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Member Showcase

  • Sep 25, 2013 · 6:00 PM

6 lightning talks/demos from #LEGup members, plus the chance for other members to demo their work during the networking breaks.

Submissions for this event are now closed (although you're welcome to demo your app during the breaks. We can set you up with a table. Just ask!)

Speakers so far (more tbc):

Martin Saunders, CEO of Zammer. Zammer is a games-based revision platform (motto: slam your exam!). It was the winner of the 2013 Facebook / Gates Foundation HackEd 2.0 London EdTech hackathon.

Ruthine Burton, programmer, artist and teacher, on Sprogglers. Sprogglers is an online games world for children that makes learning fun. Think Moshi Monsters with a Tamagotchi element: kids can buy, sell, dress up, care for, play with and breed baby sprogs (creatures).  The learning element: Children play educational mini-games with their sprogs.

Patrick Feeney and George Bray from R3D Pixel on 'English Run'. English Run is a multiple-choice driller with potential for use in test prep, 2nd language acquisition and as a customisable classroom tool. The iOS version gets fed through a Google doc so teachers can write questions for the game and update the game's content live within seconds. Patrick and George will be travelling from Brussels for the evening, so we'll be giving them an extra warm welcome!

Atiti Sosimi, CEO of The Big Secret, will present Shhh or Tell it – Xtra; an overview of how the Shhh or Tell it board game is being integrated into student leadership/peer mentoring and used for teaching/practising decision making skills by Yr 7 to 9. 

Steinnun Anna Gunnlaugsdottir from Locatify will be presenting their treasure hunt game TurfHunt and their CMS system to create educational games. Steinnun Anna is from Iceland but will be presenting to us from Greenland over Skype (technology permitting)!

Edward Ruchevits from Pearson's New Technologies team will be presenting Let's Code, a prototype app for primary school children aimed at teaching programming in a visually-led way.

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  • Richard G.

    One question that occurred to me at Wednesdays Meetup…

    With so many people independently creating apps that are based on a quiz mechanic, are app creators working with any particular standardised format for their content?

    A quick search for "standard xml format for quizzes" yielded :
    http://docs.moodle.org/20/en/Moodle_XML_format
    http://manuals.matrix.squizsuite.net/tools/chapters/export-online-quiz-to-xml-tool
    http://quexml.sourceforge.net

    Does anyone know if there is a standard format, for quizzes or questionnaires, used in educational apps?

    September 29, 2013

    • Richard G.

      Yer. I was just thinking if the quiz question & answer part of the content was in a standardised format, that content could be shared and loaded into different apps. Possibly with interesting results.

      October 1, 2013

  • Alex

    Awesome range of games on show with some very enthusiastic presenters.

    September 28, 2013

  • Anna P.

    Great to hear the presentations. I was amazed by the diversity of ideas and approaches. Thanks to everyone and particularly Kirsten and Martha for organising yet another great event.

    September 26, 2013

  • Tony P.

    Good to hear so many interesting stories and consider their potential for education... reasons to be cheerful part 6! :)

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Carrie

    Really interesting

    September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Today was my first time attendance. Very interesting. I definitely want to attend next meetup again :)

    September 25, 2013

  • Tanya P.

    Sorry, I can't come this time. Hopefully the next one. :-(

    September 25, 2013

  • Tanya P.

    Sorry, I can't come this time. Hopefully the next one. :-(

    September 25, 2013

  • Fausto F.

    It's hurting me so much not attending this one. Looking forward to the next one :S

    September 25, 2013

  • Sunder A.

    Apologies for a late cancellation due to an urgency at home.

    September 24, 2013

  • Harvey

    Hello, I would like to demo my games, which are WORK-IN-PROGRESS. The 3 games are -

    1) MasterPics - currently available for download on Google Play (for Phones, Tablets and TV)

    2) Visual Math - (Android) in development (beta version available to test)

    3) Jump.It - (IOS) - early beta available - I am looking for testers...please can you reply to this thread with willingness and I can set-up you up on test flight or mail binaries.

    Thanks,

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    interested

    August 30, 2013

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