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The Games in Schools and Libraries podcast (GSL) is a podcast all about board, card and occasionally digital games, and the place they can find in a school or in the local library. Hosts for the show are Giles Pritchard, a generalist primary school teacher from Shepparton, Australia, and Donald Dennis, a librarian with the Georgetown County Library System.
Welcome to Episode 23! In this episode Giles and Don discuss word games, or rather, games to do with spelling, word association, sentence building, and generally playing with language. Some of the games we talk about are Word on the Street, Hangman, Scrabble, Upwords, Letter Roll, Boggle, Fauxcabulary, Bananagrams, PDQ, Upwords the card game, The Chain Game, Balderdash, You've Been Sentenced, Apples to Apples and Mad Libs. We hope you enjoy.
Welcome to episode 22, buying games. In this episode Giles and Don talk about building a game collection, as well as some of our experiences with buying games. Topics covered include collection development policies, building breadth and depth in a collection, collecting with a purpose, factors that help define what to get, dealing with wear and tear, the Jones theory, keeping track of popular games, donations, community and government grants, raising money, using your own collection, finding specials and discounts and thrift stores. We hope you enjoy the episode.
Welcome to episode 21 of Games in Schools and Libraries. In this episode Giles and Don discuss Game Etiquette, from problems faced to some of the solutions that have worked, as well as the niceties of play. Topics include rules disputes, social conflict resolution, being a good sport, the responsibilities of players and above all respect. We hope you enjoy listening!
In this episode of Games in Schools and Libraries Giles and Don discuss games and math. How games can be used to support learning in math classes, whether as quick tasks to build fluency or as a vehicle to introduce a concept and more. Some of the games we talk about include - Incan Gold, Sleeping Queens, Piggy Back, Number Chase, Halli Galli, Yahtzee, Monopoly Junior, Combo King, Pickomino and Take it Easy. We also discuss the websites Khan Acedamy and Study Ladder.