GSL 18: Geography (REBROADCAST)

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In Games in Schools and Libraries #18 Giles and Don discuss games and geography, from maps and keys to geopolitics and topography.

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

Posted on May 14, 2019 and filed under REBROADCAST.

GSL 125: Teaching Science Through Games

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In Games in Schools and Libraries #125 Catherine Croft joins Kathleen Mercury to talk about designing games to help teach science concepts, and how other teachers can design games for their own classrooms.

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Catherine Croft, PhD,

Catherine was neuroscience researcher before she began teaching high school science and designing games. Catherine’s fun, classroom-friendly games, are available through her company, Catlilli Games.

http://catlilli.com/about-us/our-team/

 

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. 

GSL 17: Care of Games (REBROADCAST)

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In Games in Schools and Libraries Giles and Don discuss the care of games. From looking after video games and electronic devices, to bags, tape and elastic bands for board games, as well as the routines that can help maintain good quality and extend the life of a games collection.

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

Posted on April 23, 2019 and filed under REBROADCAST.

GSL 124: Endangered

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Marc Specter of the Grand Gamers Guild joins Donald Dennis to talk about Endangered, a project now on Kickstarter. Endangered is a game of survival by Joe Hopkins where players work together to save earth's endangered species.

Schools and Libraries are both eligible for the Endangered Activist tier, allowing your institutions to get a great deal on this beautiful game.

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Grand Gamers Guild

Web Site: https://grandgamersguild.com/

Twitter @GrndGmrsGld

Facebook: Grand Gamers Guild

Kickstarter: Endangered

 

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. 

Posted on April 16, 2019 and filed under Game Company, Teaching with Games.

GSL 123: From Gamer Scientist to Scientist Game Designer

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John Coveyou of Genius Games joins Kathleen Mercury to talk about his games, how he designs them, and how teachers and libraries can use them in the classroom.

This episode is posted a few days early so you have the chance to check out the Nerd Words Kickstarter campaign before it has ended.

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John Coveyou, former science teacher at the middle, high, and collegiate levels, formed Genius Games to bring scientifically accurate and fun games to the classroom.

@JohnCoveyou

https://www.geniusgames.org/

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. 

Posted on April 8, 2019 and filed under Game Design.

GSL 122: ShushCon 2019 Debrief

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 122, Donald and Chris talk about their ShushCon experience; what when right and what they hope to improve on next year.

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Story Games Workshop

Check out the Slides

Companies that supported the Workshop

  • Smirk and Laughter - Before there were Stars

  • Hub Games - Untold Adventures Await

  • Atlas Games - Once Upon A Time

  • Brotherwise Games - Call to Adventure

Pharaoh’s Challenge

MAZES The RPG of Dice, Danger, and Dungeons via Kickstarter

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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. 

Posted on April 4, 2019 and filed under Conventions.

GSL 121: Designing Analog Games as part of a Video Game Curriculum

Kathleen talks to Jay Cormier, a prolific game designer who teaches analog game design as part of a video game design program, and how to teach a lot of big ideas in a short amount of time.

Jay Cormier
@bamboozlebros 

failfaster.ca

bamboozlebrothers.com

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burntislandgames/in-the-hall-of-the-mountain-king

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/828934174/fail-faster-the-playtesting-journal

Exact Instructions Challenge

https://youtu.be/cDA3_5982h8

A Case for Board Games - Why Board Games Help You Make Better Video Games - Extra Credits
https://youtu.be/9VONeNVPaNs

Finished Not Perfect

https://youtu.be/lRtV-ugIT0k

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. 

Posted on March 15, 2019 and filed under Teaching with Games, Game Design.

GSL 16: Games And Art (REBROADCAST

In this rebroadcast of Games in Schools and Libraries episode 16 Giles and Don discuss games and art. Games that can be used to stimulate discussion on art, games that use art to evoke a theme, and games that involve the players creating art.

Games Discussed

  • Dixit

  • Middle Earth The Collectible Card Game

  • CCGs

  • Civilization

  • Pastiche

  • Fresco

  • Sienna

  • The Road to Canterbury

  • Telestrations

  • Pictionary

  • Draw Something

  • Cluzzle

  • Monster Squash

  • Clay-o-rama

 

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

Posted on February 27, 2019 and filed under REBROADCAST.

GSL 120: Wargames as Instructional Tools at the US Air Force Academy

In episode 120 of Games in Schools and Libraries Kathleen talks to Lt. Colonel James "Pigeon" Fielder about his design and use of wargames at the US Air Force from classroom exercises to massive military simulations.

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Lt Col James “Pigeon” Fielder, Ph.D. USAF

Associate Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy and an active duty U.S. Air Force officer.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdfielder/

https://jdfielder.com/

@j_d_fielder

 
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http://shushcon.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. 

Posted on February 20, 2019 and filed under Teaching with Games.

GSL 15: Gamification (REBROADCAST)

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In this rebroadcast of Games in Schools and Libraries episode 15 Giles and Don discuss discuss the gamification of the classroom, and our experiences with this topic.

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

Posted on February 14, 2019 and filed under REBROADCAST.

GSL 119: Designing Meaningful Games for an Older Audience

In Games in Schools and Libraries 119 Kathleen talks to Bob De Schutter, the C. Michael Armstrong Professor at the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies at Miami University in Ohio.

Dr. De Schutter talks about his research in games for and about older adults, creating ga ming experiences around memories of older adults, (highlighting his current project, Brukel, based on his Belgian grandmother's reminiscences about World War II), and why older adults need to be gamers.

Professor Bob De Schutter in the classroom.

Professor Bob De Schutter in the classroom.

 
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ShushCon 2019, in Pawleys Island SC

 

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. 

Posted on February 7, 2019 and filed under Game Design.