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

EdGamer Episode 8: Sylvia Martinez Says YES to EdGaming

Guests, guests and more guests! Episode 8 finds EdGamer interviewing notable intellectual Sylvia Martinez about her her personal history with gaming and education. Sylvia is the President of Generation YES.

GenYES is an innovative program that creates 21st century leaders and learners. GenYES students help teachers use technology in classrooms, supporting effective technology integration school-wide. (from genyes.org)

We have had some fantastic guests so far, however Sylvia gives us a unique vantage point due to her extensive history with gaming in the private sector.… Read the rest

The Connection Between Buffalo, Gaming, and Standardized Testing

When will someone recognize the importance of interactive gaming within our schools?  When will the “Paradigm Shift” come, as Sir Ken Robinson has been proclaiming? When will we move away from standardized tests and focus on divergent thinking, which can occur in games and simulations?This reminds me of a trip…..
In the summer of 2005 I took a trip to Canada and I was introduced to the term “buffalo jump.”  This is where the indigenous people of Alberta scared the buffalo off a cliff in order to get the resources the buffalo provided.  … Read the rest

EdGamer Episode 7: World of Schoolcraft

Alternate title that was not used- Kids Know What Real Games Are

 

We’ve done it again! For the second straight week we have a fascinating guest on EdGamer. This week’s episode (Episode 7) finds us chatting with Lucas Gillispie, an Instructional Technology Coordinator for Pender County Schools in southeastern North Carolina. Lucas has a history with gaming and education that eclipses 99 percent of the field.… Read the rest