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!
This week on EdGamer 128 we have some catching up to do! After calling in sick last week, we come right back at you with a plethora of gaming and learning news. From game packs for under 10 bucks to conferences for kids run by kids. This week’s EdGamer has everything you need to satisfy your edugaming needs. Tune-in and level-up!
EdGamer 127 brings you the latest in gaming and education news featuring discussion about the Oculus Rift, Chromebooks in the classroom, MinecraftEdu, science games, and Apple TV as a gaming device. Plus, an entire hour of our witty banter…for that we apologize. We also have an update on Zack’s student Eric and his battle with leukemia. A dodgeball tournament will be played to support Eric and his family. Tune-in and level-up!
Zack joined a friend from across the pond and near the North Pole. Niilo Alhovaara is the host of ‘Be Smart on Air.’ Niilo resides in the northern part of Sweden, but he is in the center of educational technology in Europe. There were four other guests for this Hangout about educational acronyms and their meanings. The guests were Kim Nilsson (Sweden), Tiina Sarisalmi (Finland), Kurt Schlegel (Germany), and Marilina Lanigro (Italy). Please join us for an insightful look at education in Europe. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 126 we bring back one of our favorite features of the show: new guests! Vicki Davis, Lee Graham and Colin Osterhout of the thriving new gaming and learning initiative Gamifi-ED. (We will be bringing Verena Roberts of Gamifi-ED on EdGamer in the near future) Listen in as we pick their brains about their wiki, personal views on education and some of their favorite games. Tune-in and level-up!
Its time to wrap up the holiday season with EdGamer 125. Put away the decorations and get out the games! This week on EdGamer we let you in on some great post holiday specials that are available in the world of video games. We also go on a long, exhaustive rant about education in general…who saw that one coming? Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 124 we gift wrap a holiday themed show for you with some serious but important news. We also check in with longtime friend (FOE) John Carpenter (via an article written about him…) and run through his favorite games of 2013. You will have to listen in for the rest of the show as Zack tells us about a tragic situation and a resulting great cause for fundraising efforts. Put on your holiday bells and join us for another great EdGamer show. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 123 its holiday madness! We started with a schedule for the show but had a tough time keeping ourselves on task…you can tell break has started. Join us for some game club chat as well as news from Amazon and BigHistoryProject.com. Ho, ho, hold up, you don’t want to miss this episode. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer 122, we meet up with 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. His books, Real-Time Research,Mobile Media Learning, and the forthcoming TeacherCraft: Using Minecraft in the Classroom are helping teachers integrate innovative technology into classroom learning. This is another can’t miss episode of EdGamer. Tune-in and level-up!
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!