Dustin is an international educator with experience teaching domestically and abroad in over seven cities and four countries. He is also the founder of Board Gaming with Education, a podcast and community centered around games in various educational settings. He is also heavily involved in the communities where he lives by hosting board game events along with hosting, presenting, and attending professional development for educators. You can find Dustin in Los Angeles teaching, playing board games with friends, running around Los Angeles training for races, jamming to music, or at any of the “Board Gaming with Education” events.
On today’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin has the pleasure of interviewing Jon Bobrow, founder of the game company Move38 and designer of the smart tabletop gaming system, Blinks. The two discuss Jon’s background in designing military simulations and large interactive museum exhibits as well as the steps that led him to the development of Blinks. We get a quick rundown of Blinks and learn about the development opportunities it offers its community of game designers and teachers. Jon also gives advice for teachers looking to maximize learning outcomes with gaming. Episode Topics and Interviews Board Gaming with Education Updates- GBL Course 00:53 Who is Jon Bobrow? - 1:13 Building Installations and Simulations - 2:39 Blinks Game System - 12:04 The Various Games of "Blinks" - 18:10 Developing Your Own Game with "Blinks Game System" - 20:50 Learning through Design - 24:50 Last Words of Advice: Growing Design Thinkers - 28:50 Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round - 31:40 How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page!  Support our podcast! Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song "Retro Gamer" for our Interview Segment. This song can be found in full on this music archive. Also, thank you to Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done" for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round. Thank you to Dallas Welk, the editor of this episode! Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/jon-bobrow
On today’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin sits down with Nick Metzler, a game designer at Spin Master and past winner of Chicago’s Toy and Game Week’s Young Inventor Challenge. The two discuss contextual learning and strategies for gamifying a classroom to effectively motivate young learners. We learn about Nick’s journey as a contestant in the Young Inventor’s Challenge and how it opened up his career and pushed him into the professional sphere of the game and toy industry. We also get insight on Nick’s day to day activities as a full-time game designer and learn about some of the games he developed. Episode Topics and Interviews Board Gaming with Education Updates- GBL Course 00:53 Who is Nick Metzler? - 1:49 Learning through Gaming: Contextual Learning and Gamification - 4:24 From Hobby to Career - 7:48 Gamification in the Classroom - 13:02 "That's Cheating" and "Squashed" - 19:54 Game Design Full-Time - 22:34 Last Words of Advice: Growing Design Thinkers - 25:21 Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round - 31:19 How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page!  Support our podcast! Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song "Retro Gamer" for our Interview Segment. This song can be found in full on this music archive. Also, thank you to Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done" for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round. Thank you to Dallas Welk, the editor of this episode! Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/nick-metzler
Dustin and Grace give some updates on Board Gaming with Education! Board Gaming with Education launched a course Game-Based Lesson Development Course! Grace took over the Instagram Account! They also talk about some games they have been playing recently! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page!  Support our podcast!   Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/road-trip-episode
We're back with Season 9! In today’s episode of Board Gaming with Education Dustin interviews Dave Schultz, game designer and founder of Gridopolis Games in Long Beach California. The two discuss Dave’s background in architecture and how it prepared and led him to designing games. We hear from Dave about his game and system Gridopolis. Gridopolis is a board game that incorporates 3D elements to create a unique and captivating gaming and social experience. Dave also discusses the educational aspects of his game and the steps he took to efficiently test and prototype during the design process. Board Gaming with Education Updates- newsletter, YouTube - 00:35 Who is Dave Schultze? - 1:35 Learning through Gaming: Lego-Inspired Passion - 3:55 What is Gridopolis - 8:35 The Educational Value of Gridopolis - 11:07 Evolution of Prototyping - 19:10 Student Playtesting - 22:10 Last Words of Advice: Interaction, Creativity, and Logic-Thinking are Key Ingredients! - 23:00 Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round - 27:50 Website: www.gridopolis.games Store: www.gridopolis.shop Facebook: @gridopolis Twitter: @gridopolis Instagram: @gridopolis Videos: www.gridopolis.video How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page!  Support our podcast! Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song "Retro Gamer" for our Interview Segment. This song can be found in full on this music archive. Also, thank you to Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done" for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round. Thank you to Dallas Welk, the editor of this episode! Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/dave-schultze
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Birthdate
Jun 30th, 1987
Episode Count
107
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
2 days, 5 hours
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