Welcome to Episode 23. In this episode Giles and Don discuss word games, or rather, games to do with spelling, word association, sentence building, and generally playing with language. Some of the games we talk about are Word on the Street, Hangman, Scrabble, Upwords, Letter Roll, Boggle, Fauxcabulary, Bananagrams, PDQ, Upwords the card game, The Chain Game, Balderdash, Youve Been Sentenced, Apples to Apples and Mad Libs. We hope you enjoy.
Welcome to episode 22, buying games. In this episode Giles and Don talk about building a game collection, as well as some of our experiences with buying games. Topics covered include collection development policies, building breadth and depth in a collection, collecting with a purpose, factors that help define what to get, dealing with wear and tear, the Jones theory, keeping track of popular games, donations, community and government grants, raising money, using your own collection, finding specials and discounts and thrift stores. We hope you enjoy the episode.
Welcome to episode 21 of Games in Schools and Libraries. In this episode Giles and Don discuss Game Etiquette, from problems faced to some of the solutions that have worked, as well as the niceties of play. Topics include rules disputes, social conflict resolution, being a good sport, the responsibilities of players and above all respect. We hope you enjoy listening.
In this episode of Games in Schools and Libraries Giles and Don discuss games and math. How games can be used to support learning in math classes, whether as quick tasks to build fluency or as a vehicle to introduce a concept and more. Some of the games we talk about include - Incan Gold, Sleeping Queens, Piggy Back, Number Chase, Halli Galli, Yahtzee, Monopoly Junior, Combo King, Pickomino and Take it Easy. We also discuss the websites Khan Acedamy and Study Ladder.
In this episode of Games in Schools and Libraries Giles and Don are joined on the microphone by Brian Mayer, to talk about the game programs he runs in schools and libraries in his district. Brian works with the American Library Association and supports learning through game based programs. We discuss the role Brian fills, as well as a variety of topics such as supporting classes, teaching games, set up, curriculum ties, students with special needs, protocols and rules, social skills and the successes Brian has seen. As always you can find us on our website http://gamesschoolslibraries.com/ Links to the work Brian has done http://www.gvlibraries.org/gaming http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2770 and his game http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/119506/freedom-the-underground-railroad
In this episode Giles and Don discuss games and geography, from maps and keys to geopolitics and topography. In this episode we talk about - Minecraft, Carcassonne, Memoir 44, Mondo, Tobago, Taluva, Settlers of Catan, Diplomacy, The 10 Days series, train games, TransAmerica, crayon rail games, Empire Builder, the Ticket to Ride series, Pandemic, National Geographic Expedition, the Test of Fire series, Conquest of Pangea, Bios Megafauna, Origins How we Became Human, Fauna, MMORPGs, iPod apps, flash games, trivia games, Google Street View, and Google SketchUp.
In Episode 17 of the Games in Schools and Libraries podcast, 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. You can find us at gamesschoolslibraries.com.
In this episode 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. In this episode we talk about - Dixit, Middle Earth The Collectible Card Game, CCGs, Civilisation World, Puzzles, Pastiche, Fresco, Sienna, The Road to Canterbury, Telestrations, Pictionary, Draw Something, Cluzzle, Monster Squash, Clayarama, as well as table top miniatures such as DBA, Song of Blades and Heroes, Blood Bowl and others. As promised this link leads to Dons wonderful selection of Draw Something images -https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/103945827209959719041/albums/5726624925839456657
In this episode Giles and Don are joined by Prof. Scott Nicholson. We discuss the gamification of the classroom, and our experiences with this topic. Also check out http://becauseplaymatters.com/
Welcome to Games in Schools and Libraries, in this episode Giles and Don discuss game events they have run, and some of the things to consider when running events in schools or libraries.
In this episode Giles and Don discuss using games in a school or library with a reason or purpose in mind.
Welcome to episode 12 of Games in Schools and Libraries. In this episode Giles and Don talk about spatial games. Games all about shapes, space and thinking spatially.
Welcome to episode 11 of Games in Schools and Libraries, this episode Giles and Don talk about games that are great for social interaction!
In this episode Giles and Don 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...
Welcome to episode 9 of Games in Schools and Libraries. In this episode Giles and Don 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.