Weekly Click - June 1


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Can Entertainment Media Ignite an Education Revolution? Author, USC Professor, and Blogger Henry Jenkins shares some great insights about his experience at the recent "Learning from Hollywood: Can Entertainment Media Ignite an Education Revolution?" conference, hosted by the USC Cinema School and organized by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. Jenkins post is a great wrap up of this fantastic event, and don't miss this video of his own talk on Entertainment Education.

More Weekly Click Fun:

Games Young Black Males, Learning, and Video Games - Researcher Betsy James DiSalvo from the Georgia Institute of Technology is using video games to bridge the achievement gap.

Behavior conditioning in social games - An interesting look at both the negative and positive aspects of behavior modification by popular social games like FarmVille, from The Learning Games Network.

Technology Behind the Scenes of a Children's iPad App - Our friends at Ruckus have a great new app for young children called Spot the Dot. Check out this look at the app with Spot the Dot author David A. Carter.

What do we want the future of computing for children to look like? - Eric Rosenbaum of MIT Media Lab presents his thoughts on the future of children's computing at AppCamp 2011 (we especially love the demo of the Singing Fingers App that starts at the 15:30 mark)!

iPad Usability - Interesting article about iPad usability studies, including improvements and persistent issues with the user interfaces of iPad apps.

Grab Bag "Anatomy Of A Mashup" - A visualization of a Daft Punk mashup done with HTML5 and CSS3. Visually and auditorially very compelling. Further writing on it here.

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