#blogvember 20 – fight – One of the nicest fights I’ve been in was GIF FIGHT!! a small irregular jpg challenge posted to be turned into gifs that started about 2013.
Hi Colin, another enjoyable episode. You were interested as to how and were people listen. I am subscribed using Castro on my phone. I listened the the first half walking around the dark streets in search is a wee bit of exercise. The second on my commute the next day driving home.
The natural history angle made this episode even more interesting than usual.
At the theatre tonight to watch the Richard Alston company dance. Turns out the music to one piece, some Monteverdi madrigals, were a revelation. I would. Ever describe myself as a music lover but this…
I have problems with games, especially the computer kind. I’ve never really played any. I messed about with some sort of space invaders game on my first Mac, a Performa 475, but got bored. I played Myst for about 20 minutes because it was free with the Mac. I had more fun trying to ResEdit it to poke through its HyperCard roots than I ever did playing.
My problem comes from my work as a primary teacher. I’ve dipped my classes toes into making games with Scratch, used a Minecraft alternative, Minetest and various other games.
My difficulty is that I don’t really know enough about games. In Minecraft or minetest I wander around clumsily, in encouraging my class to improve their games I don’t know what a good game looks like. I am not going to invest the time in learning to play so I need to try and find ways to encourage the class from the sidelines. I also need to give up a fair bit of control of the learning and see if pupil leaders emerge.
We have just organised licences for Minecraft Education Edition. I hope to be able to leverage the enthusiasm for playing the game and the curricular resources without having to improve my own skills.
Stay by The Blue Nile 1984. #microblogvember
#blogvember 19 – party – it has been years since I’ve been to a party. I can’t say l miss the experience.
Watched: Gloria Bell ★★★☆☆ Julianne Moore was as watchable as usual, John Turturro read her a poem beautifully. Think I’d like to see the original, Gloria.