This week on EdGamer 110 we hang out with two new guests: Rob Steller and Josiah Hills! The guys walk us through their Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming educational platform ClassXP. We discuss the implications this program can have for teachers and assessment as well as how it differs from the gamification trends in the field. Don’t miss this episode.… Read the rest
We need “Good deed doers,” divergent thinkers, and problem solvers. We need students who don’t need to be hand-held and spoon-fed. I tell my students this all the time, but I catch myself helping and enabling.… Read the rest
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
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
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