Category Archives: Podcast

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

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.… Read the rest

EdGamer 147: Katya And Kathy Explain What Is Needed For Edtech Success

In EdGamer 147 we are joined by two amazing educators, Katya Hott and Kathy Yu Burek. Katya is a User Testing Lead, Project Manager at BrainPOP. Kathy manages and designs key aspects of Classroom, Inc.’s learning games and programs to provide engaging learning experiences. They are going to share their expertise of going from the classroom to the edtech/edgame industry. They believe that teachers are an integral part of edtech development.… Read the rest

EdGamer 146: A Tour Of The American Museum of Natural History With Barry Joseph

Barry Joseph is the Associate Director For Digital Learning, Youth Initiatives, at the American Museum of Natural History. Located within the Education Department, Youth Initiatives, Barry brings a dozen years working in youth development and nearly twenty years working in new media to support the AMNH to advance its mission. And what is the Museum’s mission? “To discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.” EdGamer thinks this is cool and we think you will too.… Read the rest

EdGamer 145: NIU’s STEM Read Program With Kristin Brynteson

Kristin Brynteson is the Assistant Director of the P-20 Center at Northern Illinois University. The Center for P-20 Engagement collaborates with internal and external partners to provide leadership and promote innovation by fostering interdisciplinary learning communities and initiatives which increase educational success. One of their projects is STEM Read, Coordinated by Gillian King-Cargile. Gillian King-Cargile has a bachelor’s degree in film production and an MFA in creative writing.… Read the rest