The cult hit 'Minecraft' stands out from the current crop of video games as perhaps the most malleable, and its latest adaptation is as a classroom aid. Computer teacher Joel Levin at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School has adapted the game to teach an entire unit to his first and second grade students. Lessons start with Levin explaining the day's goals, but quickly move into the world of...
Crowd-sourcing is not just a hot buzzword. When done right, turning to the Internet and its many voices can raise money, awareness and the profile for a project, putting a really great idea into practice. Kickstarter, the site that allows anyone with an e-mail account to invest in whatever great proposals they find (with some perks, of course), is a great example of the collective power of the...
Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Read: Texting While Birthing A sheet was draped in front of her, protecting the sterile field while shielding her eyes from the cutting below, none of which she could presumably feel, except for vague sensations. In the woman's left hand, she held a cell phone-which she was using...
Even our stone-cold hearts melted some when we watched this video of Bioware sound designer Joel Green's pixelated proposal to his girlfriend/co-worker, Heather Rabatich, in the world-building game of 'Minecraft.' Green placed signs along the virtual way, leading Rabatich's avatar to an aerial view of his digital monument to marriage: pools of orange lava spelling "Marry Me?" His overture also...
Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. On October 18th, 1985, the Nintendo Entertainment System debuted in New York with a marketing campaign focused on the 8-bit system's Zapper and R.O.B. (robot operating buddy) peripherals. [From: Wired] Minecraft player copyboy, has ported the 'Portal' gameplay experience,...
Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. The Levytator is a new escalator concept that can wrap around curves. [From: Geekosystem] 'Minecraft,' the indie gaming hit of the year, is being used to pump out some amazing constructions, and the latest, from YouTube user halnicholas, is an impressive 1:1 scale model of the...
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