Twitter Updates for 2007-07-23

  • sitting on the floor of hotel with other laptop people, sucking on the wireless and laughing @griffey, evil, evil man #
  • uploading pictures to flickr #
  • James Paul Gee is speaking about technology and the new equity crisis #
  • “why do most kids fail and some get a’s and some get f’s?” #
  • Wow, another great keynote. These guys make you reconsider things from different angles. Very cool. #
  • “the reason we have gaps in our schools… literacy is tied to [particular] forms of writing” #
  • “Capitalist learned that complicated language is hard only in school. They can sell extremely complicated language in games.” #
  • turning off wireless to save battery for later #
  • @rikhei – twitter seems to be working ok for me now #
  • I am now in the Academic Libraries and Gaming session #
  • so far what I am learning is that our kids love to learn and play games. we need to try to transfer these skills to school as well #
  • @cindi – me! *waves hand* regular twit of dm me #
  • or dm, that is OR #
  • listening to how Wake Forest planned their gaming night. I hoping to get some ideas for MPOW #
  • @awd – no way?! Darth Vader and Mrs. Potter. C8zy! #
  • Wake Forest at their later tourneys had faculty with kids, students, and everyone playing games. How cool is that!? #
  • now Georgia Tech is up to talk about their program. It was interesting, Wake Forest does not own consoles, has stu.bring #
  • try contacting the vendor and they will sometimes give you the game to try for free in your library, Unreal Tournament gave stuff to GT #
  • GT had guys that designed a scoring system that would update live, coolio. Rented a huge projection screen #
  • they dusted each machine on the inside to limit overheating for their machines #
  • they dusting was for when they had the LAN part of the tourney, which they no longer do #
  • side benefits of hosting games – student organizations see the library as willing to collaborate on projects and events #
  • have hears twice, do not bait and switch on game nights – no pushing library services when they are there for games #
  • GTech lib has a performance studio space in their Learning Commons. after gaming night, breakdown can take awhile #
  • GTech feels 100 out of 2500 was not successful attendance, but when was the last time you had 100 in library willingly? Successful to me! #
  • GTech changed their format offer retro gaming, speed dating, movies, DDR, and music week before school starts, had 700 frosh last year! #
  • It sounds more like an Open House then anything else. #
  • from where I am sitting I can see a copy of HP a couple rows in front of me, he has more control then I tho, It is closed #
  • Oh, I wanna play Ninja Tag! http://tinyurl.com/2ag32p could play at Annual, it would be more fun. #
  • time for lunch, good thing, I am starving! #
  • @julian2 – which is what all the key notes have been about. I find it hard to believe you would not learn something #
  • http://www.library.uic.edu/gaming keeps track of things about gaming going on at UIC #
  • In a session about U of Illinois Champagne and gaming at their library #
  • UIC has added games and gaming materials to their coll dev budget #
  • @julian2 – just because you can do something does not mean you always know the theories behind it. Knowhow to read does not mean you know… #
  • knowing how to read does not mean you understand the theories behind language aqusition #
  • @julian2 – possibly #
  • “guitar hero does not shelve well” 70-80% of collection is out at any one time – that sounds like good stats to me #
  • comment form patron – “shelve the games by platform (Nintendo, etc.). really, you should do this.” #
  • games as experience v game as the object – because the experience is part of the game #
  • @julian2 – you should never feel bad about learning something new #
  • @kgs – was just a simple explanation of what Lisa Hinchcliff (sp?) is talking about right now. How we archive games as experience. #
  • @rikhei – maybe utility is the wrong word? More like marketing and redesign for changing learning theories… maybe #
  • “what in the library helps the student know that what they have found is good? or does the thing they are doing is help them learn?” #
  • @julian2 – why the hackles? no one has asked that you back up all your comments with references. we all just spout opinions. is ok to disagr #
  • @rikhei – yes, but by changing the way we do things do you think we can reach them better? I do. #
  • @kgs – you mean during gaming or at the conference? re: gaming, can be mentioned and advertised as long as no bait and switch #
  • @kgs – happy blogiversary! #
  • after lunch slump, sleepy, thinking about the wonderful bed in my hotel room. All fluffy and lovely #
  • having trouble getting Google Reader to synch back up after being online. wth? #
  • @shifted – cookies? I want cookie! #
  • @library_chic – I just sych, hit refresh, and it thinks it was, so I move on. Whatever *shrugs* such is technology sometimes #
  • off in search of cookie!!!!! #
  • @rikhei – i am next 2 u, twittering, humming “Fruity Oaty Bars, makes you bust out of your blouse.” all. your. fault. #
  • @awd, @djfiander – terrible men, is from a song! *eye roll* boys! http://tinyurl.com/rea3x #
  • @djfiander – yes, that sounds very unpleasant #
  • @joshuamneff – “Eta kuram na smekh” – feel better now or just sleepy? #
  • taking a break from sessions on a couch in the hallway of hotel, sprawled out, tired. waiting for Eli’s next talk in 45 minutes #
  • doing some background collecting for my LTR. have to research before writing! #
  • chatting with a friend, sitting under a vent, freezing my toes off #

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