It so happens that my middle son wanted his own room at about the same time. Probably because his brother ratted him out about tipping the lamp over but to be honest I asked all three kids and got three different stories. It must have been an act of God that killed the lamp.
In any event I was able to turn the lamp into a nice hanging lamp in a few hours.
Step 1: Materials
I purchased a brass decorative chain and ceiling hooks at Home Depot for about $20.
There is a click switch on the cord that I had put on the lamp previously. I think they are under $5.
Step 2: Making the Lamp
In the second picture you can see the top of the lamp shade. The top plate that the socket is screwed into is just a ball canning jar lid that I drilled a hole into. This makes the lamp socket more rigid and keeps the shade from moving in case my kids decide to swing across the room like Tarzan. The last picture shows the inside of the lamp. You can see the shroud I cut down that holds the light socket.