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Amnesia dev makes the case for why lying to players is sometimes good game design

Gamasutra - April 19, 2019 3176

Frictional Games' Thomas Grip explains how considering what players assume about features can sometimes matter more than the actual features themselves. ...

Five Frequently Asked Questions About MAP Spanish Assessments

Northwest Evaluation Association - April 09, 2019 2630

Of approximately 4.8 million English Language Learners (ELLs) in US public schools, nearly 80% are native Spanish speakers. Educators are looking for better information on the largest... Continue Reading


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Don't Miss: Creating believable crowds in Planet Coaster

Gamasutra - April 08, 2019 2575

"10,000 guests was what we targeted, and simulating each seemed like a challenge. This was where using flow/potential fields became very appealing." - Owen McCarthy, principal programmer at Frontier. ...

OPINION: How our youngest, neediest learners benefit from deeper phonics and other reforms

Hechinger Report - March 20, 2019 1546

By all accounts, I wasn’t supposed to succeed in life. I was raised by my grandmother in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood after being orphaned at birth by teenage parents who were unable to care for me. I attended high-poverty neighborhood public schools. But my grandmother, a loving woman with a third-grade education who could read […]


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How MAP Reading Fluency Supports Effective Reading Assessment at My School

Northwest Evaluation Association - March 12, 2019 1092

Last week, I blogged here about essential early reading skills and what the research suggests we evaluate in young readers. After working in education for the past 16... Continue Reading


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Reading - Joi Ito Home

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - May 17, 2019 1087

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