Author Archives: Michael

Thank YOU to all teachers! #edtech #edchat

Hello. In this post, I wanted to share a word of thanks to all teachers and professors. Over the years of being married to a college professor and writing this blog, I continue to grow in respect and appreciation for … Continue reading

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Playfully Connect Your Friends and Family with Mozilla Hubs

Looking for a playful way to connect your remote teams and family? In this time of social distancing, it’s becoming more important to find fun ways to create shared experiences virtually. Mozilla Hubs enables your team to host VR/gameful meeting … Continue reading

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Create Async-JAM sessions with your music friends at BandLab.com

Hey, Music makers! In the past few months, my family and I have discovered an amazing web-based music recording tool that we just had to share. I believe that some of the best ideas in life come from ideas mixing. … Continue reading

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7 Creative DIY Project Ideas For Family Fun

Like many parents, my wife and I seek out activities that have a fun factor while we learn small lessons about math, science, art, or crafting. It’s fun to find activities that help avoid the default desire for screen time. … Continue reading

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Build 3D models with TinkerCad For IPad and AR

Happy New Year! I hope you had a Merry Christmas!  Santa Claus very kindly brought me a new toy so that I can explore the world of augmented reality in the world of iOS.  Over the years, I have enjoyed … Continue reading

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3 Tutorials on 3D Modeling with TinkerCAD.COM

In the past, the world of 3D modeling belonged to engineers and designers.   Most 3D modeling software was hard to use and expensive.   The folks at TinkerCAD.com have created a delightful web based tool for artists, students, and … Continue reading

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Build a Space Shooter with Phaser3 and JavaScript(Tutorial3)

In this blog post series, I want to unpack building a 2D shooter game using Phaser3.js. Phaser3 provides a robust and fast game framework for early-stage JavaScript developers. In this tutorial, we will work to add aliens to the scene, … Continue reading

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Build a Space Shooter with Phaser3 and JavaScript(Tutorial2)

In this blog post series, I want to unpack building a 2D shooter game using Phaser3.js. Phaser3 provides a robust and fast game framework for early-stage JavaScript developers. In this post, we’ll focus on enabling our ship to fire lasers. … Continue reading

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Build a Space Shooter with Phaser3 and JavaScript(Tutorial1)

Like many computer enthusiasts, I grew up playing video games on the classic Nintendo entertainment system. Some of my favorite games included Super Mario brothers, Legend of Zelda, Tetris, and Star Force. It’s been fun to share these game classics … Continue reading

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Recording Music and Audio with the Kids using Audacity

As a young person, my mom and dad invested a great deal in my growth as a musician. Looking back, I’m thankful that I’ve been able to use my gift of music to foster various ministries in our church. My … Continue reading

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