Category: #Fail


Are Lesson Plans Flawed?

I have been reflecting  a lot this week on lesson planning and design as I am teaching a new subject for the second year in succession. The time required to create NEW resources, and learn NEW knowledge can be exhaustive (although I am somewhat reassured that having “advanced content knowledge” is worth only 4weeks learning,…
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11 Sep ’11 1

3DGameLab Quest – Graphic Adventures

I am not sure what the ‘playing’ aspect added in terms of quality of gameplay.. There are positives, its another medium to engage with the character, however that engagement (in these early style games) is moderate and there is no actual game play skill involved. The narration remains the key driver. Here lies a percentage…
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10 Aug ’11 0

Quest 5 Day 2

Day 2 started with custom commands and made use of the attributes the tutorials had me create yesterday. Again the tutorials were pretty straightforward although again, there is a need to underline the importance of syntax. Using the attributes and commands, I was able to set responses to a group of attributed objects and equally…
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29 Jul ’11 0


One education input leads to the next, from RSS article, to Slideshare presentation, to practitioner blog. The technology barrier excuse definitely exists in education but after a long day teaching myself how to write interaction fiction with Quest 5 I am not in the mood for excuses.  Clearly, neither is Chris Betcher, No child should…
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28 Jul ’11 0

Am I Too Sensitive?

Ewan McIntosh posted his reflections on a Rupert Murdoch speech given to delivered to senior government officials from around the world this May. An aggressive ‘pitch’ in which Murdoch states that….. Everywhere we turn, digital advances are making workers more productive – creating jobs that did not exist only a few years ago, and liberating…
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20 Jun ’11 0

It’s not Teacher, but Method that Matters

In the spring 2010 experiment, Carl Wieman and his colleagues followed two nearly identical physics classes. 250 students were taught the usual way, three hours a week for 11 weeks and then, at the 12th week the experiment began. One class stuck with the traditional, well-regarded professor in lecture mode where are the second class…
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24 May ’11 0