Jeff sits down with Joe Ballou to talk about Civic Games, a group of parents, teachers, and designers with the mission to make teaching easier and to help educators personalize learning through gaming.
About Civic Games
Civic Games is a company that takes the power of social and mobile gaming and applies it to making learning more effective and relevant. It does this through an integrated set of tools, primarily an adaptive learning management system. Think Zynga meets Blackboard.
Links of Interest
Joe Ballou is an expert on gamification, blended learning, curriculum design and educational technology. He has a rich background in schools and education settings, having taught in public and public charter schools in New York City as well as performing consulting and teaching work in international settings in Asia and Latin America. He is the founder of Civic Games, an education technology startup that is building a platform for personalized learning using mobile and social games. An experienced mentor and organizer he has guided and collaborated with hundreds of teachers through Teach for America’s online network and the NCSS. He is the founder of the Game-Based Learning NYC meetup group, and the author of the forthcoming ebook “Bridge to the Future: The Essential Curriculum Guide for New World History Teachers.” He holds a BA in Political Science and an MST in Secondary Education.