Archive for July 2018

In this episode learn about quick and easy games to implement in the classroom.  These are 10 games that Melissa presented on and they are amazing and super easy to add to any classroom.  Learn about everything from word games to storytelling, to mystery boxes.  So many great ideas to start the new school year with games ready to use.

 

If you'd like to see Melissa's Slideshow feel free to see all the games we are talking about here:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1a7MpAFhwHX0K5Up0vTsa-dU7ZqFLCEjRzOa_ZivcNwU/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

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This episode is ways to transform your classroom into a game.  I hope you enjoy transforming your room.  Please let me know if you do.

 

Links Talked About:

 

Ryan O' Donnel:  http://creativeedtech.com/

Project Based Learning:  http://www.bie.org/

Gamification with Melissa Pilakowski:  https://technologypursuit.edublogs.org/author/mpilakowski/

Jon Corippo Writing:  https://sites.google.com/site/mistercorippo/

Extra Credits Fail Faster:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDjrOaoHz9s

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This is an amazing interview with Meguey Baker.  Meguey is a game designer of many amazing games for students including 1001 Arabian Nights, Psi Run and many more.  In this interview, we do not discuss her games instead we discuss how to get any student into gaming.  How to make games out of almost anything.  How games and telling stories are the gateways to learning, and how easy it is to start.  It's a fantastic discussion and I hope you all enjoy.

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In this episode, I talk about the philosophy of not always facing every challenge head-on.  It's about the importance of both challenges and teaching students when to flee when to find alternative answers to problems.  It also describes how students can find alternative solutions to problems, and how teachers can create situations where students need to find alternative solutions to challenges.

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