Monthly Archives: November 2009

Free Montessori Classics!

Just discovered (after spending much time humming and ha-ing over whether I should buy them, get them from the library), that two of Maria Montessori’s books are availabel through Project Gutenberg!

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Sandpit: Theme = language

Sandpit So glad the sandpit has returned to the south bank. I was really starting to miss it! And the people who participate – always lovely, friendly, and of course playful people! ..I played……a game in which we were asked … Continue reading

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The situated nature of language

The situated nature of language Originally uploaded by Celine Llewellyn-Jones You have a new picture message!

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A very inspiring project – a walk from Belfast to Bandung

More brilliant, playful games. I love it. Most of them involve food and booze too. http://www.spartaction.com/wintergames/day01.html http://www.spartaction.com/bandung.html “What artists do possess is a practical working knowledge of the relationship between the physical materiality of the world, emotion and thought.” ‘Drinking … Continue reading

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09112009343.jpg Originally uploaded by Celine Llewellyn-Jones You have a new picture message!

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A possible thought exploration game idea..

Thanks to bluebison.net for this wonderful image . The sketch above is my own rendition of my Dr Seussian game-space idea Thinking about how to get people to playfully explore their thoughts together across many different locations… one idea might … Continue reading

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Fantastic contraptions, great egg-race

Just thinking of how we construct an essay – wonder whether the game where you build a machine that “does” something – it’s a bit like mousetrap…hmm, what on earth is the name, might be a good metaphor to use? … Continue reading

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A collaborative game at a distance

Not sure how it would support learning, don’t know where artefacts might come into it, but certainly would encourage collaboration over distance! Two players in different parts of the world, are connected by a mobile device. They must both reach … Continue reading

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Place-based or space based?

Nicholas Nova – who I have huge respect for….seems to capture what I have been trying to articulate for ever.. he sees the situated nature of games on a spectrum, with worst case scenario… people required to be in the … Continue reading

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GridLock

I like this kind of game because although it’s essentially just capture the flag….the idea of a thought gridlock…and how one might get out of it seems fruitful, useful……and could map directly to a physical game maybe..

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