Making Games for Learning

Over the last two and a half years, a significant portion of my research work has been related to game design for learning. I do this work under the auspices of my research assistantship work with Dr. Yasmin Kafai at UPenn GSE. Four our research, I have designed and facilitated several workshops for middle and high school […]

High School: Reflections on cinéma vérité

As I slowly make my way into the world of film and filmmaking as a research method – I have had my first encounter with a classic observational film: Fred Wiseman’s High School. The film was shot during five weeks in 1968 at Northeast High School in Philadelphia. There is no narrator, no titles or […]

Tabula Rasa

NYS 4th grade math assessment excerpt   Please note bullet two in the above image: “student can erase quickly so that they do not have to suffer the evidence of their mistake.”Or bullet one, “the teacher can respond to a hole in student understanding and skills.” Or perhaps I should refer to bullet three: “students love […]