19 episodes

A podcast for those interested in the topic of media literacy, with a focus on how to use technology as a tool for learning, rather than a distraction.

Listen to me talk about the intersection of technology and learning.

Edified Bytes Chris Hernandez

    • Education

A podcast for those interested in the topic of media literacy, with a focus on how to use technology as a tool for learning, rather than a distraction.

Listen to me talk about the intersection of technology and learning.

    Don't You Love When Games Give You Responsibility?

    Don't You Love When Games Give You Responsibility?

    Should Your Kids Play?
    Shadwen is the story of an assassin named Shadwen and her small companion Lily. The two meet at a chance meeting where Shadwen saves Lily from a guard. Lily is an orphan and does not want to be abandoned so she accompanies Shadwen on her journey of vengeance to assassinate the King. However, if Lily see's you kill a guard or see's a dead body, it alters the storyline. So, how will you play?

    This episode is an audio adaptation of the LevelUp Time YouTube Series "Should Your Kids Play." Important : All views expressed are my own. No outside entity has paid any money towards this opinion. Furthermore, opinions expressed in these podcast are not the end all be all. Podcasts are meant to be a helpful guide and assessment tool; individuals should still do their own research before purchasing a game.

    Tip Jar: https://ko-fi.com/leveluptimestudio

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UCEoqh4TTdG_2xt5gtj9A

    Website: https://www.leveluptime.studio/

    • 4 min
    A Struggle With Psychosis

    A Struggle With Psychosis

    Should Your Kids Play
    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is a dark fantasy action adventure game that has us follow Senua who is a PICT warrior who is making her way to Helheim in order to win back the soul of her dead love from the goddess Hela.

    This episode is an audio adaptation of the LevelUp Time YouTube Series "Should Your Kids Play." Important : All views expressed are my own. No outside entity has paid any money towards this opinion. Furthermore, opinions expressed in these podcast are not the end all be all. Podcasts are meant to be a helpful guide and assessment tool; individuals should still do their own research before purchasing a game.

    Tip Jar: https://ko-fi.com/leveluptimestudio

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UCEoqh4TTdG_2xt5gtj9A

    Website: https://www.leveluptime.studio/

    • 3 min
    Sonic the Hedgehog meets Streets of Rage

    Sonic the Hedgehog meets Streets of Rage

    Speed Brawl
    Speed Brawl is a unique game as its built to play like a racing combat game and references itself as the mix between both sonic and streets of rage. Players have to quickly race through levels while also fighting all sorts of enemies. Something really unique about the fighting mechanics of this game is that you can use things like momentum and physics based fighting to pull off different techniques.

    This episode is an audio adaptation of the LevelUp Time YouTube Series "Should Your Kids Play." Important : All views expressed are my own. No outside entity has paid any money towards this opinion. Furthermore, opinions expressed in these podcast are not the end all be all. Podcasts are meant to be a helpful guide and assessment tool; individuals should still do their own research before purchasing a game.

    Tip Jar: https://ko-fi.com/leveluptimestudio

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UCEoqh4TTdG_2xt5gtj9A

    Website: https://www.leveluptime.studio/

    • 4 min
    Game Based Learning with Minecraft

    Game Based Learning with Minecraft

    Game Based Learning With Minecraft
    Minecraft Education Edition is a game based learning tool modeled after the popular video game Minecraft. (obviously). Minecraft Education Edition is developed and operated by Microsoft so you're going to need a Microsoft account to access it. The game has a built in trial system which is 25 free plays for teachers and 10 free plays for students. After using up your trial, a license for MEE costs $5 a year.

    Minecraft Education Edition: https://education.minecraft.net/

    This episode is an audio adaptation of the LevelUp Time YouTube Series "Should Your Kids Play: Education Edition." Important : All views expressed are my own. No outside entity has paid any money towards this opinion. Furthermore, opinions expressed in these podcast are not the end all be all. Podcasts are meant to be a helpful guide and assessment tool; individuals should still do their own research before purchasing a game.

    Tip Jar: https://ko-fi.com/leveluptimestudio

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UCEoqh4TTdG_2xt5gtj9A

    Website: https://www.leveluptime.studio/

    • 4 min
    Living Your Best Afterlife

    Living Your Best Afterlife

    Valheim
    Valheim is a sandbox open world role playing game based in Norse Mythology. The player starts their journey in the afterlife. You have been tasked with proving yourself to the gods by killing the forsaken who are the games bosses. So, you venture off to kill enemies, collect materials, and craft weapons armor food and even build bases.

    This episode is an audio adaptation of the LevelUp Time YouTube Series "Should Your Kids Play." Important : All views expressed are my own. No outside entity has paid any money towards this opinion. Furthermore, opinions expressed in these podcast are not the end all be all. Podcasts are meant to be a helpful guide and assessment tool; individuals should still do their own research before purchasing a game.

    Tip Jar: https://ko-fi.com/leveluptimestudio

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UCEoqh4TTdG_2xt5gtj9A

    Website: https://www.leveluptime.studio/

    • 6 min
    Gamifying Media Literacy

    Gamifying Media Literacy

    Interland by Google
    Interland is this really unique game developed by Google that teaches kids about the foundations of Media Literacy. The game uses these 3D polygonal character and environmental styles which is actually a big plus. Skipping out on childish graphics helps to widen the audience. The game is broken off into four different areas which are: tower of treasure, Kind Kingdom, Reality river, and mindful mountain.

    This podcast was voted one of the top 10 Gamification Podcasts on the web by Feedspot:
    https://blog.feedspot.com/gamification_podcasts/

    This episode is an audio adaptation of the LevelUp Time YouTube Series "Should Your Kids Play." Important : All views expressed are my own. No outside entity has paid any money towards this opinion. Furthermore, opinions expressed in these podcast are not the end all be all. Podcasts are meant to be a helpful guide and assessment tool; individuals should still do their own research before purchasing a game.

    Tip Jar: https://ko-fi.com/leveluptimestudio

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UCEoqh4TTdG_2xt5gtj9A

    Website: https://www.leveluptime.studio/

    • 7 min

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