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.

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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. 

GSL 102: Gigamic Road Show

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In Games in Schools and Libraries #102 Nate Scheidler of Gigamic World joins Donald Dennis to talk about how and why Gigamic is reaching out to schools and libraries in a very direct and personal way. If you like games check the routes listed below to see if he will be near your school or library with a large selection of Giant Gigamic Games. 

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Nate’s current theoretical route starting approximately end of June is:

  • Seattle, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • A short stop in one or two of Missoula, Bozeman or Billings, MT
  • Fargo, ND
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Green Bay, WI
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Chicago, IL
  • Fort Wayne, IN and various regional locations from 7/10-8/19

Not a lot of wiggle room on this end and he may need to cut a location.

 

Past that time Nate is considering:

  • Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities, IA
  • Southern IL to St Louis, MO
  • Kansas City
  • Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM
  • Phoenix and Tucson, AZ
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Possibly other middle CA stops
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Reno, NV
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Boise, ID
  • Portland, OR
  • Vancouver, CA

This tour will continue until approximately 10/10/18. Right now the second half of my schedule and route is reasonably open! If you want me to visit your location, tell me all about the cool stuff you’re doing and send some photos or videos!

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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 June 1, 2018 and filed under Game Company.

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. 

Posted on May 26, 2018 and filed under Teaching with Games.

GSL 10: Story Telling Games (REBROADCAST)

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In this rebroadcast of Games in Schools and Libraries, episode 10, Giles Pritchard and Donald Dennis talk about story telling games. What games are great for story telling, and how can they find a place in the classroom or at the library.

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.
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Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

Posted on May 19, 2018 and filed under REBROADCAST.

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

Posted on May 11, 2018 and filed under REBROADCAST.

GSL 100: Games as a Vehicle for STEM Education

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In Games in Schools and Libraries #100 Ian Zang Joins Kathleen Mercury to discuss the difference between STEM learning vs. STEM jobs and how that relates to 21st century education.

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Ian Zang

@Ianzangdesign

Breaking into Board Games
@breakingintobg
 

Ian's Games

 

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 May 4, 2018 and filed under Teaching with Games.

GSL 99: ShushCon 2018 Debrief

 Saturday at ShushCon 2018

Saturday at ShushCon 2018

In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 99 Donald Dennis and Stephanie Frey discuss the long weekend of ShushCon 2018, including the associated Librarian Training Day they hosted.  

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Librarian Computational Thinking Activity Training

What is computational thinking?

 Behold the glory of the Code-A-Pillar

Behold the glory of the Code-A-Pillar

Games & Activities Discussed

Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar
Let's Go Code! Activity Set
Future Coders: Robot Races
Future Coders: Bunny Trails
Code & Go Robot Mouse
Robot Turtles
Roller Coaster Challenge
// Code On the Brink
// Code Rover Control
// Code Robot Repair
Robo Rally
Gravewell
Mechs vs Minions

Lock Paper Scissors - Mummy
Webby's Challenge: a Coding Escape Room by Stephanie Frey. 

Google CS First

 
 Great press for ShushCon!

Great press for ShushCon!

ShushCon 2018 Highlights

Many thanks to ShushCon sponsors and especially to Daniel Peterson of Mayday Games.

Magic the Gathering Unstable Booster Draft
Catan Big Game
Pharaoh's Challenge ShushCon Edition
D&D Adventurers League
Pathfinder Society
Savage Worlds
Fate/Fate Acellerated
Dread
Fiasco

Tokens & Badges

Food

Southern Recipe Pork Rinds
Jimmie Johns
Dominos

ShushCon 2019 Registration

https://tinyurl.com/shushcon19

 
 Register for ShushCon 2019 today!

Register for ShushCon 2019 today!

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 27, 2018 and filed under Conventions, Libraries Ready to Code.

GSL 98: Using Games to Teach History

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In Games in Schools and Libraries 98, Patrick Rael joins Kathleen Mercury to talk about using games to teach history. 

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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 20, 2018 and filed under Teaching with Games.

GSL 97: ALA Midwinter 2018

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In Games in Schools and Libraries 97 Stephanie Frey joins Donald Dennis to talk about her ALA Midwinter 2018 experiences.

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RTC Cohort 

http://www.ala.org/tools/readytocode

Midwinter Highlights

NC WIT - National Center for Women & Informational Technology
 https://www.ncwit.org

HOMAGO - Guidebook

CS/CT +x

Google Applied Digital Skills
https://applieddigitalskills.withgoogle.com

Getting good stats
Talk Back Boards
https://www.pinterest.com/EHeumannGurian/audience-responses-talk-back-board-comment-book

ALAR MAZE - XR Libraries
XR Libraries - http://www.varlibraries.com/
Vuforia - https://www.vuforia.com/

Cohort Programs

Libraries Ready to Code from Research to Practice (Symposium on the Future of Libraries)

Tweeting photo bird feeders.
Kid Clients & Design Studio
Augmented Reality tags

GSL Midwinter Reflections blog article -http://www.inversegenius.com/gsl-blog/2018/3/28/ala-midwinter-reflections
 

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 or the Libraries RTC Cohort. 

Posted on April 13, 2018 and filed under ALA, Libraries Ready to Code.

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?

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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 6, 2018 and filed under Game Design.

GSL 95: Narrative in Games with Andrew Parks

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Games in Schools and Libraries 95 presents Kathleen Mercury and Andrew Parks talking about narratives in games. Why is narrative important and how is it created?  

Check out his BOOKLIFE NOW article:
Andrew Parks on Designing Games and Creating Narrative

 Andrew Parks

Andrew Parks

 

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 16, 2018 and filed under Game Design.