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This show is dedicated to Educational Gaming on any platform. We will give you the education angle on any type of games ranging from table tops to MMO's. We will discuss how these games impact student learning and how can they be used effectively within the classroom.

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This show is dedicated to Educational Gaming on any platform. We will give you the education angle on any type of games ranging from table tops to MMO's. We will discuss how these games impact student learning and how can they be used effectively within the classroom.

    EdGamer 153: Learn to Kahoot with Jamie Brooker

    EdGamer 153: Learn to Kahoot with Jamie Brooker

    Jamie Brooker is Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer at Kahoot!, one of the world’s fastest growing learning brands. Used by millions each day in over 180 countries, Kahoot!’s free game-based platform makes it easy to create, play and share fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages! On a mission to make learning something everyone wants to connect with, Jamie leads Kahoot!’s product team in creating meaningful experiences which capture the hearts and minds of learners and educators around the world. … Read the rest

    • 53 Min.
    EdGamer 152: Playful Learning and GLS11 Preview

    EdGamer 152: Playful Learning and GLS11 Preview

    EdGamer is back, on a new site, and hosted IlliniCloud! We have a ton to share, but will hold most of this news back so we can talk with our three guests from Playful Learning and GLS. Our guests are Remi Holden, Beth King, and Conor O’Malley. They will share why this conference is the best Games and Learning conference in the world! Tune-in and level-up!



    Show Host: Zack Gilbert

    Show Guest: Beth King

    Show Guest: Remi Holden

    Show Guest: Conor O’Malley

    Show Contributor/Producer: Gerry James

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    • 52 Min.
    EdGamer 151 – Teachercraft: How Teachers Learn to Use Minecraft in their Classroom

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

    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 newly released book TeacherCraft: How Teachers Learn to Use Minecraft in their Classroom will be an essential guide to educators who want to integrate Minecraft.… Read the rest

    • 47 Min.
    EdGamer 150: Can Games and Learning Survive The Overwhelmed Teacher?

    EdGamer 150: Can Games and Learning Survive The Overwhelmed Teacher?

    The current education policies and expectations are overwhelming teachers. Innovative instruction, including Games and Learning, could be left behind. Gerry and Zack will discuss this topic and the current educational games news on this week’s EdGamer. Tune-in and level-up!

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    Show Host: Zack Gilbert

    Show Contributor/Producer: Gerry James



    Contact us with any questions or comments- zack@edgamer.net

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    • 50 Min.
    EdGamer 149: Matt Farber Discusses His Book, “Gamify Your Classroom”

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

    “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 tabletop), and links to research further.  The book also draws on Matt’s experiences implementing games with my middle school students.… Read the rest

    • 43 Min.
    EdGamer 148: The Gameful Classroom With Bob De Schutter

    EdGamer 148: The Gameful Classroom With Bob De Schutter

    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 non-entertainment purposes. Bob has also created his own software to study the effectiveness of the gameful classrooms.… Read the rest

    • 55 Min.