Archive for the 'Imagination' 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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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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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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