Learning2gether with EVO Minecraft MOOC and Snake Gaming

Learning2gether Episode 257

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Sun Jan 25 1400 GMT Learning2gether met with with EVO Minecraft MOOC and Snake Gaming co-moderators Filip and Marijana Smolčec and Vance Stevens,  to talk about #EVOMC15 .

EVO Minecraft MOOC #EVOMC15 is one of the many sessions you can participate in now to mid-February 2015 at http://evosessions.pbworks.com. This session is unique in many ways, not least of which is it’s a session with pre-teen participants who are emerging as experts to guide the adults. One of these is Filip Smolčec, who blogs and produces video on his YouTube channel and Snake Gaming. We all meet in this event to talk about how the session is going, and offer advice on engaging language learners with Minecraft.

All are welcome to attend and join us in the EVO Minecraft MOOC session if you wish. It’s never too late,


What is this about?

Master Minecraft Snake Gamer and Tutor Filip Smolčec (and his mom) will bring us insights and perspectives on the world of Minecraft.This Hangout on Air is a scheduled event for the Electronic Village Online #EVOMC15 – EVO Minecraft MOOC for 2015; however anyone interested is welcome to attend.See examples of  Filip’s work on the EVOMC15 community page: https://plus.google.com/communities/112993649763396826671



Earlier this week

Sun Jan 18 LEARNING2GETHER with Tom Robb and mReader


Jan 18 EVO Flipped Learning live discussion

Join EVO Flipped Learning moderators for our first live discussion. We’ll talk about what happened this week, do some small group brainstorming, and end with Q&A and a look at the week ahead.

Week 1 FL Webcast: Discussion, Tools, and Feedback

Robert Wachman, Kevin Coleman, Natasa Bozic Grojic + 34 others going

Thu Jan 22 1800-1930 GMT Thomas Strasser – Making the Most of Readers and the Latest Interactive Digital Technology

Invitation: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8905964/Breeze/Invitation_Strasser_Readers.pdf

E4.123-0445: Making the Most of Readers and the Latest Interactive Digital Technology
Thomas Strasser
Host: Tilly Harrison
22. 01. 2015
Zugangslink: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/readers/
Info: http://v.gd/readers

Further info from Juergen’s pre-paratory email

  • This is about extensive reading as a means to improve all language skills and fluency
    • increasing students’ motivation and confidence
    • changing their attitudes to learning another language
    • the many benefits of extensive reading for pleasure (e.g. with graded readers)
    • practical, fun ideas and classroom activities to help you make extensive reading an integral part of every language-learning programme
    • the importance and benefits of incorporating the latest technology in the reading lesson
    • various Web 2.0-tools which make working with readers a lot easier and more fun for you and for your students
  • Presenter: Mag. Dr. Thomas Strasser  – Vienna School of Teacher Education
  • Host: Tilly Harrison – University of Warwick
  • 22.01.2015: 19:00h – 20:30h
  • Corresponding UTC (GMT) 18:00h – 19:30h
  • To register: Simply send an email to JWagner@lpm.uni-sb.de
  • If it’s a first time registration, please send your address and the name of your school, university or institution.
  • To participate:
    • Click on the access link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/readers
    • You will need neither a login name nor a password
    • Select the option “Enter as a Guest” and key in your FULL !!! name
    • Click on “Enter Room”
  • Check [and register] for other free LPM-webinars for foreign language teachers hosted by Jürgen Wagner http://v.gd/webinars

Upcoming webinars in this series – Subscribe to newsletter for teachers of foreign languages and consult its archives by scrolling down on the same page: http://www.lpm.uni-sb.de/typo3/index.php?id=1261

Latest newsletter – number 105: http://www.lpm.uni-sb.de/typo3/index.php?id=5277

Sat Jan 24 IATEFL Monthly Webinar – Leo Selivan Quizlet: more than just flashcards

 Leo small  Leo Selivan – ‘Quizlet: more than just flashcards’

Quizlet is an online tool and mobile app for creating flashcards. The standard format for vocabulary flashcards is a word or term on one side and L1 translation, definition or picture on the other. Studying vocabulary with flashcards aids memorizaton and recall but unfortunately doesn’t give learners much information about how new words should be used. We will look at simple strategies you can use and “tweaks” you can add to Quizlet flashcards to make them more effective and usage-oriented.

Leo Selivan has been involved in ELT for more than 13 years in various roles: teacher, examiner, trainer, senior teacher, materials writer and e-moderator. After working for 10 years for the British Council in Tel Aviv and training teachers in Armenia, Azerbaijan, France, Italy and Turkey, he is now a freelance lecturer in second language acquisition and ELT methodology. Leo’s professional interests include vocabulary acquisition, corpus linguistics and lexico-grammatical interface – the topics he often presents on at ELT conferences in Europe and has written about for the British Council – BBC website Teaching English, Modern English Teacher and The Guardian Education. Last year, Leo guest-edited the special edition of Humanising Language Teaching devoted to the 20th anniversary of the Lexical Approach. He runs a popular blog about teaching lexis (vocabulary + grammar) called Leoxicon

Future IATEFL Monthly Webinars, check http://www.iatefl.org/web-events/webinars

IATEFL Webinar recordings are generally available after the event only to registered members of IATEFL

Sun Jan 25 Fly High with iTDi  and Shelly Sanchez Terrell and Jason R. Levine

Check out Shelly’s Teacher reBoot Camp – http://shellyterrell.com/survivaltips/techtips/

Here’s the link to the iTDi event page: http://itdi.pro/itdihome/webinar.php

Shelly’s slides can be found on Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/survival-tips-for-integrating-technology-in-classes

iTDi webinar recordings are available only to registered participants in iTDi courses. Registration is free.

2 thoughts on “Learning2gether with EVO Minecraft MOOC and Snake Gaming

  1. Pingback: Learning2gether with Dave Dodgson and Jeff Kuhn – EVO Minecraft MOOC: Modifying the game for language learning | Learning2gether

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