Category Archives: EdGamer

Get ready for Gaming in Education! This podcast, hosted by gaming Ed guru, Zack Gilbert, and featuring Gerry James, highlights the trends, the tribulations, and the best in educational gaming. EdGamer envelopes Apple Apps, Android apps, PC/ Mac games, gaming news, as well as comments on the best practices and best uses of gaming in the classroom.

EdGamer Episode 2: Game On…Educational Gaming is Gaining Ground

On the second episode of the Ed Gamer podcast, we take some time to review the ICE (Illinois Computing Educators) we recently attended in St. Charles, IL. A lot of ground has been made in the world of gaming and education, but there is still much to do. During this podcast we examine the difference between virtual learning environments (such as World of Warcraft and SecondLife) and simple outcome games (ie.… Read the rest

EdGamer Podcast 1: The Games That We Play

  • “The Games That We Play”
    • There are many games that Gerry and I use in the classroom.  We have picked six games that we currently use and we will explain why we use them.
    • Zack’s Pick- BBC Interactive Games
      • Mummy Maker
      • Pyramid Challenge
    • Gerry’s Pick- Classic classroom games: The Great Debate
      • Involves Role Play
      • Students can be forced to see multiple perspectives on one issue
      • Includes current events
    • Zack’s Pick- Word on the Street by Out of the Box Games
      • On each turn, one team flips over a category card.
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