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A podcast all about playful learning, #gamification, game based learning, and game inspired course design. Join in the fun with our crazy hosts as we talk about the passion of playful learning.

Well PlayE‪D‬ Michael Matera

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

A podcast all about playful learning, #gamification, game based learning, and game inspired course design. Join in the fun with our crazy hosts as we talk about the passion of playful learning.

    S4.Ep47 - The perfect muse!

    S4.Ep47 - The perfect muse!

    Today we have a brand new member of the Well Played community joining us. Ryan Blight, a man of many talents, shares with us how he smashed some apps together to build something unique for his students and memorable for all of us.

    Enjoy the show!

    • 30 min
    S4.E46 - Gamification vs Game Base Learning!

    S4.E46 - Gamification vs Game Base Learning!

    It is always fun to have a conversation about two things you love, games and gamification. John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) and I discuss the power of both gamification and game based learning.

    Let's bring these two communities together!

    • 33 min
    S4.45 - Professional Development Gamified

    S4.45 - Professional Development Gamified

    In this episode we have Don Sturm (@SturmDon) with us and we are looking into his gamified PD for the teachers in his district. This is a great episode filled with some ideas and even some tips and tricks.

    Come have a laugh with the two of us as we invite you in on this chat!

    • 27 min
    S4.E44

    S4.E44

    Today we have the one and only Stefanie Crawford (@MrsCford_Tweets)and we are chatting about playful moments that are unstructured and fun for kids.

    Also, there is a big challenge in here for you brave souls. Tweet me @mrmatera

    • 32 min
    S4.E43 - Vignettes in Your Gamified Classroom

    S4.E43 - Vignettes in Your Gamified Classroom

    Today, Fabian Hofmann (@HofmannEDU) and I are chatting about adding vignettes to your larger storyline. These are such great additions even for the small gamifier who is just getting started. The power of a thematic lesson can really unlock your students energy and focus. Have a listen, then have a go at it!

    • 30 min
    S4.E42 - Doing Sidequests Right

    S4.E42 - Doing Sidequests Right

    Today, Sarah Finn (@Sreason329) and I discuss some great questions she had about sidequests in her classroom. I know you had some of these questions too, so what are you waiting for? Click play and start learning about some other things you can do with sidequests.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

UserAnonymous1111 ,

Must-listen for any educator

Well Played is an amazing podcast about bringing back joy, wonder, and excitement into the classroom. While many episodes are about Gamification, and some might skip over this Podcast thinking it doesn’t apply to them, that would be a mistake. Every teacher, instructional coach, and administrator could benefit from the use of some types of game mechanics in their job. This DOES NOT mean playing games all the time. Rather, the simple addition of mechanics such as time, team, or theme can easily be applied to almost any lesson with benefits to student learning. Check out Well Played; you’ll be glad you did!

Aliciab26 ,

Great podcast!

I am listening through many of the episodes and am picking up so many new ideas, tips and encouragement. Great for teachers just thinking about gamification or teachers already in the process and looking for new ideas.

@mrsjamiehalsey ,

Ramp Up your Teacher Game!

This is the best podcast for learning about gamification in the classroom. Each week Michael & his guest talk about practical ways to add game mechanics to the classroom to bring joy & adventure to learning. I look forward to these inspiring conversations each week, I know you will too.

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