EdGamer Podcast 1: The Games That We Play

  • “The Games That We Play”
    • There are many games that Gerry and I use in the classroom.  We have picked six games that we currently use and we will explain why we use them.
    • Zack’s Pick- BBC Interactive Games
      • Mummy Maker
      • Pyramid Challenge
    • Gerry’s Pick- Classic classroom games: The Great Debate
      • Involves Role Play
      • Students can be forced to see multiple perspectives on one issue
      • Includes current events
    • Zack’s Pick- Word on the Street by Out of the Box Games
      • On each turn, one team flips over a category card. Team members frantically brainstorm words that fit the category while the opposition tries to sidetrack them. The team must agree on a word and pull each letter of that word one lane closer to their side of the street, all before the time runs out. Word on the Streetwill have you in the fast lane to fun!
      • You try to choose words that allow you to move the most letters off the street.
      • Helps with spelling and content
    • Gerry’s Pick- “No-Brainer” online games:
      • ibnate.comibnate.org – allows students work on multiple intelligences learning, or simply take a break and recharge the brain, constantly changing domain makes it hard for school to block
      • The Impossible Quiz(zes) www.theimpossiblequiz.net (offical, original quiz, actually has apps now) www.impossible-quiz.com (20 questions, never all answered correctly, for more mature audiences) these can be done with the entire class
    • Zack’s Pick- Civilization
    • Gerry’s Pick- New advances in games www.games2train.com/
      • Marc Prensky has written the book “Don’t Bother Me Mom, I’m Learning,” endorses this sites and links it to a network of advanced learning through gaming sites.
      • Includes a game that can be played over long term…not just shorter games…includes several mod games and a game that includes an entire algebra class content.

2 thoughts on “EdGamer Podcast 1: The Games That We Play”

  1. I am so excited to have found likeminded people. I blog and podcast about gaming and learning at http://ruthlessdee.com/. Games are awesome teaching tools!

    Pete Figtree
    Ruthless Diastema Games Blogcast

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