Archive for the ' Games' 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 our first episode about LARP.  Learn about Live Action Role Play and how it can encourage student engagement, inspiration, creativity, and push them to want to learn more in the classroom.

 

http://thegameacademy.org/about/resources

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Welcome to a brief introduction to the amazingness that is Minecraft.  A great game for engaging students, internal motivation, and engineering.  

 

Links:

10 Awesome Redstone creations- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Roqp2jciCb0&t=212s

Redstone Tutorial-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrbnQVKP9oc

Top 10 Minecraft Creations-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUJ8UmtaUOc

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In this episode, we speak with Caroline Hobbs.  She created the RPG Downfall and many more that can be found at http://lessthanthreegames.com/.   Her Short Games series contains One Missed Call which was also talked about on the podcast http://lessthanthreegames.com/short_games/index.html. The episode is great insight into how to play story games in the classroom.  Story Games are easy, simple to start games,  with mechanics that are easy to pick up and try with classes.  I hope everyone enjoys Caroline's games as much as I have.

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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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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 4th Episode, we interview Joshua Archer, creator of the Game Academy. A Role Playing and Gaming community for students in the Bay Area of California.  It is a place where students can game and learn how to play and run their own Role Playing games.  It emphasizes education, creativity, and especially collaboration in a safe gaming atmosphere.  Joshua shares his experiences of using Role Playing Game with students.  He explains why RPG games are beneficial for student learning and how others can start their own gaming communities if they want.  It was an amazing interview and I hope all of you will enjoy his knowledge.  

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