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Choice in the Classroom

I am giving this presentation, thought I would share. Games typically rely on choice (despite what some of my students say, no choice cannot be to gain one good thing vs three good things). Students are begging for choice. Mostly … Continue reading

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Is games based enough / best practice

as I enter another year (education years run August to July) I reflect: for starters I ‘should’ post more. In hearing about someone’s spouse writing for Pearson and her husband’s presumed link if their interest in gamificatiin this article suggests … Continue reading

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Starting 7th Grade Math

Good year to all (few?) I’ll be teaching 7th grade math next year and I’m desperate for approval / ideas.   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KYgtd2q5x2clpDTwtJwpDeAoZw_M_O0R9Au5bkKXHsE/edit I’m half tempted to do just exactly what another teacher has done and modify from year to year, … Continue reading

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Pop up quiz

What do you think? Good use of games in the education sphere? Lately I’ve been working with Edmentum’s suite of content The classes are almost all organized similarly: this one, after having read through a tutoring, which often includes links … Continue reading

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Why so Nostalgia?

https://ubwp.buffalo.edu/meaningful-gamification/conference/   The above linked webpage is for ‘meaningful gamification’. To be meaningful I suppose we need to be relevant. To be relevant we need to have attendees… and so this companies thoughts on how to have attendee retention or … Continue reading

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Theme

A lesson, and a game, are often themed. How do they match up? In math education, themes are chosen for a variety of reasons: To interest student population, to demonstrate a topic’s use, to challenge a student, analogy for a … Continue reading

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How many designers are there in central ohio?

I’ve often wondered this. It is possible just a few actually try to publish, but how many are a bit like me, and just design for fun? And how many of them are middle school or elementary kids! 🙂 … … Continue reading

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June 29th: Wild Goose Creative Noon to Five

Players and designers welcome! June 29th, at the Wild Goose Creative, from noon to five come along and talk design or just play games with local game designers! If you have interest in being a featured artist, please send me … Continue reading

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Team Work Optional

A student, during a certain standardized testing situation in school, was having a hard time. “Can I ask you a question?” “You just did, but go on ask another. I’ll be able to answer it in only incredibly vague ways … Continue reading

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Sand Boxed looking for Quest Givers

In my search to group up the local non electronic game designers, I have come to an impasse… Let me start with an analogy I give many of my male students these days. “GTA is a sand box game. It … Continue reading

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