Category Archives: game based learning

Impact of Seymour Papert on Learning, Engagement, and Creativity

In our digital economy, it becomes important that our children learn to create, to love learning, to have integrity, to foster critical thinking, and to be active citizens.   It’s become commonly understood that our current culture for our US school … Continue reading

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Georgia Kid’s STEM Day at the Museum of Aviation

To help inspire the next generation of scientists and technology professionals, the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins organized the Georgia Kids STEM Day on 8/16/2014. It was a pleasure to see the museum education team and volunteers across middle … Continue reading

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Mercer Creative Computer Camps: Engaging Young Makers

Photo from https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mercer-Creative-Computer-Camps/145801895430813 Looking for a fun summer camp for your kids this Summer? Check out the “Mercer Creative Computer Camps” at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.    Kids get the opportunity to play and tinker with robotics, game design, and … Continue reading

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Engaging Young and Old Inventors with MakeyMakey: Re-invent the World!

As artists and makers, we enjoy the process of creating something new from something old or familiar.   The Makey Makey makes this possible.   Makey makey is a USB device for your Mac or PC enabling makers of all … Continue reading

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Books and Tools To Get Started in Video Game Programming

In honor of the Global Game Jam 2014, I collected a few tools and resources to help you or your students get started in learning game programming using various technologies.    The Global Game Jam is a world wide hackathon … Continue reading

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“All I Want For Christmas” from @EduVue

The “Hour of code” event to introduce young people to computer science has been very well received by the community.   As time permits, I have been reviewing blog posts and retrospectives on the event. My friends from EduVue provided … Continue reading

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Using “Coding Dojo” to Engage Learners and Have Fun

There are lots of ways to teach the craft of programming.  I have done my share of teaching programming through a lecture or working through a tutorial.   While the lecture has it’s place in learning, I enjoy learning new … Continue reading

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Mind Blowing Creatives and Projects from Atlanta Mini Maker Faire 2013

Creative people enjoy sharing their craft with the community. The Atlanta Mini Maker Faire (AMMF) showcased creatives, craft makers, artists, inventors, and technologists from across Georgia and the US. The outdoor conference blended the best of an arts show and … Continue reading

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Math Game Creating Opportunities For Students With Special Needs

Hello!  For our post today, I would like to introduce you to Lauren Franza, Educational Designer from ATLT games.  Her team has created novel gaming experience to teach algebra.   “Pi and the Lost Function” by ATLT games helps engage 6th, … Continue reading

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Join Google Developer Group at Mercer University

  Welcome To Google Developer Group at Mercer University https://sites.google.com/site/gdgmerceru/ We extend a warm welcome to software professionals, students, web designers, web programmers, and people excited about technology. Come help us plan the first year, hear about cool Google technologies, and see … Continue reading

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