These are some interesting reads I have come across recently:
- Toe the Line or Ride the Line? – about the recent internet phenomenon of the Line Rider game and what implications it might have for us as educators (also as designers).
- Hi-tech toys offer no educational gain, say researchers – I have to admit I’ve been wondering about the value of the V.Smile, Leappad, and related toys. So far my toddler has learned more from free online game sites such as The Wiggles, Thomas the Tank Engine, NickJr, UpToTen, and Noggin (more about introducing toddlers to computers and games later).
- The Classmate PC – a low cost laptop, similar to the $100 laptop project, except this can run Windows.
- Students get a feel for haptics – “Virtual-reality technology helps med students, and others, simulate sense of touch.”
- Embodied and Situated Cognition Conference
- Sloodle – interop between Second Life and Moodle.
- XNA Video Montage – examples of games created with XNA, a low cost way to create games for the Xbox 360.
- Childsplay – a suite of educational games for young children.