10MT: A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Michael Matera

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Michael Matera - Game Based Learning

Michael Matera (@mrmatera) is a middle school teacher, author of Explore Like a Pirate and speaker. As a gamification guru and moonshot thinker, Michael transforms the traditional classroom into a high-energy environment where active student engagement is paramount.

Helping educators learn about the power of a gamified immersive learning environment is Michael’s passion.

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In today’s show, Michael gives us five simple ideas for implementing game-based learning in your classroom.

Today’s Give Away Contests! We have 4 give aways going right now. I’ve gotten emails saying some of you are having hard time figuring out how to leave a review. Here are instructions for iPhone/iPad or PC/Mac instructions. People who leave a review on iTunes will be entered in our drawing for four different items.  (see rules at the bottom of this post):

In this episode, we cover five simple ideas for implementing game-based learning in your classroom.  Topics include:

  1. Pick a theme
  2. Adventure Paths
  3. Mini Games
  4. Use Game Mechanics
  5. Build Challenge

I hope you enjoy this episode with Michael Matera!

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Want to hear another show full of ideas? Here’s my interview with Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen about the best iPad apps for the elementary classroom.

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Selected Links from this Episode


TRANSCRIPT: #05: 5 Ideas for Using Game-Based learning in your Classroom Today

Check out my Epic Guide to Game-Based Learning with lots of resources!

Full Bio


Michael Matera

Michael Matera - Game Based LearningMichael Matera (@mrmatera) is a middle school teacher, author of Explore Like a Pirate and Speaker. As a gamification guru and moonshot thinker, Michael transforms the traditional classroom into a high-energy environment where active student engagement is paramount.

Helping educators learn about the power of a gamified immersive learning environment is Michael’s passion. Learn more and connect with Michael to come to your school or event on Explorelikeapirate.com.


Contests included in this show

  • See the contest rules for the SMART Learning Suite and MakerBot Replicator Mini+ in yesterday’s show.
  • BOOK GIVEAWAY: Explore Like a PIRATE: Gamification and Game-Inspired Course Design to Engage, Enrich and Elevate Your Learners by Michael Matera AND
  • SOFTWARE GIVEAWAY: Mystery Box Game by Michael Matera
    • Manner of Selection of Winners: All participants with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher between February 3, 2017 and midnight on February 5, 2017 will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner.
    • Geographic Area and Eligibility: This is being shipped by the author and the location that is being shipped to should be commensurate with the shipping cost to North America. If it is not, an alternate winner may be awarded.
    • Dates: February 3, 2017 – February 5, 2017 at midnight EST.
    • How Prizes Will be Awarded: All names of people who leave reviews on iTunes will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator.
    • Determination of date of winner: February 6, 2017 the name will be drawn and the winner will be notified.
    • No purchase necessary.
    • Alternate method of free participation. You may also enter with a social media posting on Instagram or Twitter linking to the show using the hashtag #10MT.
    • Winner’s name will be posted on this blog before February 27, 2017.
    • Void where prohibited.

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