Heike Philp – Machinima in the ELT classroom and how to trigger your student’s imagination

Learning2gether Episode 129

Heike Philp gave a charming presentation recorded here, showing us what she and participants in her MachinEVO session (Machinima, EVO, Electronic Village Online) created during the 2012 rendition of MachinEVO, while Heike and her team were learning along with the participants. The session is being given again this year: http://machinevo.pbworks.com/

Virtual location of the presentation: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl

RECORDING (57min):  http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p2dgsv274gb/

A machinima is a video taken in a 3D environment or in our case on EduNation in Second Life. These lean productions are being produced by screen recording one’s desktop. No camera equipment is needed, no actors and filming is not hampered by weather. They provide a rich multi-media resource for our learners, when using empty speaking bubbles as prompts. In this case it is immaterial whether text chat or voice chat fills the gaps, as it is the imagination of our learners, which is being kindled. How easy is it to create such recordings? This is the theme of this talk during which Heike Philp will relate the ins and outs of creating machinima. She will also introduce an idea for an EU funded project CAMELOT.
Here are some examples of these type of machinima



Heike reproduced the list from the link above in a comment to this post.  Vance has brought some of these into the main post here.  Because Posterous creates embeds for links to YouTube videos, I want to do this a few at a time to make sure this page will continue to load smoothly in our browsers.


Around the Campfire – Moon Theme

If I could fly….Introduction to First Conditional

If I could fly … Second Conditional

The untimely death of Peter Profit
Part 1:

Part 2:



The Numbakulla Island Mystery

A Formerly Cool Kid

Briefly Alice

Anatomy Class

Audition for a Killer

There Will Come Soft Rains—an avatar enactment of the Ray Bradbury story: http://youtu.be/RcNN5MmmihA

Valentine Surprise—a funny review of some valentine customs:

Midnight Mystery—phrases associated with fears and actions connected to a home burglary: http://youtu.be/a_iINBN-njE

The Payback—the 4th and final part of a humerous mystery series made in Japan for ESL students:

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  1. Sorry, if I overwhelm you, but we are so proud to list these many machinimas which have been created this year, 2012.Learn ENGLISHAround the Campfire – Moon Themehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmpOgVMjP9IIf I could fly….Introduction to First Conditionalhttp://youtu.be/D5EILD66Rx4If I could fly … Second Conditionalhttp://youtu.be/uxgx9ie1TJ0ORhttp://vimeo.com/35123938The untimely death of Peter ProfitPart 1: http://youtu.be/1FSWjwK-rYA Part 2: http://youtu.be/H5cKrCeEEw0 Numbakullahttp://youtu.be/lrX1qJQq6yQThe Numbakulla Island Mysteryhttp://youtu.be/3E1UT5Dl4kg A Formerly Cool Kidhttp://youtu.be/VQW3sdO9XqsBriefly Alicehttp://youtu.be/rf89A7eJCbYAnatomy Classhttp://youtu.be/Ve5X8b8_gYcAudition for a Killerhttp://youtu.be/wt-qvaOj_9AThere Will Come Soft Rains—an avatar enactment of the Ray Bradbury story: http://youtu.be/RcNN5MmmihAValentine Surprise—a funny review of some valentine customs: http://youtu.be/f8wSm9HcnwgMidnight Mystery—phrases associated with fears and actions connected to a home burglary: http://youtu.be/a_iINBN-njEThe Payback—the 4th and final part of a humerous mystery series made in Japan for ESL students: http://youtu.be/qB6yf4j2eNUSofia’s Gaze—social commentary on how we are destroying our planet: http://youtu.be/bmttCcRbvvAColors—an artistic homage to the wisdom we can gain at every age: http://youtu.be/uAmHTThrlGARunning with Scissors—advice that we live and laugh and love rather than being overly cautious: http://youtu.be/Vlb3X37uzgMSeek Wisdom—a machinima-length poem questioning what is and isn’t wisdom; http://youtu.be/VY0nN8YyluoPandemic—a parody of what might happen if the public and health officials become over zealous: http://youtu.be/dHAXHThEqX8 Learn SPANISHAPRENDIENDO CON LA FAMILIA GOMEZ (SPANISH)Alfonso Pfefferle and his team: Losairam, Tunjuana, Ines, and BettinaPart 1: http://youtu.be/pGflnFZatLYPart 2: http://youtu.be/L_js8bbbgaEPart 3: http://youtu.be/o3liqCfftWAPart 4: http://youtu.be/9eP2EiBksG8Part 5: http://youtu.be/tolFVpLHJgwPart 6: http://youtu.be/QqBvKdEhpgEPart 7: http://youtu.be/sYA6Ng70uhoPart 8: http://youtu.be/_YFPP6AhOa0Playlist on youtubehttp://www.youtube.com/user/alfonsogradenko#grid/user/5D13F303ACEBE544Learn ITALIANRose e coeri – una serata particolarehttp://youtu.be/UBTldBw-UqQ Learn FRENCH Part 1: http://youtu.be/vKcgv28TsJYPart 2: http://youtu.be/ifJ7JoLTFeIPart 3: http://youtu.be/eHQpNAZvO2gPart 4: http://youtu.be/XvVK7W8Fni0Learn GERMANWein kaufen / Buy winehttp://youtu.be/baW8M49DaT4Mittelalterliche Rockmusikhttp://youtu.be/HnrvndfEyNgEin romantischer Abendhttp://youtu.be/eaDDG4xPkF0Ein Ausflug nach Arcachonhttp://youtu.be/A8z7-KDYhxwWas ein tolles Ambientehttp://youtu.be/y2XVNZZbOpgHalloween auf gut deutschhttp://youtu.be/1Yko2TEZNjESo feiert man in Irlandhttp://youtu.be/00nkmVqx-TkBayrische Sprüche zum Oktoberfesthttp://youtu.be/fN-0mZx7uMAUNIVERSAL Use your imagination!What an ambiente!http://youtu.be/9UiVQ1Rr0KcSailinghttp://youtu.be/LWAjvkS758UA conversation in a galleryhttp://youtu.be/tjynBUgCBwQA singing lessonhttp://youtu.be/kHQ9WNWBja0Talking about winehttp://youtu.be/FxCvR5-6kX4Medieval Rock Partyhttp://youtu.be/WoV90Y6gJccA trip to Arcachon http://youtu.be/fVwLCwr37X0A romantic eveninghttp://youtu.be/Cs2pnSfML4IUSER GENERATED CONTENTOpan Languagelabhttp://youtu.be/Yige6CiOKbw

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