Archive for Category: "EdGamer"
Barry Joseph is the Associate Director For Digital Learning, Youth Initiatives, at the American Museum of Natural History. Located within the Education Department, Youth Initiatives, Barry brings a dozen years working in youth development and nearly twenty years working in new media to support the AMNH to advance its mission. And what is the Museum’s mission? “To discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.” EdGamer thinks this is cool and we think you will too. Tune-in and level-up!
Kristin Brynteson is the Assistant Director of the P-20 Center at Northern Illinois University. The Center for P-20 Engagement collaborates with internal and external partners to provide leadership and promote innovation by fostering interdisciplinary learning communities and initiatives which increase educational success. One of their projects is STEM Read, Coordinated by Gillian King-Cargile. Gillian King-Cargile has a bachelor’s degree in film production and an MFA in creative writing. She is a writer, a book lover and a professional science appreciator. At NIU she directs the Creative Writing Day Camp for middle school students and co-directs STEM Outreaches Sci-Fi-based summer camps. In addition, she created and coordinates the STEM Read program.STEM Read features science fiction books with a basis in hard science, technology, engineering, or math. Students read the book on their own or with their library groups and then meet with experts in related fields at NIU to discuss the science behind the fiction. If you want to find out more about STEM Read and the other great projects at NIU, then tune-in and level-up!
Dan Magaha, Director of Operations at GameSalad, is joining us for EdGamer 144. GameSalad’s Creator platform allows game developers to rapidly design, publish, and distribute sophisticated games for iOS, Android, and HTML5, while eliminating the need to code. Tune-in and level-up!
Community Manager of Pursuitery, Evan Jones, will join us for EdGamer 143. Pursuitery is building a friendly and supportive online space for people to connect with others who share their interests and want to level up their expertise together. It’s a place where people can hang out, mess around, and geek out. Tune-in and level-up!
Kelly East and Adam Hott, from HudsonAlpha, will join us to discuss the use of data within games to help developers and drive classroom instruction. HudsonAlpha’s free online educational activity, Touching Triton, provides an opportunity for teachers and students to have an engaging conversation about the complex nature of common disease in one class period. This Web-based activity builds understanding of common complex disease risk, influenced by factors from family history, environment and genomic data. Students synthesize data from these sources to inform lifestyle choices and medical intervention strategies in the setting of a long-duration space flight mission.
This week on EdGamer 141 we discuss the influence of Robin Williams. Gerry and Zack will look at how this amazing person made an impact on them as educators. We will look at Robin’s personal life and also the impact some of his movies had in the field of education. We will even discuss the connections to the Games and Learning field. Tune-in and level-up….nanoo nanoo!
This week on EdGamer 140 we are joined by a very special guest, Lindsey Tropf, founder/CEO of Immersed Games. Lindsey is currently working on Tyto Online, an educational MMORPG. Join us as we chat about her Kickstarter and this intriguing new game. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 139 we were joined by Remi Holden, Rex Beaber, and Caro Williams (from GLS10) to discuss all the amazing events that took place this past June in Madison, Wisconsin. The GLS Conference, held annually in Madison, provides a forum for games researchers, game designers, and educators from around the world to share results from research and game design efforts. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 138 we are joined by Remi Holden and Rex Beaber, Co-Chairs for Playful Learning at GLS10. They will discuss all the activities for this year’s GLS10 Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. The GLS Conference, held annually in Madison, provides a forum for games researchers, game designers, and educators from around the world to share results from research and game design efforts. This year’s conference is June 11-13, 2014, and pre-conference activities centered around Playful Learning will be held on June 10th. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 137 we are joined by Lucien Vattel and Matt Clausen They are sharing some big news out of their company GameDesk. Lucien is the CEO and Matt is the Chief Creative Officer. Matt is the project lead on Marvel ‘s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N., which is interactive education exhibit. Gerry and Zack discuss this project and many other projects that are happening at GameDesk. If you are into Games and Learning then you need to know about this innovative company. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 136 we are joined by John Keilman a reporter with the Chicago Tribune. John wrote a piece on Minecraft in our schools and this article appeared on the front page. It is nice to see a positive education article get some spotlight. He interviewed many important people (including Zack) about Minecraft’s use and potential. Join us for another insightful episode of EdGamer. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 135 we are joined by Steve Isaacs the brains behind EdTechBridge. Listen in as Steve walks us through some of the concepts of his gaming and learning community. Also, his blurby puts Zack’s blurby to shame…tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 134, Gerry is missing, but we have added Kate Reilly from E-Line Media and Historia. Kate is sharing information on the beta for Historia and what this interactive simulation can do for you in your classroom. We also discuss a great article on Minecraft integration and a new Kickstarter for creating digital story games. There is so much to learn in this episode of EdGamer. Tune-in and level-up! Please go to the Show Notes […]
This week on EdGamer 133 we celebrate International Tabletop Day! Join us as we take a look at events happening all over the globe in honor of this game based holiday. We also take a look at the new Amazon Fire TV and its gaming possibilities. As always, we bring you all the latest news and notes from the gaming and learning world. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 131.132 we catch up on a lot of Games and Learning news. If you are looking for EdGamer 131 it is out there, but according to Zack it will be referred to as a lost episode. In EdGamer 131.132 we discuss Zack’s visit to SXSWedu and a selfie with Nolan Bushnell who is working on a project called BrainRush. We also discuss Facebook’s purchase of Oculus Rift, a local Maker school, a Camelot Kickstarter, and a lot of Minecraft news. It is another can’t miss episode of EdGamer. Tune-in and level-up!
Join EdGamer’s Zack Gilbert as he hosts +GameDesk’s +Lucien Vattel to catch up on Gamedesk at SXSWedu and talk about playful learning. Are you gamifying your teaching practice? Why they heck not? Then watch and get started!
This week on EdGamer 130, Gerry and Zack are interviewed by the Gamifi-ED gang of Verena Roberts and Colin Osterhout. Our new FOE’s (friends of EdGamer) are creating amazing resources through their website Gamifi-ED. Vicki Davis couldn’t join us but Lee Graham, who was fighting a cold and didn’t want to be on-air, jumped into the conversation during the topic of Common Core. It seems that Lee has some problems with the Common Core initiative. We had a great discussion and that makes this another must see episode of EdGamer/Gamifi-ED. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 129 we celebrate our 3 year manniversasy! Relive all the good times from our past as we go through our favorite shows and guests. We have 128 shows and we have learned so much from our work, our guests, and our FOE’s (friends of EdGamer). Tune-in and level-up!