Post Tagged with: "Games & Learning"

EdGamer 139: GLS10 Recap July 12, 2014 3:00 pm

EdGamer 139: GLS10 Recap

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!

EdGamer 138 – GLS10: The Best Games and Learning Conference in the World June 5, 2014 4:17 pm

EdGamer 138 – GLS10: The Best Games and Learning Conference in the World

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!

EdGamer 137: Lucien Vattel and Marvel’s “Avenger S.T.A.T.I.O.N.” Join Forces May 17, 2014 7:57 pm

EdGamer 137: Lucien Vattel and Marvel’s “Avenger S.T.A.T.I.O.N.” Join Forces

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!

EdGamer 136: Minecraft with John Keilman of the Chicago Tribune May 11, 2014 3:08 pm

EdGamer 136: Minecraft with John Keilman of the Chicago Tribune

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!

EdGamer 135: #EdTechBridge Between Educators and Developers April 19, 2014 6:00 pm

EdGamer 135: #EdTechBridge Between Educators and Developers

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!

EdGamer 134: Historia Beta Will Take You Back in Time April 12, 2014 4:57 pm

EdGamer 134: Historia Beta Will Take You Back in Time

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 […]

EdGamer 133: International Tabletop Day April 5, 2014 4:54 pm

EdGamer 133: International Tabletop Day

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!

EdGamer Episode 131.132: Oculus FaceRift March 29, 2014 3:11 pm

EdGamer Episode 131.132: Oculus FaceRift

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!

EdGamer 130: EdGamer on Gamifi-ED March 2, 2014 5:24 pm

EdGamer 130: EdGamer on Gamifi-ED

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!

EdGamer 129: Our 3 Year Manniversary February 23, 2014 1:30 pm

EdGamer 129: Our 3 Year Manniversary

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!

EdGamer 128: Humble Bundle February 15, 2014 5:54 pm

EdGamer 128: Humble Bundle

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: Orange Is the New Zack February 1, 2014 4:22 pm

EdGamer 127: Orange Is the New Zack

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!

EdGamer Special: ‘Be Smart On Air’ Hangout About Educational Acronyms January 25, 2014 5:23 pm

EdGamer Special: ‘Be Smart On Air’ Hangout About Educational Acronyms

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!

EdGamer 126: How Gamifi-ED Empowers Students January 18, 2014 6:00 pm

EdGamer 126: How Gamifi-ED Empowers Students

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!

EdGamer 125: Holiday Specials and Holiday Purchases January 11, 2014 6:00 pm

EdGamer 125: Holiday Specials and Holiday Purchases

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!

EdGamer 124: Eric’s and St. Jude’s Battle Against Leukemia December 28, 2013 6:00 pm

EdGamer 124: Eric’s and St. Jude’s Battle Against Leukemia

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!

EdGamer 123: Thank You Mr. Peterson December 21, 2013 6:00 pm

EdGamer 123: Thank You Mr. Peterson

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!

EdGamer 122: TeacherCraft with Seann Dikkers December 14, 2013 6:00 pm

EdGamer 122: TeacherCraft with Seann Dikkers

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!