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Games in Schools and Libraries

The Games in Schools and Libraries podcast is about board, card and digital games, and the ways in which they can find a place in schools or at the local library.

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GSL 101: Games and Leadership

In Games in Schools and Libraries 101 JS Bragg and Bethany MacMillan join Kathleen Mercury talk about how they teach a course on leadership at Miami University of Ohio using board games.Bethany MacMillanCoordinator of Student Activities, Miami University Middletown CampusFacebook: GamingGirl.Bethany (message me also to tell me who you are, please)Email:JS BraggAssistant Director, Student Activities & The Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Miami UniversityTwitter, Instagram, etc: @JotaEsetheGeekBoardGameGeek: jotaeseFacebook: JSBragg (message me also to tell me who you are, please)E-mail: JSBragg@MiamiOH.eduAbout the classBlog: http://blogs.miamioh.edu/tabletop/Original Player’s Handbook (syllabus): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0g_xFM37S-kQkY1MXJLM2VDblU/view?usp=sharingSponsoring Departments:Miami University EDL Department: http://miamioh.edu/ehs/academics/departments/edl/Miami University IMS Department: http://miamioh.edu/cca/aims/Miami University Center for Teaching Excellence: http://miamioh.edu/cte/Miami University Division of Student Affairs: http://miamioh.edu/student-life/student-affairs/index.htmlTheories: Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning (Bloom)Learning Partnership Model (Baxter Magolda)Drew Dudley: http://www.drewdudley.comResources:The Shapes of Leadership (by Phil Stamper (pstamper1@hotmail.com)  and Michael McNeil) NASAGA: NASAGA.orgFacebook: nasagaorgTwitter: @nasagaEveryday Leadership: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVCBrkrFrBEThe Leadership Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuB9S6fzMigThe Game Has No Winners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3ADu08wQE0First Follower: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW8amMCVAJQHeifetz & Linsky's Leading With An Open Heart: http://lci.typepad.com/leaders_resourcing_leader/files/LeadingWithAnOpenHeart.pdfKouzes & Posner's Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: http://www.leadershipchallenge.com/about-section-our-approach.aspxGames/Topics Breakdown: Week, Tabletop Game(s)Leadership Themes1 Resistance, FoundationalVocabulary Building2 Secret Hitler, HanabiViews of Team Leadership/Theories of Leadership3 Betrayal at the House on the HillViews of Personal Leadership/Theories of Leadership4 Mysterium, Corrupted KingdomsWhat is Identity? Who am I?5 Survive, 2 Rooms and a BoomValues6 Ladies and GentlemenIdentity and Interactions7 Wits & Wagers, Say Anything, 7 Wonders, Spyfall 2Views of Identity and Self: Section Review8 Pandemic, Ultimate WerewolfGroup Roles and Dynamics9 Captain Sonar, Forbidden IslandGroup Communication10 TIME Stories, Pathfinder Adventure  Card Game  “Victory Points”: What Counts as “Successful” Leadership?11 The Grizzled, Telestrations, Codenames, Specter OpsGroup Leadership and Social Responsibilities: Section Review12-14 No Games to Purchase for these weeks- Student Created Tabletop GamesInnovative Leadership, Leadership Through Gaming Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekKathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.comThe ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

26 May 2018

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GSL 127: An Amazing Story of How Kids Went from Playing RPGs to Designing One

Cameron Hays taught his students what RPGs are, and they loved them so much, they began to make their own in a completely self-driven way. From creating their own Google Classroom to assign each other responsibilities to playing and playtesting, hear how Cameron's students are creating an RPG that represents the best of how we can use games in the classroom to increase student engagement and generate authentic results. https://www.gencon.com/attend/trade Cameron.Hays@du.alumni.edu GenCon Trade Day EventsGame Design With Gifted Students https://www.gencon.com/events/152966

29 May 2019

Rank #2

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GSL 96: Resilience Through Game Design

In Games in Schools and Libraries 96 Seth Jaeger joins Kathleen Mercury to discuss what resilience is, and how does gaming help students and teachers develop it? @sethjaegerEdhttp://5habitsdaily.blogspot.com/Driving Question Generatorhttp://5habitsdaily.blogspot.com/p/question-generator.html?m=1 Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekKathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.comThe ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

43mins

6 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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GSL 94: The Benefits of Tabletop and Digital Game Design

In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 94 Angie Hoffman joins Kathleen Mercury to talk about the many benefits of game design. Angie's real world video game design experience, and education outreach provides unique insight into the benefits and barriers of game design education.   Angie Spring Hoffman Angie Spring HoffmanAdjunct Instructor at Academy of Art University working with the Game Development Department@TeslasLilPigeonZynga Game Design Academies Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekKathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.comThe ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

58mins

9 Mar 2018

Rank #4

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GSL 131: What Games Can Do for Teens

In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 131 Donald and Kathleen are joined by Sen-Foong Lim to talk about the impact of games on teens. Sen-Foong Lim@SenFoongLimhttps://www.rolltoplaynetwork.com/https://www.rolltoplaynetwork.com/Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekKathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.comThe ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

1 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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GSL 141: Heroic Escape Adventures

In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 141 Donald and Chris review some escape room games they played at the library. They also talk about our Moonrise escape room. Note - Keep an eye on the GSL blog for upcoming information and file links for our the Moonrise Escape Room. Games Covered Murder at the Paisley's Escape Room In A Box: FlashbackDeckscape: The Mystery of Eldorado Unlock! Heroic Adventures MacGyver: The Escape Room GameGames in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekKathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.comThe ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

5 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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GSL 139: A Young Adventurer's Guide

In Games in Schools and Libraries #139 Donald is joined by Jim Zub, lead designer of the Dungeons & Dragons Young Adventurer’s Guides Series, and why it would be suitable for schools and libraries supporting D&D activities. Jim ZubAuthor of the D&D Comics and project head for the Young Adventurer's Guideshttp://www.jimzub.com@JimZubYoung Adventurer's GuidesAlso recommended by Jim Zub (But not by Jim)Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekKathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.comThe ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

23 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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GSL 134: Luke Laurie

In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 134 Kathleen Mercury is joined by Luke Laurie, Designer of Manhattan Project: Energy Empire and Dwellings of Eldervale to talk about using gamification techniques for classroom management and engagement, a little thing called being an Einstein Fellow, and student success. Luke Laurie@LukeLaurieGamesEinstein FellowshipGamesDwellings of EldervaleStones of FateReplicantThe Manhattan Project Energy Empire

4 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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GSL 109: Board Games Through a Video Game Designer's Lens

In episode 109 of Games in Schools and Libraries Stone Librande Stone Librande, video game designer (EA SimCity, Riot Games) joins Kathleen Mercury to  share his insights from teaching tabletop game design to video game designers and lessons learned from designing for his kids. Stone Librande@StoneLibrande stonetronix.com ‏Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekKathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.comThe ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

19 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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GSL 23: Word Games (REBROADCAST)

In Games in Schools and Libraries, episode 23, Giles and Don discuss word games. Or rather, games to do with spelling, word association, sentence building, and generally playing with language.This episode was originally hosted by the Games for Educators Website. After listening to this episode go check them out. http://g4ed.com/Games in Schools and Libraries is produced by Inverse Genius in association with Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekEmail us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

5 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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GSL 111: Developing Literacy Skills Using Games

In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 111 Kathleen speaks with Sarah Bonilla about her work incorporating games and game design to teach reading and writing skills as part of her 6th grade English classes. Sarah Bonilla6th Grade Literacy & Science Teacher at South Park Middle School (Oshkosh, WI) Twitter: @adventgeekgirlInstagram: adventgeekgirlBoardGameGeek: adventgeekgirle-mail: skrockerbonilla@gmail.comwebsite: adventgeekgirl.blogspot.comSarah hosts a seminar on Tabletop Games and Literacy. The skills people associate with Literacy are actually found in all subject areas, but need to be integrated by content teachers. The Tabletop Game Unit, regardless of being a Literacy focused Unit, is applicable to other subject areas with fine tuning and understanding outcomes. Additionally, she runs a Tabletop Game Club that focuses on engaging with the larger gaming community, not just getting together and playing board games. We have a structured club divided into learning and then application, but the developing of a love for the world of tabletop gaming is always at the heart.Learn more about our club and help support us at GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/southparkgameclubGames in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekKathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.comThe ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

5 Oct 2018

Rank #11

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GSL 138: Board Gaming with Education

In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 138 Kathleen Mercury is joined by Dustin Staats of Board Gaming with Education. In this crossover episode the hosts of both shows talk a bit about their experiences with classroom oriented gaming. FYI - versions of this show will appear in each feed. Dustin StaatsBoard Gaming with Education Website https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/podcast/ Twitter @bge_gamesEmail podcast@boardgamingwitheducation.com Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekKathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.comThe ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

16 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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GSL 11: Social Interaction (REBROADCAST)

In this rebroadcast of Games in Schools and Libraries, episode 11, Giles Pritchard and Donald Dennis talk about talk about games that are great for social interaction!This episode was originally hosted by the Games for Educators Website. After listening to this episode go check them out. http://g4ed.com/Games in Schools and Libraries is produced by Inverse Genius in association with Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekEmail us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

10 Aug 2018

Rank #13

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GSL 132: HABA USA at ALA 2019

In this ALA 2019 edition of Games in Schools and Libraries Tiffany Caires of HABA USA joins us to talk about HABA in schools and libraries!Tiffany Caires@TheOneTAR@HABA_usahttps://www.habausa.com/ Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekKathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.comThe ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

6 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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GSL 130: ALA 2019 with Donald and Stephanie

In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 130 Donald and Stephanie talk about their experience at the ALA 2019 Summer annual. Things they talked aboutThink FunCat CrimesBalance BeansInvasion of the Cow Snatchers Games Workshop Paint and Take Fireside GamesMy First Castle PanicHere, Kitty, Kitty!Green Ronin Blue Rose, Hobby Games 100 Best Family Games 100 BestGraphic NovelsArtist AlleyMaker AreaGames in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekKathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.comThe ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

16 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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GSL 9: Games and Books (REBROADCAST)

In this rebroadcast of Games in Schools and Libraries Episode 9: Games and Books, Giles Pritchard and Donald Dennis talk about books and games. Books that are about games, like Orson Scott Cards Enders Game, and games that tie into popular book franchises, like The Lord of the Rings and others.This episode was originally hosted by the Games for Educators Website. After listening to this episode go check them out. http://g4ed.com/Games in Schools and Libraries is produced by Inverse Genius in association with Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekEmail us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

11 May 2018

Rank #16

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GSL 126: A Universe of Story

Space Games!In Games in Schools and Libraries 126 Donald and Chris get extra spacey as they talk about games they have brought into the library to support 2019 Summer Reading and the Moonrise Grant. More Space Games. Space is big!Space GamesSpace BaseGloom in SpaceTerraforming MarsRover ControlGravwellSilent Death / ArclightRoll for the GalaxySurvive Space AttackExodus FleetStar Trek CatanCosmic EncounterSavage Worlds - The Last Parsec RPGStarfinder RPGTraveller RPGFate/Fate Accelerated RPGFiasco https://bullypulpitgames.com/games/fiasco/fiasco-playsets/ Untold Adventures AwaitUnplayed Space GamesLupo The Space AdventureThe ExpanseMoonsHorizons PeriorbisCosmic FactoryMoon MinerFirst MartiansAlien ArtifactsOne Night Ultimate AlienOur Last Best HopeExodus: Proxima Centauri. Exodus: Edge of ExtinctionScorpius Freighter Bits from our Moonrise Grant escape room. Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekKathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.comThe ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

22 May 2019

Rank #17

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GSL 103: Managing a Group of Kids

How do you manage a group of kids in a games program if you're not a teacher? In Games in Schools and Libraries. episode 103, Kevin Crowther and Kathleen Mercury help Adrienne Ezell prepare for leading a games program at her local library.Kevin Crowtherhttp://thecardboardjungle.libsyn.com/www.hexagram63gamesstudio.com On twitter @cbj_kevinEmail damja28@gamil.com and kevin@hexagram63gamesstudio.comAdrienne EzellArt Director and Graphic Designer for hobby games.Designer of Shogunate from Indie Boards and Cards hits store June 15. Dreadfulgames.comherdesigns.comEmail: Adrienne@dreadfulgames.comTwitter: @dreadfulgamescoInstagram: @Loxleygram Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekKathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.comThe ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

12 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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GSL 93: Mayday Games

In Games in Schools and Libraries 93 Donald Dennis and Daniel Peterson of Mayday Games talk about the appeal of family games and how they make a good core to a collection, giving it a good foundation to grow from. Also, why shouldn't you just fill up your library game collection with your favorite games? Daniel PetersonDaniel PetersonDaniel on Facebook Mayday Games@maydaygames Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekKathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.comThe ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

58mins

2 Mar 2018

Rank #19

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GSL 105: Lucas Gillispie

In episode 105 of Games in Schools and Libraries   Lucas Gillispe joins Kathleen Mercury to  discuss professional development & administrator support for games in school programs Lucas GillispieSurry County Schools Director of Academic and Digital Learning@lucasgillispieedurealms.com Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game GeekKathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.comThe ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

20 Jul 2018

Rank #20