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"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

OnEducation

13:05 min | 4 months ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"Fifty dollars. That's bitterly fidgets on education. Welcome back to on education and welcome to the best every week. Mike night take you through a list of our top things from books. The Games from people to ideas. So there's a lot of great things going on in education to be sure but let's be honest. There's also some stuff we could really say goodbye to like anytime soon this week. Five things in education. We need to stop doing now and I was thinking. Five is probably not even enough so this is a chat we stop to. This is one where people can just kind of weigh in and let us know what all things because there's a lot of things a lot of the news that we talk about. Are Things that we wish we could just stop but we we had the narrow it though. Sure otherwise we'd have many many hours of our top stops while rhymes. Yes so I guess number one but it doesn't have to be number. Why did we just saved by the homework? I was just wanting I was thinking about by amount of homework that my seventh grade son brings home and the amount of work that my second grade son is actually doing also at home and the value of that specific work is what I really of questioning. So we've talked about it before if it's a project that involves kind of getting US involved in my son's is lives and in their passions and it just happens to spill over that they're so pumped about doing whatever it is that they were doing at school they really want to continue it at home. Of course we want that to continue. That's awesome took the stuff that's Lies Andrew. My oldest son is actually doing as far as at home on a daily basis is very similar to the things that I was doing. A you know a long time ago. twenty five plus years ago. And it's basically kind of worksheet type of stuff and it calms the part. That really is frustrating. To me is both my wife and I are educators and I find myself sometimes where I can actually help him because I don't even know the you know the referenced the specific math whatever it might be because I haven't practiced it in so long. Whatever might be but then I was thinking to myself. I'm actually here at home and I'm at I'm a teacher for God's sakes at I'm having issues trying to go ahead and help them. What if they're bomber? Dad is working their second the second shift they you know they made dinner for them. They had to go to work. Date kid is there at home by themselves or whatever might be you know a limited amount of things. What if they are second language learner? What if a whole bunch of other things where there's just all of these priorities and this work gets counted as part of their great? You know as far as part of the assessment is a thing. We all know that it just bowl. It doesn't it doesn't really hasn't shown to be an effective way of practicing of getting more. You know learning at higher level. Nope we've showed that it actually just shows economic levels economic status and it does in my case because both my my wife and I just happened to make we happen to live this life where we do work a like us call it a quote Unquote Normal Day. In the afternoons we could help. Our kids were educator so we understand that we would want our kids to succeed at school. So we're trying to help them out with whatever might be sure. Yeah but it still pisses me off every single time. I look at the stuff and I made that goodness my wife Erica. She pushes me aside and it. Lets you know basically. Let's my son's do the things they need to go ahead and do and then make sure that I don't get my negative feelings out as far as towards towards that. But it's not their fault obviously and. I don't even know if it's the teachers exactly their faults. It's a culture thing that we just need a new colleague getting break. We need a break free of it and stopped doing this totally so I don't think I've ever seen a textbook that I liked Tectonics it gets worse as the years of gone on frankly to be honest even the textbooks in some cases. They're getting e like to be honest. The old textbooks are awful. Like I've seen some textbook especially the old ones that are like racist as how? Oh yeah in. Some cases completely like insensitive to yes who tons of different groups and ethnicities and and you know so old textbooks are awful and we know like there are still schools out. There that are using textbooks from the seventies and eighties for sure. Guaranteed like way in chat because there are definitely schools that are using textbooks that are twenty thirty years old still And those are awful but even new textbooks and these textbook companies that try to like the you know we talk about this all the time this this these textbook companies that. Try to games now. Oh turn the textbooks into games and so now we're basically you know it's chocolate covered turds for better words. It's not even Broccoli right not to know it's out in its option to just to make it look like it's something tangible but We all know it's not You know there's nothing I just and it it. It's just it's administrators not trusting their teachers to be creative with materials and resources and ideas and tools and methods. That don't require kids to sit and read a book you know to do learning you know. Learning from a textbook is a mile wide and an inch deep And and learning that involves getting your hands dirty and you know being in there and doing things and building things in making things and and presenting things in sharing things. That's where you know you get real meaningful learning outcomes and experiences and textbooks just simply don't provide that at all one of the best examples out there that if anybody wants to go to look at this When I did my master's degree I did it on the flip learning method and whether or not that was effective And Anyway there was a school in Byron. Minnesota just happened to be in southeastern Minnesota where actually used to live in. They were referenced in one of the studies and many studies that have been done on the flip classroom and blended learning and so on and so forth but the best part of the most interesting part was there was a group of math teachers. Basically they couldn't afford the new textbooks you know. They couldn't actually buy them and so they were. Like what are we GONNA do? Our textbooks are horrible. What are we going to do? So the district actually paid them and they spent a summer working together as a department and they created their own textbook curricula from the beginning to the end and not only the curriculum but all of the flipped videos. That went along with the curriculum brilliant. So that it it actually it all of the practice problems and related them to things that they knew were specific to their population their students and their whatever might be their things that were going on with them and they continue to revamp that curriculum super successful and I mean they paid. The district did in the paying somebody is called. They paid the teachers to create. The curriculum created the resources. And then go to deliver those kind of revamp of me cheer. I said you can't do that with everything but you know what? There's this thing called Google nowadays where? There's a lot of stuff out there as as educators we can become curator's and that's where we me and you we talk about for example school. Aji as a learning management system. The reason why we love that Platform is you can curate materials. The best of the best materials from all of the different resources that are out there. Pull them all together and then basically create your own curriculum detects when you can do that. You did that exact same thing. You knew what you needed your students. You wanted them to do as far as the outcomes and you created the curriculum that fit for computer science and they basically all it took. It took was time a passionate educator. An ad basically a wherewithal as far as how am I going to put this together with my end goal and so on and so forth so we could do that textbooks sucky yes. Let's do that the next thing that I was thinking about to Mike on this. And we've talked about this topic at my God. I get so furious about this. One taking away recess as a punishment and it's still being done in. Schools is still happens right now and I would say it's actually more commonplace that it's the opposite. It's actually more uncommon for schools to not do this. So stop taking away recess as a way of punishing you know as a consequence for whatever might be as far as behavior management. It sucks and I would say as I've said before the podcast agree with me. We need to have more recess. Time on structured. Play is freaking awesome kids of all ages. They need to get away from the thing. Be Able to socialize together physically active running around to different things. Whatever it might be have some different places for them to be able to do those things. Neon structure plays phenomenal. Don't take away recess from kids as punishment I just realized so I was telling you off. Air that We my wife and I just realized that this is a Sewing on -Tario it's called E. A. Oh it's the standardized tests in grade three and grade six in in the in the K. To eight system I think They do some other small tests but the main years are three to eight and we just realized that so is in grade six so this is an ao year for Isaac which means they his entire. Schooling is entirely different than every other freakin year. Because they are teaching to the Damn Test Calapan and we didn't we didn't click with us until a week ago in Cherif said to me. Hey I just realized if he's in great sex means he's taken that test and you know so we were going to have a legitimate conversation about because you can opt out of standardized tests in in in Ontario. You said that you can do that in Minnesota's well You know listen. You've heard US rant about listened to the podcast. This is this is probably if we were ranking these. This might be number. One is number one so I mean standardized tests just need to frigging go away. Pretty Damn quick. And they're they hurt kids they don't help the only thing that they do is provide politicians with political ammunition. Yes and and and and and talking points were like in there being right now. I swear to God right now in this Antero teachers. The labor issues standardized testing scores are being used by the Progressive Conservative government as talking points You know calling schools failing schools in all of this nonsense and their their than they say. Well how do you know? Schools are failing. And they'll say well look at the math scores or whatever and hailed It's it's all they do is an yeah. They provide the funding numbers. In a lot of cases for for schools they They don't in Ontario. I don't think anyways By by in a lot of cases funding and money comes from your your results in some places and certainly ancillary funding sometimes does and You know if you've ever.

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"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

OnEducation

11:14 min | 10 months ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"There's a lot of people out there trying to worlds and they're not thinking big enough. Minecraft can do anything you wanted to do it can literally you can create anything not a colleague in the UK a wonderful octaves cold atom clock and he scanned a human body a prisoner who had pass away and they scanned his body and then they made it in minecraft and children can now go in and it's lying down on this day skin. There's knows this is in their head and you can go down its throat and on any sliced used a piece of software to slice it in the kingdom. Look all the different parts of the ball is incredible and minecraft can do anything you want it to do. So what I do is the process is I have a little sort of army of some of the most creative bill elders in the world but division has to come from somewhere so I spend quite a lot my time whether it's on a flight or on a y'all like sitting on your in Seattle taught not in this in it's a wonderful thing but or it might just be might just be sitting at the kitchen table and I sketch is the artist in me me and I sketch and I draw. I have sketchpads in sketch. Presents catch passes and then I take those schedules to my builders. I and I see this is what I want and I. It's all at deploy everything from your analytical drawing to color to perspective and I take it to them and I say this is what I want and you'll know this is the cat coach technically size of fly these candidacies in this art world's wanted whatever and then I sit down with them because I'm also one of the others on my team into to get it has to come from escape and actually another colleague of Mine Becky Keenan States. How did I have a laugh about something because she was sketched for me and you'll see this is what I want and she throws like a stick beer with like the tree and Becky was just like wow. I give you a stick bear and that's what you did. I read designed. I showed my guys and I drew the trees. I had the wonderful communist debaters is looked like he was crying because of the difficult history of America and the indigenous peoples specifically an and I can and redesigned that and after a tweet recently just finished recently which may not sound like a humble creek but it was it was an appreciation for my life in my job I three recently. I said I build dreams that children learn and I really do believe I really do believe that I built worlds that children want to play and learning. Am I remember Stephen a few months ago. You and Mike were together in Toronto and you're doing a session in he was life texting next thing during it with Steve Isaacs or st he was texting Steve Isaacs and he was explaining that you were giving being basically a masterclass on game based learning and you're talking about dozens of other games. Can you give us a bit of a tour of game based learning and what are some some of your favorite games absolutely yeah. I kind of realized after some time in my career I was picking up games in teaching in that vein rain and I'm talking fifteen years ago. Games base lending did not title and undivided wasn't Sadly I suppose I could say I was one of the pioneers I am but there were others with me you know the end with some amazing stuff going on in Scotland at the time and within the Constellation at which came along which was actually teachers could hire expertise. I am for free but they had to apply they could get like a classic of Xbox these and that was a space that existed at government runs base in Scotland existed in that way but we didn't call it deems based learning. It didn't have a name of as such an I am but I did come to a point in my career to Kenneth. CD The of me other people in this movement is going on and I was like we're we're the what is it cold and people site whispered. Learning through Games Games are games based landing and stuff and I got really excited about that and then I remember somebody asking me one day. What is it and I just you know an right. There was born the the probably the presentation that makes token of it because I also did it first time I ever did officially was it talked about officially was easy to in Budapest for Microsoft and I just remember sitting just talking to this guy about you know Monaco career at journey the the original tomb Raider Valiant Elliot Hearts blocking hoods or blockers so they besieged little big planet. I mean we just about eight years ago. Now we finished a project for the the at the oil industry using little big planet and it was helping children to understand how renewables as Saudi have fossil fuels are formed and how we moving away from them which I thought was very brave years ago of kind of the oil industry it was a key share to say look this is where they come from but they are finite and at some point have to move so I kinda jumped on that I'm used little big planet and it was amazing we built we had asked quakes and we had anti claims that we had oil. I'm we've worked out how to use little planet to Creole these visuals and we created as a story and the children played the character through these five levels went back in time they went into a time pool. They've learned about this the the heat the crusher and the moisture in need oil at three the three chemicals three scientific processes of accretion credence the fossil fuels and by the time we were finished they have produced this electricity which played their playstation back in the House that the started with in the beginning which they released related to the playstation. They were using right than in the clear. It's level so that was kind of like loop of learning the kiss for like three four hundred million years ago and now I'm using it to play my playstation so it's kind of like this really lovely and it just I just I to realize these gains for play and so I started to reach out and talk to people about an unsigned to meet my tribe if you like at some of my favorite games things like M. Civilization as David that set right for for years using age of policy not I would say I wouldn't. I said it all the time I wouldn't be a teacher if if it wasn't for civilization I straight teacher. Yep Absolutely so civilization age of empires at age of Empires. I used the map editor and and all the embellishments you know I say to the kids who are gonNA use three and what we're GonNa do is use the map editor you have all of the the assets that it gives to you and I want you to build for me a scene from the Oregon trail or we do age of empires to and I see okay as Joan of Arc Mark Sonata in there but I don't want you to play this scenario. I want you to research find out about our do all the stuff that we've been doing on this Joan of arc project you know for the last three three weeks and I want you to tell the story a age of empires and they go off of us all the characters in place trees in the Place Buildings Police rivers. They named the river of Cato because it's something that rain by it's just beautiful volley in hearts we use at even survival evolved. I spent quite a bit time when I'm able to Arc the dinosaur movie the Game Jesse Puck but an arc survival of old and and we use we used that really quite not just for teaching dinosaurs is probably the most obvious we had kids marvel at it because they could see a real as or the Toronto Soroush as Saudi audio triceratops or something but actually why use it for is looking at the food chain and bio-diversity replaced the children out on an island full of caregivers. Carnivores insights sakes fish to them. Let's figure out what this looks like once we're done. We come out of our survival than we say to them now. Let's take everything we've learned from that experience including our place in that G and let's apply to the Canadian rockies or let's apply it to the Australian outback are let's apply it to Central Africa and everything land in the land about the the antelope or the Orlando vote. The beavers Canada and how they're managing the rivers and the wolves in the and the message and they do all of that and come back they see this is what Canada looks like as a biodiversity at model and learned he learned they learned modeling doc survival of old and so it soon became a patent over the years assignment that we could just pick up announcing. You can pick up any game now. Every game is made equal. Necessarily not all games are made equal in every game could be used in the classroom but if you've got the mind say for it. There's a lot you can do with locking yeah yeah I was. I just remember I was sitting there going guys. He's like giving people a Games one one and I don't. I think they get it but I was like holy crap. This is amazing. It was pretty funders. Sit and watch you do it. I I'd like to spend a kind of our our last bit here. I'd like to spend a little time. Talking about one specific project that you've worked on that is pretty incredible. you recently include you recently completed work on a curriculum related to the refugee experience and the refugee crisis happening kind of around the World Greeson yes and these other places where these refugee crisis are occurring. Can you talk a bit first about why you decided to tackle hackel such a you know. This is a pretty complex complicated emotional issue but then maybe talk about you know the impact and even the reception of it in and just how how is it. How has it been received okay. That's a great question as actually this is probably the single most passionate piece of all my work is I love. I love teaching. I mean I'm not a mathematician. I'm not I'm not scientists kissed an English teacher. I love teaching those things and I love getting my can work with teachers to do all of that sort of stuff and I love that but my real passion as a human being and is sort of human being that I am in this of eighty sort of compassionate and socialists in empathic human being I am. I believe there's always more we could be doing for this world and for each other and for the planet and for the animals for the you know just just there so you know there's more we could be doing an and so that contribution is something I want to give and be I want to instill another in other people and so I started a project many years ago co teaching the tough stuff and it just Kinda trundles along and it does it stay in some people pick up a you know the refugee.

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"steve isaacs" Discussed on Movin 92.5

Movin 92.5

02:07 min | 10 months ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on Movin 92.5

"So let's send it on over the scoreboard and see how you guys did with Jose I liked you better when you're drinking blood. Michael you got a bunch of questions but you got to correct. right all right pretty average pretty good yeah same amount of questions and also to Michael side of the house meeting didn't brief break out right so you don't get a hundred dollars a brick it's our fourth win in a row. well make fun of your only two wins because that's also would like to go over the answers according to the national safety council how many thousands of Americans die in traffic incidents every year forty thousand. I was low nineteen thousand so far so we're under average which is great Brazil was once a colony of what European country Portugal what does the statue of liberty holding her right hand a selfie stick the chance. it's a torch in her left hand she's holding a tablet with the law of the land Radley Atticus finch are the two main characters in to kill a mockingbird what year was the first iPhone released that was released in two thousand and seven and according to Greek mythology which creature had snakes for hair and can turn people in to stone medusa. cool Michael are just for playing today you want a fifty dollar gift card to six pizza and remember you can now order delivery on the sixties apple or at six pizza dot com fantastic thank you yeah you're welcome I got I got like thirty seconds to kill anything you wanna talk about Michael. I tried to call in about a hundred times and it's very nerve wracking when you're actually awful. are you still nervous at the end of all this. okay now you some very nice in person on the phone. well Michael thank you for killing that thirty second source I appreciate that more than you now. my pleasure all right will reflect same time tomorrow. this is Steve Isaacs pizza order. for the. four four three..

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"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

OnEducation

03:55 min | 1 year ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"Out to myself or my my buddy paul gordon we have a website that we we built together 'em i would say just try it like yeah there there's a big misconception that you know it's really difficult to load up the plastic 'em you turn it on you hit a button you go to settings seed rotated a hit the button again but the temperature and then you squeeze a little handle and you pushing the plastic and pops out now it's loaded and so i i showed some people had a loaded and they were like wait that's it i'm like yeah they're like there's gotta be like impossible the friend like no you find a file and that's why i have students do person i know do something with teachers i give them something first which is their name plate by friday of the first week they're printing i don't wait a month or you know spring break will have time that's why i have i printers 'cause we gotta start printing right away 'em so they find something that's already created and they said it's print and have teachers do the same thing and then i tell now design something imprinted and after that loss and don't go back to find himself unless he needed to manipulate it 'em i think people will get scared to they see like pictures of like huge blobs of plastic ashley that just comes off really easy just heat back up and pull it off and then mother that just comes off as a clown but i think people see the horror stories and they're like oh it's gotta be impossible and it's it's not anymore so we have a blog post by his this that's going to be on our on our website coming up soon i i've i've read it a a bunch of times and and and i'm really excited to share it out 'em in other other otherwise he's is how can people connect with you learn from you shero you're you're socials year website all of all of that stuff so people can can reach out if they wanna learn more sure 'em my twitter handle is at has seuss h nineteen seventy nine so that's j e s u s h one nine seven nine 'em follow me there or just look at my my history and you'll find seven three d printing other stuff too but it isn't like been my i guess the thing but i just keep focusing on i keep coming back to 'em if they wanna see tutorials on how they used reprint in the classroom i have my blog which is mr worth a class dot weekly dot com 'em it might email let's teach nineteen seventy nine at g mail dot com also the website that i built without power gordon he's also a big three d print guy a in in education 'em easy as one two three d dot org any of those sites or good but yeah he came up with the name i can't take credit for that i should but again 'em any of those an i mean if if for some reason they're like i can't get it to work i mean i i hope somebody hit reply to you know what they are now but i'll make like a skype i'll make us zoomed video i'll make a gift and just say you know what this is what you're doing long or you know you're right here at the step this is the next step you're almost there amazing casey's thank you so much for joining us so we will put all of his contact information in the show notes thanks so much appreciate it man thanks for listening on education my name's mike washburn my co host is glenn urban wanna get in touch with us check out website at on education podcasts dot com you can tweet us at on education pod glenn is at or spanish on twitter i can be found on twitter at mr washburn you can find us on facebook by visiting facebook dot com slash on education is high were also on instagram at on education five if you're enjoying the show and think others would to we'd be thrilled if you shared it with them leave leave us a rating or review on apple podcasts or on the google play store when you leave a rating and give their rankings.

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"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

OnEducation

02:23 min | 1 year ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"There's a lot of complicated topic so talk about when it comes to sports and were really at the ground level of talking about them which is awesome in one of the big issues were talking a lot about right now a in on twitter in particular is is inclusivity okay so there is this purrs enter an had a slide in the end it said there should not be a women's east sports league and i was i wanted to say hey my point was let's make sure that women are the ones that that say whether or not that they want this or not actually why don't we bring in some people who have hurt currently in the situation and are pro female gamers east sports athletes and that bacon then tell us about what it what is it like you know an is the is should there be a specific pathway but but i wasn't thinking of course i wasn't because i i'm ignorant of this specific i know it totally admitted that we just by even stating that part i max excluding a third party and maybe multiple parties from there it's not even just a third party it's like a whole bunch of other people who we've always excluded by making this conversation only be about male female and that right there is a great conversation that has an a great learning opportunity and also a great thing to be able to sit come away with and go like oh yeah i accidents a broader than male female and they write any and i think we need the the very strong advocates to continue to remind us of that part so it's you know it you know it might if felt like an attack or what have you but i think be ideal is when you're in the in the situation where you're continually reminding i mean at least you wanna continue to raise that awareness at every opportunity possible so i believe that that was spirit in which it was you know i mean the real question that i think is is even more important perhaps is when we talked about traditional sports that are same sex because the the they a big part of that comment where did the non binary people you know where the people who identify as non binary fit in but any traditional sport like in other words that's.

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"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

OnEducation

04:42 min | 1 year ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"And I've told you this several times to taking a course with you teaching and learning in virtual worlds where I just got. So inspired by looking at things that were I thought were in the future were already happening now in in today's world, and we were able to go ahead and experiment with things. And then I was like I can push myself beyond where I'm actually at. And then do something. Really progressive really something crazy. And that's when I decided to go ahead and pitch the idea to buy my craft for by school. Yes. And then that started this journey that I'm right now in continuing to be on with his even with this podcast and meeting, Mike, and and doing all of these things. So thank you, first of all, you bet. And I'm sure there's a lot of people out there with executive that. I wanna thank you for for kind of pushing us in inspiring us to go ahead and add really take the risks that are there that and then being able to reap those rewards with our students and all of the great things. So I guess the first thing I wanted to go ahead and talk about doctor house close, Mike and I discuss e sports on the show quite often. And it seemed to get nationwide headlines when ninja was on the hover of ESPN the magazine. So give us a rundown on the state of e. And it's explosive growth that has happened both at Boise state university and throughout this country. You bet, but but I will do it on one condition, and that is that we touch back on on this discovery that you made a couple of years ago that I think brings you to the place that you are now in the discoveries. You've made is that fair that's fair. Okay. Little quid quid pro quo here. All right. So east bortz is competitive gaming, right? It is it is organized competitive video game against different teams or institutions if you think about it that way, it's it's not you, and I just jumping on and playing some some overwatch together late at night or you abusing me at her stone. We don't even wanna talk about that. That is one of the affects it's not necessarily that. That's just gaming east sports is the organized intercollegiate inch. Interscholastic league related game play. And and this is really important the the media and storytelling around it. I truly believe that there are there to sides of sports to make it any sport one is the competitive element that everybody sees the second one is the storytelling around what we do. Football. Wouldn't be sport. Baseball wouldn't be as kind of barely sport. But it wouldn't wouldn't be a sport. If there were not fans and storytellers around at the storytellers are necessary to help the fans understand why we're watching and why it's important they they can't exist without each other to coexistence. And so the state of east sports college sports, Kalijati sports. And scholastic sports is that we are in the gold rush era of schools competing in east sports with one another regardless of the level. We see amazing things even happening at the middle school level. I saw Steve ISAACs due to a stream of periscope stream the other day of an event happening in his classroom and the game. I had never heard of which I have told a bunch of people about since was I think. Mohan and throwing. Which which is this simple little game where head to head. And you're you're pushing the lawn mower around and fuel is dropping you pick it up. So you can keep running and you pick up other things that you can throw at the person mowing the lawn on the other side of the field from you. Right. Okay. The senate's amazing. It's kits middle school kids playing a game against each other developing strategy trying to execute that strategy success learning about their own strategic development. And then as he was doing. He was the storyteller. He's the one who said this is interesting the outcome is still in question. What's going to happen? The same thing. We would we would see honestly in a high school football game. Anybody who's kind of telling that story? So the the state of it is we're in in a massive..

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"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

OnEducation

04:08 min | 1 year ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"Lots of amazing people that we got to connect with and the podcast, obviously was doing really well, so yes, fantastic week and our table kind of ended up being like the hang out place for some people. They would just come and chill and sit and even if we were recording. There was people that just kind of sat and worked or listened and laughed and smiled and nodded. Everyone was quiet, thankfully, and even the sound wasn't too bad at the table. So all in all I mean, it was it was pretty fun. It was pretty. Cool. I hopefully, we can lean into that kind of hang out table a bit. It is St. and making it more of a thing. Once we have a bit of better presence at a at a table. I guess yeah. No. I mean that would be fantastic. If they actually had locations for the podcasts because it did make a big difference just to have a spot where people could go to and even if it was like ours was basically in the middle of a bunch of people. The sound was still pretty dang good for having a bunch of people around you doing their own thing. One hundred percent hundred percent. So you laughed on Tuesday. Yes. And then Wednesday, I tell you I wasn't expecting to be busy at all on Wednesday a ram -i. My my coworker was was with me, and we were planning on kind of walk in the floor and looking at a bunch of things I'm gonna talk about one thing in a few minutes. But I ended up Steve ISAACs just kind of randomly said, hey, do you want to get up on stage and talk with me about east? Sports. I was like. It kind of worked out really. Well, that's crazy. It was pretty fun. I mean, we so we sat at the table and hammered out a Google slide for about four. I joked with them for about forty five minutes of prop work. I feel like we did. Okay. I mean, we kind of we know what we're talking about obviously. But we literally just sat at the table in M between two and two forty five. We figured it all out. And then we went up there at three and just laid it all down. It was pretty sweet and big decent grou- to. That's great. Yes. So east sports conversation. Yeah. I mean, we we talked about, you know, the groups and and how you can get support. If you're looking to start and kind of we talked about Steve's roadmap, and and how he's kinda implemented it already, and we talked about kind of the roles that people can play in an e sports ecosystem, the idea that not everyone has to be the actual video game player, which is a super like that's my favorite part to talk about is that not everyone doing east sports has to be playing the actual games. And in fact, there's tons of jobs and responsibilities. If you Bill that would a proper east sports ecosystem at a school. You can you can absolutely have so many different roles for people to play something that touches kind of everybody in in kind of captures almost everybody's interest. And that's I mean, that's an amazing advantage. And then we talked about the challenges thing. Things that are, you know, difficult things that you may not even be thinking about, you know, it's not just, hey, let's go play some video games at school. There's there's quite a few challenges. We talked about things even as complex as bandwidth. I mean and devices I mean, how you're gonna get twenty fifteen twenty Xboxes or twenty or fifteen different PC's that can handle the games that were playing. I mean, not every not every school PC can play overwatch right now. And most of them can't. So you you there are so many logistical questions. We don't want to scare people off, but we did want to create realistic expectations. We wanted people to understand that. It's not just about, you know, saying, hey, I want to start playing video games at school are doing east boards there. There is quite a lot to think about so hopefully, we helped we did share the Google slide if you scroll through my my Twitter feed, you'll probably see or even in the F..

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OnEducation

02:18 min | 1 year ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"We will recap the epi T C conference, including our conversations with hyper Mike session on eastwards with Steve ISAACs, and our treacherous journeys back home to the cold treacherous is right. Hey, you know, it's funny. I was talking to someone else that was in Orlando. I haven't come across someone and they were complaining about the weather too. So it wasn't just us wish and it was a little bit. It was a little bit warmer. Apparently, someone's that it was like the worst weather is been in Orlando in like six months or something like that. Well, just bad timing. Yes. It wasn't too bad for us. But I mean, it was rainy. And kinda I've felt bad for the people that were there for -cations, right? Bad for Orlando in certainly yes hundred percent felt bad for the people. Like, we we heard. People at at least at the place we stayed out which was like a more like a re touristy like super resort type place. There's obviously people from all over the world where we were saying. Yeah, probably were paying like a small fortune to be there, and it was pretty crummy weather, most of the time. Yeah. So there I guess Tuesday. Yeah. No, yet Tuesday was pretty nice actually it was in the afternoon. The sun the sun finally came out, right? A lot of flights got delayed heading home though. Yes. Luckily minded did. Not did yours. Yes. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. No. I was delayed two or three hours. But was John spikes flight got cancelled? He didn't even he might not even be home yet. Hopefully, and then and then I got into a car accident. Yeah. That's crazy. So kind of got got driven off the road by obviously a very angry transport truck driver. Well, so I think my car is pretty much written off, and I didn't get to bed until probably. Seven thirty or eight o'clock the next morning. So I was up probably for twenty seven or twenty eight twenty six or twenty seven hours. I was j pretty rough. Yeah. That's crazy. But I guess I mean in general, I mean, I'll tell you. I I've I every time I think what the accident. I forget about it. And think about how awesome the week was other than that. Everything was great the accident, the car and that all work itself out. We had a pretty RAD week fantastic week..

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OnEducation

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"Which is like an M R underscore ISAACs. I S A C S happy to email's fine to Steve at mine. Fair dot com. But Twitter's like my home, and my Twitter is at I wear the crowns or than one and Email is okay. I it's okay. So. Oh, no. You could do I wear the crowns at gmaiLcom. There are so many emails from. That's what. And that's right. Keep with the branding before we end this interview. Here have something to ask you guys. Are you guys fans of Buffy the vampire slayer? I saw that the other what ideas? I know who Buffy is. But I don't think I've watched a single. Should I be? Yes. Watching it on Netflix. Oh, goodness. You should. Yes. Start at the beginning. And it doesn't what I've told people is that even though it was made in late nineties early two thousands. Whatever may be it still is relevant like as far as. The humor in his snark. Yes of it. Just give it really really. Well, when you're like, okay. Mike says he's never seen it. I just was like I can't be your friend and one of the soda fan of nineties edginess. So I don't know. Totally missed the Buffy boat. Yeah. You get right back on seven votes. Seven seasons. So we're going off an hour or an hour. They are our episode. But but without commercials, though. I'm going to have to read the Pacific side. I can't I. Well, I mean, that's what I do. Like, I like, I don't know that much time because rate. But I get I get impatient. Okay. So it's like I watched the whole hour have to let me know when it blows you away from watching every episode one after another inching. One point when it clicks. And then I'll. Told you. Yeah. Oh, thank you. So much..

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OnEducation

04:39 min | 1 year ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"The reality too. Is that when you want because when you're having kids code and make games and stuff you want them to be testing and retesting so doing all that with the simulators fantastic. But then when you're ready, right? And I think that if you yeah, I mean, if you have if you introduce it too soon, then a distraction because the suspi flash. Uh-huh. So you guys have more sessions that you're working on on Wednesday and Tuesday and Tuesday. Yes, so toes of about those the good news is ten. Tomorrow's is is pretty similar to one of the ones today. So tomorrow, we're doing another session. So if you missed it jeeze, here's your chance on that's the one on on eight of coating with my creative outing with mine cracker. Yeah. So Mike left, and and and code builder and then on Wednesday. We have a session on Minecraft and social emotional learning is really neat. There's just so many tie-ins that especially what's cool. The coolest part is. When you start hearing what other teachers are doing I kinda pull from that community and people do neat neat things that tie in SEAL. And then I was asked to present on east sports, which will wrap up our day on Wednesday. And kind of the idea of is your school ready for any sports program like bringing it to your. School. So another thing I'm super excited about so we have a little bit to to still prepare and a exciting rest of the week. Couple of days of stuff. So what's the I mean, I know you're super busy. But what types of sessions, are you planning on you guys planning on attending there because there's some really amazing people here mazing keynotes where you excited about going and attending a session. Well, I'm excited to see a cell con. Yes. Me too. And I guess we ran into Adam bellow and Kathy shrunk lists morning at breakfast excited to see their session. David session called was tech share share. That sounds like it'll be great. I love that kind of stuff, you know, one session where we're gonna find out a lot of great things that, you know, great people are starting to dabble in. I mean, I saw a lot of very look great lot of coding things. But that's the stuff that I likes load if so I mean, it's hard to stay away. Again. It's funny. I keep hearing people talk about a certain session like who. I wanted to go to that. But I will say would time permit. Yes. But there's. A lot. I mean, look at this book. I know this book I. Shopping because when I registered it was a little too early for me to decide between paper or or the like, you're asking me a question like I can't. Sessions not quite Sears catalog. And there were just great stuff. So I- gosh. Yeah. But what we have to see. We definitely have to see our friends at brain pup. Yes. Yeah. It just looks so great. I mean, there's some coding with the ipad. And I guess there's some rumors that new ipad. So they can you ipad, many might be coming market. I saw that on the news of recently, so exciting super excited also about be I want to connect with certain people like I'm very eager to chat with the people at coast spaces and merge. One of the projects, I'm working on his grant project to bring like VR AR X are Hackett vaughn's to middle school students and coast bases. You know, seems like it just might be a really great tool for that. And I've had kids start to play around the Pat as well. So it's great to be able to catch up with people and go meet him directly at all. I wanna vent fantastic. There's a ready player one session inside the mind. Movie ever. Quoque ever off. It was. Okay. Right. Euro. The movie what I love. Good for entertainment. Like, I read the book also before it was different. And I knew the movie was going to be different going. So. Funny. That's that's a that's a dead horse that we've beaten more than oh you had sorry for adding. No, I I was the one who puts it. So how can people contact you get in touch with you or reach at your or connect with you in all of the various ways easiest I would say his Twitter at Mr..

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OnEducation

03:56 min | 1 year ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"Experience where kids are working collaboratively onto even different levels. You'll have some of the more experienced kids as project managers, and that's been out. It's going to be really cool. Oh my goodness. So it's Monday. It's monday. I think and and you guys just finished back to back toback sessions all in the same room. Thank god. You didn't have to like go places like like to the north hall, which is like to walk from here. So tell everyone a little bit about what you just talked about. If you wanna go through the three three sessions a little bit. All right. So I guess the three sessions were part of the CS firehose. I guess Microsoft. It's parched. It's part has something to do with Microsoft. And I forgive me for not knowing exactly what it is. But so the first session was bringing physical computing to any classroom. Second one was creating in Minecraft you though, Muslim Mike captain code Bill coat builder. And then the third one was our big cooder make code, arcade. Like, what was that called? It's an arcade something. Yeah. And so that's the latest piece of the my make code family. So really it was all about make code which is Microsoft's learn to code tool, which is fantastic, it's free. It's available cross platform, which I love on the physical computing side. I mean, like Cathy was able to show you know, what you can do with the micro bit and the circuit playground. And there are other devices that you could program directly with make code, and then, you know, bridging that next session on Minecraft the things to do with coding in Minecraft with make Kotor pretty awesome. So like think of it, you know, we've got kids already super excited about mine craft. And now, you give them this environment. We want them to learn to code. But why not you know, let it be super relevant to them. So they're coding things to happen in the game. Yes. Which is great and then make code arcade, dictators. Really dug though, we passed around a prototype of a little arcade. Looks like a GameBoy that you can flash the programs too. So kids are. Creating arcade games and actually being able to play him on a physical device. So we're gonna talk about that in a second. But I wanted to talk about I've seen you do this before on Twitter, by the way, we should talk about twitch. This is blowing my mind, but the chickens falling from the sky right is something you've done before. And I think it's so fun. And it was great that everybody. Lively, you get them with that crowd crowd-pleaser for sure. So nothing's purposely save that to the end. Thank you and good night. Without falling from the sky. I was sitting beside Noah, and we were thinking about other frogs and Minecraft no frogs not yet. Because then you replicate that that makes. That's good. So bizarre. So cool, but the device that little little controller those are super cool. Yeah. Yes. Super cool. It's kick it over. And it's so it's so simple. Really? You know, what I mean by today's standards, but it makes so much sense that they were smart enough to make one. But I mean like because it's kind of like, you know, coming. Some like almost like a Maki Maki type thing. But it's, but the beauty is with the screen built in game on it and handing it to your friend. This is the game. I made. I mean, that's just cool. Yes. Yes. So that the vice if people are listening right now, I don't know what we're talking about is basically like a little mini GameBoy. Hey, it's Ross form. Yeah. It is. I mean, there is one available. The brain ring pop. Not pump. No, bring party rain, something not pop. We love brain pop up. But it's not that's not the company that makes this that they do have. So it's improta type..

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OnEducation

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"And in with Cathy, I am the producer for mine fair. So we got a lot of things. We have more ends. I don't know if these are part of the questions. E sports. All right. So question, I've been really it's about the things that I'm very passionate about or you know, we'll game base learning in general, but he's sports in education, and really bridging the gap between k twelve and college. So we have a community called E sports EDU that's really trying to bring those people together. And you know, my middle school we have a game club. And now have been competing in rocket league. As a spin off for competitive gaming, and we're starting a club at our high school. So got that going on so. Yeah, there's I mean, we got a lot going all the good things. So the good everything good. Well, I don't want it to add one more thing. But your game design is also finally next year going to be brought to the high school, right? Oh, the courses. Yeah. That's been tastic. Yeah, we forever. I've wanted things. So we have this program in eighth grade. And then kids go high school like what can we do now? And I've been really pushing and finally next year I'll be teaching two sections of it up there. So now. Yeah. Yeah. Kind of led down when they get to high school, and they can do the same. There's right. There's some of that yet. And what's what's so cool is my vision for the high school program is that kids can take it multiple times. I mean, I don't care if we call it game design one two three four then you know, to really create that game design studio.

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OnEducation

04:02 min | 1 year ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"Right on location. We are actually standing by the main entrance here in Orlando. It's a semi beautiful day. Well, it's still cloudy, but it's still more beautiful than it isn't Minnesota or candidate for bury. Yes, we're we're sorry to our wives or jelly apologize sort of kinda. So this is an exciting day. This is day. One were I'm really pumped to see south con tonight. Yes. This after noon, I guess, yeah. He's going to be in a couple of hours. He's the keynote speaker here. It's I think an hour and a half that he's going to speak. And I'm interested in listening to what he says it's been talked about a true innovator in at tech. Right. Yeah. Rockstar. Yeah. Super rockstar. So we have a lot of stuff coming your way. I think actually we've changed. We've just called an audible in the last half an hour. Hour, and I think instead of doing three special episodes. We're going to end up doing four potentially. Yes. We have a full one our regular episode coming as well. Coming up today. Yes on I guess today's Monday. And so you're going to get a lot of stuff we're going to be talking to on this episode. We're gonna be talking to Steve ISAACs, Jess and his wife, Kathy. And then tomorrow, we're going to have tissue Richmond. Yes. Rachel Russia Rachelle. Yeah. And Noah Noah Geisel for sure. And then we just have all kinds of other people lined up tons of super excited about being able to come visit us here. And then be able to share what they're what they're talking about. It there sessions, and what's you know, what's happening in their worlds, and we should give a out to class craft. I mean, they they helped us get here. And you're gonna hear you're going to hear about a great deal that we have in our ad, and we just wanna. Them for for letting us letting us do this work with them. It's going to be super exciting super exciting. If you haven't already tried outclass Cup. You can have there's a free version of it. We're actually with that code that we advertise you can sign up, and then get a significant discount on that yearly subscription, and there's so many different ways of being able to use it. You should check it out. So coming up next, Steve ISAACs and Kathy Chow ISAACs. All right. Welcome back to the podcast everyone. We're I'm really excited to be with Steve and Cathy ISAACs who are here at C. And they're presenting all of the time. So for anyone who doesn't know you guys, why don't you? Introduce yourselves tells tells the could do different things, and and you're you're doing very cool things so television what you guys do. I'm Kathy Chow ISAACs. And one of the things that I do is. I'm a professional learning specialist with I two e insight to execution than also the educational technology and community content specialist for event called mine fair, which is the official community event for this little game called craft. Wow. Love it. If you haven't been to a mind fair, people should go to mind fares. I haven't been to a mind fair. So I'm waiting. I think we're done. Interview is over. We can only talk to. I will be leading the rest. Steve it's binding Steve ISAACs I teach game design and development at William and middle school in basking ridge, New Jersey, I really think I have the best job on the planet about ten years ago, or so I asked my supervisor and principal if I could bring a full semester elective of in game design, and luckily, they were supportive, and it's just been awesome. You know, really great experience with kids and seeing what they can do. And we, you know, give them -tunities as part of that. I've also been involved in research on virtual reality in the classroom, and augmented reality and doing a lot with content creation with kids in that realm. So that's been been super exciting lately..

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OnEducation

04:41 min | 1 year ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"There's a educators involved in really the idea with the campaign in the movement is to get to a place where entire industry can recognize the teachers are professionals in. That's like the name of the campaign ride. So it's pretty obvious. What does that mean? What it means is that you know teachers shouldn't be paying for things out of pocket. They should be should be recognized business cards. They should be able to go beyond just, you know, being an employee of a school and. You know, self sustaining their own activities within their classroom and really be supported by the system, but also be able to share their practice. You know. And so it's really about empowering teachers in giving them a voice. And you know, as an educator myself for a, you know, a decade really, really wholeheartedly believe in Inada protein. I think that there's, there's, there's a real need in a real opportunity to to give back. I know calling it more than ability to the profession where teachers aren't taken for granted for their worth. They were really hard. You know, it's often underpaid work, but it's really critical to the foundations of our society in class. Gus mission is to redefine what school is replay and engaging experiences, but really like a lot of that goes through teachers in so in our mission is only going to succeed if teachers are empowered to be able to succeed in doing that as well. That's why you know, we're involved in one support the movement, and so we, we wanted to find a way to be able to give back to two teachers in in. That's where the, you know the the interaction with quest on in this quest in our contributing to teachers. Fundraising campaigns is is all coming together, maybe Devin. One add to that. Not. I was perfect. I mean that's basically hit. I think we. We really believe in the work. It sounds so stupid after Sean sort of saying eloquently. But I think that like, you know, and it's important to sort of. You know, really show up in a meaningful way. I think for folks, we try to do that with students a lot. We saw this as an opportunity for teachers as well. Yeah, it's it's, I always say, and when we had Alison Andy on during UC we talked about the fact that we even have to do something like this is astounding to to educators that are, you know, the consider themselves professionals already, like we had to have a cash tag to convince people of that is, is something else not only are you guys, you know you've created the quest and and everyone who downloads it. You guys are donating a dollar to you're, you're actually funding people's projects on pledge sense, right. This is this is what you guys are doing with these quests. Yeah, totally. I mean, yeah, it's not. It's not the original. You know, it's not about just like, oh, we'll we'll like tweet it out. We're supporting pas is like now, let's like let's put money towards this. Let's like actually, you know, I think that we're, we're, we're obviously accompanying when you. Need to be able to like be sustaining and stuff, but at the same time, like we need to also be able to show for the things that we care about. And I think that it's it's good for our company culture and everybody that works with us to to feel like, okay, like, you know, we are doing things that that we're putting our money where methods. So we're going to link the page in the show notes for the the, the quest, the specific one that myself and Steve ISAACs created at a Thon that was so much fun or helped create a anyways, and we're going to link the blog posts because on the blog posts you guys made. That's where you're sharing how much money you've raised and also where the money is going. And that's a lot of fun to see. I I, I hadn't looked in in a week or so after after the initial rush and then I looked on the blog. It might have been on Thursday or Friday this weekend. I saw that you guys literally like funded a project on pledge sense, and I was so happy to see to see that the.

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OnEducation

02:25 min | 1 year ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"So go do that like right. Now. All right. Welcome back to the podcast. So if you go to EDS surge, the website Ed surge, it's a pretty cool news kind of information, educational information website. You'll see an article there. A gaming is not just for kids what educators need to know about east sports written by myself. And by Steve ISAACs who's been is podcast in and we, we wanted to write. We were asked to write about east for its because the international the Doda to tournament was on in Vancouver. And that was kind of the the thing that got them thinking about it. But we, we took this opportunity to really, you know, let teachers know about, you know, just the basics of sports because so many people don't. Right. They don't even know what it is. Yeah, right. So we wanted to kind of let them know that it's a real deal that it's a thing. That their kids are constantly playing these games and they should, at least you know, have some sort of a wariness of of what these games are and how big this scene really is and that this is the future, right? Big type future. Yes, I've been. It's it's corporately sponsored now. I mean you writing you could get like you talked about in a previous episode is you could get sponsored to do this. Yeah. And I mean, it's not small amounts of money either. And even like we talk about how twitch the the main platform for streaming video games. Like the net flicks of game video watching basically was sold to Amazon for just under a billion dollars like Salt Lake so much money. Yes, that is like it's a legit business in and you. You're starting to get scholarships to to to US universities were there are forming east sports teams. For for different games and then competing. Like there is a guarantee you in the next five years. That will be an NC double a.. I don't know what game it'll be. It could be over watch I. It will be televised. It will be highly monitored by Doritos sponsored by diet mountain dew, diet mountain, you integrate..

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OnEducation

02:45 min | 1 year ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"So in other words, if you had a true voucher system, private school, a that is an amazing place in whatever might be the any student could put in a an ability to be able to apply for that and that have an equal chance to get in that anybody else. It doesn't matter of their race, their socio economic status, or even where they live if you really wanted to do that. But the whole problem with that is that they don't want that. No, they don't want to leave it open to anybody in About aggregate. this Negra Gatien and wealth inequalities totally about wealth inequality. So what you're talking about is again the people that are rich, have the best schools in this case, and it continued then to fund more money towards those best schools. You know, that's a already are, are are charging tuition in those kinds of things in. And now the schools that didn't have that much to begin with, like you just said, they have seven thousand six hundred dollars third lowest in the country as far as per students of what they're getting. And now you're saying we're going to have to pull a little bit more away from that to make sure that these, that these private schools get their share too. So it's it's, it's a messed up. It's it's basically a lie. It's not if they don't really want what they're saying. They want kind of this little backwards way of basically funding private schools. It sounds great man. Everything is so good right now. Anyways. Yeah, don't don't. Can't even contain myself. Don't bury your heads in the sand. People go go out and vote, make sure you vote, please vote vote. I don't know how many more times I can say it. When we come back, we're going to talk about an article that that I wrote with our good friend. Steve ISAACs about east sports on education is brought to you by audible. So I got to tell you about this book. So I'm reading a book called, you can't spell America without me. It's written by Alec Baldwin and it's and it's in Trump's for knack, it's in his voice. It's written. It's like as if it was written by Donald Trump, and so I'm reading it and I'm thinking every time I'm reading it. I, I'm hearing Donald Trump's voice reading into me. So I looked up on audible if it was there and I'm telling you it's there. So this is Alec Baldwin in the voice of Donald Trump, reading the book. You can't spell America without me. You've got to listen to this. It is an absolute nightmare of a book. It's hysterical. So all that you guys have to do to.

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OnEducation

04:06 min | 2 years ago

"steve isaacs" Discussed on OnEducation

"And know that not sure how new it is but i know that steve isaacs has shown me a couple of things and not too far ber were big fans of have showed me things about you guys have some quest based learning kind of embedding they'll have say like threats or routes or whatever might be branching and so we're big fans of doctor haskell haskell and quest based learning and how have you incorporated that aspect into class graft hey i think that alternately like an insert of riff off of chama saying is that we really believe that the teacher is kind of their own mini entrepeneurship classroom when they should be able to you know set it up way too they want to and so really is a set of tools it's like a toolbox of gaming that you can apply classroom and so when you think about how does that apply to curriculum which was kind of conversation internally it's like that has to become sort of this tuesday on adventure sort of experience and so what we're doing really is it's quest is a personalized learning authoring tool teachers can create their own personalized learning tracks starts differentiating based on a student's level of mastery and they can take their existing lessons they've got and then just sort of bring them into the quest engine and then start mapping the lessons together what's cool for us is that we start taking narrative and wrapping it around that's right and so so then like a grade six math module isn't like here's some stuff and we're gonna go through it it this is the new quest asserts this week you got into this valley and now there's this cast sel and there's these people that are like locked up in this dungeon and the way they do that as you do so then you go through the hand in this stuff and and you're getting points for hitting things on time or whatever and then the teacher decides did they master it or not yes or no and then based on now a different door will open so if you if you got it you go the advance thing you're racing through the mountains with the prisoners escaping the bag is and if you didn't then you're in the woods recruiting bandits and so it kind of changes a story what's interesting is that in games there's this concept called the fog of war and so you don't see anything other than what you've been able to see within eyesight and so we use that from the student sign so from the teachers this map with all these different with the student is only seen what they've on long and so there's no stigma about like i'm on the remedial path and now i gotta do all this extra homework and feels terrible it's no my story brought me into the woods and there's bad it's like okay cool what happens next let's keep going and so i mean yeah dressing motivation on a bunch of different levels like all the storytelling stuff is really key and we're really keen to go deeper into that this year and i think that that's why we've binge watch tv shows that's why we play games on our phones that's why and that's what schools should feel like it's like i wanna keep going keep going on and keep going yeah so so if if i i just just may may to that one of the things that we've just been were announcing it right now for a st we just lost quest marketplace so teachers are creating these quest lines these storylines this curriculum it's all standard align they can push it now to this like netflix type of experiencing so you can discover search other teachers quests and build them into your yeah you can you can bring them in and you can change them remakes them republish them so it's very collaborative like approach to like basically the world's first you know open education gaming fide curriculum store has and just we ran really fast able to launch for is seeing what you've just launch it in the last few days and there's already two hundred quest have been submitted by teachers steve isaacs we do of course of the month and so he was the first one and we drew him into now now as is a so so actually speaking of quests i someone told me once so i'm i played well through like all of my college save okay so so.

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