EdGamer Episode 12: World of Warcraft, 3D GameLab, and Games You Can Use in Your Classroom

We brought back episode 7 guest Lucas Gillispie.  He is our resident expert on the use of World of Warcraft within the classroom.  Lucas discusses his curriculum and the use of machinima.  Machinima is the use of real-time video graphics (from games) and creating a cinematic production.  Lucas is finalizing a full year curriculum based on WoW and he has connected these lessons to the common core standards. … Read the rest

EdGamer Episode 11: 3D GameLab from Boise State University


This week I interviewed Chris Haskell from Boise State University. They not only have a great football team, with a colorful field, but they have an excellent Educational Technology program.

Chris Haskell and Lisa Dawley have designed an online educational software platform that could transform content and delivery for years to come. Learn about 3D GameLab, from EdGamer, before you hear it from your peers.… Read the rest

Buzzword alert – Gamification


Please welcome our guest blogger, Sylvia Martinez. Sylvia is an evangelist for empowering students through technology, and is one of the great, resounding voices in innovative education. You can follow her on Twitter at @smartinez– and follow her work at blog.genyes.org.

Have you been gamified yet? Perhaps not a painful as it sounds, gamification is on its way to becoming THE buzzword of 2011. Social media engagement tools such as badges, points, levels, leaderboards, etc are making their way out of hipster apps to every online engagement you can think of.… Read the rest

EdGamer Episode 10: Games and Learning with James Gee


To show my authentic excitement for this interview, I have left an error in the audio concerning the numbering of this podcast.  This is Episode 10 and not 11 as stated in the beginning of the recording. Enjoy!


We have a very special interview this week on EdGamer to celebrate our 10th episode together! And what better way to celebrate than with a GEEnius?… Read the rest

EdGamer Episode 9: A Portal 2 the Classroom


In episode 9 of EdGamer we go in-depth on what we feel could be one of the most important game releases in a long time for video games and education…Portal 2! This game is being well received by the gaming community and takes a step up from its predecessor (Portal) by introducing coop gaming. Listen in as we discuss Portal 2’s possible impact in the classroom.… Read the rest

Game on!