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The Daily Update: 3 April 2014



EDUCATION


TURN TEACHERS AND STUDENTS INTO LIVING AVATARS (Sambiglyon)

FUTURISM


THE LIFENET HEADSET (Sambiglyon)

GAME DEV


SAMBIGLYON GAME DEVELOPMENT DIARIES HUB (Sambiglyon)

KIDS


DISNEY, NICK AND SPROUT DISH ON CREATING CONTENT FOR THE DIGITAL-FIRST AGE (Kidscreen)

FREE PUBLISHING SERVICE (Sambiglyon)

TECHNOLOGY


HAVING A CHAT WITH CORTANA, WINDOWS PHONE'S NEW PERSONAL ASSISTANT (Engadget)

AFRICAN SMS MONEY TRANSFER SYSTEM MAKES LEAP TO EUROPE (Engadget)

VR AND AR


CONSTRUCTING SAM'S NEW VIRTUAL HQ (PART 2 OF 2) (Sambiglyon)

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The Daily Update: 2 April 2014



EDUCATION


KALTURA CONSIDERS HOW MOOCS USE VIDEO (EdSurge)

SAKURA TRICK IS MY FAVORITE ANIME OF THE WINTER SEASON (Warning: cartoon girls kissing in article header image) (Kotaku)

Explanatory note: 'Sakura Trick' is included in this list as a means for educators to get greater insight into how teenage girl students deal with same-sex emotions, and also as a natural complement to the sensitively handled youth transgender anime series 'Hourou Musuko', which Sambiglyon covered a couple of years back for the same purpose of enhancing educator understanding of the teen-life issue. Because whatever a teacher's opinion on thee topics is, it's a fact that some young people in a school somewhere today will be trying to deal with it.

FRIENDS OF SAM


Eight Educational Outreach: ASSET
Eight, Arizona PBS is currently creating a game to share at City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation - Latino Institute El Dia de Los Ninos, April 25. This development process from WGBH reminded us of what we are going to through to create our f2f game (but without as much technology involved).

LINK: Game

Kathleen Norris
Almost 300k folks are watching the nest right now ... amazing.

LINK: The Decorah Eagle Cam

Fred Delventhal
Telling Spanish stories with haiku.

LINK: Spanish Haiku

GAMING


THE XBOX ONE IS TURNING YOUR PHONE INTO THE ONLY REMOTE YOU NEED (Gizmodo)

PUBLISHING


EBOOK GROWTH SLOWS TO SINGLE DIGITS IN U.S. IN 2013 (Digital Book World)

FREE PUBLISHING SERVICE (Sambiglyon)

KIDS


HUNGER GAMES, FROZEN AND SAM & CAT AMONG KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS WINNERS (Kidscreen)

TECHNOLOGY


KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER BETWEEN COMPUTERS: COMPUTERS TEACH EACH OTHER PAC-MAN (Science Daily)

VR AND AR


VR WILL BE BIGGER THAN SMARTPHONES – TIM SWEENEY (GamesIndustry International)

PHILIP ROSEDALE AIMS TO MAKE HIGH FIDELITY THE REPOSITORY FOR METAVERSE IDENTITY (New World Notes)

THE UNHOLY PERFECTION OF THE 1993 MURDER SHE WROTE VR EPISODE (Wired US)

SECOND LIFE PROFESSIONAL LAND LEASING - (Sambiglyon)

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The Daily Update: 1 April 2014



EDUCATION


ONLINE EDUCATION 'NOT A SILVER BULLET', SAYS UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESIDENT (EdSurge)

READING RAINBOW GETS APP-I-FIED (EdSurge)

SIMPLE CHANGES TO HOMEWORK IMPROVED STUDENT LEARNING (ScienceDaily)

CHILDREN'S USE OF TECHNOLOGY ILLUSTRATED WITH DETAILED INFOGRAPHIC (Toy News)

4 MYTHS ABOUT STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING (ISTE)

THE 5 ELEMENTS STUDENTS SHOULD LOOK FOR WHEN EVALUATING WEB CONTENT (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

WITH DREAMWORKS’ HELP, FUHU COURTS KIDS AT THE MALL (Kidscreen)

25 WAYS TO ATTAIN AN AMAZING SCHOOL ON A TIGHT BUDGET (Sambiglyon)

GAME DEV


ONCE MORE, (GAMES) WITH FEELING (Kidscreen)

LIBRARIES


THE BATTLE OVER LIBRARY SPACES, PART 1: SAYING YES AND SAYING NO (Library Journal)

25 WAYS TO ATTAIN AN AMAZING LIBRARY ON A TIGHT BUDGET (Sambiglyon)

VR AND AR


ONE COMPANY BETTING ON OCULUS RIFT AS THE PLATFORM FOR VR HR TRAINING (TechCrunch)

SECOND LIFE PROFESSIONAL LAND LEASING - (Sambiglyon)

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The Daily Update: 29 March 2014



EDUCATION


GIVE EDUCATORS THE DRAWING BOARD (EdSurge)

INNOVATION IN EDUCATION: NOT JUST A TERM FOR STARTUPS (EdSurge)

MAKING GAMES PLAY EDUTAINING – EPISODE 4 (Sambiglyon)

FRIENDS OF SAM


Kuma Chan
When this little boy found out he was getting Yet another sister he had a total meltdown.

LINK: "I don't want another girl!"

Eight Educational Outreach: ASSET
Teach your students the difference between a lyricist and a composer and how the two roles work together to create music with this video from “The Electric Company.” (Grades: 1-3)

LINK: Behind The Scenes: Making Music

Beth Ritter-Guth

Water is on my mind.

A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable. ~William Wordsworth

A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. ~Henry David Thoreau

Though inland far we be,
Our souls have sight of that immortal sea
Which brought us hither.
~William Wordsworth

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. ~Robert Henri

LIBRARIES


THE BIG PLOT TWIST THAT DOOMED SAN DIEGO'S SCHOOL LIBRARIES (Voice of San Diego, via LIS News)

PUBLISHING


ATLANTYCA AND SCHOLASTIC RELEASE NEW GERONIMO STILTON APP (Kidscreen)


VR AND AR


DISNEY LAUNCHES NATURE-INSPIRED, AUGMENTED REALITY APP (iKids)

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The Daily Update: 28 March 2014



EDUCATION


FINDING THE RIGHT MOOC MARKET FOR COLLEGE KIDS (EdSurge)

CHILD’S PLAY: LESSONS FROM THE SANDBOX (EdSurge)

MAKING GAMES PLAY EDUTAINING – EPISODE 3 (Sambiglyon)

FRIENDS OF SAM


Eight Educational Outreach: ASSET
Come by and try Pbskids.org Peg + Cat games with Eight, Arizona PBS - fun & free! Saturday afternoon March 29 2pm @ Bookmans Entertainment Exchange with City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Latino Institute!

LINK: Bookmans Entertainment Exchange

Fred Delventhal
Flipped Learning #81:

LINK: Zombies in the Classroom

Kathleen Norris
MOOC for educators... very cool and Escambia County, FL teachers will be presenting on their highly successful PD/PLN/teaching model in Second Life.

LINK: Second Life MOOC - April 2014

GAME DEV


NEW KINECT FOR WINDOWS DROPS THE XBOX ONE LOGO, ADDS A POWER CABLE (Engadget)

GAMING


FUNCOM DETAILS LEGO MINIFIGURES ONLINE'S PIRATE WORLD (Polygon)

LIBRARIES


ENGAGING EVERYONE IN TOWN (Library Journal)

TECHNOLOGY


HOW SEVENLY BECAME AMERICA'S MOST SOCIAL SMALL BUSINESS (Mashable)

VR AND AR


PROJECT CARS WILL LAUNCH AS ONE OF THE PS4'S FIRST MORPHEUS GAMES (Joystiq)

EDUISLAND PLACES - ISTE SIGVE (Sambiglyon)

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The Daily Update: 27 March 2014



EDUCATION


HOW TO BUILD A ROCK-SOLID BLENDED LEARNING INFRASTRUCTURE (EdSurge)

GRADEABLE ADDS FREE MOBILE APP FOR TEACHERS (EdSurge)

THIS IS HOW TO AUTOMATICALLY GRADE QUIZZES USING GOOGLE FORMS (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

MAKING GAMES PLAY EDUTAINING – EPISODE 2 (Sambiglyon)

FRIENDS OF SAM


Eight Educational Outreach: ASSET
When is the last time you were amazed by something? With still over one week remaining of the 2014 Arizona SciTech Festival, there are dozens of events statewide guaranteed to fill you with wonder and amazement. Don’t miss out!

LINK: Festival Schedule of Events

Katherine Krause
Thought you'd like a 'sneak peek' at the flyer for the upcoming symphony. Producing the graphics and video promo materials for this event has made me super excited for the Premiere. Collaborating with talented friends Dawn Fidrick and Casey Langfelder to bring the branding to life, has been a rare treat. Please feel free to share, and help us create some added buzzzz for this event and hopefully bring it to the USA soon!

LINK: 'The Great Animal Orchestra' Flyer

Knowclue Kidd
Students at The Elisabeth Morrow School have been working with PlayingMondo, a company in Denmark, to beta test their cutting edge game design platform which marries GPS and 3D technologies. In a recent visit to the school, Damon Hernandez gave students a chance to test drive the Oculus Rift and glimpse the near future of where their work is leading.

LINK: Elisabeth Morrow School Oculus Rift Test Drive

GAME DEV


WHEN THIS DEVELOPER PLAYED THEIR OWN GAME THEY MADE STUDIO GHIBLI STUFF (Siliconera)

GAMING


WORLD OF WARCRAFT POSTS CHARACTER-BOOSTS-FOR-DUMMIES GUIDE (Massively)

VR AND AR


PHILIP ROSEDALE'S NEW VIRTUAL WORLD TO LAUNCH WITH OCULUS RIFT INTEGRATION "OUT OF THE BOX" (New World Notes)

EDUISLAND PLACES - EIGHT EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH: ASSET (Sambiglyon)

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The Daily Update: 26 March 2014



EDUCATION


FACEBOOK ACQUIRING OCULUS FOR $2 BILLION (GamesIndustry International)

BUILD A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR MOBILE LEARNING (ISTE)

'MATH OF KHAN': SAL EXPLAINS ACADEMY'S COMMON-CORE ALIGNED 'MISSIONS' (EdSurge)

MAKING GAMES PLAY EDUTAINING – EPISODE 1 (Sambiglyon)

GAME DEV


RESEARCH, GAMES, AND IMPACT, OH MY! (Joan Ganz Cooney Center)

DOWNLOAD A FREE EBOOK ON ANDROID PERFORMANCE OPTIMISATION (Develop)

LIBRARIES


THE PUBLIC LIBRARY AS PUBLISHER (Library Journal)

PUBLISHING


MIND CANDY LAUNCHES TECH MAGAZINE FOR GIRLS (GamesIndustry International)

FREE PUBLISHING SERVICE (Sambiglyon)

VR AND AR


AUGMENTED REALITY CONCEPT USES GOOGLE GLASS TO MAKE READING THE NEWSPAPER MORE LIKE ... READING A WEBSITE (Engadget)

EDUISLAND PLACES - ISTE SIGVE (Sambiglyon)

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