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.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
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

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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

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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.

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.  

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Angie Spring Hoffman

 

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 9, 2018 and filed under Game Design.

GSL 93: Mayday Games

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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? 

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Daniel Peterson

Daniel Peterson
Daniel 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 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 2, 2018 and filed under Game Company.

GSL 92: Hub Games

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 92 Michael Fox of Hub Games joins Donald Dennis and Kathleen Mercury to talk about how Hub Games would fit into schools and libraries. 

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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 February 16, 2018 and filed under Game Company.