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The Daily Update: 10 April 2014



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HARVARD STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT APPLE'S HISTORY THROUGH MANGA

A Harvard Business School professor teaches his students about the uneasy relationship between Apple's founders using a manga-comic adaptation of a biography about Apple, 'Apple's Core', that was created for students whose first language is not English.

Apple: The Manga


DESIGN & CREATIVITY


IPHONE APP TURNS SKETCHES INTO TAPPABLE MOBILE APP “PROTOTYPES” (TechCrunch)

INSIDE SAM – EPISODE 1 (Sambiglyon)

EDUCATION


CAN OPEN-SOURCE INFRASTRUCTURE MOVE THE MARKET? (EdSurge)

TOY COMPANY WANTS TO TURN PRINCESSES INTO ENGINEERS (Wired UK)

GAME DEV


TABTALE: "WE DON'T BELIEVE IN VIRTUAL CURRENCY FOR KIDS" (GamesIndustry International)

RE-IMAGINING THE SOUND OF PRE-SCHOOL GAMES (Gamasutra)

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KIDS


LAY OF THE CHILDREN'S ON-DEMAND LAND (Kidscreen)

LIBRARIES


PEW / GATES FOUNDATIONS’ LIBRARY STUDIES CLOSE WITH LOOK AT USER ENGAGEMENT (Library Journal)

PUBLISHING


THE POPULAR BOOK CREATOR IS NOW AVAILABLE ON ANDROID (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

FREE PUBLISHING SERVICE (Sambiglyon)

TECHNOLOGY


MICROSOFT TEACHES ROBOTS HOW TO DEAL WITH GROUPS AND DRAW FROM MEMORY (Engadget)

VR AND AR


PHILIP ROSEDALE DEMOS HIGH FIDELITY'S VR TECH PROGRESS (New World Notes)

SECOND LIFE PROFESSIONAL LAND LEASING - (Sambiglyon)

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The Daily Update: 9 April 2014



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DESIGN & CREATIVITY


The SAMBIGLYON PROTOTYPING PROCESS (Sambiglyon)

EDUCATION


MERITABLE MOOCS FOR THE MATURE CROWD (EdSurge)

A CLEVER NEW CHEMISTRY KIT YOUR KID WILL ACTUALLY WANT TO USE (Wired US)

'SESAME STREET' LAUNCHES OWN VIDEO-ON-DEMAND SERVICE (CNET)

SERIOUS READING TAKES A HIT FROM ONLINE SCANNING AND SKIMMING, RESEARCHERS SAY (Washington Post, via Book Business)

PRACTICING TEACHER-STUDENT CONVERSATIONS WITH BOTS (Sambiglyon)

FITNESS


DRIVING IS HARD WORK (Sambiglyon)

FRIENDS OF SAM


Eight Educational Outreach: ASSET
It’s easy as 1-2-3! Get your students jazzed about counting, measuring and calculating with PBS LearningMedia's Math Is AweSum! featured math collections. (Grades PreK-13+)

LINK: Math is Awesum

Fred Delventhal
Let it Go (Testing Parody). This was written and produced to calm the stresses that come along with state testing.

LINK: 'Let It' Go' Parody

FUTURISM


A VIDEO GAME CONTROLLER THAT CAN SENSE PLAYERS’ EMOTIONS (Kurzweil)

CAN GALACTIC EMPIRES EXIST WITHOUT FASTER-THAN-LIGHT TRAVEL? (io9)

GAME DEV


UNITY FOR PLAYSTATION MOBILE LAUNCHING THIS SUMMER (Siliconera)

LIBRARIES


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARIES: SHOULD THEY OPEN OVER SUMMER VACATION? (LIS News)

STEPPING INTO THE STREAM: BRINGING NETFLIX-STYLE VIDEO TO LIBRARIES (Library Journal)

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PRO GAMING


WORLD OF TANKS CROWNS NEW E-SPORTS WORLD CHAMPION (Massively)

PUBLISHING


ARE WE RUSHING KIDS OUT OF PICTURE BOOKS? (Publishers Weekly)

FREE PUBLISHING SERVICE (Sambiglyon)

TECHNOLOGY


RASPBERRY PI ANNOUNCES CUSTOMISABLE MODULE FOR INDUSTRY (Wired UK)

SELF ENHANCEMENT


TAKING RANDOMNESS OUT OF CHANCE (Sambiglyon)

VR AND AR


REALITY CHECK: VR'S ROAD TO RELEVANCE (GamesIndustry International)

VIRTUIX OMNI VIRTUAL REALITY TREADMILL SHIPPING THIS SEPTEMBER (Polygon)

SECOND LIFE PROFESSIONAL LAND LEASING - (Sambiglyon)

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DESIGN & CREATIVITY


THE IDEAS ARCHIVE (Sambiglyon)

EDUCATION


THE SCIENTIFIC REASONS WHY STUDENTS NEED TO READ FICTION (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

KNEWTON PUBLISHES “THE GAMIFICATION OF EDUCATION” INFOGRAPHIC (Knewton, via EdSurge)

SCHOOL IN A BOX (Unicef)

HELPING KIDS FIND CONFIDENCE WITH THE POWER CLAP TECHNIQUE (Sambiglyon)

GAME DEV


THE BILLION-DOLLAR GAME DEV TRADING POST (Polygon)

PRO GAMING


WARGAMING INVESTING $10M IN ESPORTS THIS YEAR (Develop)

PUBLISHING


IS DAWN FINALLY BREAKING FOR E-BOOKS IN SPANISH? (Publishers Weekly)

FREE PUBLISHING SERVICE (Sambiglyon)

TECHNOLOGY


THE MOST INSANE TRUCK EVER BUILT AND THE 4-YEAR-OLD WHO COMMANDS IT (Wired US)

NEW ALGORITHM AIDS IN ROBOT NAVIGATION (ScienceDaily)

VR AND AR


VIEWING SECOND LIFE AND OPENSIM IN STEREOSCOPIC 3D OR THROUGH OCULUS RIFT (Sambiglyon)

EXPLORATION OF INTEREST FOR SECOND LIFE EDUCATIONAL LAND LEASING FOR 13-15 YEAR OLDS (Sambiglyon)

CCP'S VALKYRIE EYEING 'A REALLY BIG TRANSFORMATION IN HOW GAMES ARE BUILT AND PLAYED' (Massively)

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DESIGN & CREATIVITY


DIARY OF AN INVENTOR: JAN GRIME AND SHAPE KIDS (Toy News)

ADD 3D-GLASSES COMPATIBLE ELEMENTS TO AN IMAGE (Sambiglyon)

EDUCATION


79% OF PARENTS TALK TO THEIR KIDS ABOUT ONLINE SAFETY (Mashable)

THOUSANDS OF FREE HIGH RESOLUTION MAPS FOR TEACHERS TO USE AND DOWNLOAD (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

FRIENDS OF SAM


Kathleen Norris
Wow ... I once met a cat that was about to turn 25. He went outside for a walk in the yard every day, but only made it one way and had to be carried back in. Phoebe is a sweet kitty ... My MoMo will be 10 this month. I hope he can live at least 10 more!

LINK: 25 Year Old Phoebe Could be World's Oldest Living Cat

Eight Educational Outreach: ASSET
Alan Alda introduces your class to dozens of scientists on three continents, and participates directly in many experiments – including the detailed examination of his own brain. Then, use one of the accompanying lesson plans to understand the development of the human brain. (Grades: 5-12)

LINK: The Human Spark

FUTURISM


HOW TO INSTANTLY TURN ‘PENCIL LEAD’ (GRAPHITE) INTO DIAMOND (Kurzweil)

THE POSITIVITY METER (Sambiglyon)


LIBRARIES


BIRMINGHAM, UK'S POSH LIBRARY IS "USELESS" AS SOME BOOKS ARE UNREACHABLE (Gizmodo)

INTERVIEW WITH A LIBRARIAN FOR INCARCERATED YOUTH (LIS News)

TECHNOLOGY


EBAY NOW ALLOWS VIRTUAL CURRENCY SALES (TechCrunch)

DOLPHIN 'TRANSLATOR' AIDS HUMAN-ANIMAL INTERACTION (Wired UK)

VR AND AR


REDISCOVERING SECOND LIFE THROUGH THE OCULUS RIFT (New World Notes)

SECOND LIFE LAND LEASING - (Sambiglyon)

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DESIGN & CREATIVITY


MAKE USE OF LOST INFORMATION (Sambiglyon)

EDUCATION


NO SILVER BULLETS: HYBRID HIGH LEARNS A TOUGH EDTECH LESSON (EdSurge)

FITNESS

USING THE CHALLENGE FORCE IN SCHOOL SPORTS DISCIPLINES (Sambiglyon)

FUTURISM


THE FIBRILATOR BACKPACK OF 2060 (Sambiglyon)


GAME DEV


THE HUMBLING OF EPIC: A GIANT TURNS AROUND (Gamasutra)

UNREAL ENGINE 4.1 UPDATE ADDS STEAM OS AND LINUX SUPPORT, ARRIVES LATER THIS MONTH (Engadget)

PRO GAMING


REPORT: MORE THAN 70 MILLION PEOPLE WATCH ESPORTS WORLDWIDE (OnGamers)

ESPORTS: THE CLOUDS ARE GATHERING (Pro Gaming Insider)

PUBLISHING


ARCHIPELAGO BOOKS: 10 YEARS, 100 TITLES, 26 LANGUAGES (Publishing Perspectives)

FREE PUBLISHING SERVICE (Sambiglyon)

TECHNOLOGY


THIS IS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO OPERATE AN ARCADE CLAW MACHINE USING JUST GESTURES (Engadget)

VR AND AR


MEET THE CRAZY CAMERA THAT CAN MAKE MOVIES FOR THE OCULUS RIFT (Gizmodo)

ONLIVE'S SL GO CLOUD STREAMING SERVICE FOR SL LAUNCHES NEW UNLIMITED $9.99/MONTH PRICING, SUPPORT FOR MOST OF EUROPE (New World Notes)

OCULUS RIFT HACK LETS YOU DRAW IN 3D (Wired UK)

SECOND LIFE PROFESSIONAL LAND LEASING - (Sambiglyon)

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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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