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The Daily Update: 12 June 2014



A SNEAK PEEK OF "INSIDE OUT", PIXAR'S NEXT GREAT FILM (Fast Company)

Pixar have revealed new details about their next animated movie 'Inside Out', which is about the workings of the inner subconscious mind of a girl called Riley ...

More on 'Inside Out'


EDUCATION


REPORT: 83 PERCENT OF HIGH SCHOOLS OFFER ONLINE COURSES (The Journal)

GOOGLE LAUNCHED GOOGLE EDUCATOR GROUPS (GREAT LEARNING PLATFORM FOR TEACHERS) (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

LOW-PERFORMING DETROIT MIDDLE SCHOOL ELIMINATES GRADE LEVELS, GOES BLENDED (EdSurge)

GREAT WALKING BUS PROVIDING PARENTS, SCHOOLS MAJOR SAVINGS (Education News)

PBL EXPERTS SHARE THEIR TOP ISTE 2014 SESSIONS (ISTE)

SCHOOL CANCELS READING PROGRAM RATHER THAN PROMOTE “HACKER CULTURE” (Ars Technica)

NETFLIX BRINGS THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS INTO THE INTERNET ERA WITH A NEW SERIES (Engadget)

FRIENDS OF SAM


Fred Delventhal
The whole truth: Children can tell when a teacher commits 'sins of omission.'

LINK: The whole truth

Kuma Chan

LINK: Protests and social unrest threaten World Cup kick-off

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GAMING


SIMS 4 FROM THE E3 FLOOR (Joystiq)

LITTLEBIGPLANET 3 LETS YOU SWOOP, TOGGLE, AND ODD YOUR WAY THROUGH LEVELS (Joystiq)

LIBRARIES


2014 GALE / LJ LIBRARY OF THE YEAR: EDMONTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, TRANSFORMED BY TEAMWORK (Library Journal)

PRO GAMING


FROM EEFJE TO SJOKZ, OR HOW I GOT INTO ESPORTS (ESL)

NINTENDO'S SUPER SMASH BROS. INVITATIONAL AT E3 IN PHOTOS (Polygon)

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THE IDEAS ARCHIVE


Troubles across the world are easier to understand if you look at them in terms of fragmentations in the surface of a painting ...

READ MORE: Good shall be called evil



VR AND AR


OCULUS VR EXPLAINS WHY MOBILE VIRTUAL REALITY WON'T POISON THE WELL (Engadget)

AVATARS MAKE ONLINE CONFERENCING EASY (CNBC, via SLED - SL Educators)

GETTING SWEATY WITH THE FUTURE OF SONY'S VIRTUAL REALITY (Engadget)

PROJECT MORPHEUS HANDS-ON: THE VIRTUAL FUTURE IS VERY, VERY BRIGHT (Gizmodo)

OCULUS EXPECTS TO SELL “NORTH OF A MILLION UNITS” FOR FIRST CONSUMER RIFT (Ars Technica)

IN THE CONGRESS, ACTRESS ROBIN WRIGHT PLAYS AN ACTRESS NAMED ROBIN WRIGHT WHO'S DIGITIZED INTO A VIRTUAL WORLD (New World Notes)

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HERE'S NASA'S NEW DESIGN FOR A WARP DRIVE SHIP

A team at NASA has built upon the brilliant but currently beyond-our-science theoretical warp drive propulsion physics of physicist Miguel Alcubierre in order to make the insurmountable very much more achievable ...

Hope for achieving warp 1

EDUCATION


INTRODUCTORY REMARKS FOR ANYTIME, ANYWHERE SUMMER LEARNING (Joan Ganz Cooney Center)

28 FREE AND CHEAP RESOURCES TO HELP YOU TEACH COMMON CORE (The Journal)

REPORT: IMMIGRANT PARENTS STRUGGLE WITH EARLY EDUCATION (Education News)

A WONDERFUL TED ED VIDEO LESSON FOR MUSIC TEACHERS (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

WATCH THIS MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR INDUSTRY [ACADEMIC JOURNALS] EVAPORATE OVERNIGHT (VentureBeat, via LIS News)

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GAMING


OINK PARTNERS WITH BANDAI NAMCO, CRYTEK UBISOFT AND MORE FOR TEEN PAYMENT SERVICE (Polygon)

EVERYTHING NINTENDO DID (AND DIDN'T) ANNOUNCE AT ITS DIGITAL E3 EVENT (Engadget)

LIBRARIES


IN WIN FOR LIBRARIES, COURT RULES DATABASE OF GOOGLE-SCANNED BOOKS IS “FAIR USE” (GigaOm)

YOUNG READERS AND WRITERS (Publishers Weekly)

PRO GAMING


AND NOW THE EPIC CONCLUSION OF THE SMASH BROS. INVITATIONAL (Kotaku)

OPTIC GAMING DOMINATES DEBUT ESPORTS X GAMES TOURNAMENT (Polygon)

PUBLISHING


AMAZON'S UPDATED KINDLE APPS LET YOU SEAMLESSLY SWITCH BETWEEN TEXT AND AUDIOBOOKS (Engadget)

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THE IDEAS ARCHIVE


If you can capture movements realistically in 'stick body' form then that is one step closer to realistic animation, as you can then gradually flesh the model out with 3D wireframe, rough textures,and then detailed textures ...

READ MORE: Stick with it to create prototypes quickly and affordably



VR AND AR


SEEN@E3: THE JOYSTIQ PROJECT MORPHEUS LUGE EXPERIENCE (Joystiq)

Q&A: GETTING INSIDE PROJECT MORPHEUS WITH A SONY R&D ENGINEER (Gamasutra)

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RATS REGRET MAKING THE WRONG DECISION (Wired US)

Researchers have found that rats - already known for their high intelligence - have the capacity to feel regret about situations ...

Second chances


DESIGN & CREATIVITY


MODIO APP TURNS YOUR IPAD INTO A 3D MONSTER TOY DESIGN COMPANY (Digital Trends)

EDUCATION


MY ISTE 2014 BUCKET LIST (ISTE)

TEACHERS SURVEYED ON USING GAMES IN CLASS (Games and Learning, via EdSurge)

GAUTENG SCHOOLS [IN SOUTH AFRICA] TO GO TEXTBOOK FREE (HTXT, via Slashdot)

FRIENDS OF SAM


Eight Educational Outreach: ASSET
There's so much to explore with words, reading and writing that we're back for more. Eight Arizona PBS Have a reading party today! Choose a book to read aloud together and share a special snack based on that book. Green Eggs & Ham, anyone?

LINK: Green Eggs & Ham

Kuma Chan
We love you, peoples poet!

LINK: Rik Mayall, star of The Young Ones, dies aged 56

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GAME DEV


THE PIXAR PRINCIPLE, OR HOW TO BUILD RISK AND CREATIVITY INTO LARGE-SCALE GAME DEVELOPMENT (Edge)

'PROJECT SPARK' E3 2014 TRAILER (VIDEO) (CVG, via YouTube)

GAMING


SONY ANNOUNCES 'LITTLEBIGPLANET 3' WITH LOADS OF NEW CHARACTERS AND ABILITIES (Engadget)

THE SIMS 4 WILL OFFER MUCH BETTER 3D GRAPHICS AND EMOTIONAL STORYTELLING (VentureBeat)

'GRAND THEFT AUTO V' IS COMING TO PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE AND PC (Engadget)

'AZEROTH CHOPPERS' EPISODE 8 - WINNERS REVEALED (VIDEO) (Blizzard Entertainment, via YouTube)

PUBLISHING


JAMES PATTERSON: DIGITAL REVOLUTION THREATENS AMERICAN LITERATURE (LIS News)

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SCIENCE AND TECH


AMAZON TAKES ON PAYPAL WITH SUBSCRIPTION-BASED PAYMENTS (Engadget)

THE IDEAS ARCHIVE


Information without subsequent action is wasted. You cannot keep a tree alive and growing unless you water it regularly with Momentum ...

READ MORE: Information without subsequent action is wasted



VR AND AR


MEMORIFT BRINGS YOUR RETRO ARCADE MEMORIES TO LIFE IN VIRTUAL REALITY (Road To VR)

AGING VETERANS ARE USING OCULUS RIFT TO FLY WAR PLANES AGAIN (Gizmodo)

ATAJRUBAH IS AN ARABIAN INSPIRED OPEN WORLD SURIVIVAL GAME FOR THE OCULUS RIFT (Road To VR)

MEETING MY REAL-LIFE HUSBAND IN VIRTUAL VEGAS (TechCrunch)

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PIGEON DATING SIM HATOFUL BOYFRIEND COMES TO PC (Wired UK)

Well, a Japanese dating simulation game about a human who goes to an elite school for pigeons and must try to date one of them isn't the weirdest thing to come out of Japan by any means ...

Very coo!


EDUCATION


TEACHER'S GUIDE TO CREATING A CONNECTED CLASSROOM (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

CAN GAMES MAKE HIGH-STAKES TESTS OBSOLETE? (Joan Ganz Cooney Center)

OPINION: HOW WE CAN RESCUE THE POST-SECONDARY ECOSYSTEM (EdSurge)

LEARN ANIMAL TRIVIA WITH ADORABLE ANIMATED GIFS (io9)

LIFE LESSONS LEARNED FROM ROBOTS (ISTE)

HOW MOOCS BEAT CAMPUSES IN GPAS & DIVERSITY (IN 3 GRAPHS) (VentureBeat)

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GAMING


A COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF E3 2014 PRESS CONFERENCES (Kotaku)

NOW YOU CAN FILL YOUR PS4 WALLET WITH PAYPAL BUCKS (Joystiq)

CLINGING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE FOOD CHAIN: PANSY PLAYS EVOLVE (ESL)

WARRIORS NEED LOVE TOO: THE COMPLEX STATE OF MARRAIGE IN MMOS (VentureBeat)


PRO GAMING


ESPORTS GO MOBILE: THE FUTURE OF COMPETITIVE GAMING? (ESL)


PUBLISHING


RETHINKING THE BUSINESS OF PUBLISHING (VIDEO) (LIS News)

NEWS ABOUT VERSU AND BLOOD & LAURELS (Versu, via New World Notes)

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SCIENCE AND TECH


MOTIONSAVVY IS A TABLET APP THAT UNDERSTANDS SIGN LANGUAGE (TechCrunch)

THE IDEAS ARCHIVE


If a group of students are seated in a circle in close proximity to each other and are placed in a positive state of mind by the teacher, then each member of the group can benefit as they unconsciously absorb each other's positivity in a form of silent 'group therapy' ...

READ MORE: The student circle of 'virtuous energy'



VR AND AR


JIMMY FALLON AND CHANNING TATUM TAKE PROJECT MORPHEUS FOR A SPIN (Game Informer)

SECOND LIFE PROFESSIONAL LAND LEASING - (Sambiglyon)

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FIRST TRAILER FOR THE NEW SAILOR MOON ANIME SHOWS OFF HER NEW LOOK (io9)

Classic Japanese anime cartoon series 'Sailor Moon', one of the major original generators of Western interest in anime in the Nineties, has been given a reboot ...

In the name of the moon


EDUCATION

STEM CHALLENGE WINNER NIC BADILA ATTENDS WHITE HOUSE SCIENCE FAIR (Joan Ganz Cooney Center)

5 THINGS STUDENTS LEARN FROM 3D STORYTELLING (ISTE)

WITH HANDWRITING ON THE DECLINE, WILL STUDENT LEARNING SUFFER? (Education News)

STUDENT MOTIVATION: AGE-OLD PROBLEM GETS NEW ATTENTION (Education Week)

ANDROID EDUCATION TABLETS GET MULTIPLE ACCOUNT SUPPORT (The Journal)

EDGAMER 138 – GLS10: THE BEST GAMES AND LEARNING CONFERENCE IN THE WORLD (Edreach)

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FUTURISM


IS IT TIME TO GIVE UP ON THE SINGULARITY? (io9)


GAMING


XBOX ONE WITHOUT KINECT TO SEE 10% INCREASE IN GPU PERFORMANCE (Siliconera)

XBOX ONE CONTROLLERS NOW WORK WITH YOUR PC (Engadget)

VIDEO GAME PLAYERS ARE MORE SOCIAL, EDUCATED THAN NON-PLAYERS - STUDY (Gamasutra)

LIBRARIES


AND THE KITCHEN SINK: LIBRARY BY DESIGN (Library Journal)

PRO GAMING


XFIRE LAUNCHES ESPORTS PLATFORM - "THE ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT PLATFORM" (OnGamers)

NINTENDO TO STREAM POKEMON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ON TWITCH (Joystiq)

MY BIG DAY OUT AT THE POKÉMON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Kotaku)

PUBLISHING


A DIVERSE SUMMER READING LIST FOR KIDS (NPR)

BUYER'S GUIDE: THE NUTS & BOLTS OF APPS & EBOOKS (Book Business Magazine)

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SCIENCE AND TECH


NEW KINECT FOR WINDOWS IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER, COSTS $199 (Engadget)

THE INTERNET OF THINGS COULD DROWN OUR ENVIRONMENT IN GADGETS (Wired US)

GITHUB COFOUNDER’S NEXT STARTUP IS A NON-PROFIT THAT HELPS KIDS LEARN TO CODE (VentureBeat)

GOOGLE’S PROJECT TANGO SDK HERE NOW, TABLET LATER THIS MONTH FOR $1,024 (GigaOm)

WHY DARPA'S CYBER GRAND CHALLENGE IS TARGETING THE INTERNET OF THINGS (Fast Company)

THE IDEAS ARCHIVE


Instinctual compass navigation through an environment where locations are not fixed means that 'back' can actually be 'forward' ...

READ MORE: Navigating without directions



VR AND AR


OCULUS RIFT + SECOND LIFE + XBOX GAMEPAD + VOICE-TO-TEXT CHAT = TODAY'S BEST VIRTUAL REALITY/VIRTUAL WORLD SETUP? (New World Notes)

CONTROL VR GLOVES ARE LIKE THE POWERGLOVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED (Gizmodo)

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SOFTBANK'S 'PEPPER' ROBOT UNDERSTANDS FEELINGS, WILL COST LESS THAN $2,000 NEXT YEAR (Engadget)

The Japanese company Softbank is using Nao robotics technology (the robot who recognized itself in the mirror and said "Niice!") as the basis for a new robo-companion that has a grasp on the meaning of emotion ...

The feels!


DESIGN & CREATIVITY


CREATE YOUR OWN 'TOY STORY' SEQUEL WITH FREE TOOLS FROM PIXAR (Engadget)

EDUCATION


A WONDERFUL VISUAL ON THE LESSON PLANNING PROCESSING (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

5 LESSONS NEWMARK SCHOOL CAN TEACH US ABOUT OUTFITTING THE CLASSROOM (The Journal)

GOING GOOGLE: LESSONS LEARNED FROM ROLLING OUT 1200 CHROMEBOOKS (EdSurge)

THEATRECAST #056: SELECTING A THEATRE SEASON (Edreach)

THREE MORE STATES MOVING TO SHOW COMMON CORE THE DOOR (Education News)

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SCIENCE AND TECH


TED TALK 2014 - RAY KURZWEIL: “GET READY FOR HYBRID THINKING” VIDEO NOW PLAYING (Kurzweil)

HER NAME IS CORTANA. HER ATTITUDE IS ALMOST HUMAN (Engadget)

THE IDEAS ARCHIVE


Google Images is like a virtual world for imaginative people. A student looking at a static image can turn it into a busy, energetic movie scene with high definition colors and a rich soundscape just with the power of their thoughts.

READ MORE: Google Images is like a virtual world for imaginative people



VR AND AR


TWO REASONS YOU WILL WANT TO BUY A NEW GAMING RIG FOR THE OCULUS RIFT CV1 (Road To VR)

360-DEGREE CAMERA SHOOTS VR MOVIES FOR OCULUS RIFT (CNET)

WHY EYE TRACKING COULD MAKE VR DISPLAYS LIKE THE OCULUS RIFT CONSUMER-READY (Ars Technica)

THE MAN BEHIND WORDS WITH FRIENDS IS CREATING A VR GAME, PARTNERING WITH OCULUS (Engadget)

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HERE ARE THE OLDEST PANTS IN THE WORLD [OR OLDEST TROUSERS IF YOU'RE ENGLISH] (Kotaku)

Of all the things that archaeological researchers in China were expecting to find on a dig, they probably didn't expect a pair of 3,00 year old leg-wear that makes your dirty Levi jeans look pristine in comparison ...

The torn legging look


EDUCATION


REVISITING GAMES FOR CHANGE, PART 2 (Joan Ganz Cooney Center)

HOW EDUCATORS ARE IMPACTING THE MAKER MOVEMENT (ISTE)

GOOGLE EDUCAST #146: GOOGLE’S SELF DRIVING CLASSROOM (Edreach)

TEACHERS HIT THE COMMON CORE WALL (NPR)

FRIENDS OF SAM


Kathleen Norris

LINK: Why the future of retail will blow your mind

Enterprise in Space
More on NASA's LDSD 'Flying Saucer' Test - Update
"Due to weather conditions, there will be no launch of the LDSD test vehicle Tuesday, June 3. Other potential launch dates include June 5, 7, 9, 11 and 14. Launch decision for Thursday, June 5 will be made on Wednesday, June 4. Check back with us for updates."

"Our goal is to get to an altitude and velocity which simulates the kind of environment one of our vehicles would encounter when it would fly in the Martian atmosphere," said Ian Clark, principal investigator of the LDSD project at JPL. "We top out at about 180,000 feet and Mach 4"

LINK: NASA's 'flying saucer' readies for first test flight

Eight Educational Outreach: ASSET
Renaissance woman and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, who recently passed away at the age of 86, was truly one-of-a-kind. Use these educational resources from PBS NewsHour Extra and PBS LearningMedia to honor the life of this beloved poet and educator who lifted the world with her words.

LINK: Look it up


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GAME DEV


12 GAMES THAT TEACH KIDS TO CODE - AND ARE EVEN FUN, TOO (VentureBeat)

AMERICAN ROADS AND GAME DESIGN: A LOVE LETTER (Kotaku)

NEW OFFERING AIMS TO TAKE STING OUT OF COPPA COMPLIANCE FOR UNITY DEVS (Gamasutra)

APPLE LAUNCHES CLOUDKIT DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM (VentureBeat)

GAMING


WILDSTAR FIRST IMPRESSIONS (Game Informer)

LIBRARIES


IOWA CITY LIBRARY WELCOMES INTERACTIVE TOUCH TABLE (Press Citizen, via LIS News)

PRO GAMING


THE REDEYE GUIDE TO BEING AN ESPORTS BROADCASTER: PART 1 (ESL)

FANS WATCHED 2.4 BILLION HOURS OF ESPORTS IN 2013 (Joystiq)

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SCIENCE AND TECH


THE BRAIN MAY BE ABLE TO REPAIR ITSELF FROM WITHIN, DUKE RESEARCHERS DISCOVER (Kurzweil)

AIRPLAY ON IOS 8 DOESN'T NEED A NETWORK TO STREAM YOUR MEDIA (Engadget)

NETFLIX IS SLOWLY KILLING OFF SILVERLIGHT & SWITCHING TO HTML5, WITH SAFARI SUPPORT STARTING TODAY (VentureBeat)

HOW DO YOU GET A TRAIN MOVING? (Wired US)

KICKSTARTER SIMPLIFIES ITS RULES AND LOWERS THE BARRIER FOR PROJECT ACCEPTANCE (TechCrunch)

FORGET TRAINING WHEELS: THIS BIKE BALANCES ITSELF (Engadget)

MIT CREATED AN EXTRA SET OF SHOULDER-MOUNTED ROBOT ARMS (Gizmodo)

THE IDEAS ARCHIVE


Dreams are a gateway to the unconscious. Lucid dreaming gives access to an even deeper sandbox. Mostly though, dreams are a place for receival of unusual information rather than a place for conscious creative prototyping ...

READ MORE: Dreams - the gateway to the unconscious



VR AND AR


HOW VIRTUAL REALITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE DURING A DISASTER (The Verge)

SL GO STREAMING SERVICE EXPANDS FREE TRIAL PERIOD TO 7 DAYS (New World Notes)

VALVE TALKS ABOUT THEIR DOTA 2 VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE AT BOSTON VR BENDER (OnGamers)

THIS IS WHAT VALVE'S VR HEADSET NOW LOOKS LIKE (VG247)

SECOND LIFE PROFESSIONAL LAND LEASING - (Sambiglyon)

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