Learning never exhausts the mind. Leonardo da Vinci
Working online with Allen Heard means there is no respite. Its keep up or give in. Move aside, step down. Conversation is now via Twitter but most weeks over the phone. Some conversation work so much faster in dialogue. This afternoon we decided to try and write a game asyncrously in the new web editor. No planning, just throwing it up there. Chinese whispers for IF. That should prove fun. The benefit of IF in a browswer.
I think we have come to an unofficial agreement on a few key points.
- The starting point is playing games.
- Next is game design.
- Learn how to build, then build.
- Then code.
The mini Quest 3-4 room games like Escape from Byron Bay, are the aspiration. There is more than enough in these mini titles keep students challenged. Also, we seem to agree that one of the strengths of IF is to bring literacy to another subject other than English. Talk with, supporting and leaning on the English team is vital. See Jane Ashes, we need you.