An Adventurer Returns To The Dungeon In ‘Dice And Men’

An Adventurer Returns To The Dungeon In ‘Dice And Men’
August 18, 2013

Of Dice and Men The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It
by David M. Ewalt
Hardcover, 276 pages

“Dungeons & Dragons is not a game that you necessarily win, or that even has an endpoint,” Ewalt says. “What you’re trying to do is grow your character over time, become more powerful, and tell a story.”

You know, I started to really fetishize those pieces of paper! This paper is important, this is my friend, this is my hero!

On the legacy of Dungeons & Dragons

Can Losing Weight In Your ‘Second Life’ Help In Your First?

Can Losing Weight In Your ‘Second Life’ Help In Your First?
May 19, 2013

“Their avatar doing those things in Second Life, we believe does inspire them to do those activities in real life”

Second Life turns 10

The School of Second Life

Praying in Second Life
2007 is a non-profit foundation dedicated to growing computer programming education.

Platforms for Teaching Kids  

3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web.

Create games on the PC and XBox via a simple visual programming language. Can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming.
Jogo da Célula – Configurando os blocos dos sprites com nomes (parte 3)
Game based learning
Smarter Scotland. Scottish Government.

2014 Teaching with Technology conference in New York City
2 May 2014
examples presented
the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre


Draggable Sprite Feature

Animate, Draw & Explore using Scratch!

Scratch 1.4
25 Mar 2013

Youtube > MIT Scratch Team

Scratch tutorials

Starter projects

Text-based Dungeon
an RPG

Which Band Instrument Are You?

Certifying Scratch educators

Monthly Certificate Awards

Scratch@MIT Thursday Keynote: Reimagining Scratch, Reimagining Learning

Randomly shuffle a list (How To: Fisher-Yates)
by jgatcomb
Random order of a list

Sharing blocks across sprites: NO
Multi-dimensional lists (lists in lists, or arrays)


Interactive Scrapbook
by Kibii. June 2013
interactive animation

scratchstageDigital Story to Remix

Chicken Coup

Penguin Jokes
Jan 2013

5 Random Facts About Me

Wodunne’s World

Real Spirograph

Beautiful Photos: A year of nature photography

I Can’t Believe My Eyes

Watch me dance

V card

V Hunter
by TobiB. Feb 2015. EdX

1,000 projects …

Scratch Team
Scratch Terms Glossary
Scratch Mentors
remixing is one of the core concepts of the Scratch website and it’s actually where the name “Scratch” comes from
Feb 28, 2015
multi-threaded programming style (Scratch Wiki)

Double-click glitch:
“Space to start”, but it doesn’t work:
arrows: (Running Turtle)
arrows: (turle)
arrows up & down
space WORKS:
space WORKS:
space WORKS:
even 1s1s suffer this bug:

stageMallow’s Flower Catch
Feb 2015

counting > other ideas:
Feed the Sprite v1.6
by d0lf1ns. Jan 2015

Learning words
Mar 2015. EdX

used SCRATCH in 2011

Words of encouragement

from the book

Lifelong Kindergarten’s videos


Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks (video)

Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks
Feb. 2008
Building sophisticated educational tools out of cheap parts, Johnny Lee demos his cool Wii Remote hacks, which turn the $40 video game controller into a digital whiteboard, a touchscreen and a head-mounted 3-D viewer.

Researcher Johnny Lee became a YouTube star with his demo of Wii Remote hacks — bending the low-cost game piece to power an interactive whiteboard, a multitouch surface, a head-mounted display …

John Hunter: Teaching with the World Peace Game

John Hunter: Teaching with the World Peace Game
Mar 2011
John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4’x5′ plywood board — and lets his 4th-graders solve them. At TED2011, he explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches — spontaneous, and always surprising — go further than classroom lectures can.

Teacher and musician John Hunter is the inventor of the World Peace Game (and the star of the new doc “World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements”).

The Industry
Don’t Like The Government? Make Your Own, On International Waters
by Laura Sydell
December 10, 2012



Jennifer Bayer
Reference Librarina, Larry J. Ringer Library

Marianne Williamson

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
Albert Einstein

Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI)
A comprehensive assessment of personality
Anthropedia Foundation

Values in Action Inventory of Strengths
Martin Seligman

source: Become who you really are | Andrea Pennington | TEDxIUM