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Black men – we need to take the racist online harassment of Black women more seriously

Black Youth Project - August 16, 2019 4845

by Donnie Moreland  “I get harassment as a woman and I get the extra harassment because of race and being a black woman. They will call white women a ‘c*nt’ and they’ll call me a ‘n*gger c*nt’.” – Imani Gandy, Rewire.News “You’re a fucking fat ass nigger. Hang yourself bitch.” – Anonymous The following is […]


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Some learners cannot visualise things in their mind’s eye

Bold Blog - August 15, 2019 4773

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Don't Miss: Training players right, so they don't hate learning to play

Gamasutra - August 13, 2019 4691

In this 2015 feature, designer Mike Stout takes a look at examples of in-game training that skip the boring tutorials and teach players the rules of the game by letting them play the game. ...


Blog: 7 questions to answer before marketing on Twitch

Gamasutra - August 07, 2019 4344

If you are a game developer, getting traction for your game on Twitch is now one of the cornerstones to successfully launching a new title. The aim of this blog is to try and help you do precisely that. ...


Reclaiming memory as a Black father and son in the face of cultural and racial traumas

Black Youth Project - August 01, 2019 4023

This essay contains discussions of racialized state violence and suicide attempts by Donnie Moreland  I have difficulty recalling specific details of my childhood. Trauma has a way of coloring memory. Strangely, the events I sometimes beg to forget are the ones I can see with a clarity the remainder of my youth is never afforded. […]


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OPINION: School counselors must ‘move mountains’ to help undocumented students access U.S. higher education

Hechinger Report - July 31, 2019 3993

The generations after us will look back at 2019 one day and be ashamed of our apathy. They will wonder where we lost our heart and courage as we watched children separated from their parents in the United States and detained in what some have likened to concentration camps. Or how we stood by as […]


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Intersectional Identities: Do Educators Empower or Oppress? | Teaching Tolerance

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - August 17, 2019 3911

X Search Teaching Tolerance Search ARTICLE Intersectional Identities: Do Educators Empower or Oppress? In addressing intersecting identities, educators can contribute to students’ empowerment—or oppression. One TT intern reflects on her experiences as a black, female, Muslim student. August 7, 2019 X Add to an Existing Learning Plan X Print this Article Would you like to print the images in this article? Do Not Print Images SHARE Topic “Don't bring your Muslim crap here.” My “friend” said this to me.

Deep Dive: Burdening players with the power of the system in Legal Dungeon

Gamasutra - July 23, 2019 3560

Korean game developer Somi's latest game Legal Dungeon has players organizing police investigation documents - and having to decide whether to indict the accused criminals or not. Here's how Somi did it. ...


Blog: The secrets of dynamic difficulty adjustment

Gamasutra - July 16, 2019 3134

Have you ever played a game that punished you for doing well, or went easy on you when you struggled? That's an example of Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment gone wrong. ...


OPINION: Ending the stigma for college students with learning disabilities

Hechinger Report - July 15, 2019 3113

Students with disabilities, and especially those with invisible disabilities that affect how they learn, often struggle because of public misperceptions and stigmas. After all, children with learning and attention issues are as smart as their peers and capable of high academic achievement, but too often they are misunderstood as lazy or unintelligent. Without the right […]


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Get a job: Join Build A Rocket Boy Games as a Senior Animation Programmer

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 3095

The Senior Animation Programmer is responsible for designing and implementing large scale animation systems with minimal guidance and providing technical support and mentoring to more junior members of staff. ...

How heterosexual Black men project the psycho-sexual traumas of the plantation onto our queer brethren

Black Youth Project - July 08, 2019 2697

This essay contains discussions of racialized sexual violence and mentions r/pe by Donnie Moreland There is this thing with us, as Black men. This war. Well, less war and more an inter-communal pogrom, wherein any Black man who shows no desire to lay with women exclusively is designated a cancer, subject to extermination. The prevention […]


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The case for a new Global Edtech Readiness Index

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - August 15, 2019 2691

Toggle navigation Main navigation Search Submit Published on The case for a new Global Edtech Readiness Index |August 13, 2019 This page in: pointing the way to an index Many medium and low income countries around the world are preparing to significantly increase their investments in the use of educational technologies -- or have already begun to do so. How might these countries, at a very high level, measure and track key components of their edtech investments and compare what they measure against what is happening in other countries in order to better understand what is working, and what isn't? Let's be clear: Countries should ultimately measure the impact of their edtech-related investments against their educational goals ('improved student learning', for example -- whatever that may mean).

Video: How cheating and making player life easier helped Dead Cells shine

Gamasutra - June 12, 2019 1281

In this 2019 GDC talk, Motion Twin's Sebastien Benard provides a closer look at how cheating and making player life easier actually made Dead Cells a hardcore game without the rage-quitting. ...