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Board Gaming with Education

"Board Gaming with Education" explores board games, game-based learning, gamification, and other elements of gaming and how they can complement, supplement, and interact with education and learning. If you are an educator, teacher, board game hobbyist, or board game professional and you are curious how board games can be used as learning tools, then this podcast is for you!

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Episode 61- Hey Listen Games feat. Zack Hartzman

In this episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin sits down and talks with Zack Hartzman from Hey Listen Games. Dustin and Zack talk about some unique lessons that Zack has created for teachers. He uses video games to engage his learners. You can find the games he uses in his curriculum, downloadable lessons plans, and reflections of using game-based learning at his website Hey Listen Games. Listen in to learn about a great website and some great resources so you can learn about Zack's perspective on using video games in his lessons. Board Gaming with Education Updates - 0:20 Hey Listen Games and Zack Hartzman - 4:20 Learning Cooperation through Zelda - 6:20 Monopoly and Economic Systems - 8:35 Hey Listen Games- 9:54 Pros and Cons of Using Video Games in Class - 13:39 Games and Student-Teacher Relationships - 25:10 What are you playing now? - 30:10 Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page! Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their songs "Retro Gamer" and "Mumbai Mood" for the interview and desert island segments. These songs can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. Moonlight Board Game Festival Live Videos: Day 1: Maddish Island, Good Game Studio, XMultiverse Day 2: The Wood Games, Transit, Lost Tile Games, EmperorS4, Mizo Games Day 3: Liner Notes, Enjoy Thinking Studio, Monsoon Publishing, TIME2PLAY, Big Fun Board Games, Saashi and Saashi Day 4: Itten, Studio Denka, Play with Us Designs, Origam, Nekomancy

37mins

5 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 63- Game Level Learn feat. Jon Cassie

In this episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin sits down and talks with Jon Cassie from Game Level Learn. Dustin and Jon talk about a variety of topics ranging from the differences between game-based learning and gamification to using gaming elements in his lessons to helping teachers use gaming elements in their own classes. Listen in to learn more about Jon, Game Level Learn, the Game Level Learn Convention and how you can use some of his teaching practices in your classroom. Jon Cassie - 0:40 Game Master and Empathy - 1:55 Game Level Learn - 7:03 Game-based Learning vs. Gamification - 12:30 Tips for Implementing Games in Class- 16:34 Lesson Plans and Iterations - 19:20 The 2012 Election and Gamification - 23:05 Game Level Learn Con - 27:40 Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page! Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song "Mumbai Mood" for the desert island segment. This song can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode.

36mins

19 Jul 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 75- Ludic Language Pedagogy feat. James York

In this episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin has a conversation with James York. James is a lecturer at Tokyo Denki University where he does research on the application of game-based education for learning new languages. James talks about Communicative Language Teaching and his podcast, the Ludic Language Pedagogy Podcast. LLP also serves as a non-profit to encourage open conversations about games and play in language teaching and learning. Be sure to listen to the episode and James’ ideas on effective methods when introducing games into a classroom of second language learners. Fort Circle Games and Shores of Tripoli - 1:13 Fun Facts: James and Chiptune Music - 3:31 About James York - 6:04 Benefits of Using Games in Language Learning - 8:51 Use of Student's First Language - 13:02 Engaging Students in the Classroom - 15:47 Ludic Language Pedagogy - 21:05 Final Tips from James - 27:52 James Desert Island Questionnaire - 32:11 This episode is sponsored by Fort Circle Games. You can find their fun historical board game, Shores of Tripoli, that plays in forty-five to sixty minutes on Kickstarter now! (11/4/19) Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page! Our Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their songs "Retro Gamer," "Soul Train," and "Mumbai Mood" for our interview and sponsorship segments. These songs can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/ludic-language-pedagogy

36mins

18 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 72- Why Should we use Games in School?

In this episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin gives five reasons why we should use games in school. This episode is sponsored by WorldsXP. WorldsXP is a streamlined gameful experience for your learning environment to increase engagement, develop class culture, and reinforce positive behavior. By implementing WorldsXP you will be able to enhance the learning experience for your adventurers through different gamification elements. As the Kit Master, your Adventurers (students) will choose characters, give them their own unique personalities, go on thematic RPG adventures, and earn XP and achievements all while accomplishing three main goals in your learning environment. Introduction to the Discussion - 3:12 Games Foster Student-Teacher Relationships - 4:47 Games Develop Class Culture - 9:38 Games can be a Classroom Management Tool - 11:32 Games Provide Engagement and Motivation - 17:35 Student-Focused Design - 19:59 Conclusion - 22:05 Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page! Our Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their songs "Retro Gamer," "Mumbai Mood," and "Fizzy Jazz" for our interview. desert island, and post-production segments. These songs can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode.  https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/why-should-we-use-games-in-school

24mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 65- Well PlayED feat. Michael Matera

In this episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin and Michael Matera from the Well PlayED Podcast and author of Explore Like a Pirate [Amazon affiliate link] talk about game-based learning, gamification, and board games. Michael is an engaging, fun and inspiring nationwide speaker and author, delivering keynotes, workshops and small group professional development to teachers and administration. As a gamification guru and moonshot thinker, Michael transforms the traditional classroom into a high-energy environment where active student engagement is paramount. Also, happening right now, as of this episode air date, is the free professional development for educators, the Hive Summit. Listen to the episode to learn more about the summit, or sign-up now! Reach out to Micheal at https://mrmatera.com. Board Gaming with Education Updates - 0:30 Michael Matera - 3:10 Explore Like a Pirate and Introducing Gamification - 4:28 Student-focused Design - 5:36 Simulations in Learning - 8:26 Catan in Class - 11:05 Leaning into the Theme and Game - 20:30 Well PlayED - 23:51 Hive Summit - 26:25 Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page! Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song "Mumbai Mood" for the desert island segment. This song can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode.

45mins

1 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 77- PAX Unplugged: A Board Game Convention as an Educator

In this episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin attends PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia with his convention sage Dave Eng. They embark on this journey to get answers about attending a large board game convention like PAX Unplugged as educators. Dustin talks to Dave about his experiences going to conventions and together they navigate the ins and outs of attending the conference. Dustin also interviews several attendees included publishers, designers, panelists, and attendees. PAX Unplugged Introduction – 1:30 Austin from Dr. Wictz – 10:23 Tom from Kosmos – 16:40 Jesse from Quackalope – 19:21 Jessica from IKantKoan – 23:22 Dustin and Dave Catch Up – 28:30 Scott from North Star Games – 28:30 Tabitha an English Teacher – 41:06 Dustin and Dave Recap – 43:26 Othe projects/games in the episode: Blinks www.getblinks.com by Move38 www.move38.com Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page! Our Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their songs "Work It" for our convention-themed music. This song can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/ludic-language-pedagogy

48mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 73- Economics Board Games in Class feat. Grace Withmory

In this episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin and Grace talk about two games from Captial Gains Studio: Wongamania and Cryptocurrency. They talk about their experiences playing the games and potential implications they may have in class. This episode is sponsored by Fort Circle Games. You can find their fun historical board game, Shores of Tripoli, that plays in forty-five to sixty minutes on Kickstarter now! (11/4/19) Fort Circle Games and Shores of Tripoli - 1:58 Wongamania and Cryptocurrency by Capital Gains Studio - 2:48 Wongamania - 8:27 Cryptocurrency - 14:50 Using the Games in Class - 19:00 Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page! Our Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their songs "Retro Gamer" and "Soul Train" for our interview and sponsorship segments. These songs can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode.  https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/capital-gains-studio

29mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 71- Board Gaming with Education and Games in Schools and Libraries Crossover feat. Dustin Staats and Kathleen Mercury

This is a special crossover episode of Board Gaming with Education and Games in Schools and Libraries. In this episode, Dustin talks with Kathleen Mercury from Games in Schools and Libraries. They discuss various topics like teaching game design, game-based learning, board games, podcasting, and networking. Be sure to listen in to hear a bit about their experiences on how games and education crossover in their roles as educators. Thank you again to Games in Schools and Libraries and Kathleen Mercury for a wonderful crossover episode! Dustin Staats and Board Gaming with Education - 2:08 Kathleen Mercury and Games in Schools and Libraries - 3:05 Resources to Teach Game Design - 4:35 Teaching Gifted Kids: Games Provide Complex Problems to Solve - 6:46 Game Design and Lesson Planning - 9:08 Experiencing a Game Versus Using Games in a Learning Environment - 11:00 Points in Games - 24:54 Connected Students - 33:55 Podcasts on Games in Education - 39:00 Kathleen Discusses Game Design - 43:50 Goals for Dustin and Kathleen - 60:30 Putting "Better" Games in the Classroom - 62:30 Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page! Our Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their songs "Retro Gamer," "Mumbai Mood," and "Fizzy Jazz" for our interview. desert island, and post-production segments. These songs can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode.

1hr 6mins

16 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 58- Nut Stash feat. Danielle Reynolds

In this episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin sits down and talks with Danielle Reynolds from DMR Creative. Dustin and Danielle talk about her game Nut Stash. Nut Stash is a fast-paced, real-time game of rolling dice and matching sets. Push the limits of basic math skills by pairing simple addition with hand-eye coordination, and non-stop dice rolls. 2 to 6 players split into teams of Squirrels and Chipmunks to compete to find and store the most nuts before winter arrives.  Listen in to see if this game has the potential for learning in your classroom or learning environment! Back Nut Stash now!: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nutstash/nut-stash Danielle Reynolds - 0:40 Framing the World through Play - 1:10 Camp Counselor and Learning - 2:40 Getting into Game Design - 5:10 Nut Stash - 6:30 Nut Stash for Learning - 10:49 Curbside - 18:30 Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page! Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song "Mumbai Mood" for the desert island segment. This song can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode.

25mins

7 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 67- A Teacher's Experience with Game-based learning and Gamification feat. Alex Krempely

In this episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin and Alex talk about their experiences using games, game-based learning, and gamification in their classrooms. Over the past six years, Alex Krempely has taught various Social Studies, English, and Drama classes in the United States, China, and Spain. He is a major proponent of gamification and has employed various game systems to improve student engagement and create a classroom community. He uses simulations, breakouts, and party games to get students involved and create a competitive learning atmosphere. Alex has also used Class Dojo and ClassCraft as help to manage student behaviors. Examples of lessons and resources can be found at his website: http://mrkrempely.weebly.com/. Board Gaming with Education Giveaway - 0:30 Alex Krempely - 2:36 Simulations as a Student - 4:23 Enjoying Teaching - 7:50 Prosocial Emotions - 9:20 Using Games from Day 1 - 11:25 ESL/ELL Games in Class - 13:50 Using Simulations - 20:00 Gamification- Classcraft and Class Dojo - 29:30 WorldsXP - 39:30 Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page! Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their songs "Retro Gamer," "Mumbai Mood," and "Fizzy Jazz" for our interview. desert island, and post-production segments. These songs can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode.

50mins

3 Sep 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 54- Geek Discussion Extra Content: Top 5 Game We Learned From

In this "Geek Discussion" Episode of Season 6 of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin brings on Jay and Spencer share their unique experiences about 5 games they have learned something from. Jay runs the Asian board game review site called Cardboard East. Spencer owns a vegan restaurant in Taipei called Ooh Cha Cha. He also wrote and designed the RPG system The Northern Realm. You can also check out the games we talk about in the show below on Amazon! Games in this episode (support our podcast through our Amazon affiliate links): Jay's 5 Black Orchestra Android Netrunner Arkham Horror Dune Dominion Dustin's 5 Balderdash Kings in the Corner Risk Poker Stockmarket Game Spencer's 5 Twilight Struggle Mouse Trap Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Rising Sun Pandemic Other Games: The Captain Can Spell Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page!  Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their songs "Retro Gamer" and "Fizzy Jazz" for our countdown segment and for the future Dustin interjection. These songs can be found in full on this music archive.

25mins

16 May 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 76- WorldsXP Facebook Live Podcast feat. Grace Withmory

Dustin and Grace host a live chat on Facebook to discuss WorldsXP. We discuss Grace's experience using this system in her class and then Grace flips the script and asks Dustin some questions about his design process for WorldsXP. Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page! Our Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their songs "Retro Gamer," "Soul Train," and "Mumbai Mood" for our interview and sponsorship segments. These songs can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/worldsxp-facebook-live

29mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 55- Classroom Logistics: Deck Builder Review Game

In this episode of Season 6 Dustin shares a deck builder review game for all content areas. He used it in his wife's English language classroom. Teams compete in groups to create the best deck by answering review questions. Then as a class, they compete against a final challenge. Be sure to download the lesson plan and materials below. Be sure to let us know how it goes in your class! Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page!  Get the lesson plan for this episode! Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their songs "Fizzy Jazz" for the future Dustin interjection. This song can be found in full in this music archive.

11mins

17 May 2019

Rank #13