of rules in school and the need to create a rules system that supports and encourages learning and productive failure. Central to this issue is the dissonance between the goals of our rules (to create a safe and effective learning environment) and [...]