April 26, 2018
Today, I'm talking with Ryan Schaaf about his book (co-authored with Nicky Mohan) - Game On: Using Digital Games to Transform Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (Solution Tree Press, 2017).
Game On is an easy to read and use instructional manual for implementing game-based learning in the classroom.
Ryan takes a look at what he calls shifting to an Education 3.0 mindset. Additionally, he discusses the idea of viewing digital tools as a support for modern learning and he explains game based learning.
During our talk we take a look at the content of a couple of the chapters of Game On - For example, Chapter 4: How to Find and Evaluate Digital Games for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment and Chapter 6: Digital Gaming and Assessment.
I like the way the book is written. It is easy to read and use the information. There are awesome e-resources as well as amazing tools within the main content of the book. Check out the Lesson Sparks, you will find them very helpful.
Ryan has much to share and I am sure that you will find everything about Game On helpful as you work to include gamebased learning and digital tools in your lessons.
Find out more or contact Ryan:
Mathew Farber - Edutopia
Length - 57:06
April 20, 2018
Ted Dintersmith is a successful venture capitalist with an eye on changing school. His four decade career spans technology, business, public policy, and education philanthropy. He earned a PhD in engineering from Stanford University, lead a high tech start-up, and ranked as the top venture capitalist in the US for the years 1995-1999.
Ted produced the award winning documentary Most Likely to Succeed and co-authored the book Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era with Tony Wagner.
Today, we are talking about his latest book, What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America.
Ted travelled across the US visiting schools, teachers, and many others to find inspiring educators and innovation in the classroom.
We talk about the common principles that he discusses: PEAK -
We also check out a few of the chapters and Ted shares some stories from his journey.
Much to learn and think about.
Thanks for listening.
Find out more information:
Length - 1:00:45
April 5, 2018
Today I'm talking with Dr. Lodge McCammon the author of Schooled: The Story of An Education. This is part 1 of 2.
Lodge is a return guest who is always great to talk with. If you haven't heard our earlier talks go to episodes 10, 11, and 54 to catch up.
Dr. McCammon is amazing. He is a musician, teacher, thinker, learner, designer, creator, keynote speaker, workshop instructor, and now - an author.
Schooled: The Story of an Education is Lodge's memoir. He shares his thoughts about his experiences with learning and what the world taught him about himself and education.
His stories are inspiring and thought provoking. His gift for writing makes you want to know more.
Join us as we talk about lessons from his past and what he learned about creating student engagement in the classroom.
Check out these links to learn more:
Schooled: The Story of an Education (Kindle)
Schooled: The Story of an Education (Lodge's website links to his book.)
https://youtu.be/dMo1if-GJAc Don’t wait for permission to share
https://youtu.be/uNBJs7SR0dg Being exceptional and escaping the bucket
Lodge McCammon - Amazon
Live at #LodgesLodge
She was Insane
Harmony - The Lodge McCammons
I Like You - The Lodge McCammons & Ryan Mullaneys
Length - 47:21