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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

StationPE WebBuilder Challenge - VOTE NOW!

This semester's StationPE Web Builder Competition has begun and our class has five excellent websites that are up against four from Dr. Davis'. Please vote for your favorite website and help someone win an iPod!

Kelsey Allen
Aaron Briggs
Laura Boucher
Michael Dutra
Jack Murphy

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Monday, May 18, 2009

DDR + Science Instruction = SciRAVE

SciRAVE is a pretty cool idea: take a fun game like DDR or Guitar Hero and have the songs be about Science topics. The game works like any Dance Dance Revolution game, you have to step on the matching arrows as they rise to the top of the screen. The arrows rise to the beat of the song, in this case science songs. The goal of this game is to teach children concepts of science while they are playing an enjoyable game. The only problem I have with the game is that the words are too hard to understand for most songs. Also, so much focus is going into hitting the arrows at the right time that there is little time to focus on the lyrics. Other than that it's a pretty fun game. You can check it out at:

Matt put together a little video of screenshots taken while playing the game.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Hands-on: Facesay (Autism) by Julie

I say, "FaceSay" for Autism Awareness

The game that Julie played was called FaceSay, a game made for children with Autism.
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Hands-on: Facesay (Autism) by Efrain

A video Efrain Reyes made after having an actual experience using a video game that allows autistic children to develop better social understandings.

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