Many of you have been following our journey regarding the use of Fortnite Creative mode in my 8th grade game design classes. Essentially it started with the student question, "Can we use Fortnite Creative to make our game". I am a huge proponent of student choice and student voice. The stigma around fortnite leads me to believe that it should be cleared with our administration. The more research I've done the more I see how Fortnite Creative mode is no different from any other design tool. It really comes down to how you use it and what elements you include. I encouraged the students who asked to write to our administration for approval. I believe their argument below is well developed. Dear *** ,We are students in Mr. Isaacs period 4 game design class and we have received the task of creating our very own game for our final project. Mr. Isaacs said we could choose the tool of our choice like minecraft, unity, twine, super mario maker and almost anything we can think of. A … [Read more...] about Should we allow Fortnite Creative as a Game Design Engine in school?
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Good news, fake-crime fans: True Detective season 3 is a legitimate descendant of the first (and best) season. In our first guide (or what I like to call our “watchthrough”), we’re going to do a few things: introduce the characters, discuss how they weave through though the plots of the first two episodes, and talk about the evidence. The first part gives us the knowledge we need to understand and analyze the show. The second part allows us to draw conclusions. Why focus so much on characters? In an interview about the second season, creator Nic Pizzolatto talked about why he’s drawn to detectives. “It puts you in everything,” he told Vanity Fair. “That’s why they’re great engines for stories. They go everywhere. A detective story is really just the way you tell a narrative — you start with the ending. At the end, this person is dead. Now I’m going to go back and piece together the story that led to it…. … [Read more...] about True Detective season 3 recap: the mystery, suspects and clues so far
SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg passed away on Monday, following a battle with ALS. Many of us at Polygon have a lot to thank Hillenburg for, and to remember him by: Through favorite episodes (“Chocolate With Nuts” and “Krusty Krab Training Video” are the best, for the record), unforgettable jokes and trope-defying characters, SpongeBob dug its heavy spatula into our collective consciousness. We’re grateful for it; the Nickelodeon show has informed so much about who we are, both when we and the cartoon were at our youthful peaks and now in our childish adulthoods. And while Hillenburg’s legacy continues on proudly through his most famous animated creation — which turns 20 next year — we at Polygon found now as good a time as ever to share our fondest SpongeBob memories. Below, a group of us share moments from one of our favorite cartoons of all time that still strike a chord. Ashley: I will never forget seeing a … [Read more...] about SpongeBob SquarePants continues to influence us, and it will never stop
The new Halloween movie strips away decades worth of horror canon from every film in the franchise past the first one, but you only need to watch a few minutes to see it still has plenty of reverence for what came before. Michael Myers' latest return is jam-packed with Halloween Easter eggs and references to the original, with everything from extremely familiar shots, to sneaky cameos from original actors. With that in mind, we put together this list of the biggest and best nods Halloween 2018 has for Halloween 1978. Spoiler warning: We'll talk about everything from the beginning to the end of both films, so if you haven’t seen them yet, you may want to bookmark this article and come back after you’ve watched the best Halloween movies. 1. The opening credits are a tribute to the first movieThe original Halloween's opening credits are iconic: a slow zoom into the carved face of a lit jack-o'-lantern as director/composer John Carpenter's theme music plays. Halloween 2018 … [Read more...] about The 10 best Halloween Easter eggs and references that pay tribute to the original
APPLE has introduced the long-awaited iPhone iOS 11.4 update – and you can get it right now. Headline features include iCloud storage for your Messages to free up space on your devices, and new tools for teachers. iOS 11.4 release date – how and when can you get it? The new iOS 11.4 update is now available to download and install on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It went live for users on May 30, so it's worth updating a.s.a.p to make sure you have the latest features and security updates. It's easy enough to get the update – just head to Settings > General > Software Update, and then follow the instructions. For a more detailed guide, check out our article on how to update your iPhone. Apple iOS 11.3 update – which devices will get it?You can get the new iOS update on the following gadgets... iPhone 5S and later All iPad Air models All iPad Pro models iPad 5th generation iPad Mini 2 and later iPod Touch 6th generation iOS 11.4 features – … [Read more...] about iOS 11.4 update for your iPhone is here – all the new features and how to get it TODAY