Friday, September 19, 2008

Storm The Castle

This guy Will is a volcano of ideas. Many are based on fantasy but he jumps in to all sorts of mind blowing topics from game programming to volcano making. Look around his eclectic site for all sort so ideas.

One warning - the site is full of advertising. So times you don't even know which links are editorial and which are ads.

Storm The Castle

Reality Factory Tutorial

Reality Factory Software Download Page

How to Make a Video Game with Reality Factory

Project Dog Waffle

PD is a freeware version of the paint & animation program Project Dogwaffle and PD Pro Digital Painter, developed by Dan Ritchie.


Adventure Maker - Make your own adventure games


21st Century Skills

"For the past five (now its seven) years, the national conversation on education has focused on reading scores, math tests and closing the "achievement gap" between social classes. This is not a story about that conversation. This is a story about the big public conversation the nation is not having about education, the one that will ultimately determine not merely whether some fraction of our children get "left behind" but also whether an entire generation of kids will fail to make the grade in the global economy because they can't think their way through abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish good information from bad or speak a language other than English.

More -
How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. -- William Butler Yeats

Friday, September 12, 2008

Future Pinball

As a big pinball fan (I own a Wipeout arcade pinball machine) I've always loved pinball both in the 3D realm and virtual and have always dreamed of designing my own machine. Now I can with Future Pinball a virtual pinball machine game simulator.

Free download

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Spelling City

Now here is a cool site to help with spelling. After registering (free!) you can enter in your weekly spelling lists and then take tests, play games like hangman and word scramble with your spelling words. The site even says the words to you! Very cool!

Spelling City has tons of different ways for kids to test their spelling chops, including interactive games, printables, and a tool that speaks any words kids are unsure how to pronounce. Spelling City has more than 25,000 words in its database but visitors can also create and save word lists of their own. N-E-A-T-O!

More spelling sites

Monday, September 8, 2008

Google For Educators

Supporting teachers in their efforts to empower students and expand the frontiers of human knowledge.

Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers
These user-friendly tools will keep you and your class inspired, inventive, and organized.