FETC 2015 Wrapup

I spent most of last week at the annual FETC conference in Orlando Florida. I took particular note of the gaming, 3D environments, & maker focus. I was very encouraged by the emphasis this conference took regarding gaming in particular. Below are some notes & observations: * Several Keynotes – the most insightful in my eyes (& the real show stopper for me) was Jane McGonigal’s regarding games & gamers – This is basically the Keynote she delivered (many of the same ideas & slides) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzLjXF–G1w * MakeBlock – I Seen this before and really like it – http://www.makeblock.cc * Birdbrain – They had a small but well attended booth – seen their new Hummingbird board based on Arduino (it can actually be programmed with the Arduino IDE when the kids area ready to move from Scratch blocks to a…

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