Archive for Category: "EdGamer"
The title says it all! This week on EdGamer 121 we discuss the Playful Learning Summit in Whitewater, SimCity is trying to get into the classroom, Mathbreakers looks like a promising math game, and a little side of pension theft just for holiday spirit! Its another can’t miss episode of EdGamer. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 120 we have two fantastic guests from the new gaming initiative ‘Historia.’ New FOEs Jason Darnell and Rick Brennan to tell us how ‘Historia’ harnesses the power of history and games to prepare students for a rapidly changing world. You are going to want this in your classroom! But don’t take our word for it, tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 119 we give you a quick run through on all the latest gaming and learning news across many platforms. A sweet new Lego release, multi-platform gaming coming from Microsoft, and De-Mystifying Minecraft for educators. It’s another can’t miss episode from the bearded gaming guys. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 118 instead of looking at the history of gaming, we take a look at how gaming can help teach history! We give you a plethora of resources for you to use in your classroom to help kids understand the workings of our past. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 117 we are joined by one of our favorite F.O.E.’s (Friend of EdGamer) Lucas Gillispie. Our discussion revolves around classroom setup and the technology we would like to have now and in the future. Lucas has experience with changing classroom environments and this led to a great conversation. Do you want some great ideas on how to overhaul your room? This episode of EdGamer will get you started. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 116 we are joined by the dynamic duo behind the ‘For Youth Inquiry,’ Jacob Watson and Nikki Zaleski. They help us sort through a myriad of news about education and gaming including iOS board games, the BotLogic Kickstarter and the UWW Playful Learning Summit. The main event has us talking with Nikki and Jacob about the ‘For Youth Inquiry’ and their mission to “engage youth in safe, accessible conversations about sexual health and sexual violence through participatory theater” (and games!). Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 115 we get caught up on all the info we missed getting out to you last week, including Zack’s beard turning grey (or gray)! We have two books to share, an infographic on gamers, a Minecraft contest, a Thunderclap for BotlLogic, and a blog post criticizing Sir Ken Robinson. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 114 we ‘roll’ back into the world of board games! From digital versions to updates of some classics, we fill you in on all the latest news. Plus we react to an announcement from Valve concerning a new gaming platform. This is another great episode of EdGamer, don’t let it pass you by. Tune-in and level-up!
Join us for EdGamer 113 as we welcome new FOE’s (Friends of EdGamer) to the show. Laila Shabir and Ish Syed are the creators of the Kickstarter “PENGUEMIC-Word Domination.” Join us to get the inside scoop on this great new game and how it can be used in the classroom! Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 112 Zack and Gerry are stuck together…alone! Our guest for this show, “A Gamer’s Education’s” Craig Girard sent us a list of great questions to ponder. Listen in as EdGamer attempts to define itself and give a ‘state of the field address’ on games and learning. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 111 we chat with one of our favorite FOEs (Friend of EdGamer) Ben Rimes! Join us for captivating talk on gaming and learning as well as topics such as Diablo 3, Minecraft, and Firefly. Plus, you can’t miss some important breaking news from the…Normal Cornbelters? What has Zack gotten us into now? Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 110 we hang out with two new guests: Rob Steller and Josiah Hills! The guys walk us through their Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming educational platform ClassXP. We discuss the implications this program can have for teachers and assessment as well as how it differs from the gamification trends in the field. Don’t miss this episode. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 109 we have two guests, Heather Robertson and Wade Berger. Heather is a recent guest and Wade is a first timer to EdGamer from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and GLS. Our topic is the direction and future of Games and Learning. Our discussion includes mobile platforms, investment, creation, and tools to help teachers implement games in their classroom. It is a can’t miss show with great guests and content. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 108 we are thrilled to have one of our favorite F.O.E.s (Friend of EdGamer): Lucas Gillispie. We ‘look’ ahead to the future of 3D gaming with a preview of Oculus Rift. Lucas helps us speculate on the possibility of using a technology like this in the classroom. Finally, we take a trip through the world of learning and gaming to touch on a myriad of subjects from games for the blind to X-box self-publishing to Schoology badges. Don’t miss a minute of this jam packed episode. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 107 we chat with F.O.E (Friend Of EdGamer) Heather Robertson about her latest projects involving the integration of technology in bilingual language classes. Heather also shares with us some of her favorite games as well as some great insight into the future of education. Don’t miss this episode! Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 106 we take off the training wheels and use Google Hangouts On Air without any assistance. Scary…but not as scary as the return of Death in Sakkara. This is the great 1920’s Egyptian murder mystery game created by Preloaded. This was one of Zack’s favorite classroom games that was removed by the BBC because of website upgrades. It is back from the dead! We also discuss Playful Learning, Valve’s new education tool for game creation, and Google came out with some magical device called the Chromecast. Don’t miss this HD version of EdGamer. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer Episode 105 we dig back into the violence in video games debate. Can violent video games be a therapeutic release for some children? We take a look at a parallel endeavor by some military veterans using MMA (mixed martial arts) to release tension. Plus, we have the latest news on the Civilization series and some other great tidbits along the way. Tune-in and level-up!
Even though EdGamer couldn’t make it to ISTE 2013, we could connect with BrainPOP, a major player in Games and Learning. Annie Choi and Scott Price had some BrainPOP news to share and they gave us some insight to the great content for students and amazing tools for educators. Tune-in and level-up!