post

4th Graders, Plywood & Gamification

There’s a growing trend known as gamification, perhaps you’ve heard of it. Perhaps not. Gamification is the concept of applying game-design thinking to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging. ~ Gamification Wiki We see many, many different examples of it in our daily lives, though we may not really notice them or […]

post

Dignity Cannot Wait for Better Times

Afghanistan is a war-torn country, topping Forbes’ list of most dangerous places on earth in 2010, and it’s not just this last decade that has brutalized the people of one of the oldest inhabited places on earth. For century upon century, Afghanistan’s location has made it the invasion target of many men and empires. It […]

post

I Can’t Believe That’s My Child

Whether you have seen them on ABC’s Nightline, Good Morning America, MTV, the Oscars or most recently paying tribute to Whitney Houston on Piers Morgan Tonight, or read about them in The New York Times, The Guardian, the Christian Science Monitor or The New York Post, the 5th graders of New York’s Public School 22 […]

post

Why the worry? I’d rather wonder.

If you aren’t familiar with TED, you should be. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, though, as they point out, the scope has grown a bit. It is two annual conferences and many affiliated conferences throughout the world dedicated to “Spreading Ideas,” specifically “Ideas Worth Spreading.” The most amazing part is what the conferences do […]