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The Idea Tree

First Growth Unbidden, an idea arose. Unfortunately, or fortunately, as the case may be, the idea came far too early in my sleep cycle and demanded to preserved before it would allow me to return to sleep. So here we are. The Idea Tree seems a clumsy title for a post...

Minimum Wage

Since many students and parents may find the concept of Minimum Wage alarming, I’ll make this as brief as possible. We—the students and I in conjunction with Real World Scholars—are starting a business this semester. See eXperiment and MLM Design Guide for...

MLM Design Guide

A note to the reader: This post is an expansion of the concepts first related in eXperiment (part I of this series). MLM is an acronym for Mac Lab Media, our nascent student-powered commercial art foundry. Textures Textures from 2 Lil Owls. Denise Love, founder of 2...

eXperiment

  I had an idea. It was one of those ideas that needed to be captured and shared. It’s been months—a year?—since the idea surfaced and I’d finally decided that it was time to act. You know, to declare our intentions. Publicly. This morning I woke up...

Week 00 (1617)

Testing has been moved…   See this page for our new 411 system.   Just Testing Exploring the idea of weekly posts to mirror player documentation. New quests and info here. Leave feedback and other suggestions in comments below.   This Week’s...

Game On: Evolving Strategies

A Note to the Reader: Game On, our WordPress plugin, is a piece of our #RethinkHighSchool puzzle. (When I say “we” or “our” I’m referring to my ongoing collaboration with students and other teachers.) The other pieces of our edu-puzzle...

Game On: A Work in Progress

A Note to the Reader: This post is incomplete because there are just too many options and strategies to cover short of writing a book. (The post is lengthy enough as it is.) That’s what you get when you work with such talented students. Oh yeah, kids wrote the...

MLSA: Living Post

Most recent update: 080716 (see below)   Call for Assistance: UPDATE: We’re on for Friday, Aug 12, 1:00–4:00 (or so) and Saturday, Aug 13, 8:00–12:00 (or so). Room 219. UPDATE II: Wear closed-toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops) as it’s a construction...

Finals: Week 38

Growth Mindset > Fixed Mindset You are capable of more than you imagine. Learn to learn, work hard, don’t give up, discover who you are, and make your world a better place.   Adobe Survey: Important for you to fill out if you want to use the apps this...

Friday Week 37

The Final Countdown: 1 Finish strong, take it with you, use it again, become more than you were, and make the world a better place.   Adobe Survey: Important for you to fill out if you want to use the apps this summer (and maybe beyond) Everyone: Final Feedback |...
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