December 14, 2009
Augmented Reality, Gaming, ps3, Video Games
augmentedreality, augmented_reality, eyepet, godofwar, mag, ps3, videogames, video_games
I had a great conversation with a Gamestop sales dude this past week. He shared with me the release dates of some of the greatest games next year for the PS3.
So…this Christmas, if you are a SERIOUS gamer and thinking about purchasing an Xbox 360 (or even a Wii), you may want to think again and check out these titles before you kick yourself in the butt for dropping your $$$ on some short-term fun.
MAG (Jan 26)
Truly massive multiplayer game on steroids
ModNation Racers (Feb 2)
Truly customized cart racing game. Game has LBP influence…
God of War III (April Fool’s Day)
Unbelievable game play… (Even when it was released on PS2)
All I know is that I really have to get my $$$ right to pick up all of these puppies!
December 7, 2009
classroom, classroom_management, classroom_mgmt, Education, Teaching
After reading this article provided by my principal today, I decided to go ahead and do a little reflecting. I figured she forwarded this article to us because this style of teaching is vital in maintaining academic engagement in high-poverty schools.
I definately agree that a warm demander must enforce respect in the classroom and insist students to complete the academic tasks. But… what is warm demander? One who displays personal warmth while maintaining an instructonal style that demands achievement.
To become a warm demander, one must:
- build relationships deliberately
- learn about students’ cultures
- communicate an expectation of success
I really found it interesting that the article pin-pointed the issue of highly disengaged middle school students. These student shared that they were simply bored with the curriculum. Warm demanders must reach out to these students to make content relevant and rigorous to defeat boredom. Check out the article for yourself and discover some additional information to assist you and your students towards the pursuit of academic excellence.