In this episode guest host Mike and Glen discuss whether schools need to teach the gaming of algorithms. This week, the Catholic education system received a couple of doses of REALLY bad news, we’ll talk about that. Our guest this week, is friend of the pod, Steve Isaacs

Guest: Steve Isaacs

Steve doesn't need much an introduction here. He's one of our best friends and closest education companions. We brought him on to talk about all the amazing things going on over at Epic Games related to Fortnite and Unreal Engine in Education; something both him and Mike are deeply involved in.Twitter: Games Contest:

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