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Teaching and Technology Related Handouts & Posts from the Last Year

Here are some various educational handouts and blog posts elsewhere I’ve created over the past year, in case you find any of them useful: Handouts / Google Docs: Resources for Teaching Elementary School Kids Coding and Robotics – as part

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Posted in children, edtech, education, embodiment, games, learning sciences, opensource, simulations, software, teaching, technology

New Book: The Design and Use of Simulation Computer Games in Education

My colleagues at USU Brett Shelton and David Wiley have published their edited volume entitled The Design and Use of Simulation Computer Games in Education. A pdf of the book is also available. You might also be interested in the

Posted in edtech, games, research, simulations

More Educational Research Related Blogs

I posted earlier a list of a few blogs that discuss educational research every now and then. Since then the Education Research Report blog has been discontinued as a free resource. Here are a few more related blogs, as well

Posted in education, games, research, simulations

More on Technology for Young Children and Designing Educational Games

Building off a previous post about introducing computers and educational games to young children, I ran across some more information via Scott Traylor’s 360Kid blog, which has some great posts related to designing educational games and toys for children, which


Posted in development, education, games, research

Introducing Toddlers/Pre-Schoolers to Computers and Games

These are just some anecdotal tips based on experience with my 3 year old, so take this with a grain of salt. If you want more professional advice on educational technology and very young children, research-wise, there is not much

Posted in education, games

Ed Tech Year in Review, and Conferences in 2007

Clayton Wright has created a list of many of the ed tech related conferences coming up in 2007. See the word document at the bottom of the page. Some others not mentioned are listed here (sorry, requires a free subscription),

Posted in conferences, edtech, games, simulations

Recent Blogger Series on Gaming & Cognition, Web 2.0 & Education, Participatory Cultures

Some bloggers have been writing some interesting multi-part series recently that are related to educational technology: Scott McLeod wrote a six-part review of the literature and ideas related to Gaming, Cognition, and Education (here is a pdf version). Brian Benzinger

Posted in education, games, research

The L2TD Project: Learning about Learning-Technology-Design

The Learning about Learning-Technology-Design Project (L2TD) is the successor to the Trails Project, which I wrote about a couple years ago. It is essentially concerned with the same goals as this blog. I quote from the older TRAILS page: aims

Posted in development, education, games, research

Summit on Educational Games

The Federation of American Scientists and The Learning Federation has produced a report and other pdf documents from its Summit on Educational Games from one year ago. I’ll let you judge the reports on your own, but here are a

Posted in education, games, research

Nintendo and AiLive Announce New Tool For Easy Wii Development

The LiveMove product was announced by AiLive yesterday. You can use your own gestures to create a gesture-based game. Here is a demonstration video (also available at google video). Unfortunately it costs $2500 a pop, on top of the $2000

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