Archive for the 'Alternative Solutions' Category

This episode of Games and Education features an interview with Avery Alder.  Avery is the game designer of The Quiet Year one of my favorite games to play with students, and also many amazing games that deal with marginalized populations and identities like Dreamaskew and Monsterhearts.  Avery's games are easy to run, easy to play, and our conversation is all about how people can learn more about themselves through play and games.  This was a wonderful interview and I hope you all enjoy.

 

Links:

 

https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/

 

My own review of the Quiet Year:  https://gamesandlessons.wordpress.com/2018/02/22/the-quiet-or-not-so-quiet-year-in-the-classroom/

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In this episode, I speak about how moves snowball.  A mechanic from the Apocalypse World system that can be used in any classroom.  What do you do next, the words that help students push themselves further?

Links:

Hyperdoc Handbook:https://www.amazon.com/HyperDoc-Handbook-Digital-Lesson-Design-ebook/dp/B01GSG92GM

Lisa High Fill Hyperdocs:  https://hyperdocs.co/about_us

Moves Snowball Essay:  http://www.magpiegames.com/2014/07/24/designing-moves-triggers-versus-effects/

 

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This is a brief small episode about Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic motivation in games.  They both are very useful but have their place.  I hope you all enjoy.

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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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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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