Podcast 20 – Passion-Based Learning via Video Games

Children are notoriously curious about everything – everything except… the things people want them to know. It then remains for us to refrain from forcing any kind of knowledge upon them, and they will be curious about everything.

Floyd Dell (1887-1969), Where You Ever a Child?

In this show, I cover:

  • 4 ways to inspire your inner creator
  • Passion-based learning and video games
  • Specific games to consider – some available now and others under development
  • Using technology as a learning tool


References and Additional Resources:

Scientific American Mind, January-February 2014 edition: How to Be a Better Artist

Scientific American, February 2014 edition: Information Technology: Mind Games


Scratch, simple game coding software for kids:

TED Talk on Scratch:


Gamestar Mechanics

Teach with Portals

YouTube Demo of Teach with Portals

Never Alone


YouTube Demo of qCraft

Webinar series on Minecraft and Education:

Minecraft In Education community on Google Plus:

Passion-Based Learning, Day 1: Probing Mincraft’s Appeal

Teachers have mixed feelings on using social media in classrooms

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