How to Create Online Games with KODU a Free Course!

Kodu Game LabStarting March 1st Kodu is offering a free five week course to teach people how to use Kodu to create fun interactive games for kids.  “Kodu is a visual programming language made specifically for creating games.  It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone.”    If you are interested in creating games in an online environment this seems like an incredible opportunity.  How much you participate is up to you and all of the materials are free.  You can download the program at this link: http://fuse.microsoft.com/kodu/ .  The only thing that they do not provide is a computer to run the actual program.  To find out more information aboout this class check out this link: http://planetkodu.com/course/2010/02/24/before-we-begin/.  You can find an overview of the course at this link: http://planetkodu.com/course/overview/ and decide for yourself if it is worthwhile.

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Stixy an Online Communication Tool for the Classroom

Stixy is an online message board that can be used for a variety of things in the classroom.  This is an easy to use program that allows you to post items called widgets to the message board in multiple formats.  It can be used to present information to students, or have students post questions to their teachers.  Its ease of use is a definite positive for this application it is so simple even a caveman can do it. Check it out at the address below:

http://www.stixy.com/

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