Episode 31 – Gaming our Audience

Michael R and Phaedra B finally disprove the rumor that they are the same person by co-hosting a show together for the first time in a long time unfortunately Michael M. was unable to join us.

We look at sites and games that are helping students learn more and teachers engage their students more. Sites like Brain Nock and Brain Pop aim to help pull students and teachers into competitions with other schools and classes.

Thinking about the holidays makes us decide to brush up on our wine skills, with a few apps, including Blush and Bottlenotes, before we decide that no one should actually drink Rhubarb wine. We then get into discussing a bit of our latest games.. and can you believe it? It’s Mine Sweeper!

So lean forward, grab a nice glass of your favorite beverage, and write us a review while listening to this week’s episode of – Games At Work DOT Biz!

Links:
Brainnock
Techcrunch Article
Brain Pop
Quiz Bowl
National Forensic League
The Flipped Classroom
BottleNotes
Blush
Playing Skyrim as a Pacifist
Mine sweeper – FTW!
Flattr – Social Micropayments

Play

Episode 30 – Gaming Health

A blue moon must have occurred, because Michael M and Michael R are together in the same room for this week’s show. We do, however, miss Phaedra due to circumstances beyond our control. We look at gaming programming education and gaming your health. Michael R. gives a read out on the new class he’s been taking via Code School (check out Episode 12th – Going Oldschool from way back on July 8th). This class allows your to learn iOS programming without investing in a Mac. Then we turn over to discussing Michael M.’s desire to game his work outs, with a review of various devices which provide insights to your daily work out, etc.

This week’s Links:
Brain Health:
Try iOS class
Mr. Higgie
Body Health:
Nike Fuel Band
Lark Life
Jawbone Up
FitBit

Big Data and self analytics

Play