Links For June 2, 2015

Making for All: How to Build an Inclusive Makerspace

Reduce competition. Both overt contests and more subtle competition, like competition caused by a lack of adequate materials and tools, can reduce participation of girls. It can also be a barrier for beginners and students who don’t see themselves as “technical.” The competition aspect raises the stakes to a level that is too risky for students to jump in and try something they may actually enjoy.

How Do LARP-based Summer Camps Help Kids Learn to Play?

Logistically, adult counselors/storytellers guide those discussions to help participants make some of the educational connections. Strategy sessions are an important part of the experience. But there’s also a lot of physical activity. Campers run around and hit “enemies” with boffer weapons.... By building on popular models associated with video games – basically reward and progress – but getting kids active and engaged in the physical world, the camp is a win-win proposition.

Happy Piano Day

Seconds later it came to my mind: I was about to create my own holiday in order to come up with a reason for this release. Moreover, if I could be proud of something, then of being responsible for an annual celebration of the piano. And here comes the best bit, Piano Day will happen on the 88th day of the year, which most of the time is the 29th of March. Piano Day is intended to be the most joyful of all holidays. – Quick and dirty adventure game maker.

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