Connecting the Dots – Video Games and Learning Pt 2

This is part 2 of Connecting the Dots, for part one go HERE

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Concept Three: You Can Learn Without Knowing It

What excites me about the potential for learning principles from video games, is the possibility it can be done without the learner even being actively aware that they are learning.

In a previous post, I detailed a problem solving approach that discovers how many difficult problems may already … Continue reading

TED Talk: How Video Games Empower Real World Success

It was my pleasure to be given the opportunity to speak at TEDxBocaRaton this past March. A special thank you to Becky Woodbridge and the entire team that made this event such an outstanding success!

Please take a few minutes to watch my talk & share with a gamer in your life – then answer this question: “How do YOU think we can best connect the dots?”

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Thank you for watching – TED Talks are designed to be “ideas worth spreading” – I would be appreciative if you would … Continue reading

Video Game Quotes: Earthbound on Self Talk

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I’m the evil part of your brain. You can’t beat me. Because you are the one who forced me into being.

Ness’ Dream, Earthbound

Have you even been pursuing a dream or a passion, only to have someone shoot it down?

Do you ever listen the the voices that tell you things like:

“You’re not good enough”

“You’ll never make it – you should just give up”

“No one cares, why should you even try?”

“Who are you to do that? You are too… [young/old/late/stupid/poor/shy/etc]

These voices are not true, and to win a creative battle we must fight these voices… and win.

BONUS TIPEarthbound was originally called Mother 2 in Japan. That’s a hint, guys and girls. This weekend is Mother’s Day. Do something awesome for your mom, and if you have kids, help them do something awesome for their mom.

Check back each week for more inspiration and motivational video game quotes about life and leadership.

Podcast EP 27: Patrick Scott Patterson Interview

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Patrick Scott Patterson (Scott to his friends) is a Multi-Media personality specializing in video gaming and pop culture. His work appears across a wide variety of media, including live speaking engagements, television, film, radio and more.

Patterson fell in love with video gaming when he first encountered a Pac-Man arcade machine as a child in September 1981. So enamored with video games, Patterson eventually found interest in not only the games themselves but the history of the industry and the culture surrounding it. In time, he became the go-to guy for media discussions about gaming topics ranging from the controversies over violent video games to a variety of historical topics and chats about current industry events..

Among the media outlets that have cited or featured Patterson are USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, G4tv, Guinness World Records, ESPN, NBC News, the Chicago Sun Times and a variety of regional newscasts, newspapers and radio stations across North America.

Patterson appears in documentary films such as World 1-1, Pixel Poetry and upcoming documentary Nintendo Quest.

In this episode, Patrick Scott Patterson and I talk about:

  • How he got involved with video game history
  • When he realized how his knowledge could be used to help others
  • Some of the narratives about gaming that still have not changed in the media
  • An important life lesson that video games teach us
  • What video games don’t teach us
  • The three video game characters Patrick Scott Patterson would carpool with

If you enjoy this episode, let me know, I would love to hear from you – I’m sure he would as well!

Check out his webpage: http://www.patrickscottpatterson.com/

Connect with Patrick Scott Patterson on:

Twitter

Facebook

Also, I appreciate anyone who leaves me a rating and review in iTunes – this will help others find the show!

I’m excited and honored to be speaking at this year’s Podcast Movement  THE event for podcasters!

Connecting the Dots – Video Games and Learning Pt 1

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This post is an excerpt from the book Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

When I asked best-selling author Simon Sinek what he had learned from video games, he offered an interesting reply: “It’s difficult to know where our lessons come from.” Part of what I believe makes understanding where learning comes from it so difficult is that it … Continue reading

Podcast EP 26: Do You Feel Lost Like Konami?

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Konami is going through some crazy things right now. The organization seems to have lost touch with its identity.

Maybe you have felt the same – I know I have.

This episode of the ClassicallyTrained Podcast explores a very practical exercise that you can do to find yourself again.

I also reflect on some of my favorite Konami games.

If you enjoy this episode, let me know, I would love to hear from you.

Also, I appreciate anyone who leaves me a rating and review in iTunes – this will help others find the show!

Mentioned in the Show:

Interview with David Hayter

Interview with Rika Muranaka

I’m excited and honored to be speaking at this year’s Podcast Movement  THE event for podcasters!

Podcast EP 25: Dr. James Rosser Interview

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James C. Rosser, Jr., MD, FACS is a surgeon, educator, scientist, inventor, author, futurist, social advocate, television personality, playwright, video gamer, comic book collector, lover of cinema, and self proclaimed terminal twelve year old.


Join us as we discuss:

  • How he got the nick name “The Nintendo Surgeon”
  • Confronting the erroneous methods of “research” that is often used to connect video games to negative traits
  • The moral imperative tied to video games
  • How video games transcend learning styles and empower knowledge transfer
  • What is Stealth Learning and how it can be used to accelerate learning
  • Dr. Rosser’s study on how playing video games like Super Monkey Ball can actually improve speed and reduce errors in laproscopic surgery
  • Why even serious games need to include fun
  • And more!

Dr Rosser’s Book: Playin’ to Win: A Surgeon, Scientist and Parent Examines the Upside of Video Games

Dr. Rosser’s Research Paper: The Impact of Video Games on Training Surgeons in the 21st Century 

Also available on Amazon :

Buy Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

Intro/Outtro: Playing With Power by Fantomenk, used with permission.

I hope you enjoyed this episode: Dr. James Rosser Interview

Podcast EP 24: Updates Galore

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All sorts of updates galore and exciting news!!

Links to stuff mentioned in this episode:

TEDxBocaRaton

TEDxBocaRaton Jonathan Harrison Video Games Success

Jane McGonigal‘s TED Talks

Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

best seller Amazon Mastering the Game

What I’ve Been Playing

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – Nintendo 3DS

Super Mario Land 3D

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse

What I’ve Been Reading

The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth

How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination

Parenting the QBQ Way, Expanded Edition: How to be an Outstanding Parent and Raise Great Kids Using the Power of Personal Accountability