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"Board Gaming with English" uses tabletop games as a way to help English language learners improve their English. Each episode is structured like a lesson plan with a learning objective for the listener. As a student of the English language, you will learn different grammar structures, vocabulary, and key phrases needed to play the game. As a teacher, you will learn how to use these games in your classroom.
"Board Gaming with English" uses tabletop games as a way to help English language learners improve their English. Each episode is structured like a lesson plan with a learning objective for the listener. As a student of the English language, you will learn different grammar structures, vocabulary, and key phrases needed to play the game. As a teacher, you will learn how to use these games in your classroom.
Rich and Dustin talk about what they've heard from the community and preview what to expect for season 2, including "Teacher Edition" and "Learner Edition" Episodes. Get involved! Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/boardgamingwithenglish
Dustin has the privilege to talk to game-based science teacher, Rodger Moore, and asks him about his experiences with integrating games in the classroom. Rodger teaches in Reno, Nevada and has a career in education that spans about 25 years where he has enjoyed finding ways to allow games to enrich the educational experience of his students. Rodger gives veteran tips on breaking into game-based education. We also learn about his contribution to the book Learning, Education & Games, Volume 3: 100 Games to Use in the Classroom & Beyond as well his plans to retire so he can focus creatively on developing lesson plans based on games. Board Gaming with Education Updates- Patreon - 00:20 Who is Rodger Moore? - 1:20 The "Stumble" into Game-based Learning - 6:21 Interacting with Students - 14:38 Tips for Integrating Games in the Classroom - 19:50 Student Engagement - 33:22 Learning, Education, and Games, Volume 3: 100 Games to Use in the Classroom and Beyond - 37:45 Last Words of Advice: Do Your Homework! - 42:16 Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round & Desert Island Questionaire - 46:13 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. 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/rodger-moore
In this "Teacher Edition" episode of Board Gaming with English, Rich and Dustin talk about games in the classroom. They talk about two specific examples of games they have used in their lessons. Rich used a WWI review game with special roles and mechanics in his classroom to help his students review for an exam. Dustin used a refugee game during a volunteer lesson at a local school in Taipei, Taiwan to help students empathize with refugees who may live in and face challenging conditions. Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/boardgaminwithenglish Thank you to Revolution Void for their wonderful contribution of a segment of their song "How Exciting" for our introduction. The song can be found in full on this music archive. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Revolution_Void/The_Politics_of_Desire/revolution_void_-_07_-_how_exciting
In this episode of "Board Gaming with English" Dustin and Rich talk about the tabletop game called "That's a Question!" by Vlaada Chvátil. This game is a great icebreaker for English learners. In the game, you ask other players what they would prefer. Everyone in the game gets to participate and it helps English learners improve most of their language skills: input (listening and reading) and output (speaking). Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education
In this episode of Season 6 of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin talks with Grace and Jay about their expectations of the Moonlight Board Game Festival. In this episode, they talk about things they expect from the festival and things they are looking forward to, and they look back on last year's festival. Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page!  Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. 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. Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song "Work It" for the live episode transitions. This song can be found in full on this music archive.
In this episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin sits down and talks with Zack Hartzman from Hey Listen Games. Dustin and Zack talk about some unique lessons that Zack has created for teachers. He uses video games to engage his learners. You can find the games he uses in his curriculum, downloadable lessons plans, and reflections of using game-based learning at his website Hey Listen Games. Listen in to learn about a great website and some great resources so you can learn about Zack's perspective on using video games in his lessons. Board Gaming with Education Updates - 0:20 Hey Listen Games and Zack Hartzman - 4:20 Learning Cooperation through Zelda - 6:20 Monopoly and Economic Systems - 8:35 Hey Listen Games- 9:54 Pros and Cons of Using Video Games in Class - 13:39 Games and Student-Teacher Relationships - 25:10 What are you playing now? - 30:10 Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page! Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their songs "Retro Gamer" and "Mumbai Mood" for the interview and desert island segments. These songs can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. 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. Moonlight Board Game Festival Live Videos: Day 1: Maddish Island, Good Game Studio, XMultiverse Day 2: The Wood Games, Transit, Lost Tile Games, EmperorS4, Mizo Games Day 3: Liner Notes, Enjoy Thinking Studio, Monsoon Publishing, TIME2PLAY, Big Fun Board Games, Saashi and Saashi Day 4: Itten, Studio Denka, Play with Us Designs, Origam, Nekomancy
In this “Geek Discussion,” Episode of Season 5 of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin brings on Jay and Spencer to talk about teaching board games. In this episode, they cover two gaming terms: “the magic circle” and “the teach.” Listen in to hear them discuss these terms and what they mean. They also share actionable items that you can do to participate in the conversation: “When teaching a game, what associations of board game mechanics and theme do you use as an example to help the players remember a particular rule?” Listen in and let us know what you think! Amped Up Learning- 2:22 Jay and Spencer- 3:28 Gaming Terms: “The Teach”- 4:44 Gaming Terms: “The Magic Circle”- 6:08 Teaching Board Games- 19:29 Homework- 38:45 Games in this episode (support our podcast through our Amazon affiliate links): Twilight Struggle Gloomhaven Go Fish Yourself Terra Mystica Troyes Sushi Go Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song "Bats in the Belfry" for our cut-audio segment and "8-bit Heaven" for our sponsorship segment. These songs can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. 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.  
In this “Teacher Edition” episode of Board Gaming with English, Dustin gives a preview of our upcoming professional development course. The professional development is focused on Using Board Games in English Language Lessons. Access the professional development course here (and be sure to check back for updates): Using Board Games in English Language Lessons Be sure to enter our contest by going to our Facebook post about this episode! Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Our new Facebook Group for English language learners: Using Board Games (and other Games) to Learn English Thank you to Revolution Void for their wonderful contribution of a segment of their song “How Exciting” for our introduction. The song can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going: https://radiopublic.com/board-gaming-with-english-6rOx2K
n this Board Gaming with Education Episode, Dustin goes over the current Werewords contest you can enter Board Gaming with Education’s Facebook page. Dustin also talks about what to expect for Season 5. Be sure to listen in to find out! Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Game-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in EducationThank you to Revolution Void for their wonderful contribution of a segment of their song “How Exciting” for our introduction. The song can be found in full on this music archive. Thank you to Revolution Void for their wonderful contribution of a segment of their song “How Exciting” for our introduction. The song can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going: https://radiopublic.com/board-gaming-with-english-6rOx2K  
In this Board Gaming with Education Episode, Dustin goes over what to expect for Season 6. Be sure to listen in to learn how things going on at Board Gaming with Education Podcast, like our gamification kit, can help you in your learning environment. Or join our discussion about different topics related to the board game hobby in our Geek Discussion Episodes. We also bring great guests to the show to talk about games and education. Always feel free to reach us on social media. We would love a review on iTunes: Review us here! Support our podcast! 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 us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going.   Check out Yu-Kai Chou's blog: https://yukaichou.com/
In this "Geek Discussion" Episode of Season 5 of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin brings on Jay and Spencer to talk about educational games. Be sure to listen in to hear from their perspectives on educational games. Jay and Dustin are both teachers and have used educational games in their lessons, while Spencer shares some knowledge about RPG games and things he has learned through their use. In this episode, they cover two gaming terms: "kingmaker" and "quarterbacking." Listen in to hear them discuss these terms and what they mean. They also share actionable items that you can do to participate in the conversation: Tweet @bge_games or comment on Facebook to let us know about an educational game you enjoyed or a game that taught you something. Teachers- let us know what games have been successful in your learning environment! Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page!  Jay from Cardboard East and Spencer "Northern Realms" Creator Homework Review- 2:10 Gaming Terms: “kingmaker” and "quarterbacking"- 10:30 Educational Games- 16:13 Homework- 38:45 Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. 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.
This week Dustin interviews Tom Wetzel, the Marketing Coordinator for Thames and Kosmos. We learn about what Tom’s role is at the company, the company's history, and Thames and Kosmos' role in creating educational toys and board games. Tom shares with us his thoughts on how we learn when growing up and the importance of the interactions we get while gaming. The two also dive into Thames & Kosmos’ catalog of products and we get behind-the-scenes information on how the company develops and markets them. Who is Tom Wetzel? - 2:05 Interaction in Games - 6:10 Getting into the Board Game Hobby - 8:50 Thames & Kosmos - 11:52 Educational Games - 14:35 Escape Room and Adventure Games - 20:39 Challenges with Incorporating Education in Games - 27:38 Last Words of Advice: What are you teaching? Who are you teaching to? - 30:06 Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round - 32:43 If you have been around for a while now, we would love a review on iTunes: Review us here! Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page!  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/thamesandkosmos Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song "Retro Gamer" for our Interview Segments. 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." Also, thank you Dallas Welk, the editor of this episode!
In this Board Gaming with Education Episode, Dustin goes over what to expect for Season 7. What's new you might ask? How about a giveaway to start! To celebrate Board Gaming with Education's transition from Taiwan to Los Angeles, we are giving away two Taiwanese related games. Listen in to hear how to enter AND listen for the secret word for this episode to earn an extra entry. Season 7 will also include some great interviews, updates to WorldsXP, and more Geek Discussions Episodes! Always feel free to reach us on social media. We would love a review on iTunes: Review us here! And go to our Facebook Post to learn how to enter the giveaway! Support our podcast! 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 us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going.    
In this episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by Alan Gerding from the Tuesday Knight Game Podcast and board game company. Alan is also a college professor in Ohio. In this episode, we discuss a range of topics from gamification techniques and the implications they have on behavior in Alan's classes to his game design journey with Tuesday Knight Games. So, sit back, relax, and listen in to learn a bit more about the impacts games can have on learning and hear Alan's story of designing his first game, Two Rooms and a Boom [Amazon affiliate link], with co-owner of Tuesday Knight Games Sean McCoy. Board Gaming with Education Updates - 0:30 Alan Gerding - 3:10 Gamification in Education - 5:45 Using Games and Gamification in Psych - 10:55 Leaderboards in Gamification - 17:45 Extrinsic Versus Intrinsic Motivation - 20:15 Why Does Alan Play Games? - 26:16 Two Rooms and a Boom - 31:05 Tuesday Knight Games - 33:40 Tuesday Knight Games Podcast - 37:40 Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page! Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song "Mumbai Mood" for the desert island segment. This song can be found in full on this music archive. Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going. 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.  
We're back with Season 8! Listen in to hear all about what's coming in Season 8, including game night episodes, board game events, game-based resources, early episode releases on our Patreon, and an addition of a community space on our website. If you have been around for a while now, we would love a review on iTunes: Review us here! Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page! 
On this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education Dustin interviews Niall Crabtree, a game design student at Huddersfield University in the United Kingdom. The two talk about Niall’s game, Blockers, a dexterity deck builder, and his experience with game design while attending his university. Niall gives insight on game design, his history with gaming, and what inspired him to pursue a career in the games industry. The two also talk about the importance of playing games to build up an arsenal of essential game design mechanics and how this concept permeates through much of Niall’s coursework. Board Gaming with Education Updates- newsletter, YouTube - 1:48 Who is Niall Crabtree? - 2:17 Monopoly and Economics - 4:42 Game Design Major - 8:40 Blockers - 11:25 Analyzing Games - 14:33 Experience as a Game Design Student - 18:58 The Educational Value of Blockers - 25:02 Last Words of Advice: Know Your Student Demographic - 28:09 Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round - 30:47 Website: https://niallcrabtree.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/crabstudios Instagram: https://instagram.com/crabstudios Kickstarted: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crabstudios/blockers-the-stacking-game-relaunch   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/niall-crabtree
We did it! We hit triple digits with our podcast episodes. In podcast years, that amounts to about two years old, or so. For us, we have been releasing episodes since February 2018. In this episode, we get a visit from an old friend and chat about Dustin's aspirations when he first started the podcast, his journey along the way, and the future of the show. Listen in for some insights into podcasting, game-based learning design, and growing a community. Episode Topics and Interviews Board Gaming with Education Updates- newsletter, YouTube - 00:38 Rich Hill and Dustin Staats - 2:04 Inspiration for Board Gaming with Education - 5:00 All Aboard the English Train - 7:00 The Board Gaming with Education Community - 9:00 Dustin's Most Memorable Moment with the Podcast - 13:32 Learning Experiences with Teaching with Games - 14:32 The Future of Board Gaming with Education - 25:02 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/episode-100
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
In this "Teacher Edition" episode of Board Gaming with English, Dustin and Rich talk to Byron and Angel about their experience running a board game business in Taiwan. Byron shares his experience as a teacher and how he has implemented board games in his lessons. Byron and Angel founded Kanga Games in 2005 with a mission to promote quality time with family and friends through playing the best board games and card games from around the world.  In the episode, Byron discusses board games in English language classrooms, his experience running a board game business in Taiwan, and talks a bit about Kanga Games' STEAM-based workshops. Be sure to check out Kanga Games!  Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Our new Facebook Group for English language learners: Using Board Games (and other Games) to Learn English Thank you to Revolution Void for their wonderful contribution of a segment of their song "How Exciting" for our introduction. The song can be found in full on this music archive. Thank you to Purple Planet Music for their songs "Hubbub" during the interview transition "Mumbai Mood" on our Desert Island Questionnaire Segment: http://www.purple-planet.com Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going: https://radiopublic.com/board-gaming-with-english-6rOx2K
In this "Teacher Edition" episode of Board Gaming with English, Dustin talks to Jose Lopez (Rich was there in spirit) about his experience with different language and how board games helped shape his experiences with the English language. Jose was born and raised in the tropical island of Puerto Rico, USA. He has a business background and you can currently find him working with the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce as a business counselor. He has a lot of experience teaching and working in an international school setting as well.  In the episode, Jose discusses various concepts about learning language through board games and his personal experience of how language and board games have shaped him. He even shares a story about a good friend growing up, and his experience learning English to compete with his friends. Read more about the episode and take a look at the games they talk about in this episode below. Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education Our new Facebook Group for English language learners: Using Board Games (and other Games) to Learn English Thank you to Revolution Void for their wonderful contribution of a segment of their song "How Exciting" for our introduction. The song can be found in full on this music archive. Thank you to Purple Planet Music for their songs "Hubbub" during the interview transition "Mumbai Mood" on our Desert Island Questionnaire Segment: http://www.purple-planet.com Support us by listening to us on RadioPublic! Every listen helps contribute resources to keep our podcast going: https://radiopublic.com/board-gaming-with-english-6rOx2K  
Rich and Dustin talk about what they've heard from the community and preview what to expect for Season 3. Be sure to listen to this episode to learn what Board Gaming with English is all about! Get involved! Follow us on Facebook!  Join our email list to receive emails when we release new episodes and to hear about other news from Board Gaming with English!
Rich and Dustin talk about the Triple B Social, a social event in Taipei, Taiwan put together by Top Shelf Games that combines board games, food, beer, and various other activities. http://www.facebook.com/boardgamingwithenglish
In this special release episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin interviews Aditya Batura the CEO of the Singapore-based education technology startup, Codomo. The two discuss Codomo’s recently developed tabletop educational card game, Potato Pirates 2: Enter the Spudnet, that is currently live on Kickstarter. Aditya shares how he arrived at his current career as an educational game designer, the evolution of his company, and his history as a gamer. We learn about Aditya’s introduction to computer programming and he shares his opinions on education and the enjoyment we get from learning. Back Potato Pirates on Kickstarter now: https://potato-pirates-2-enter-the.kckb.st/e14194eb (affiliate link) Update from Board Gaming with Education- special release episode - 00:15 Who is Aditya Batura? - 1:30 Codomo, an Educational Technology Company - 3:33 The Difference Between Learning and Education - 8:17 Aditya's Journey into Game Design - 12:00 Potatoes Teach Us Computational Thinking! - 16:19 Enter the Spudnet - 29:48 Last Words of Advice: Context Matters! - 32:19 Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round - 35:05 If you are interested in Potato Pirates, you can back it before Sunday Feb. 16 with this link: https://potato-pirates-2-enter-the.kckb.st/e14194eb Using the link above helps support our show! 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." 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/potato-pirates
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Started
Feb 18th, 2018
Latest Episode
Mar 30th, 2020
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No. of Episodes
91
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29 minutes
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