Tag Archives: Games & Learning

EdGamer 153: Learn to Kahoot with Jamie Brooker

Jamie Brooker is Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer at Kahoot!, one of the world’s fastest growing learning brands. Used by millions each day in over 180 countries, Kahoot!’s free game-based platform makes it easy to create, play and share fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages! On a mission to make learning something everyone wants to connect with, Jamie leads Kahoot!’s product team in creating meaningful experiences which capture the hearts and minds of learners and educators around the world. … Read the rest

EdGamer Lesson 2: Civilization Terms and Definitions

Lesson 2: Civilization Terms and Definitions

Learning Target(s): To define the learning targets for 6th grade social studies. Students will find the definitions for all the terms (targets) and write/type them using “student friendly” language. Students can also add pictures to the assignment document to help with comprehension.

Lesson Description:

  • Students will navigate to their Google Classroom page and open the assignment, “Civilization Terms and Definitions.”
  • They will use online and classroom resources to complete the definitions portion of the assignment.
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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