DANGER: Candy Crush

Wow, who knew anything could be quite that addictive?! I am not into gaming AT ALL - the only one I used to enjoy was Tetris .. and I guess this is pretty much an updated version of Tetris! I went on 'for a quick go' to see what all the fuss was about, and about 1.5 hours later I had reached about level 27, and had spent quite a bit of money buying extra…

A truly postmodern moment?

Advertised on the maker's site as: "“Lemme tell ya, these ain’t no ordinary finches we’re talkin’ about. These here are the Angry Birds, the ones that’s gonna kick you in the ‘nads. And they’re the ones on your side. They must be from Galapadapados, or sumptin’.” – Col. Angus, Bird Expert. The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the Birds’ eggs. Use the unique…

Game Based Learning #altc2011

Assume can see value in game-based learning - as in this session. Most of session = practical game playing. Not limited to playing games, Game-based learning has been around for years - doesn't have to involve high end technology - leads to ... Discussion, reflection, collaboration. Active, experiential, collaborative, problem-based learning. Interactivity & feedback (time appropriate), challenge & scaffolding (from novice to expert), safe environment to practice (fine to fail, reflect on it), playfulness =…

Akinator.com

Another glorious waste of time... it doesn't set itself any limits on the number of questions, but amazing that some kind of mathematical formula can be right so many times - I had 3 goes (Bridget Jones, God, Richard Hammond) and it got all 3 of those - can see some people trying with some cryptic ones, but I guess it absorbs those for next time... Akinator - also on the iPhone (£1.19)!