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Why I'm leaving Ning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan Pablo Velez Barragan May 17, 2010. 6 Replies

Twitter for classes HELP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cameron Foster Apr 18, 2009. 3 Replies

 

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Cameron Foster replied to Cameron Foster's discussion Alternative Reality Gaming
"Oh no!!! They are cunning little buggers!"
Mar 19, 2009
Kev replied to Cameron Foster's discussion Alternative Reality Gaming
"AAAARRRRGGG! Happened to me today! I very naively started building a wiki about ARGs in Education (Think I even started it after this discussion!) and used the same wiki login as the puppetmaster of my arg. One of my students told me today…"
Mar 19, 2009
Cameron Foster replied to Stu's discussion Are teachers paid for attending after-school trainings?
"A state system that relies solely on teachers' seemingly endless generosity makes everyone a loser, surely. As Lisa said, teachers actually have lives away from the classroom - why give away our professional service? Can you imagine a plumber,…"
Mar 17, 2009
Cameron Foster replied to Cameron Foster's discussion Alternative Reality Gaming
"Alrighty decided to swallow my pride and blog the incident of the student finding my blog revealing EVERYTHING. He has agreed to keep quiet and I agreed to not have him on detention until 2016. http://altrealitygameadhsnogoogle.blogspot.com/ By…"
Mar 15, 2009
Cameron Foster replied to Z. Stewart MacLean's discussion Where is education going?
"I think what's missing is the idea of 'community'. I love the idea of horizons (intellectual and geographical) being widened by any technology but I think our species will remain a communal one for many more years. Parents LIKE the…"
Mar 13, 2009
Kev replied to Cameron Foster's discussion Alternative Reality Gaming
"The blog about my game is kept by an in-game character (agentgenghis.wordpress.com, password is 87). He is their Watcher and therefore can freely comment on all that goes on. It has caused me to tweak how I'd write it a little bit but it has…"
Mar 12, 2009
Cameron Foster replied to Cameron Foster's discussion Alternative Reality Gaming
"Bugger and double bugger. One of my Year 10s (15y/o) found my blog today and...well...it kinda blew the mystery wide open. Note to all ARG-ers...do not make my mistake and allow key words to make your reporting/reflection activity discoverable by…"
Mar 12, 2009
Cameron Foster replied to Cameron Foster's discussion Alternative Reality Gaming
"Yeah - I take for granted that they, being young, were born with USB ports on their fingers and are streaming youtube direct to their retinas. It is an interesting feature of the so called Digital Natives is that they are NOT a uniform in their…"
Mar 11, 2009
Kev replied to Cameron Foster's discussion Alternative Reality Gaming
"My problem is that my kids just aren't tech-savvy enough to keep the game going outside of class. They are way into it when they come to the thursday meetings but it seems to go dormant for the next week. I'm thinking next year I will have…"
Mar 11, 2009
Cameron Foster replied to Cameron Foster's discussion Alternative Reality Gaming
"I think I know what my problem is...... I lost the plot! I was tying myself in knots trying to get the kids to be in the game and to make it 'real' - as if that was the key to engagement AND learning. But then I thought....well, people…"
Mar 11, 2009
Cameron Foster replied to Sara's discussion Google Apps and Learning 2.0
"Slightly off what you were after - but I use these apps with my high school classes and think that the greatest aspect is students engagement, information and accountability. My kids get SMS from google when we have tests (and subsequently RSVP)…"
Mar 11, 2009
Cameron Foster replied to Cameron Foster's discussion Alternative Reality Gaming
"Cool idea. I have set up a fake website http://institutefortraffic.wetpaint.com/?t=anon and twitter account but I don't think the kids have found it yet"
Mar 4, 2009
Kae replied to Cameron Foster's discussion Alternative Reality Gaming
"I read your blog. We had the same concerns when we ran our ARG last semester. I acted as the intermediary and went into both classes. We had the accounting students working for the criminal justice students. The students did ask alot but I kept…"
Mar 4, 2009
Kev replied to Cameron Foster's discussion Alternative Reality Gaming
"That's a dance the puppetmaster plays in any ARG. The players generally know who is running the show the question is are they willing to put that knowledge aside and play along? What has helped for me is to invent "other"…"
Mar 4, 2009
Cameron Foster replied to Cameron Foster's discussion Alternative Reality Gaming
"I am a bad man. My students, being teenagers, are deeply suspicious of this whole ARG exercise. They are having fun and are enjoying the conspiracy but are just as obsessed with who is pulling the strings. More on this on the blog."
Mar 4, 2009
Cameron Foster replied to Cameron Foster's discussion Alternative Reality Gaming
"This issue goes to the core of using ICT in education, I reckon. Like you I want collaboration betweeen the students and a process of ongoing feedback on the production of quality work from the teacher. This 'assignment' should be,…"
Mar 2, 2009

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ARG

Posted on April 26, 2009 at 10:14pm 0 Comments

Well, it is all done now. Now onto term 2!

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At 5:59pm on April 30, 2009, Kev said…
Read your latest blog. I hope you don't give up. I really feel like this is cutting edge stuff that pioneers always face failure!

I completely agree with the bang for the buck worry though. I put a ton into my game as well and the measurable results are minimal at best. I really do feel like the immeasurable ones make it fully worthwhile. My kids had a blast and I had a blast with them.
At 3:39pm on February 20, 2009, Jonathan Nalder said…
Hi Cameron - was fascinated to read about your use of the iTouch for Japanese teaching - seems a huge area. I'd like to ask if you'd beinterested insharing sme details of what you do for a paper I'm hopeing to submit to the Apple University Consortium conference this year - a paper detailing iPod Touch and iPhone use in education around Australia. If you have time in the next two weeks, could you respond to the following format? Many thanks, Jonathan

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WHO: (Your name, title etc)

WHERE: (Where you're based, school, admin etc)

WHAT: (fill out all if relevant)
A. Educator-focused - how (what apps in what ways) etc are you using the platform to enhance your role in provding education

B. Student-focused - how (what apps in what ways) etc are you using the platform to enhance student learning
C. Are any of these uses utilising wireless connectivity - wifi, txting, internet, wireless collaboration etc.

WHY: (any thoughts on the strengths/ weaknesses of the platform - why you personally use it)

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At 1:39pm on February 17, 2009, Anne Mirtschin said…
Hello Cameron and welcome to classroom20 from a fellow Australian. It is always good to see more and more Aussies joining here.
 
 
 

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