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Thank you so much for joining this group everyone. My name is Keenan Kibrick I'm a teacher whose job is to teach teachers how to improve the delivery of education to 21st century students. One of the best educational tools I have noticed is the use of RPGs as an educational tool. However, overall I have seen it used very rarely as a classroom tool.

My goal is to help make RPGs in the classroom a more common tool at schools. They are a very powerful educational tool that help students engage with reading, improve communication, improve storytelling ability, improve knowledge of history, encourage the act of research, encourages creative thinking, and so much more.

The goals of this group are to make a place to share ideas about how people can use RPGs in the Classroom, share examples of RPGs in the classroom, and create a community of teachers and game designers that can work together to try and make the use of RPG as an educational tool more widescreen and successful throughout the world.

If you are a teacher please share your stories and examples of how you have used games in the classroom. If you are a game designer please share ideas on how teachers can improve and adapt games to better reach students and teachers. Thank you all for joining and I look forward to your posts. 

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Thanks to +Vanessa Heller for the help with this revision. This is the newly revised and adapted education version of Microscope. It's all about digging deeper into events to engage students in the creation of nonlinear timelines and novel stories. It also has how a teacher can use Microscope in the classroom. I hope people find it interesting. As always thank you +Ben Robbins for creating the game in the first place. May you all enjoy this education revision.

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This is an article about Hard Moves in the Apocalypse World System. I want to adapt them to the classroom and GMless Games, but it's really challenging. If anyone has any ideas on how to help with what I'm trying to accomplish please let me know. I'd love advice. +Meguey Baker +Vincent Baker +Avery Alder +Sage LaTorra +Adam Koebel any help from the masters of the Apocalypse would be helpful. If ideas are had this could really help students. I could use some advice in a way of framing it to them.

An article of mine about a certain aspect of using Tabletop RPG in history teaching

http://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/using-timewatch-as-an-educational-tool/



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So, +Vanessa Heller just improved on Microscope in the Classroom. This is an awesome way of diving deeper without having to do the acting part. (I know the acting part is awesome, but this is amazing for exploration and world building. +Ben Robbins check this out. Pictures of it in action to come.

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so this exists I just learned and it is awesome. It A group that runs RPGs for students over the summer. This is such an amazing idea. +Aaron Vanek - Professional GameMaster Society I'm glad I know about this now.

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Classroom LARPs. I'm looking for good examples of classroom LARPs. Do people have good ideas for LARPs that could be used with Students in a class with educational value? I already know the Edu-LARP challenge below. Have other people tried some interesting educational LARPs? I'd love to hear stories and ideas. They seem great for student's but I want to know what already exists.

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I wrote a new post about tips for running games in the classroom. I hope these help teachers improve their experiences with games in the classroom. Please respond back with more tips you might use in the classroom as well. I had to blur faces because there are students at my school.

Plugs go to some games I advise to use in classes +Ben Robbins +Avery Alder +postworldgames jim pinto +Jason Morningstar (you all have amazing GMless games I use with students). Also a big thank you to +Ron Edwards for creating Lines and Veils. They are crucial to runnign RPGs in a classroom setting. A final plug to a fan and fellow teacher Pat Dixon whose e-mail was the inspiration for why Lines and Veils are so important inside games, especially in a classroom setting. 

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The Quiet Year with a 4 Year Old (a game for all grades that you should explore). +Avery Alder+Jackson Tegu​ I hope I tagged the correct Avery. I though you would find this interesting. It's a game of The Quiet Year I played with my 4 year old and the educational benefits. It's fascinating.
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