EdGamer Lesson 1: Civilization Survivor

Lesson 1: Civilization Survivor

Below is my first lesson for the year in my 6th grade social studies (ancient civilization) classroom.

I created this lesson in Google Classroom.

Civilization Survivor

Assignment text-

Use the map attached within this Google Classroom assignment to help complete your task.

You and your classmates have been sent back in time to 3000 B.C. and you need to figure out how to adapt, grow, and succeed using the surrounding geography provided on the map.… Read the rest

EdGamer Lessons: Sharing My Social Studies Lessons

I thought I would start something new on EdGamer. My time has been limited to plan, record, edit, and post my podcast, so I thought I would combine my lesson planning with my website content. My goal is to share my 6th grade social studies (ancient civilization) lessons for this entire year. These lessons are closely connected to my use of the game Civilization IV. I also use MinecraftEdu, tabletop games, and many online games.… Read the rest

EdGamer Gen Con Conference Presentations 2015

Zack is presenting at the Educator/Trade Day event on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Below are the two presentations that will be used on this day.

A BIG thank you to Jen Groff (Playful Learning) and Kip Glazer (Awesome Educator) for their resources and thoughts that are integrated within these presentations.

Gen Con Playful Learning 2015 Part 1

Gen Con Playful Learning 2015 Part 2

Gen Con 2015

The Best Four Days in Gaming™
Indiana Convention Center
Gen Con is the original, longest-running, best-attended, gaming convention in the world!… Read the rest

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