In today’s episode, Tom and Giles tackle the issue of games that help kids develop their logic. I love their recommendations, but even more interesting (to me) is how well it demonstrates that “non-educational” games can be extremely effective for teaching. Enjoy!
Tom and Giles revisit the question of using games to strengthen literacy schools. This time around it’s Tom’s turn to explain what games he uses and how. In Tom’s own words, he wanted to “use games to help produce English skills” and this podcast shows you how to do it as well.
This week’s episode features an interview with Bart, a police officer who runs a games program through the AVID program at a high school in Kansas. He loves what he calls Eurogames, but was faced with the problem of dealing with large class sizes. Check it out!
In episode 4 of Teaching Strategies Giles and Tom address the issue of etiquette at the gaming table. We’re all familiar with gaming etiquette, of course, but what about when games are being played in the classroom? Listen and find out!
In this episode, Tom and Giles look at the issue of getting a games club started at your school. How do you approach your director? What happens if the answer is no? What about playing? If you’re running the club, do you get to play? Enjoy – and don’t forget to post your comments in our forums!
In this episode, Tom and Giles address a problem that is near and dear to all of our hearts: money. By the way, did you know that you can post your comments in our forums about these episodes? Listen and respond. Heck, you could even request topics for future episodes. Pretty cool, huh?
I am incredibly proud to announce the launch of a new series featuring Giles Pritchard and Tom Vasel. It’s all about how teachers can use games – both inside and outside of the classroom. Check it out!