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Minecraft: Education Edition Beta - First Impressions

Minecraft: Education Edition Beta

First Impressions

A new age has dawned in the Minecraft in Education world.  On May 2nd over 100 eager schools from over 30 countries finally got their hands on a small packet of code that had been hotly anticipated for many months.  795 more words

Minecraft: Education Edition

Want to Improve Your Lectures? Take Notes!

As the semester winds down, I’ve begun reflecting on the successes and failures of my class.  Which topics led to fruitful discussion?  Which assignments caused students the most trouble?   746 more words


A lifetime of change

Anyone who started working in the 60’s and 70’s never thought that their lives would be impacted by technology in a never ending pace. Fax machines, personal computers, internet for all, the first mobile phones, mp3, widescreen color tv, flatscreens, digital photography and video, car computers, GPS, YouTube, Yahoo, Google, and so on. 385 more words


When It Comes to Literacy Innovation, ThinkCERCA is Showing Positive Results

ThinkCERCA is an award-winning literacy platform that encourages students in grades 4 – 12 to build evidence-based arguments. Co-founded by Eileen Murphy and Abby Ross, the duo were apart of Impact Engine’s first cohort of companies in 2012. 1,326 more words


Report on Instructional Designers

You can download this report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It explorers the careers of instructional designers.I have been one since the fall of 2004, and I have gotten to do many different tasks. 10 more words

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