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Tour and Discussion of MMOs & Education

Friday, August 10th, 2018
Saturday August 11 at 1 pm MT The ISTE Games & Sims Network is hosting an immersive event & discussion of learning in a multiuser virtual environment (MUVE). Join us for a blended reality session featuring a live stream from the World of Warcraft (WoW) as we explore educational opportunities in a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).  You can participate 3 ways. We have a YouTube live stream, a Discord channel for voice discussion, and the immersive event in WoW. For more information or to RSVP go to this google… Read More

Online Last Week

Saturday, August 4th, 2018
What are we reading and watching? The U.S. Department of Education just came out Monday with their Open Textbooks Pilot Program -  Call for Proposals from the Federal Register https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-16264.pdf Ed Surge's speculative article of VR and cadavers. In May, EduPunxers participated in a discussion on the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical… Read More

Tech Trek on Friday

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
We're doing a Tech Trek for professional development at eLCC's July 27th meeting. Our first ever Tech Trek from 10 am - 1130 am MT will start in Zoom. cloud phone If you want to join get into the Zoom BaseCamp between 10 am - 10:20 am. Promptly at 10:30 we'll start our Tech Trek. We see how the pacing goes....and jump to or through as many platforms as we can. We start in Zoom, go to Google Hangout on Air Live, Discord,… Read More

Online Last Week

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
This is compilation of our reports from the AD Update and the Virtual Connected Educator from this last week. Online Events This Week VR Voice’s Reality and Games and Entertainment Extravaganza '18 http://entertainment18.vrvoice.co/ Free Online Conference July 23-26, 2018 Look for us in the back channel! eLearning Consortium of Colorado Virtual Friday 27 from 10 am until 1 pm US MT This session will be a VOIP and video scavenger hunt - be ready to jump platforms. Zoom, Discord,  FlipGrid, Padlet, Kahoot, Periscope (iOS and Android only) and more. RSVP Read More

Online Last Week

Sunday, July 15th, 2018
This is compilation of our reports from the AD Update and the Virtual Connected Educator from this last week Slow Tweetchat Now to July 29 Join in at anytime! For our Summer Book Club,we are reading  Learning Transported which is Jaime Donally's book on augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Mary Townsend will be facilitating the ISTE Games & Sims’ slow tweetchat. We'll be using the hashtag #istebook. Even if you’re not reading the book,  there will be some interesting discussions on VR and AR happening on twitter using the hashtag #istebook.… Read More

Reflecting on LitRPG as a Social Design Experiment Tool

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
Reflecting on LitRPG as a  Social Design Experiment Tool   My idea for a social design experiment tool comes during a two week period where I  found myself influenced by several factors. I had to politely intervene when a faculty member was conflating the term hybridity with hybrid learning, based on a blog post (Stossel, 2012).  I also had started to read and try to cognitively process Engeström’s… Read More

Ender4Edu subreddit

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
For the Metagame Book club, we will be using a subreddit for discussion. It’s called Ender4Edu https://www.reddit.com/r/ender4edu/ We don’t want to create a spoiler for anyone who hasn’t read the book but what starts happening on page 92 in Chapter 9 has some possible similarities to reddit. We’ll wait until we get there to discuss it more. reddit… <a href=Read More

Ender’s Game and Education

Friday, April 28th, 2017
For the month of May, we are reading, dissecting and discussing  Ender's Game (Book 1) with the Metagame Book Club. We had this strange idea of mapping it back to educational theory.  Is it more Kolb' s Experiential Learning Cycle and where does Montessori show up in there? We'll do Google Hangouts on it each Wednesday in May 9 pm ET/7 pm MT. Read More

Games and 3D Simulations: Dystopian Fears to Utopian Visions

Monday, August 10th, 2015
Please Join the Games & Sims Network for a livestream of the closing keynote of our summer book club. Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University professor, game designer and researcher will be presenting Games and 3D Simulations: Dystopian Fears to Utopian Visions. In the book club, we’ve discussed virtual reality, gamification and the quantified self, games as assessment and what school would look like if it was in virtual world. We’ve played Ingress guided in hangouts by Michael… Read More

2013 Edublog Award

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

It's that time of the year again everyone. It's time for the nominations for the 10th Annual Edublog Awards. Below are Abacus' nominations. Feel free to share your own.