ECI 832 / Major Project

7 Days Til Launch! (An Update on Minecraft Math)

(This post was written alongside Terri and also appears on her blog, A Digital Mindset.) We’re approaching the final week of preparations for our official launch into Minecraft Math!  We are hopeful that writing through these early stages will help trace the learning journey, so here’s where things sit… 7 Days Til Launch! List of … Continue reading

ECI 832 / Reflections

Lessons from a 4-Year-Old Conversationalist

Monica Lewinsky’s TED talk “The Price of Shame” is exceptional.  The word that jumped out at me was “dimensional“.  She shared about how easy it was for people to forget that she, “That Woman, was dimensional, had a soul and was once unbroken”.  Her story is truly one of unbelievable pain and humiliation, but now, perhaps one … Continue reading

ECI 832 / Major Project / Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes: Looking Back (Pt. 2)

“Through My Eyes” is a series of posts that highlights strands of the Minecraft Math experience from two unique perspectives: my eyes as a teacher, and Terri’s eyes as an administrator.  We are hopeful that our shared yet unique experiences and perspectives adds interest and strength to our overall project.  In Part 1 of this … Continue reading

DGBL: A Game-Changer in the Classroom
ECI 832 / Major Project / Reflections

DGBL: A Game-Changer in the Classroom

In his article “Game-Based Learning: It’s Not Just the Digital Natives That Are Restless” (2006), Richard Van Eck explores the growing and widespread interest in using digital games as learning tools.  He suggests three factors that have contributed to the rise: 1) convincing research by many; Prensky’s “Digital Game-Based Learning” (2001) being foundational, 2) the disengagement of digital … Continue reading

ECI 832 / Major Project / Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes: Looking Back (Pt. 1)

“Through My Eyes” is a series of posts that will highlight strands of the Minecraft Math experience from two unique perspectives: my eyes as a teacher, and Terri’s eyes as an administrator.  We are hopeful that our shared yet unique experiences and perspectives will add interest and strength to our overall project.  This is our … Continue reading