Burning Gnome

Art, Technology, and Culture firmly planted in the Garden of Education

Archive for the 'Reviews' Category

   Jul 24

An Ode to Two Computer Games

Oh Minecraft ! Thou art magnificent in your design! You thrust your pick-axe into the depths of my children’s minds and collect the fragments of literacy and mathematics buried in their genetic code with your own code of multidimensional strategy and awesomeness ! Through chat window they build their empires, through mining they stretch and [...]

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   Sep 15

Film: Waiting For “Superman”

I just saw the trailer for a new film, “Waiting For “Superman,” which looks compelling and heart-wrenching at the same time. From Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), comes a film about the current state of the US public education system and how it is failing. Seriously. It follows five different kids from diverse families and [...]

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   Jul 30

Review: Secular Homeschooling Magazine

Let’s face it: Those of us who have decided to home educate our kids need a little support now and then. Between the torment of mainstream education gone wrong yet still pervasive in the mindset of the masses (Hello? Gatto’s Weapons of Mass Instruction anyone?) and the well meaning, or not, inquiries of loved ones [...]

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