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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!… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest

EdGamer at ICE 2015

Attached below are the two presentations and the links that I will be using during the ICE (Illinois Computing Educators) Conference. This conference is being held at the Pheasant Run Resort and Conference Center in St. Charles, Illinois.

Symbaloo Links for my presentations.

Playful Learning Part 1 – The Unrealized Superpower of Games

Playful Learning Part 2 – Finding The Best Classroom Games

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!

Please go to the Show Notes for all of our links.

Here’s our Show Notes

Show Host: Zack Gilbert

Show Contributor/ProducerGerry James


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

EdGamer artwork by Tricia Fuglestad

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.  … Read the rest