Ludology: Ludology 231 - STEAM Engine


Emma and Gil welcome game designer, educator, and birder Chidi Paige to discuss how games and play benefit education, how she designed her bird-themed game Birdwiser, and how competitive birdwatching has affected her as a person.


0m22s: From "STEAM Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking." It is an evolution of the older STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) approach in that it adds the arts.
1m29s: The Newark Museum in Newark, NJ. Fun fact: back when Chidi was working at the museum, Gil was a block away working at Small world!
1m36s: Columbia University in New York, NY.
2m45s: Wonderstar Foundation has no web presence yet. Hopefully soon!
7m11s: ClassCraft
7m36s: Labster
8m01s: Chidi is referring to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for DNA replication, and to CRISPR for genome editing.
13m43s: Explorer's Program at the Newark Museum
23m06s: Our episode with Dr. Mary Flanagan was Ludology 226 - Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo
23m43s: You can hear more from Elizabeth Hargrave on Ludology 203 - Winging It.
25m31s: The Big Year on IMDB.
27m29s: Sadly, we could not find the video that Emma mentioned!
30m40s: Chidi's web site for Birdwiser.
32m00s: Whot and Uno are variations on the public domain game Crazy Eights.
33m18s: Birdwiser’s illustrations are by Emily Willoughby, with graphics by Kristine Mathieson of Tropikality Designs
36m26s: Sibley and Peterson are two of the best-known bird guides out there.
38m43s: We discussed Emma's Infinite Potato Problem in Ludology 225 - A Study in Emma-rald.
41m09s: The site Chidi is referring to is Upwork, originally called oDesk.
42m29s: Gil is talking about his word game Wordsy.
42m45s: "Complexity Budget," an idea Richard Garfield popularized.
47m09s: More info about certifying your garden for wildlife.
50m01s: More info about the World Series of Birding.
1h00m05s: The scientists Chidi mentions are Eric Kandel and Richard Axel.

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