Thanks for checking out my blog.

I am a computer and media arts educator at the secondary level in British Columbia, Canada. I graduated from Simon Fraser University’s SIAT program with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in New Media Environments (now called Media Arts) which was an awesome program where I got to spend 4 years doing game design, programming, animation, sound design, film, art installations etc.

I completed a Graduate Diploma in Integrating Technology where I became interested in student engagement in a computer-based classroom and re-imagined my coursework as a game. I designed and delivered my curriculum as if it was a Multiplayer Role-Playing game similar to World of Warcraft (inspired by Lee Sheldon’s The Multiplayer Classroom) and have been using Moodle extensively as a course management system ever since. I plan to continue exploring new ways to engage my students using video games and technology in general.

I went on to complete a Masters of Education in Educational Practice at SFU, focusing on self-regulation and building relationships in a computer-based classroom. Keeping with my gaming angle, I presented my final project as a game. You can see it here.

I’ve done pro-d workshops on gamification, integrating technology, coding and various ed tech related topics.

Feel free to contact me if any of this sounds interesting to you! I’d love to share my experience or hear yours.


twitter: @nathanaelpowell

One Reply to “About Me”

  1. Just wanted to thank you for your tutorial on Goggle Quizzes. Been going through multiple how to’s the last couple days and yours was the most direct and easy to follow I’ve come across. Thanks again for putting it out there.

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