3 Things I Wish Iā€™d Known Before Making A Twine Game/Story

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So you’re looking at Twine for choice-based storytelling and/or game design? When I was learning Twine there were three major things I wish I’d known at the beginning (probably more but lets start with 3 for now): 1) The Technology – creating with Twine can be as simple as just using [[double brackets]] around words to […]

A SAMR Model For Games & Learning – Some Thoughts

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An interesting idea came from a Twitter conversation between Cameron Malcher, Claire Seldon, and Steven Kolber (and more folks connected through Pete), but I needed more space to write about this than Twitter affords—what would a SAMR Model for Games & Learning look like? First, much like it does for technology tools, I feel SAMR itself can be used […]

I Want To Make The World A Better Place ā€“ #resbazOU Lightning Talk

I want to make the world a better place. How? I want to empower students to be reflective thinkers and critical creators. Because? I want students to make meaningful & positive contributions to this world. How can I support this? By making sure student experiences include these: Connect with people – (Be able to empathize […]

Everyday Software As Website Builders

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Last week, I explored building websites using Google Docs. Since you can export a .html version of your document from GDocs, you can upload and host this file to any web server. In other words, this document can be hosted on my domain like so: gdocwebsite.keeganslw.com. Everyday Software As Website Builders Google Docs is not […]

Student Twine Games Research

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This is a collection of resources I gathered while researching student made Twine games. This content is for my record and I may add more over time. Items listed are in the order I found them. Hoping this leads to more connections. 🙂 Games (& Twine Stories) Student Made Twine Games College English Class of […]

Types Of Professional Development I Host ā€“ CTE Manual

At the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), I host a myriad of trainings depending on the focus and instructional needs across campus. When approaching professional development—in addition to content—I consider factors such as time commitments and formats to best serve the needs of as many individuals as possible. This post contains such information for the […]

Gamification and Game-Based Learning QA Whitepaper

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Recently, I was given several questions as part of a whitepaper prompt covering gamification and game-based learning to submit to the InSync Blended Learning Hub (thanks Phylise!). I’ll be treating these questions informally and only plan to give off-the-cuff responses (no additional research happening here this time!). Alright, here goes nothing: Q1) How do you define […]

My #OLCInnovate 2017 Journey

Lego bricks on a black table cloth.
As I write my thoughts (a lot more than originally intended) on the plane home, I’m struck by the fact that my face is rather sore from laughing and smiling so much during #OLCInnovate. Not sure if this is any indication of the last several months or the sheer fun I had at #OLCInnovate? The … Continue reading My #OLCInnovate 2017 Journey

Changing Domain For A WordPress Website in 3 Steps

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Today, John and I moved the eXperiencePlay website from xp.keeganslw.com to experienceplay.education. I was worried this process would be cumbersome but I was pleasantly surprise when we succeeded after a few minutes of research and work. Prerequisites Before initiating the domain change process, I registered experienceplay.education on Namecheap, pointed the Name Servers at my Reclaim Hosting … Continue reading Changing Domain For A WordPress Website in 3 Steps