Gaming in School

Over 1 million dollars invested in getting games into the classroom… digital games that is. “Pupils will learn from video game designers and computer experts how to design and build their own video games, produce custom websites, podcast, blog, record and edit short films and connect with technology in a way that is both meaningful ...

Creating Video Games in the Class

It’s called Level Up and it’s caught my attention. Making games in the classroom not just as a fun activity, but to actually learn about making games and the process behind it. It’s not just about running and jumping and collecting coins. It’s about the mathematics behind the jumping, the  story that is being told, the team ...

iPads in the Classroom

Kindergartners, who are roughly 5 years old are now being introduced to iPads. The cost? It is going to be roughly $200,000 to make sure each student is equipped with the latest tablet from Apple. My view on this is sort of split down the middle. While I agree that students should be introduced to ...

Long Term Copyrights and Education?

The debate of the Copyright Term Extension Act is one that is heated and has both pros and cons. Society has both gains and losses by having long terms of copyrights and to be completely honest, I am on the fence a bit. I come from a Computer Science background originally and I have always ...

Interactive Activities

Interactive activities in a class are usually (not always) fun for the students but a lot of work for the teacher! Anytime a teacher presents an interactive activity in class, it is a safe bet that there has been a lot of work done to prepare for it. The trade-off though is that while it ...