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Hello everyone, as many of you heard Google+ is going away. However, I don't want to. So where do we go next. How do we communicate and keep in touch? I know this isn't the most active community and I'm sorry. I take responsibility for that and own that I could not keep going alone, but I don't want this to be the end. Where do people want to go next to keep talking about games and education?

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Any backup plans for this community now that Google Plus is going away?

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Hi Everyone! I have finally released my game, Last Item on the Agenda. It definitely has pedagogical value. Let me know what you think!

A game about engaging in a conversation where there are no easy answers, where you can't ignore exceptions, where you must confront your assumptions and reactions.

Have an argument about the corporate management of sexuality.

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Need some coloring pages for the classroom? The second Amazing Tales product is here
The Amazing Tales coloring book is here!

Featuring all the artwork from Amazing Tales and a promise to update it with all the artwork for future Amazing Tales products.

Right now that's 37 pages of print and color goodness for an introductory prince of $1.95.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/254332/Amazing-Tales-Coloring-Book/?src=fb

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So this newest episode of my podcast we went real RPG like and it's awesome.
This time, we speak with game designer +Avery Alder . A designer of games including The Quiet Year. We discuss how games help us understand ourselves better through characters.

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This weeks episode of Games and Ed asks the famous question form +Vincent Baker and +Meguey Baker . What do you do next? I literally wrote an episode about how we can implement the idea of Moves Snowball into the classroom.
Engaging students to go farther. It's a game element put into the classroom with a little help form +Lisa Highfill

https://www.gamesanded.com/e/episode-15-moves-snowball/

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Must share with all science teachers asking about games
In Periodic, you activate periodic trends (such as "Decrease Atomic Mass" or “Increase Atomic Radii”) to strategically maneuver across the periodic table, “discovering” elements to score points.

But that’s not all… You must also couple “discovering” elements with ending your turns in specific families of elements, like Noble Gases or Transition Metals. This allows you to move up the Academic Achievement Track in a race against other players for the limited spots, and additional points, at the end of the track.

2 to 5 players, 30 to 40 minutes, Age 10+

I am excited to find this community after discovering +Keenan Kibrick's podcast last week. Out of curiosity, have there been any discussions here to get a sense of who we all are professionally? As a primer, I teach social studies at a public high school, mostly to juniors. How about you all?

I've been trying to broaden my use of games in the classroom, and I share many of the frustrations expressed so well in a post by +Robbie Boerth a few weeks ago.

I think part of what makes finding good games difficult for me is that I teach the upper grades of high schoolers. Most of what I can easily find online are geared toward elementary or middle school age students, and much of the games that purport to be for high schoolers feel like they have roots in the middle school. It makes it hard for me to justify substituting games for more traditional forms of teaching if the game doesn't have the level of learning I'd want to convey in high school.

This year I've been challenging myself to make more of my own games to compensate for that, but I'm also continuing my exploration of the web for places like this that can help!

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