EdGamer 151 – Teachercraft: How Teachers Learn to Use Minecraft in their Classroom

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Dr. Seann Dikkers is an assistant professor in the Educational Technology division of the Patton College of Education at Ohio University. Formerly Dr. Dikkers served fourteen years as a middle school teacher, high school principal, and education consultant. Now he researches, writes, and shares the usefulness of digital media for teaching and learning as the founder and director of Gaming Matter. … [Read more...]

EdGamer at ICE 2015

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Attached below are the two presentations and the links that I will be using during the ICE (Illinois Computing Educators) Conference. This conference is being held at the Pheasant Run Resort and Conference Center in St. Charles, Illinois. Symbaloo Links for my presentations. Playful Learning Part 1 – The Unrealized Superpower of Games Playful Learning […] … [Read more...]

EdGamer 149: Matt Farber Discusses His Book, “Gamify Your Classroom”

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"Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning" by Matthew Farber is now available. It is a practical textbook about how to implement game-based learning and gamification techniques to everyday teaching. It is a survey of best practices aggregated from interviews with experts-in-the-field. Each chapter concludes with practical lesson plan ideas, games to play (both digital and … [Read more...]

EdGamer 148: The Gameful Classroom With Bob De Schutter

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In EdGamer 148 we are joined by Bob De Schutter (MA, PhD). Bob is a C. Michael Armstrong Professor at the College of Education, Health & Society and the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies of Miami University (Oxford, OH). His interdisciplinary research and teaching interests include game design, the older audience of digital games, and the use of digital games for … [Read more...]

EdGamer 147: Katya And Kathy Explain What Is Needed For Edtech Success

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In EdGamer 147 we are joined by two amazing educators, Katya Hott and Kathy Yu Burek. Katya is a User Testing Lead, Project Manager at BrainPOP. Kathy manages and designs key aspects of Classroom, Inc.’s learning games and programs to provide engaging learning experiences. They are going to share their expertise of going from the classroom to the edtech/edgame industry. They believe that teachers … [Read more...]

EdGamer 146: A Tour Of The American Museum of Natural History With Barry Joseph

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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 … [Read more...]

EdGamer 145: NIU’s STEM Read Program With Kristin Brynteson

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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. … [Read more...]