Learning2gether with EVO Minecraft MOOC – Underwater exploration on Om_Temple

Learning2gether Episode #383

On Thursday, February 22 participants in EVO Minecraft MOOC conducted an underwater exploration on Om_Temple, off an island discovered by Abu Fletcher in Minecraft.

Abu Fletcher a.k.a. Don Carroll has been explorer extraordinaire in EVO Minecraft MOOC 2018. He has been finding temples in all kinds of biomes, and has pioneered underwater temple exploration. With community help from Dakota Redstone, who prepares potions for night vision and underwater breathing, we are able to go underwater and negotiate the temples for as long as we are able to avoid the lethal guardians. Don had showed me (Vance) this temple before and I resolved to return and video it in OBS, Open Broadcasting Software.


I announced it on our community space and Maha Abdelmoneim and Jane Chien joined us for several rounds of potion so we could explore the temple. At the end of the video I got good shots of Maha (Olivetree_Grove) trying to explore the temple and fighting off guardians until we both ran out of air. After we had all re-spawned on shore, we held a debrief and dried off after the experience.

Read Don’s account of the adventure here, with the photos he posted

There is so much to learn about this game with scaffolding help from our active community.  If you are whitelisted on our server you can find the temple at /warp om_temple and if you are lucky you might find some potion in the diving supplies chest. If you get hit by a flying jellyfish, you can restore your strength by drinking milk (in the other chest) and then take the two potions for Night Vision and Underwater Breathing one after the other. Then jump in the water and try to avoid the monsters. DON’T drink milk after drinking potion as it will negate the effects of the potions.

Find the video at https://youtu.be/VVqHnezK6Vg


Earlier events

Sun Feb 4 1400 UTC Alexander Hayes discusses Minecraft: My Experience and Your Dilemma


Thu Feb 8 2100 UTC next webinar in Designer Dialogues webcast series

The Designer Dialogues webcast series is scheduled on the second Thursday of each month at 21:00 UTC.

Live webcasts are held using the Zoom webinar platform. To help manage the conversation, the live meeting is capped to the first 100 attendees. The recording will be posted here after the session.


Sat Feb 10 Shelly Terrell on Teaching with Fairy Tales on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, February 10, 2018
“Once Upon a Time: Teaching with Fairy Tales”

We are thrilled to welcome back Shelly Sanchez Terrell, one of our favorite presenters and a faithful supporter of Classroom 2.0 LIVE as our special guest presenter this week! Shelly will be inspiring us with her fantastic ideas and resources for using fairy tales in the classroom.

Webinar description:
Fairy tales are an important part of childhood. Fairy tales excite learners of all ages with the magical elements, mythical creatures, and happily-ever-afters. Fairy tales can be used to inspire various writing activities, introduce students to other cultures, analyze patterns, reflect on universal themes and motifs, and learn about the way people lived in the past. In this presentation, Shelly Sanchez Terrell will share with you the rich history behind fairy tales, lesson ideas, and web tools and apps to have fun with fairy tale characters and plots. These activities are for learners of all ages.

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an international speaker, elearning and digital learning specialist and the author of Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching, and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like UNESCO Bangkok, the Venezuelan-US Embassy, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, EduTECH Australia, and HUPE Croatia. She has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, NPR, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, MOOCs, and webinars. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her latest project is the creation of Edspeakers“> to enrich the field of education with passionate voices (spoken and written) from those of diverse experiences and backgrounds. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. Her greatest joy is being the mother of Savannah Duncan-Sanchez and Rosco the pug.

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More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “A New Spin on PD” session presented by Dennine Leschinsky.Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network


Sat Feb 17 Jon Smith on Audience-Book Creator on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, February 17, 2018
“The World Is My Audience-Book Creator For Student Publishing”

We are thrilled to welcome Jon Smith, an always inspiring, energetic, passionate educator as our special guest presenter for this webinar! We’ve had many presenters who have highlighted Book Creator as a valuable tool to encourage student writing so we are excited to be able to feature an entire webinar on using Book Creator in the classroom!

Webinar Description:
Students today have a global following except in school. Six years ago Jon began writing and publishing books with his special education students. Changing their audience from teacher to world had a profound impact on these students both personally and academically. In this webinar you will learn the story of why Jon began using Book Creator to publish student writing for the world. He will also share ideas for teachers to begin using Book Creator immediately to do the same in their classrooms.

Jon Smith is currently an Apple Distinguished Educator and Technology Integration Specialist for Alliance City Schools where his class eBook projects have attracted attention for their global reach and practical approaches to integrating transliteracy practices into the classroom. Jon was a special education teacher for 12 years before moving into technology integration. Jon recently organized seven global eBook projects in which classrooms from around the world wrote and published eBooks. He is married with 2 children. Jon is a scratch golfer and Apple enthusiast. In his spare time, he teaches three classes on engaging technologies for The Communicate Institute. You can connect with Jon on Twitter @theipodteacher

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