In this episode, I chat with Jacob Luevano and Mike Washburn. We discuss how video games have evolved and how they have affected our students. Teacher mindset as well as how students use these skills in and out of the game are discussed and we also chat how Among Us is used in education by various educators. In addition we also talk some of our favorite video games to play during our downtime. It’s a great conversation (no food in this one though…sorry) that will make you want to pick up a controller while listening. Buen provecho!
Also, on December 28th, I will be hosting a 2 vs. 2 Rocket League competition. So feel free to team up with a family member, friend, colleague, or someone from your PLN and reach out to me on any social media platform or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. More details to come in a blog post.
Jacob Luevano is a Graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in Elementary Education. Jacob taught Social Studies, Video Production, and Emerging Technology at the Middle School level for 11 years. He then became a technology coach at an K-5 elementary campus where his experience integrating mobile devices into classrooms began. He brought that experience to Manor ISD in 2012 where he co-founded the iTeach Manor Team. The iTeach Manor team is a group of instructional technologists and Teachers whose main goal is to provide training and resources focusing on the integration of technology and innovative practices into the classroom.
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Mike Washburn is the host of four podcasts including OnEducation and the official Minecraft: Education Edition podcast. He is a content creator and and author and the Director of Engagement for Participate, a social learning platform that believes we learn best when we learn together.