My new game!

I now have an (acceptably) working prototype of a game-based-learning application that I developed from scratch. HERE IT IS!

…And here is a screenshot. As you can see it is Tetris inspired (but unlike Tetris it teaches multiplication facts).

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The application design was based on principles of flow, game-based-learning, number-sense development and (to a lesser extent) perceptual learning.

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We asked 24 big names in tech which book they’re reading right now — here’s what they said

I noted with interest that Mustafa Suleyman (founder of DeepMindis reading Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich (article here).

I’m glad to see that I’m not the only person who thinks it’s worth reading forty-something year old books about educational sociology.