Learning2gether Episode 323
On Saturday March 19 Aaron Schwartz announced an EVOMC16 server party to “open up the End portal” on the EVO Minecraft MOOC Survival Server. He invited all who are whitelisted to “Come experience the End with us.” The event turned out to be an in-world adventure shared among Linda Gielen, Rose Bard, Mircea Patrascu, Aaron Schwartz, and Vance Stevens
Rose Bard activates the end portal
Rose shows how we secured our base at The End
The End is described on p.32 of the Mojang Minecraft Combat Handbook. It’s complicated to set up. It’s accessed through a lava pool surrounded by End portal blocks, and once there you are surrounded by a swarm of Endermen and have to build structures that they cannot surmount. It’s a treat and privilege to be invited on such a journey. I was a bit out of my depth, but you can experience it vicariously with me here:
Earlier this week
Sun Mar 6 Zoom Meeting at Mircea Patrascu’s server
Sun Mar 6 CALL-IS Bb Collaborate Refresher
Tue Mar 8 VSTE Minecraft Server Party
Monday, March 7th, is Minecraft Monday!
We are going to have a Worldedit lesson!
When you get into VSTE Place type /warp we to get to the class area.
This page has links to the live view (and recording) of our meeting tonight and our voice channel in Discord.
I’m excited to learn Worldedit. I need to make 12 copies of half mountains for my fourth graders to create volcano cross-sections. This is coming to me just in the nick of time!
John, Mr Zwaaa, and Blake, Techplex, will help us with Discord, an app for talking while playing. Go ahead and download Discord to your computer or other device and we will help you connect to us via voice.
The VSTE Place Minecraft server has been upgraded to 1.9 so go ahead and update your version so you can connect.
We missed this one, but Monday, February 29, at 8 PM Eastern time, there was a meeting in Second Life on VSTE Island “to learn about a couple of different ways we can connect via voice while together in Minecraft. (My worlds are colliding!) Please consider joining us. John Painter will be instructing. TechPlex Engineer will also be on hand in Minecraft March 7th to assist us with this.”
Vance received this because he is whitelisted on the VSTE Place Minecraft server.
9th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education March 9-12, 2016
9th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education will be held on March 9-12, 2016. This year’s theme is Horizons.
The VWBPE Conference is a completely virtual conference that is conducted using simulated environments. Participants experience the conference through a virtual reality type setting including conference rooms, theatres, exposition halls, meeting spaces, and other types of venues similar to a brick and mortar type conference.
The conference is free to attend. The cost of the conference is covered by sponsorship and donations.
- You can visit the site: http://vwbpe.org/
- Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/67701516968/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/vwbpe #VWBPE16 #VWBPE
- Google + Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104499189392001969204
- Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/vwbpe/
- You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/VWBPE
Mon Mar 14 Globinar – Russell Stannard on Breaking News English and other sites from Sean Banville
Recording link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/p4tow6oqu92/
- E4.512-0356: Breaking News English and similarly compelling EFL sites from Sean Banville
- Russell Stannard / Host: Tilly Harrison
- 14.03.2016 | 19:00h – 20:30h CET
- access link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/breaking
- Info: http://v.gd/breakingnewsenglish
- Find further free webinars for teachers of foreign languages
Thu Mar 17 – Livestream of TNTESOL Conference in Murfreesboro, TN
Jan Lanier, Title III Director for the Tennessee State Department of Education, gives her state-of-the-state address at the TNTESOL Conference in Murfreesboro, TN. In addition, featured guest speakers present on pressing issues facing ESL in the State of Tennessee
Live stream hosted in Bb Collaborate by Jennifer Meyer, with Joseph Whinery handling video
You could have joined this session live at http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/
Here is the link to the recording:
- and the bit.ly:
Sat Mar 19 1400 UTC Joseph Whinery speaking at the TNTESOL conference
“Rule Out? Rule In! All Means All in RTI2”
Participants walk through several real examples of the “Decision Making Process for ELL Flowchart” within the TN RTI2 Implementation Guide. Conversations move forward rather than stalemate because of the misconception of limitations. The presentation includes not only the questions that need to be asked but also specific data and evidence necessary to address each item.
in Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)
- Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/
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