Monthly Archives: November 2016

Traditional Thursdays: How This Book Was Made

How This Book Was Made by Mac Barnett and Adam Rex is a picture book loosely based on a true story about exactly what you would guess from the title–how this book was made. This book did a great job of informing readers how books are made in a very digestible and engaging way. The […] Continue reading

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Troll Culture

Like most of you, I cannot get this election off of my mind. I have not been able to focus and write these blogs like I usually do without glancing at my social media every five minutes to see if some new, terrible act has been committed in his name. There is also a part … Continue reading “Troll Culture” Continue reading

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Oh No, Astro!

Oh No, Astro!, a new book by Matt Roeser and illustrated by  Brad Woodard, will make anyone smile- and not just because of the great triple rhyme in the title. Oh No, Astro! is a carefully crafted tale of science and hilarity, which excels at teaching about the cosmos without being too obvious about that […] Continue reading

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VR and Experience-addiction

Hello all! Apologies for the tardiness. I’ve been out of town, so just not getting settled back in and trying (read: struggling) to get caught up. So, here we go. The other week in class we tried VR. I punched a wall playing VR ping-pong against a fox. Future of gaming looks truly painful from … Continue reading “VR and Experience-addiction” Continue reading

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No Man’s Sky…moar liek Nobody’s gaem amirite?!?!

If you’ve been even slightly connected to 2016’s abysmal pipeline of original video game launches, then you’ve heard all about the unprecedented sh!tstorm that is Sean Murray’s No Man’s Sky. No Man’s Sky is one of the greatest examples of a product’s scope getting out of control. Murray and his team promised gamers the entire … Continue reading “No Man’s Sky…moar liek Nobody’s gaem amirite?!?!” Continue reading

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Ready Player One – A false reality

Hey Guys! Sorry this post is a little late. I suddenly seem to have a mountain of work and just couldn’t keep track of all my work. Anyways, with our discussions in class about Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, I was certain that this was what I was going to talk about in my … Continue reading “Ready Player One – A false reality” Continue reading

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The Modern Game Climate: Gimmicks and Quirks

For the past few years, there have been the releases of several games that were very much hyped up and expected to do very well, or sold on one or two interesting points that made the idea of them stand out while the reality of the games were very hollow and unsustainable. There seems to be … Continue reading “The Modern Game Climate: Gimmicks and Quirks” Continue reading

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Two Eyes are Better Than One

Hi friends, I’ll be posting with the wrong group today, because I 100% forgot that the syllabus was incorrect about which group was up last week. Since our time exploring different types of virtual reality and with Ready, Player One on the schedule lately, I haven’t been able to get VR off my mind recently.  That … Continue reading “Two Eyes are Better Than One” Continue reading

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The Virtual School, the Better Choice?

    As an education major at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, I have a particular interest in different ways students can learn. When my class read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, there were parts of the novel that denoted different ways in which the main character, Wade Watts (avatar Parzival … Continue reading “The Virtual School, the Better Choice?” Continue reading

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Free Fridays: Every Color

Every Color by Erin Eitter Kono is a wonderful story of unexpected friendship between a young girl and a polar bear. The polar bear is tired of his life without any color and so used to seeing only white: white snow, white ice, etc. The pair meet and go on a journey around the world […] Continue reading

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