VSTE Minecraft Mondays for Aug 24, 2020 – Learning how to make banners

Learning2gether Episode 485


How to join the regular VSTE events
Skip down to Earlier Events that happened since the previous Learning2gther post


Minecraft Mondays met this month on August 24th instead of the normal first Monday of the month. Because there were no students present I was granted permission to record it. This one was …

All About Banners


K4sons says, “I believe it was Mainecakes who suggested this topic. How do you make banners in Minecraft? So, We will explore banners in creative and survival. I’ve been trading for banners of various colors from villagers so we will have plenty to choose from there.

Come make banners with us! We will be in creative at /warp banners. Bring your knowledge because we don’t know it all.

Let’s have fun creating patterns and using color. In this image I turned my banner into a shield. Do you think my flowered shield will scare away mobs?”

K4sons posted the link to her slide show on Discord:

How to join the regular VSTE events

About this intitiative, https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/
Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

Basic directions to join VSTE Place, VSTE’s Minecraft world

The VSTE Virtual Environments PLN is proud to maintain a Minecraft world for educators who want to learn more about Minecraft for teaching and learning and for educators who just love to play in Minecraft. We meet nearly every month on the first Monday of the month from 8 to 9 PM eastern time. The server is open all the time.

You must have a computer Minecraft account from https://minecraft.net/en/ to join.

  • There is a one time fee of $26.95.
  • Download and install the software.
  • Choose multiplayer
  • Add a server: Suggested name VSTE Place; it’s IP address: minecraft.vste.org:11002.
  • Our server is protected. You will need to be whitelisted to enter. Email Kim Harrison at K4sons@gmail.com from an educational email address with your real name and Minecraft account name.

Please note the new server address:  minecraft.vste.org:11002

The old address still works. Visit it for a unique and changing experience! 

Voice chat with other players in Discord

Discord is a voice and screen sharing application that will run on your computer or mobile device.

  1. Download and install it for free.
  2. Create an account. Many of us use the same name for our Discord account as our Minecraft account to keep things simple.
  3. Our channel is https://discord.gg/nDX4mZv

It helps us to be able to play Minecraft in one screen and listen via Discord with earbuds or headphones.

Here are directions for joining the VSTE VE PLN in Second Life

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link
  3. and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest.

Earlier Events

Sun 16 Aug noon UTC Doris and Minnie at the 21st Weekly Webheads Revival Open Mic FUNinar


Tue 18 Aug Critical Theory and Critical Pedagogy: Bridging the Gap hosted by TESOL’s Social Responsibility Interest Section (SRIS)

Thank you TESOL’s Social Responsibility Interest Section (SRIS)
for posting the link to the recording of Critical Theory and Critical Pedagogy: Bridging the Gap, and here is the link to the webinar recording: https://youtu.be/W1va-ljSaiA

Wed 19 Aug 1800 UTC NileTESOL IATEFL debate on physical classroom vs remote learning

https://tinyurl.com/niletesol-pd-debate3 to connect with Zoom room

Wed-Fri 19-21 Aug free online Conference on English Studies in India

There is a 3-day National Conference on ENGLISH STUDIES IN INDIA : CHALLENGES, POLICIES AND POSSIBILITIES during August 19 – 21, 2020.

There is no Conference Registration Fee.
Here is the link to register online : http://thegaes.org/conference-registration

Sat 22 Aug 1100 UTC MAPSTAMP Workshop on Digital Imagery, Motion Graphics, Visual Communication

MAPSTAMP is pleased to invite you to attend one of the many series of our Professional Development Workshop this weekend.

In this workshop, we will introduce you to Digital Imagery, Motion Graphics, Visual Communication

The workshop will run for 3hrs if all goes well


I attended the introductions, but becuase I had a bandage on my face that I didn’t think looked well in my web cam, I did not remain in the Google Meet. Hopefully I’ll be able to post a recording.

Sat 22 Aug 1300-1500 UTC – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

I dropped by to chat with the ladies and Driver Fallen

Jaz and Thunder are at VSTE Space in Second Life every Saturday morning from 5 am to 7 am Pacific time. Feel free to come learn more about the VSTE VE PLN there.

You can join us next Saturday.  If you don’t have a Second Life account get one for free.

VSTE recommends setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here (I have no idea why): https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/


Sat 22 Aug 1400 UTC Maha Hassan hosts Patrice Palmer and Heather Donnelly in Bouncing Talk on Teacher well-being and self-care

Patrice Palmer and Heather Donnelly will be joining Maha Hassan for the First Bouncing Talk 🙂
Both will bounce talks on Teacher well-being and self-care.

Register on the following Link
Note that the form requires that you submit a phone number. If you don’t have one you wish to provide, you can join the event on this Facebook PAGE: Teaching ESL HUB [LIVE]

EVENT LINK and recording


Sun 23 Aug Claire Siskin speaks at ELTAI Webinar Series 2020 on Supporting Learners in Autonomous Learning

ELTAI Webinar Series 2020 – Session 18
“Supporting Learners in Autonomous Learning”
23 August 2020 (Sunday) – 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Register at https://event.webinarjam.com/channel/ELTAI18

Dr Harleen Kaur
ELT@I NCR-Greater Noida Chapter

Dr Claire Bradin Siskin

I’m writng Claire to see if there is a recording

She replied: Here is the recording of Sunday’s webinar on autonomous learning:

It asks for name, email, and phone number, but actually you can just type in anything, and it will let you in. (When I tried this, it needed any text string, any string with an @ and a .com in in it, and any number – I used 1234567).

This Webinarjam platform is disconcerting because there seems to be no controller bar to control the video in terms of fast forwarding, going back, etc.   If you can figure out a way to control the video, please let me know! 🙂 (I discovered you could click on the video to stop it and click again and it would resume, but that’s all.)

Mon 24 Aug noon ET B-MEIS Webinar: Do Black Lives Matter in Bilingual Education?

B-MEIS Webinar: Do Black Lives Matter in Bilingual Education?”.
Date Time: Aug 24, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

This blog is written and maintained by Vance Stevens
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The date of this update is September 2, 2020 05:00 UTC

One thought on “VSTE Minecraft Mondays for Aug 24, 2020 – Learning how to make banners

  1. Pingback: Vance Stevens and Heike Philp present on blended learning and the future of education at Teaching ESL Hub Bouncing Talks series | Learning2gether

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