interactive

This year I began incorporating the concept of the makerspace into my classroom.  I began the process by giving students the opportunity to make something to represent the definition of a vocabulary word.  They were given the options of filming a stop motion video, creating a skit, making a sculpture out of playdough, or any other ideas they came up with to show their understanding of a new word...
I’ve been trying to stretch the ideas of “walking my world” with different media, as part of the #walkmyworld project, mostly in hopes that others in the venture (connected through Twitter, mostly, and through Ian and Greg’s posts) might also move beyond the sharing of images and into the sharing of ideas with poetry, writing and other forms of media. Here’s another way. I am diving back into...
What we have found throughout our research is that students using an interactive whiteboard (have increased) interest and enthusiasm for learning because our students are tech-age babies and technology is a part of their everyday lives, so it makes sense to incorporate it into their classroom environment. -- Iwona Like many schools, the Donahue School has invested in interactive whiteboards, and...
Written and Created by: Linda Alexaner, Marie Huntzinger, Jacquelyn Wood. Throughout our semester long Teaching Reading course at Colorado State University, our class had the valuable opportunity to extend our learning outside of the classroom and into the community. We were able to go on two field trips. The first trip we took was to a museum called El Museo. This space is a small museum...
(This is reposted from my blog) I am pulling together a collection of student stories that were created as part of our Interactive Fiction unit, in which my sixth grade students first read and reflected on the use of “choose your own ending” style of stories (we were lucky enough to have some funds to purchase some class sets of the books) and then worked with the software, Twine, to write and...
  As a professional artist, deepening the ways in which seemingly disparate objects and processes are interconnected through locating, and mapping their intersections has been one of the main elements of my studio practice. The Fab Lab tools and working processes create an environment that is well suited to investigating those types of intersections. In an effort to integrate Fab Lab tools...
(This is reposted from my blog, as part of my own exploration around interactive fiction.) I saw someone in my RSS feed share a link for this beta site — Rvl — that allows you to create virtual-cube-shaped presentations, and I wondered if it might work for interactive fiction. You have to envision the project as a cube that has sides up, down and to the right when creating (although you can go...
The other day, I came across Jason Seller's post about Interactive Fiction and became intrigued. This week, I dove in and wrote about my adventures as I sought to play with various IF possibilities and thought about how this kind of writing might have a place in my sixth grade classroom. Day one: I had Jason's Digital Is post in mind as I began composing an Interactive Fiction story at PlayFic, a...