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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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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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Right up my alley

By S Maycock - Aug 30 2018
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I am very interested in creating educational games and want to design games for educators and therapists so this podcast is right up my alley.

Great, topical content for librarians and educators

By pjbent - Feb 13 2017
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I'm glad Don & company are releasing regular episodes. This is a great resource for librarians, teachers, and other educators looking for current information on how to incorporate games, puzzles, and escape rooms into programs, library collections, and classrooms.

iTunes Ratings

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Right up my alley

By S Maycock - Aug 30 2018
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I am very interested in creating educational games and want to design games for educators and therapists so this podcast is right up my alley.

Great, topical content for librarians and educators

By pjbent - Feb 13 2017
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I'm glad Don & company are releasing regular episodes. This is a great resource for librarians, teachers, and other educators looking for current information on how to incorporate games, puzzles, and escape rooms into programs, library collections, and classrooms.
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Games in Schools and Libraries

Latest release on Sep 17, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: GSL 83: Social Media and Soliciting Free Games

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In Games in Schools and Libraries Donald Dennis and Jenn Bartlett, of the Manchester Public Library, talk about utilizing social media and soliciting free games. 

You can see more Jenn on  Favorite Game Friday, Instagram, and Board Game Geek

 00:42 Social Media Discussion

30:40 ShushCon Ad!


32:29 Soliciting Donations

Donald and Jenn talk about soliciting donations from publishers who may be experiencing fatigue from the librarians asking for free games. 

Companies Discussed

shushcon.com

The Games in Schools and Libraries podcasts and blogs are produced by Inverse Genius in association with the Georgetown County Library System
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com
Music by Ian Sovine

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Nov 17 2017

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Rank #2: GSL 147: Social Nonsense with Doug Shaw

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 147 Doug Shaw joins Kathleen Mercury to talk about applied improvisation, his book Social Nonsense. They also touch on the improv concepts of listening, reacting, and making the bolder choice.

Doug Shaw

Doug is an award-winning mathematics professon. His research is in tertiary math education, combinatorics, and graph theory.

http://dougshaw.com/social-nonsense/
https://twitter.com/socialnonsense1


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 Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

May 20 2020

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Rank #3: GSL 101: Games and Leadership

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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 MacMillan
Coordinator of Student Activities, Miami University Middletown Campus
Facebook: GamingGirl.Bethany (message me also to tell me who you are, please)
Email:

JS Bragg
Assistant Director, Student Activities & The Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Miami University
Twitter, Instagram, etc: @JotaEsetheGeek
BoardGameGeek: jotaese
Facebook: JSBragg (message me also to tell me who you are, please)
E-mail: JSBragg@MiamiOH.edu

About the class

Blog: http://blogs.miamioh.edu/tabletop/

Original Player’s Handbook (syllabus): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0g_xFM37S-kQkY1MXJLM2VDblU/view?usp=sharing

Sponsoring 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.html

Theories:

Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning (Bloom)
Learning Partnership Model (Baxter Magolda)
Drew Dudley: http://www.drewdudley.com

Resources:

The Shapes of Leadership (by Phil Stamper (pstamper1@hotmail.com)  and Michael McNeil) NASAGA: NASAGA.org
Facebook: nasagaorg
Twitter: @nasaga

Everyday Leadership: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVCBrkrFrBE
The Leadership Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuB9S6fzMig
The Game Has No Winners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3ADu08wQE0
First Follower: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW8amMCVAJQ

Heifetz & Linsky's Leading With An Open Heart: http://lci.typepad.com/leaders_resourcing_leader/files/LeadingWithAnOpenHeart.pdf

Kouzes & Posner's Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: 
http://www.leadershipchallenge.com/about-section-our-approach.aspx

Games/Topics Breakdown:

Week, Tabletop Game(s)
Leadership Themes

1 Resistance, Foundational
Vocabulary Building

2 Secret Hitler, Hanabi
Views of Team Leadership/Theories of Leadership

3 Betrayal at the House on the Hill
Views of Personal Leadership/Theories of Leadership

4 Mysterium, Corrupted Kingdoms
What is Identity? Who am I?

5 Survive, 2 Rooms and a Boom
Values

6 Ladies and Gentlemen
Identity and Interactions

7 Wits & Wagers, Say Anything, 7 Wonders, Spyfall 2
Views of Identity and Self: Section Review

8 Pandemic, Ultimate Werewolf
Group Roles and Dynamics

9 Captain Sonar, Forbidden Island
Group Communication

10 TIME Stories, Pathfinder Adventure  Card Game  
“Victory Points”: What Counts as “Successful” Leadership?

11 The Grizzled, Telestrations, Codenames, Specter Ops
Group Leadership and Social Responsibilities: Section Review

12-14 No Games to Purchase for these weeks- Student Created Tabletop Games
Innovative 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 Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

May 26 2018

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Rank #4: GSL 127: An Amazing Story of How Kids Went from Playing RPGs to Designing One

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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 Events
Game Design With Gifted Students
https://www.gencon.com/events/152966

May 29 2019

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Rank #5: GSL 96: Resilience Through Game Design

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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?

@sethjaegerEd
http://5habitsdaily.blogspot.com/

Driving Question Generator
http://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 Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Apr 06 2018

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Rank #6: GSL 94: The Benefits of Tabletop and Digital Game Design

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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 Hoffman

Adjunct Instructor at Academy of Art University working with the Game Development Department

@TeslasLilPigeon

Zynga 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 Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Mar 09 2018

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Rank #7: GSL 131: What Games Can Do for Teens

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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

@SenFoongLim

https://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 Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Aug 01 2019

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Rank #8: GSL 141: Heroic Escape Adventures

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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

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 Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Dec 05 2019

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Rank #9: GSL 139: A Young Adventurer's Guide

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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 Zub

Author of the D&D Comics and project head for the Young Adventurer's Guides

http://www.jimzub.com

@JimZub

Young Adventurer's Guides

Also 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 Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Oct 23 2019

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Rank #10: GSL 134: Luke Laurie

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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

@LukeLaurieGames

Einstein Fellowship

Games

Sep 04 2019

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Rank #11: GSL 109: Board Games Through a Video Game Designer's Lens

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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 Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Sep 19 2018

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Rank #12: GSL 23: Word Games (REBROADCAST)

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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 Geek
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

Nov 05 2019

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Rank #13: GSL 111: Developing Literacy Skills Using Games

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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 Bonilla

6th Grade Literacy & Science Teacher at South Park Middle School (Oshkosh, WI)

  • Twitter: @adventgeekgirl

  • Instagram: adventgeekgirl

  • BoardGameGeek: adventgeekgirl

  • e-mail: skrockerbonilla@gmail.com

  • website: adventgeekgirl.blogspot.com

Sarah 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/southparkgameclub

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 Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Oct 05 2018

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Rank #14: GSL 138: Board Gaming with Education

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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 Staats

Board Gaming with Education

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 Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Oct 16 2019

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Rank #15: GSL 11: Social Interaction (REBROADCAST)

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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 Geek
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

Aug 10 2018

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Rank #16: GSL 132: HABA USA at ALA 2019

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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_usa

https://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 Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Aug 06 2019

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Rank #17: GSL 130: ALA 2019 with Donald and Stephanie

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 130 Donald and Stephanie talk about their experience at the ALA 2019 Summer annual.

Things they talked about

Think Fun

  • Cat Crimes

  • Balance Beans

  • Invasion of the Cow Snatchers

Games Workshop Paint and Take

Fireside Games

  • My First Castle Panic

  • Here, Kitty, Kitty!

Green Ronin

  • Blue Rose,

  • Hobby Games 100 Best

  • Family Games 100 Best

Graphic Novels

Artist Alley

Maker Area
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 Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Jul 16 2019

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Rank #18: GSL 9: Games and Books (REBROADCAST)

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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 Geek
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

May 11 2018

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Rank #19: GSL 126: A Universe of Story

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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 Games

  • Space Base

  • Gloom in Space

  • Terraforming Mars

  • Rover Control

  • Gravwell

  • Silent Death / Arclight

  • Roll for the Galaxy

  • Survive Space Attack

  • Exodus Fleet

  • Star Trek Catan

  • Cosmic Encounter

  • Savage Worlds - The Last Parsec RPG

  • Starfinder RPG

  • Traveller RPG

  • Fate/Fate Accelerated RPG

  • Fiasco https://bullypulpitgames.com/games/fiasco/fiasco-playsets/

  • Untold Adventures Await

Unplayed Space Games

  • Lupo The Space Adventure

  • The Expanse

  • Moons

  • Horizons

  • Periorbis

  • Cosmic Factory

  • Moon Miner

  • First Martians

  • Alien Artifacts

  • One Night Ultimate Alien

  • Our Last Best Hope

  • Exodus: Proxima Centauri. Exodus: Edge of Extinction

  • Scorpius 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 Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

May 22 2019

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Rank #20: GSL 103: Managing a Group of Kids

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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 Crowther

Adrienne Ezell

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 Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Jun 12 2018

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