Clearing out links that have been in the browser for a while. These ones relate to teaching and learning.
Learning Aloud – Videos are what students want and not what they need
Derek’s Blog » Thinking more about game-based learning
Post links through to some game-based learning blogs and sites, and has some comments on Minecraft (which my kids really seem to like).
Have decided to try out Scrivener to get the writing back on track. So a week or two of trying things out while I write my conference paper ‘Divine Demons and Demonic Angels: Biblical Afterlives and the Inversion of Good and Evil in Contemporary Popular Culture’
I’m hoping this will help get me up to speed: Scrivener and EndNote – YouTube
As well as the longer video that does EverNote in combination too.
Things look good – no more dramas with the blog, so time to get back posting.
Blog needed some urgent maintenance so has been offline while I found time to do that. But I think I’ve got everything sorted now.
A recent list of some blogs focusing on church technology – may get my religion and media class to have a look at them in a week or two’s time.
ChurchMag’s 2012 Top 20 Church Technology Blogs | ChurchMag
Simon Carey Holt’s reflections on the contemplative life meeting family was very helpful this week.
See The man in orange | SIMPLY SIMON
As I read it I was making connections between the point he raises from Wendy Wright’s ‘Seasons of a Family’s Life’ and the definitions of folk culture we talked about in The Bible and Popular Culture last week.
I’ve watched most of these, and I’d agree that they all worked well. You should be caught up in the story and then left craving the resolution in a way that isn’t simple or contrived.
See io9.com : Season-ending TV cliffhangers that actually paid off.
Short piece asking questions about the questions polls use when surveying views on religion and evolution. See Evolving Gallup’s Poll on Evolution.
I like short films, and especially short science fiction films that unpack a particular question or theme (for example, the original short version of ’9′), so I was interested to see this engaging trailer for a short film called ‘True Skin’ exploring the human technological augmentation and being wrapped in media:
And a few years ago when I was in the midst of writing my PhD thesis on theology and transhumanism I wrote a paper that asked the question of who would pay for the digital heaven that some transhumanists saw human existence being uploaded into. I’m glad to see that others have had the same thought.
The second part of the recent episode of Media 7 looks at some of the intellectual property issues in the comic book industry.
See Media7 | Television New Zealand | Series 8, Episode 19