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Game-based Learning with Mathemagician’s Duel feat. Scott Kelly – 106

Episode Overview

  • Episode Topics and Interviews
    • Board Gaming with Education Updates- GBL Course 00:53
    • Who is Scott Kelly? – 4:37
    • Learning through Gaming: 9th Grade Simulation – 12:05
    • When Gaming Interconnected with Teaching – 15:39
    • Challenges of Game-Based Education – 22:40
    • Mathemagician’s Duel – 27:18
    • Last Words of Advice: Plan! – 40:19
    • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round – 46:50

On this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education Dustin interviews Scott Kelly, an educator, and creator of the educational game Mathemagician’s Duel. He is also co-founder of the games company, BSGames. We learn fun facts about Scott’s history with gaming, his time working at Games Workshop, and how gaming came back into his life as a career after years of working as an educator. The two discuss topics such as keeping young students engaged in the classroom and the various challenges that arise with games-based learning. Included in this episode are an overview of Scott’s game, Mathemagician’s Duel, its mechanics, and educational goals.

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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!

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Updates from Board Gaming with Education – 0:35

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Who is Scott Kelly? – 4:37

We are introduced to Scott Kelly, educator and designer of the educational game Mathemagician’s Duel and co-founder of the game company, BSGames. We also learn about his background in gaming and his time working at Games Workshop.

Learning through Gaming: 9th Grade Simulation – 12:05

Scott shares a time that a teacher taught his class through the use of competitive play and how it potentially shaped his future in game design.

When Gaming Interconnected with Teaching – 15:39

Scott shares how gaming integrated with his current career as an educator. He talks about having his students playtest his game Mathemagician’s Duel and how their enthusiasm helped push the production of the game.

Challenges of Game-Based Education – 22:40

We learn about the various games that were developed to be played on Blinks, as well as ones being developed by the Blink’s community.

Mathemagician’s Duel – 27:18

Scott gives a basic overview of his game Mathemagician’s Duel and explains some of its educational goals.

Last Words of Advice: Plan! – 40:19

Dustin asks Scott to give the last word of advice for teachers wanting to use games-based learning in their classrooms.

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round – 46:50

Dustin challenges Scott with some rapid-fire statements to see their unsolicited opinions on them. Be sure to tune in to hear his answers!

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