Initial reflections after facilitating the CVWP...
Some highlights from the hack jam: We laughed enough to make our neighbor come close our door. Two groups danced, and one of those groups also added a construction paper dance floor to the game board for the little figures. One group moved from figuring out how to compete to figuring out how to work together. People balanced beetle-monster statues on their heads. One group made bracelets and...
CVWP 2012 Summer Institute Hack Jam - Table 4
Rules from a great game that went from figuring out how to compete to figuring out how to build together: Game Title: The Community Build Set Up Game: Put 10 sticks at brown, 10 at orange, 10 at green Put 10 pipe cleaners on blue, 10 on light blue Objective How to Play: The person right of the designer goes first. All players start at GO. Set the timer for 30 minutes. Play until you...
CVWP 2012 Summer Institute Hack Jam - Table 3
From Table 3’s hacked game of Monopoly: Start in jail. Roll dice - subtract big number from small. Move to your left. If you get the evil eye than everyone goes back to to jail and take place that is the furthest along (eye of the law). Roll complement person to left. Roll but bead on bracelet. On community chest take a cookie or a cherry. Roll less that 3 get to take a bid bead. Land on...
CVWP 2012 Summer Institute Hack Jam - Table 2
Game objective: Get the most balls/coins to win. 1. First player holds one of each of the 6 color pompoms in their closed hand. That person says a color to the team then the person to the left chooses the color from his/her open hand and if the gumball is chosen correctly he/she gets to go anywhere on the board. If not he/she loses her turn. $5=$100 dollars 2. We are taking turns...
CVWP 2012 Summer Institute Hack Jam - Table 1
Here are the rules from Table 1’s game of hacked Monopoly. New Monopoly Rules: Roll both die, start at go and move the number of spaces that you roll on the dice. If you land on the emperial logo then you build something out of playdoh. If the rest of the group can guess it, you get $500 and the person who guesses would also get $500. If you don’t roll over a 3, you have to walk around...
Opt-in "Readings" for the CVWP 2012 Summer...
Here are a variety of resources gathered around the idea of writing as composition as making something - a text, a game, a course, a movement, a thing, a school. - DML 2012 Ignite Talks by Ben Chun, Tessa Joseph-Nicholas, Peter Kittle (NWP), Chris Lawrence, & Nishant Shah - NWP’s Digital Is - NWP’s Teachers Teaching Teachers webcast - NWP Teacher Kevin Hodgson’s gaming...
Wow! What an unusual project. I love it! The idea of taking html code and changing it for projects with kids is so cool. Thanks!
Rules to our Monopoly Hack
We hacked Lord of the Rings Monopoly and changed it to Land of Writer’s: · Instead of “jail” it’s “Published- collect $500 and a visit with Oprah for her book club” · Instead of “Go to jail” it’s “Win the Newberry” o either of these ends the game and everyone returns to “Go” to start again · If you get the symbol on the dice- you lose a turn · land on People = add...
What is the relation between hacking and writing?...
I see helping students take risks in writing as one of my key teaching goals — so in a sense, all writing is hacking, as in questioning, finding alternatives to, undermining standardized and templated forms of expression, and also knowing when those forms are useful and employing them knowingly and thoughtfully.
For News HackJam Image
At the WIDE-EMU Un-Conference, Andrea Zellner introduced us to Hackasuarus and the idea that we can remix websites as a form of digital writing and expression. So, given the very limited time that we had, I wanted to try to make something that was a political commentary. This was an interesting digital writing process, as I had to quickly learn how to use the Hackasaurus “X-Ray...
A reflection on the CVWP Hack Jam
I (Chad) wanted to capture a few thoughts about today’s Hack Jam with the Central Virginia Writing Project (CVWP) before I forget them or muddle them. CVWP site directors Jane Hansen and Kateri Thunder invited me to join the CVWP Summer Institute for a morning of discussion about educational technology. The group expressed interest in a wide variety of topics ranging in scope from...
The Matrix made me see myself differently as a person; this made me see myself...– A Central Virginia Writing Project Summer Institute participant at the CVWP Hack Jam on Friday, July 8th, 2011
The Inaugural NWP Hack-Jam Manifesto
Kelly Gallagher talks about different approaches to writing which is interesting in this context too. When we talk with one another and our students about hacking, we should be looking for different approaches to changing and breaking rules that let students be active learners and citizens in our society. Our conversations with one another and our students about hacking should include time to...
Hacking in the Family
Hacked Bill Gates tweets
Learning about hacking HTML code. This is going to be fun to use in the classroom.
Here's my hack, Paul Allison!
Learners as Hackers - Scoop.It
Crowd-sourced: What is a hacker?
My Hacker Is Not About the Artwork
A freewrite from the margins
My first thought is that hacking sounds like an important idea, but really? Do we need another word that takes teachers out of the mainstream “common core” standards conversation? Does hacking get my students more college-ready? Like gaming, isn’t hacking just another thing that pushes the risk-takers into the margins, and makes risk-adverse teachers run? How do we find a way to be more...
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Our Monopoly Rules
1. Chocolated the game with snacks which went to the folks who first landed on the spaces. 2. Set 1 minute time limit per turn - which resulted in inattentive players losing out on purchases. 3. Sweetened up Free Parking with $500 plus any money colected through assessments. 4. Used the Speed Die (a built in hack.) 5. When you passed Go, you got a random free property. 6. When you go to...
Pay it Forward
Name of Game - Pay it Forward Purpose: Flip Monopoly to a game of giving not getting Rules: Start with no money Toss a coin Heads- anywhere you want to land Tails – roll the dice (real or virtual) Corporate spaces – Make a corporate donation Make charitable contributions to nonprofits Penalty - Ignore homeless person – pay $100 Who wins: Least amount of material goods or money Reach...
Hacking Monopoly - Bluopoly
Starting position: Rules for Bluepoly: #1 Hack: Place board so that the blue side is up. Put two game pieces in each corner. Players my create and bring self-designed game pieces. #2 Hack: Role dice. This determines how many times you get to throw green houses in the center to try to get in the circle. Each house you get in the circle you get $100. If you get $500 you can...
It’s been years since I’ve played Monopoly. Am seeing it now as a transition between “hacking” and “creating a new app” (Jackie Gerstein’s question) . Create beginning of school year activity!
Hack-Jam begins ... by hacking Monopoly!
A little slideshow.
Hello from Chad!
Hi! I’m Chad Sansing. I teach humanities at a Virginia charter school and I love gaming. It’s wonderful fun to see you hacking Monopoly!
Howdy - Just Checking In
Hi - I’m Bud Hunt and am participating in the Hack Jam today - thinking about writing the Web and looking forward to playing.