No Such Thing, Episode 39: "Video Games With My Teacher - Part 2”
Listen now to No Such Thing, to hear Kimari Rennis, one of our youth honorees from the 2018 Diversity in Tech Awards, partnering with her teacher, Rudy Blanco in the frantic 1- to 4-player couch co-op action space shooter set in a massive neon battleship, "Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime".
Listen to No Such Thing: Episode 39
This episode is part 2 of an experiment. If you listen to both episodes, it’s two hours of gameplay, and talk about games in learning, play, popular titles, a takedown of the Fortnight franchise by young Game Reviewer, and Rudy Blanco's student, Kimari Rennis - I can’t wait for you to meet Kimari - we talk about diversity in games, we define some terms, sidetrack a bit into mythology, and so so much more. Here’s the bottom line, though. If you’ve never played video games with your students, you might be missing out on a tremendous learning opportunity. How often in your class does a student jump in an say, “I’m happy to control the ship?”
This and so much more in the episode ahead. Enjoy.
Notes from this episode:
- NYC Video Game Critic’s Circle: https://nygamecritics.com/
- DreamYard Project: http://www.dreamyard.com/
- (Game 1) Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime: http://www.loversinadangerousspacetime.com/
- Until Dawn (game): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Until_Dawn
- Plants Vs Zombies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plants_vs._Zombies
- George Fan, PVZ designer: http://plantsvszombies.wikia.com/wiki/George_Fan
- Disney Quest (arcade): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisneyQuest
- Fortnite (game): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortnite
- Smite (game): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smite_(video_game)
- Pub G: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayerUnknown%27s_Battlegrounds
- (Game 2) Don’t Starve Together: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Starve
- Assassin’s Creed: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed
- Playstation “Shareplay”: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/ps4/share-play/
About No Such Thing
The show is about learning with technology, the realities and exciting potential, but it’s also about youth and the practitioners who support them –- youth developers, museum educators, teachers, mentors, counselors, parents–as they grow their identity, and journey forward.
The show’s first episodes were produced in partnership with City University of New York's Masters Program in Youth Studies at SPS. Learn more on the School of Professional Studies website.
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