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
Sun Feb 4 1400 UTC Alexander Hayes discusses Minecraft: My Experience and Your Dilemma
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Sat Feb 10 Shelly Terrell on Teaching with Fairy Tales on Classroom 2.0
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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!
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