The 8-Bit Instructor: It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This. (EP005)

Episode 5

In this week’s episode, classroom lessons from the Legend of Zelda. Some more Google news. And, your 8-Bit Crew question of the week.

News & updates

Treasure Chest: Set the Tone

  • Remember, you set the tone, positive or negative, in your classroom.

Boss Battle: Lessons from the Legend of Zelda

  • The original Legend of Zelda game changed video games
  • Takeaways
    • Take away the sword: add some difficulty with support
    • Give autonomy
    • Make it about the “story” and not the “points”
    • Infinite lives

Crew Members’ Board (#8BitCrew)

QOTW: How do you challenge your students in class?

Use the #8BitCrew on Twitter or post longer stories on the episode page at

Get connected

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Music by David Fesliyan (

  • Intro/Outro: “Retro Platforming”
  • Boss Battle: “Boss Battle Rock”
  • Crew Member’s Board: “Pirate Dance”
  • Wrap up: “Game Over” by Patrick de Arteaga

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