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34 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
S5.E28 - Getting New Ideas off the Bench!
In this episode we have a guest! I know right! A guest... I am so excited to have Adam Moler with us today and we are talking about getting new ideas into play in our classrooms. Hope you enjoy! Oh and Take the challenge. Tweet me @mrmatera
15 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
S5.E27 - Road Rally of Sorts
Ready to take your students on a fun and epic journey that is self running once you start it. Well here it is... Ok this should have been a screencast but let's see how it goes here first. Let me know if you want me to do a Youtube or EMC2 Resource based on this idea on Twitter @mrmatera Thanks so much!
13 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
S5.E26 - Boss Battle Breakdown
Well hello there! Are you interested in learning how to set up a boss battle in your class. Well, this is a great starter podcast to help you understand the ins and outs of one. Hope you enjoy! emc2learning.com
11 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
S5.E25 - Starting Side Quest in the Classroom
This episode is a short, concentrated one all about how to start building out sidequest for your classroom. Have a listen and enjoy, but more importantly, start building these into your instruction.
14 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
S5.E24 - Getting Parents and Students In the Loop!
This episode we are exploring how to bring parents and students into your new game. This is really helpful to educate the parents to what you are doing and why it works. Have a listen and pick up a few ideas! Peace!
17 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
S5.E23 - Getting Unstuck with Items!
Some many people tell me they don't know how to create items. They are not sure what powers to give students and think they will run out of ideas. I promise you ideas are endless. This podcast will help you think differently. Checkout: http://emc2learning.com
16 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
S5.E22 - The Eve of a New School Year
This episode you catch me on the day before I go back to school. I walk us through some thought provoking ideas about a mindset we should have now and moving forward. Have a listen and share it with others. Thanks, Michael
16 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
S5.E21 - Q & A #1 Crew Question Cast
This episode we respond to crew questions from people interested in adding a bit of joy in the journey of their students and themselves. This is our first ever crew question cast. Let me know what you think. Want to ask your question? Go here: http://tinyurl.com/xplapcrewquestions
19 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
S5.E20 - The Case for Sidequests
Welcome back to Well Played today we are talking about your journey into sidequests with your students. This is some serious stuff that can change your classroom in such a positive way. Have a listen, enjoy the show, and please take action. Feel free to connect with me @mrmatera
19 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
S5.E19 - New Beginnings in School
Today is a special day, I have Mila Matera on Well Played talking about entering our 5th grade (Middle School). This podcast is about starting new beginnings and hearing from a student. Additionally, there are some things thrown in there for us educators too! We both hope you enjoy!
15 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
S5.E18 - Doing School Differently!
In this solo episode I share a core belief of Fully Engaged & EMC2 Learning. Have a listen and try to see if you can define your philosophy of education and your classroom!
20 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
S5.E17 - Giant Shrimp: Big Gamification vs Little Gamification
In this episode we explore the wonderful duel worlds of big and small gamification. This is a great lite discussion that will help you see the differences between the two. Have a listen and share this with your teacher friends. Peace, Michael
28 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
S5.E16 - Beginning The School Year Right. 7 Ideas that work!
We all have to do it, but we won't all do it the same way. The beginning of the school year is a ritual that we all go through as educators. Here in today's podcast we discuss how I start with building solid relationships with my students and I offer 7 things you all could use in your class. I hope you enjoy this solo episode! Let me know what you think. As always, sharing this with a friend helps the channel grow.
11 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
S5.E15 - The Power of an Idea
This one is a quick one, but an important one. Take a moment of your time to listen to the ideas here and then use the extra time you have to try it. I literally built in an extra 19 minutes for you to go do this so what are you waiting for? Everything is there waiting for you to create! Peace!
20 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
S5.E14 - Deal Me In - Card Game Mechanics
Another solo episode where we dive into the world of card games. We are challenging ourselves this episode to think of ways to use these mechanics in our games and or activities in our classrooms. Please tweet me @MrMatera or Instagram me @MrMateraEDU and share your ideas!
31 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
S5.E13 - Changes Are A Coming!
In this episode, Ryan Stephans (@Coach_Stephans) and I are chatting about creating changes to our games. These are great examples for new and veterans alike to think through as they start to reflect over what they are trying to accomplish. Hope you all enjoy!
24 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
S5.E12 - EPIC EDventure - Side quests in Action
I tell you people... This is the best of the best in a gamified class! You will love running side quests and seeing your students explore them and grow with them. Have a listen to another Solo-Pod that I did this week. Let me know what you think on: twitter: @mrmatera Insta: @MrMateraEDU Facebook: Michael Matera
19 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
S5.E11 - Getting Summer Started Right!
The school year is over... The dust has not settled yet... And your mind wanders. Well lock in and focus on these tips to make sure your summer is both fun ANNNND productive. Hope you enjoy! Share this podcast with your friends!
21 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
S5.E10 - Resource Report 1 - ISTE's 5 ways to Gamify Your Classroom!
In our first ever Well Played: Resource Report where we take a moment to look at a resource that is out there and share our thoughts about it we take Michele Haiken's ISTE article on the 5 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom. In it we discuss her five ways. This is great for getting started in your classroom. Along the way I give you some ideas to think about and avoid. Have a listen and most of all get started building your playful and powerful classroom today! Blog Post: https://www.iste.org/explore/In-the-classroom/5-ways-to-gamify-your-classroom
19 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
S5.E9 - Wrap Up Tips
Another Solo Episode that has just me sharing some musings about wrapping up a game at the end of the year. Let me know about what you think of the format of this episode. Love to hear from you! Peace, Michael @mrmatera
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