Archive for the ' Thoughts' 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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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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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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This 3rd episode is a small one about what is an RPG?  A lot of what you will hear on this podcast is about an immersive education technique called Role Playing Games. This episode describes what a role-playing game is, how it works in different formats, and how easy it to place them in your classroom.  It's a quick intro before you begin to hear some interviews that talk a lot about Role Playing Games.

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This is the first episode of our podcast about games and education.  It's a quick episode that talks about the importance of Mindset and Drive, and how they relate to games in education.  If you'd like to know more please visit my website https://sites.google.com/view/iie/home for a list of games, and links to my blog and Google+ group.

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