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Episode 77 - Leaping from Small Game to Year Long!

In this episode, Kim Snodgrass (@kimsnodgrass) and I are talking about moving her from one unit gamification to year long game. It is filled with all sorts of advice and is a fun episode to listen to. Enjoy and I know we both hope you start creating your unit that can turn into a year some day!


Episode 76 - Gamification of Elementary

In this episode, we have Carol McLaughlin (@missmac100) talking to us about how she has added gamifcation to her 2nd grade classroom. This is a wild ride and filled with some great starter tips. Sit back and relax!


Episode 75 - New Year New Mechanics (PART II)

We hit a milestone... Episode 75 is out and is another fantastic chat between myself and @HeckAwesome. This is the second part in our two part series as we chat about our new game mechanics! I hope you listen and learn with us. Check out the video on my YouTube channel. Youtube.com/MrMatera


Episode 74 - Inspiration From Tchotchkes.

In this episode, Dwight Stevenson(@dwsteven) talking about how his original game was inspired by keeping his eyes open at a local store. We all have heard inspiration can hit you anywhere, what they don't tell you is how flexible and open you have to be when it hits ya! Dwight did a great job, and this is a wonderful episode to listen to and see just how powerful an idea and an open mind can be.


Episode 73 - New Year New Ideas

Once again, good friend and creative genius @HeckAwesome is coming back on the WellPlayed air waves. In this episode we are discussing new ideas for our games this year. Sit back and relax as we dive into our new game mechanics!


Episode 72 - Gamification in the Higher ED Classroom

In this Episode Julie Smith (@julnilsmith) and I chat about building in engaging #Gamification and #XPLAP strategies in her class. This episode is really good for just about anyone. Good reminders to the old hat gamifier and plenty of ideas and encouragement to those who are new.


Episode 56 - Gamification found in Pop Culture!

On this episode, Adam Powley and myself will dive into examples of gamification in pop culture. There were many to choose from but we pick so really good examples. I hope you enjoy this wild ride. Enjoy the show and remember to check out other outlets for inspiration on explorelikeapirate.com


Episode 55 - Taking Risks as an Adult

Episode 55 is about taking risk... As the teacher, the adult, and old fart we often fall into a comfort zone... This podcast is to remind us what all can happen when you get out of that comfort zone. Enjoy the show and leave a comment with your thoughts about taking risk! Guest: Stefanie Crawford Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM5_MFuRfoHipRWBfC6Z9Hw


Episode 54 - Addons to a Gamified Classroom

This week's episode I have long time friend on for the first time to #WellPlayed I am happy to introduced Mr. Baskwill or @mrbaskwill. In this episode we are chatting about the addons you can apply to your game. Give it a listen to or watch and I am sure you are bound to take away ideas. Enjoy!


Episode 53 - Homage to the greatest game ever!

Welcome to a new year of WellPlayed podcasts... In this episode John (@MeehanEDU) and I discuss our bottomless passion for the game Zelda on the NES. We always make sure we are connecting it back to our story as educators. This episode is a great listen for both ideas as well as to get to know us both better. Zelda clearly shaped who we are and how we see the world. It is our hope that it can do the same for you. Additionally, this is the first podcast that has a video cast that goes with...


EPISODE 52 - Anniversary Edition

We made it!!! Episode 52... One year down! In this episode, Carrie and I go on a walk down memory lane. We take time to honor those who have shared this space with us and look to the future for another great year of podcasts. I can't wait to have you listen to this episode... go right now and click play... If you are reading this after you have listened... well listen again! Truly, I am humbled by the many people who have made this all possible. I can't wait to see what another year brings...


Episode 51 - Games in School

Well Played is on it's 51st episode... One away from completing its first year. This episode Stefanie Crawford and I talk about using games in school to connect, engage, and relate to students. We also discuss the value of doing this for yourself as well. Playing games unlocks some kind of magic inside all of us. Come along as Stefanie and I have a blast swapping game stories with one another. Games mentioned: Love Letter: http://amzn.to/2IxYMrc Azul: http://amzn.to/2Ix4Znk Bang:...


Episode 50 - Lesson Planning in a Gamified Course

In this, our 50th episode we have a new member of the Well Played Family. Jason Howse, @MrHexperience is with us and we are chatting about how we lesson plan for our gamified classes. I invite you to take this wild ride with us as we explore areas for inspiration and sources of ideas in our classrooms. Sit back and enjoy! Thanks much to everyone in this community... You guys are the best!


Episode 49 - Finding the full value of joy

In this crazy and irreverent episode four friends come together to explore what gives them joy and why this word is so powerful. It is my hope that you enjoy our journey and come to some of your own conclusions about Joy! Take care!


EPISODE 48 - Mystery as a Motivator

In this, our 48th episode, Adam Powley and I discuss how adding a layer of mystery to your class or your game can be a real game changer. I mean really, who doesn't like a good surprise. Sit back and listen to the two of us muse about this delicious element in our classrooms. Oh, and think about how to add it to yours soon too! Links discussed: Adam's Site: classroompowerups.com Michael's site: explorelikeapirate.com Youtube: youtube.com/mrmatera


Episode 47 - Mini Gamification Moments

Today was an epic day... We had as a guest Jon Spike in the studio and it was a rousing good time. Jon and I are both board game enthusists and promise that we will do an episode all about that some day. But today we are talking about mini gamification moments. This is all about applying game mechanics to any course that could happen in one lesson. So sit back and let the day dreaming begin as we walk you through some pretty cool ideas... Or at least we think so...


Episode 46 - Collaberation In All Aspects Of The Gamified Classroom

In this high energy chat the time flew by talking with these two power packed teachers! Enjoy Kimberly Snodgrass (@kimsnodgrass) and Deb DiToro (@DebDiToro)It was super fun chatting about the power of collaberation in a gamified classroom for both teachers and students a like. Can't wait to hear more from you two!


EPISODE 45 - Playful and Powerful Sharing with Vlogging

In this podcast, our 45th podcast, is all about video... Wait what... Video, I thought this was a podcast... Well, yes it is... In this podcast Carrie and I talk about the wonderful, and defiantly playful space of Youtube. It is my sincere hope that you check out this episode as well as both of our channels. For now, sit back and enjoy this episode... take care and enjoy everyone! Michael's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/mrmatera Carrie's Channel:...


Episode 44 - First Year Teacher Tackles Gamification

I have the honor of chatting with @mr_watkin about his first year of education. He tells us the tails of working to stay a float, while still bringing the best instruction he can to his kiddos. This is a great episode for all of us to remember and think about. Jacob reminds us vetren teachers the value of embracing new challenges. Thank you for a great video Jacob!


Episode 43 - Diving Into The Deepend Of Gamification

This year is going to be EPIC!!! Well, at least that is what we tell ourselves right... In Jennifer's class, as well as many gamifiers will say, it is absolutely true in our classrooms. Today, Jennifer reflects on making the dive into full year round gamified classroom. My hopes for you is that her story helps you take the dive! Twitter: @MrsLedford6Eng Video Reflection mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8lr6h_RdOY&feature=youtu.be