August 2010

Latitude in conjunction with ReadWriteWeb has released research on what children want from their technology.  It’s a fascinating look at the future from a child’s perspective.  You can download the entire summary here. Here are the highlights: •    39% of children’s innovations called for more immersive content experiences (3D features and integrating physical/virtual spaces).  “For […]

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Light Doodles is one of the best places to learn about how to paint with light.  Check them out! •    Light Doodles Tutorial: how to make a “light drawing pen” •    Light Doodles Tutorial: light drawing explained

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I’ve been reading Clay Shirky’s new book Cognitive Surplus.  The book is challenging my thinking on the impact of social networking and all things digital on society.  In the book, Shirky notes that people in the United States spend 200 billion hours a year watching TV and it took only 100 million hours to create […]

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There are too many possibilities for light painting in large group environments to list.  So check out these tutorials and start painting! •    How to make a light orb for light painting •    Making animations with light painting •    How to make a light painting saber

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We finished three weeks of Hot U at the end of July.  It was an intense time that required over 400 volunteers and served over 1000 kids.  One of the things that we looked at this year was trying to find a way to allow the kids a place to catalog what they had learned […]

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I am a huge fan of mind-mapping.  It’s an easy way to organize your ideas.  Here’s a great resource on how to get started (crayons required). View the original source for this post I was having trouble getting started on this column, so I turned away from the keyboard for a while and started jotting […]

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pudgehuckaby what do teams need? http://goo.gl/fb/98Srr 26 Jul 2010 from Google DanReiland An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it. Jef Mallett 26 Jul 2010 from TweetDeck gtdguy Maturity = listening for & acting on intuitive insight vs. conditioned responses to habitual thinking. 27 Jul 2010 from web LShallenberger Anne […]

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My recent project for the Cory Center was What Matters Now in Children’s Ministry.  While the team that developed this resource are still in conversation about how to further the use of the content and expand it, I’ve been wondering about a new project: what’s next in children’s ministry?  My first port of call is […]

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One of the critical questions that children’s and family ministry leaders face is the issue of how technology impacts relationships.  Regardless of where I travel to speak with children’s ministry leaders and volunteers, in every venue I am asked to respond to this issue.  A subset of questions on this issue include: •    Does the […]

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