Matthew Blackman, an AP Physics teacher, talks about his use of games in his classroom as well as his interest in game design and his website, The Universe, and More where he publishes his own physics-based games.
I also now officially have my Master’s Degree from Caldwell University! I reflect on the experience of higher education over the last few years and my thoughts on completing this chapter of my life and learning.
Matthew Blackman teaches AP Physics at Madison (NJ) High School and over the last five years he has taken an interest in educational gaming and game design. In addition to using tools like YouTube he has also incorporated games that he designs into his curriculum. His game design company is the Universe and More.
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As much as I love teaching and technology, ultimately the important things in my life are my family and the moments I share with them. There is no website or web tool that is cooler or more hip than my wife. There is no app or conference more important than my son. He is a two year old with so much energy and a day with him teaches me much more than another workshop on Google.
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How do you balance your professional commitments with all other areas of your life?
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Sam Patterson – Sam is a graduate of the University of Illinois (English) with a MFA (Poetry) from San Diego State University and a Doctorate of Literacy Education from the University of San Diego.
Sam Patterson is a connected educator with a love for puppets and podcasting! He is always trying something new and creating resources for others. Sam believes that learning happens in a safe, fun, and well supported environment, and that space is built between people. He subscribes to the idea that “[i]t is not about the tech, but the tech sure is cool.”
Sam’s specialties include: applied technology in education, hybrid class structure, flipped class teaching, response to student writing, writing the college application essays, peer response protocols, technology, web-based instruction, web-augmented lessons, video podcasting.
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