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Changing the Game: Element 246

by on Aug.12, 2011, under Blog

The third limitation is in our understanding of how much potential we have for growth and change. For the most part, people seem to think that life is linear, that our capacities decline as we grow older, and that opportunities we have missed are gone forever. Many people have not found their Element because they don’t understand their constant potential for renewal.
Sir Ken Robinson / The Element

For both the students and myself, growth, change, and renewal are all on the plate for the first day of school—as is positioning the kids to discover their own Element. But how to introduce and explain it right now, before I completely understand and comprehend it myself? That’s going to be a real challenge.

So, I turn to you for ideas and solutions—to the Mac Lab students and alumni who’ve patiently awaited this post all summer, to fellow educators who happen by or frequent this site, and to our other visitors who’ve found their way to this blog for one reason or another. I’m going to just think out loud and you’re all invited to suggest changes, modifications, additions, pretty much anything you want. All input—especially constructive criticism—is welcomed for this is quite literally, a work in progress.

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About

by on Aug.09, 2011, under About

Am updating the site in preparation for the 2011/12 school year. Need this page for About to show up in the categories along the top nav bar.

More info to follow before the start of school. Old About Me Page.

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Quests

by on Aug.09, 2011, under Quests

Fighting the insidious forces of apathy and wasted potential, members of The Artists’ Guild (TAG) engage in Quests, earning Experience Points (XP) and Leveling Up while learning to harness powerful tools, techniques, and strategies. TAG members adhere to a Code of Honor as they Self-Assess (SA) through the levels of each Quest.

Information and links to all Quests can be found on the Master XP Scoresheet.

Levels: Watch this video (New on Nov 13)

Novice 1 XP

  • Completed first phase of Quest
  • May or may not understand the purpose of Quest
  • May or may not be able to help peers
  • Not subject to Duels

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Resources

by on Aug.09, 2011, under Resources

Am updating the site in preparation for the 2011/12 school year. Need this page for Resources to show up in the categories along the top nav bar.

More info to follow before the start of school. These were previously scattered throughout the site. A more coherent system will follow.

Inspiration | Grand Central Linkage |

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Tutorials

by on Aug.09, 2011, under Tutorials

Am updating the site in preparation for the 2011/12 school year. Need this page for Tutorials to show up in the categories along the top nav bar.

More info to follow before the start of school. Prior Tutorials Page.

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