Posts filed under Teaching with Games

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

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.

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Posted on May 29, 2019 and filed under RPGs, Teaching with Games.

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 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 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 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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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 117: Utilizing Simulations in the Classroom

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Kathleen talks with Jeremy Caddel and David Thomcyzk about using simulations in their collegiate classes (political science and entrepreneurship, respectively), as well as Kathleen's experiences running a large-scale simulation at the NASAGA convention, and lessons learned.
http://nasaga.org/

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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. 

GSL 115: Converting Games Into Instructional Tools

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 115, Converting Games Into Instructional Tools, gamification expert Jon Cassie speaks with Kathleen about gamification of instruction as well as reward systems, and how to help non-gaming colleagues to gamify their instruction.

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Jon Cassie
BGG: joncassie

Twitter: @joncassie

Web sites: 

www.joncassie.com

 www.gamelevellearn.com

Podcast: Game Level Learn


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 November 7, 2018 and filed under Teaching with Games.

GSL 113: Gamification as a Teaching Mindset

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 113 Kathleen speaks with Dave Eng, an educator and consultant, about gamification mindsets, or approaches to designing instruction to generate specific outcomes using gaming elements.

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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 October 26, 2018 and filed under Teaching with Games.

GSL 111: Developing Literacy Skills Using Games

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)

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  • 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. 

Posted on October 4, 2018 and filed under Teaching with Games.

GSL 105: Lucas Gillispie

In episode 105 of Games in Schools and Libraries   Lucas Gillispe joins Kathleen Mercury to  discuss professional development & administrator support for games in school programs

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Lucas Gillispie
Surry County Schools
Director of Academic and Digital Learning


@lucasgillispie
edurealms.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 July 20, 2018 and filed under Teaching with Games.

GSL 104: Matthew Bivens

Matthew Bivens, an art teacher in California, joins Kathleen Mercury to talk about Game Design as part of an Arts Cirriculum. 

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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 July 13, 2018 and filed under Game Design, Teaching with Games.