1) Columbia School of Journalism grad student Qi Chen just posted a great article about teaching with video games. Really interesting overview of how I, along with a few other teachers, have been employing commercial video games in our classes. Check it out!
2) I walked away from SXSW edu yesterday feeling excited. It was amazing to see people from such a wide array of backgrounds working to create and use educational technology. Some highlights:
b) Historia for social studies!
d) Atlantis Remixed, which is especially cool for the way it turns abstract concepts, like persuasive writing, into game mechanics.