Category: EdTech 564

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Whack-A-Mole to Weeping Angel

In my continuing effort to learn App Inventor for use in computer science education, I used the MoleMash tutorial here to create a Whack-A-Mole-like game where a mole appears and you have to whack him with a mouse click to...

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Looking At “Second Life” For Educational Opportunities

Above is my Second Life avatar (so far). I was able to change the hair to match mine, but other than that I’m wearing a standard outfit. That’s ok, you can spend hours fine tuning your look but I just...

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MIT App Inventor in Education

MIT App Inventor (http://appinventor.mit.edu/) is a cloud-based programming environment that allows you to create apps in a web browser that can be tested on an Android emulator and then uploaded to an Android device. App Inventor’s app building environment uses...

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VR Avatars And Behavorial Changes

I just watched this lecture by Jeremy Bailenson about his research on avatars and how they affect the behavior of the real person they represent. He shows how a partial morph of a person’s appearance with a political candidate such...

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Not Ready Player One

I’m three weeks into two courses on VR and AR for education and so far I’m a bit disappointed in both. I was similarly disappointed when I signed up, did all the paperwork for, and brought Google Expeditions to my...

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Three Augmented Reality Apps Reviewed

In my Gamified Augmented Reality and Mobile Education course at Boise State we were asked to review three educational Apps as to their potential educational use and value along with the strengths and limitations of each app. I tested Quiver,...