Lessons from video games: Getting students invested in learning

Lessons from video games: Getting students invested in learning

In good video games, as in school, true learning only happens when students are able to situate learning with experience

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10 Days Without News – Part 3

I’ve never read The Journal Press with such vigor before. From City Ordinances to School Board Summaries, I read it all. I read about basketball teams from throughout the county and about the nearly 2,000 people that have toured the new jail. I even read Ed Dubois’ “Dubious Distinctions” for the week – the first […]

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Ten Days Without News – Part 2

I know that the weather conditions are bad in Fargo, that classes at several schools in the area are being cancelled in hopes that students will help with sandbagging efforts in order to thwart a round of extremely damaging flooding. I know that it’s been raining there today and that snow is melting rapidly. I’ve […]

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10 Days Without News – Part 1

I’m addicted to information. Within five minutes of the time that I wake up in the morning – just long enough to pour a bowl of Total Raisin Bran and head downstairs – I’m in front of my computer, thirstily hunting down information. Without fail, my day beings with a check of The Drudge Report, […]

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Ready or not; it's here.

Last month, CNN launched a beta version of its iReport.com page, designed to give “Independent Reporters” a chance to get their work featured on a mainstream media outlet. The term iReporter is a loose one, but the bottom line is that nobody who contributes work needs any journalistic credentials or background. They say that it’s […]

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When the Internet makes you famous…

Meet Corey Worthington. He’s the guy with the glasses. Last week, Corey gained international recognition from a TV interview he did on Australia’s version of A Current Affair. Corey had thrown a party that got out of hand, and while he apologized during the interview for the commotion he caused, he refused to remove his […]

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The Moment of Truth

It’s quite a coincidence that the day we wrapped up our introduction to the Meaning of Truth was also the day of the debut of the Fox game show The Moment of Truth. We’ve just spent the past two days talking about how Truth can be a difficult concept to grasp and how it can […]

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