Podcasts, Minecraft, Gamified Classrooms, and You — June 16, 2015

Podcasts, Minecraft, Gamified Classrooms, and You

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I just listened to a new (to me) podcast, EdGamer (#151), hosted by Zack Gilbert (an Illinois teacher) and co-hosted/produced by Gerry James (another Illinois teacher). The purpose of their podcast is to “highlight the trends, the tribulations, and the best in educational gaming.”

On podcast 151, the guest was Dr. Seann Dikkers, an assistant professor in the Educational Technology division of the Patton College of Education at Ohio University. Dr. Dikkers has served as a teacher, principal, and consultant. Now he researches and writes about the uses of digital media for teaching. Dr. Dikkers has recently written a book about Minecraft as an educational tool, TeacherCraft: How Teachers Learn to Use Minecraft in their Classroom. This is a free download available at the link above.  It is also available (rather cheaply, I might add) in print at both the link above and Amazon.com.

Throughout the podcast the host…

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