Post Tagged with: "board games"
This week on EdGamer episode 93 we run through some new great resources. Zack posted a Minecraft guide for teachers, we discuss a new interactive tool called Kahoot!, and GeekDad has a wonderful two part article on finding new board games. EdGamer is jam packed, so tune-in and level-up!
This short and powerful episode of EdGamer, our 88th installation of the series, brings to light some new games we experienced in game club this week. If our sporadic title isn’t enough to interest you, check out another great preview of the SIT Conference in this podcast. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on EdGamer Episode 79 we run through all the latest gaming and education news on the net! Our main article finds us discussing a classroom board game where the winner is the one who can create peace on the battlefield. Plus we look at a great video short and a glimpse of a new physics inspired online game. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on Episode 78 of EdGamer we look ahead to the exciting new world of Google Ingress. Plus we feature some great classroom resources by Zack and a review of the first week of his game club at his school. Don’t ‘resist’ becoming ‘enlightened’…Tune-in and level-up!
Holy Gen Con its EdGamer 66! On this week’s episode we walk you through our visit to this year’s Gen Con board gaming convention in Indianapolis. We break down several new games and talk about all of the fascinating people and presentations we observed. Don’t miss our review of the ‘best four days in gaming!’
Holiday shopping is here and every year I am asked about the best games to purchase. I am asked by parents and fellow teachers concerning games for their children or other family members. There are many categories and many platforms. These choices might not be the best for you, but they are the ones that I own or have on my wish-list. Some of these games are great for the classroom, some are totally not appropriate, and some are just [...]
EdGamer will not be heard in its entirety. Half of EdGamer 16 has disapparated (Harry Potter terminology) into the unknown. The show will end a little after the 35 minute mark. Gerry and I had a few issues with Skype and all seemed well with our recording until I went to edit the show. Our last Skype hiccup stopped my recording even though the recording program still showed that all operations were normal. I will call this lesson learned. I will now make sure to start a new recording (from where we left off) when Skype gives us trouble. All that being said, the last two topics, Kinect and Who Would Win, will not be part of the audio. The links to those topics will be in the notes on the EdGamer Wiki.
Do you have trouble getting access to technology, within your school, for gaming? Board games offer a simple and nice alternative for gaming in the classroom. Gerry and I discuss our childhood board gaming experiences, which includes Candy Land and Axis and Allies. We explain why board games should be part of your classroom resources and how they can lead to learning. Listen to the Boardwalk of educational gaming podcasts!