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Fighting Insidious Forces (Week 11)

by on Nov.13, 2011, under Blog

Mourn not the dead in that cool earth lie
But rather mourn the apathetic throng
The cowed and the meek
Who see the world’s great anguish and its wrong
And dare not speak
Ralph Chaplin

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 through the levels of each Quest.
— TAG Mission Statement

Have you considered how our mission statement might relate to your own life outside the Mac Lab? Have you wondered what the insidious forces of apathy and wasted potential might be doing to your own hopes and dreams? Do you even know what insidious means? Right-click and look it up.

in•sid•i•ous: proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects.

Achieving success through our Code of Honor. <<< Please read that page.

Today’s Epic Quest: Fighting Insidious Forces | FIF Quest Page

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TAG: You’re It! (Week 1)

by on Sep.06, 2011, under Blog

Game developers know better than anyone else how to inspire extreme effort and reward hard work. They know how to facilitate cooperation and collaboration at previously unimaginable scales. And they are continuously innovating new ways to motivate players to stick with harder challenges, for longer, and in much bigger groups. These crucial twenty-first-century skills can help all of us find new ways to make a deep and lasting impact on the world around us.
— Jane McGonigal / Reality is Broken

Want to make a deep and lasting impact on the world around you? Welcome, digital warriors, to the 2011/12 school year in the Mac Lab where each and every one of you will become a game developer, facilitating cooperation and collaboration at previously unimaginable scales, innovating new ways to motivate peers to stick with harder challenges, for longer, and in much bigger groups. The Artists’ Guild (TAG) is poised to change the face of education as we join forces to fight the insidious forces of apathy and wasted potential.

Are you game?

This Week: We’ll be planning the initial phase of our game together. Today we’ll split into teams and begin brainstorming about expanding and modifying these initial plans. The Open Beta of The Artists’ Guild begins right now. TAG: You’re it!

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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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