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Learning to Program in Minecraft with turtles

The TL:DR version to start programming with turtles as of October 2016. If you like visual steps, watch this video or this video. Buy/Download plain ol’ Minecraft on minecraft.net Download the free Computercraftedu.com mod (click “I’m a...

Building a Business in the Classroom Part 2: The Plan

Building a Business in the Classroom Part 2: The Plan

Our entrepreneurial club’s identity is being formed.  We actually are not even a club, we’re an EdCorp, (created by the twitch-inducing minds at Real World Scholars) which is defined as : EdCorp: Education Corporation – a web ­based, student ­run...

Building a Business in the Classroom Part 1: The Pitch

Then I remember high school. I was (am?) a lanky guy, kind of awkward around other people, especially girls. I spent more mental effort trying to do as little work as possible than if I just did the work. It was sort of a game I played. Outside of sports, I...

LARP in school, Not Just Gen Con

Call me Jeffery Baker. I’m a coal baron in the United States circa 1874. Along with my good buddy David Montgomery (and real life good friend Steve Isaacs) who owns most of the railroads, are at a wedding reception in Long Island, NY for the wedding reception of...

2040: What will edu look like?

Below is a creative writing excercise in response to the prompt “What will education look like in 2040, and how will museums play a role?” 3:29pm, March 14th, 2040 AD “My first and likely last journal entry on a Qwerty keyboard” I turn 28 in 15 days. Dad...

Virtual Reality in School

The school year barely underway, we’ve already set a new #WorldsFirst. Rockettech students were the first students in the world to experience the HTC Vive virtual reality system. As part of a research study with foundry10, my students and I hope to help other...