Category Archives: HAMMER SMASH!

Digital Skills: Looking past “digital native” assumptions, toward curricular reform

When it comes to digital skills, which ones count? Recently, I found articles by Jeff Eaton and by Marc Scott (known online as coding2learn), both of which brought back up some thinking I have been doing about digital skills (or digital literacy) curricula. (Digital literacy was more or less the topic of my dissertation, and […]

Angry Birds Is No Super Artillery: or, What Kids These Days Don’t Learn From Technology

So I just started playing Angry Birds recently, seeing as I now have a smartphone which wasn’t built broken and can run it.(1) I’ve seen it around, of course, so I was able to dive right in and start playing without much explanation. And I’ve played other games with similar physics, so I was able […]

Invisible Imaginary Horses: VHR Diary Day 1

Initially frustrated at the numbers-heavy interface and play, I’ve begun to warm to the game a little. First of all, you can link a picture from any website to represent your horse, rather cleverly mitigating the lack of graphics on the cheap. The major thrill so far is the prodigious breed list.

Talking with Broughton

How can a solution coming from such a complicated man be so simple?

From The Vaults: Cheaticus Maximus

Instructions on how to maximize your l00t in Kid Icarus.