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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

53mins

28 Nov 2015

Rank #1

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EdGamer 152: Playful Learning and GLS11 Preview

EdGamer is back, on a new site, and hosted IlliniCloud! We have a ton to share, but will hold most of this news back so we can talk with our three guests from Playful Learning and GLS. Our guests are Remi Holden, Beth King, and Conor O’Malley. They will share why this conference is the best Games and Learning conference in the world! Tune-in and level-up! Show Host: Zack Gilbert Show Guest: Beth King Show Guest: Remi Holden Show Guest: Conor O’Malley Show Contributor/Producer: Gerry James Show Links Current News The new website – https://edgamer.net///… Read the rest

52mins

3 Jul 2015

Rank #2

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EdGamer 151 – Teachercraft: How Teachers Learn to Use Minecraft in their Classroom

Dr. Seann Dikkers is an assistant professor in the Educational Technology division of the Patton College of Education at Ohio University. Formerly Dr. Dikkers served fourteen years as a middle school teacher, high school principal, and education consultant. Now he researches, writes, and shares the usefulness of digital media for teaching and learning as the founder and director of Gaming Matter. His newly released book TeacherCraft: How Teachers Learn to Use Minecraft in their Classroom will be an essential guide to educators who want to integrate Minecraft.… Read the rest

47mins

14 Mar 2015

Rank #3

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EdGamer 150: Can Games and Learning Survive The Overwhelmed Teacher?

The current education policies and expectations are overwhelming teachers. Innovative instruction, including Games and Learning, could be left behind. Gerry and Zack will discuss this topic and the current educational games news on this week’s EdGamer. Tune-in and level-up! Please go to the Show Notes for all of our links. Here’s our Show Notes Show Host: Zack Gilbert Show Contributor/Producer: Gerry James Contact us with any questions or comments- zack@edgamer.net EdGamer artwork by Tricia Fuglestad … Read the rest

50mins

16 Feb 2015

Rank #4

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EdGamer 149: Matt Farber Discusses His Book, “Gamify Your Classroom”

“Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning” by Matthew Farber is now available. It is a practical textbook about how to implement game-based learning and gamification techniques to everyday teaching. It is a survey of best practices aggregated from interviews with experts-in-the-field. Each chapter concludes with practical lesson plan ideas, games to play (both digital and tabletop), and links to research further.  The book also draws on Matt’s experiences implementing games with my middle school students.… Read the rest

43mins

17 Jan 2015

Rank #5

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EdGamer 148: The Gameful Classroom With Bob De Schutter

In EdGamer 148 we are joined by Bob De Schutter (MA, PhD). Bob is a C. Michael Armstrong Professor at the College of Education, Health & Society and the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies of Miami University (Oxford, OH). His interdisciplinary research and teaching interests include game design, the older audience of digital games, and the use of digital games for non-entertainment purposes. Bob has also created his own software to study the effectiveness of the gameful classrooms.… Read the rest

55mins

3 Jan 2015

Rank #6

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EdGamer 147: Katya And Kathy Explain What Is Needed For Edtech Success

In EdGamer 147 we are joined by two amazing educators, Katya Hott and Kathy Yu Burek. Katya is a User Testing Lead, Project Manager at BrainPOP. Kathy manages and designs key aspects of Classroom, Inc.’s learning games and programs to provide engaging learning experiences. They are going to share their expertise of going from the classroom to the edtech/edgame industry. They believe that teachers are an integral part of edtech development. Tune-in and level-up! Please go to the Show Notes for all of our links.… Read the rest

49mins

3 Jan 2015

Rank #7

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EdGamer 146: A Tour Of The American Museum of Natural History With Barry Joseph

Barry Joseph is the Associate Director For Digital Learning, Youth Initiatives, at the American Museum of Natural History. Located within the Education Department, Youth Initiatives, Barry brings a dozen years working in youth development and nearly twenty years working in new media to support the AMNH to advance its mission. And what is the Museum’s mission? “To discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.”… Read the rest

36mins

9 Nov 2014

Rank #8

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EdGamer 145: NIU’s STEM Read Program With Kristin Brynteson

Kristin Brynteson is the Assistant Director of the P-20 Center at Northern Illinois University. The Center for P-20 Engagement collaborates with internal and external partners to provide leadership and promote innovation by fostering interdisciplinary learning communities and initiatives which increase educational success. One of their projects is STEM Read, Coordinated by Gillian King-Cargile. Gillian King-Cargile has a bachelor’s degree in film production and an MFA in creative writing. She is a writer, a book lover, and a professional science appreciator.… Read the rest

45mins

25 Oct 2014

Rank #9

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EdGamer 144: Yummy Game Creation Using GameSalad

Dan Magaha, Director of Operations at GameSalad, is joining us for EdGamer 144. GameSalad’s Creator platform allows game developers to rapidly design, publish, and distribute sophisticated games for iOS, Android, and HTML5, while eliminating the need to code. Tune-in and level-up! Please go to the Show Notes for all of our links. Here’s our Show Notes Show Host: Zack Gilbert Show Guest: Dan Magaha Show Guest/Producer: Steve Isaacs Show Contributor/Producer: Gerry James Contact us with any questions or comments- zack@edgamer.net… Read the rest

51mins

11 Oct 2014

Rank #10