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Kae / Nov 20, 2014
Warlords of Draenor by kaezenovka, on Flickr

Thursday November 20 at 8pm Eastern
Join us for The Heroes Journey! hangout. This is the wrap up session for Track 2 and will discuss what we’ve learned about Durotan and Velen. Which one is the Hero? Our discussants will also share how the events in the book affected the Legacies of both and their people.

The Hangout will be at https://www.youtube.com/gamesmooc. If you have questions during your reading, please post them on the #Metagame Google Plus Community, and join us at any time to ask questions or give comments. We welcome your voice in the discussion.

For discussion this week in the ISTE Games & Sim Network, we pose the question,” Since the concept of the hero’s journey is what is called comparative mythology what commercial games could you use to have your students analyze this and also how would this project tie back into Common Core or other Educational Standards?”
Kae / Sep 12, 2014

2013-12-07_17.58.05 by trevyn.slusser, on Flickr

Inevitable Instructors will be collaborating with ISTE Games & Sims Network for Getting Started with Minecraft!

To get us started for the Fall…..we’re doing a “Getting Started in Minecraft”

Wednesday, September 17th at 9 pm ET.
Google + Hangout https://www.youtube.com/gamesmooc
(For Hangout updates subscribe to the Games MOOC YouTube channel)

It’s September so this is a just a start! The Games and Simulations Network will be doing Minecraft and More all year long. We’ll have panelists, who will talk about how they got started and how you can too!

This Hangout is to give you some ideas and continue the discussion in the Games & Sims Network community either on the ISTE Connect site or in the Games & Sims Network Community Google + Community.

1) Getting Started with an After-School Minecraft Club

2) Getting Started with a Minecraft Server for Professional Development Organization
3) Getting Started with an event in Minecraft

If you'd like to get involved with Minecraft and More activities please give us your contact here http://bit.ly/1lTNGjf
Kae / Jul 11, 2014
METAGAME Book Club July 15 - August 16, 2014


metagame by kaezenovka, on Flickr


ISTE's Virtual Environments Network and the Games & Simulations Network will be doing a summer book club from July 15 - August 16, 2014.

It involves reading publications, a really great book, going to websites, watching videos and even going in game. So there is no question about it – the book club is a Book Club +.

This book club has 2 tracks. There are Game Studies (great for English and humanities teachers) academic readings with Sherry Jones, the creator of the Rhetoric and Games or rgMOOC.

The second track will be facilitated by the educator’s gaming guild, Inevitable Betrayal. The book for the second track, is the young adult book, For the Win by Cory Doctorow (great for economics, social studies and anyone looking to engage their students in reading). It is also gives an insider look into massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMOs and MMORPGs).

For The Win is available on Kindle, in print or you can download the free version at http://craphound.com/ftw/download/

To sign up for the summer Book Club please go to http://bit.ly/metagamebooksignup
Kae / Mar 19, 2014

Minecraft Tree at This Land by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

Thursday at 8 pm ET

ISTE Professional Development Webinar
Crafting the Core: Assessing Minecraft for Learning
Presenters: Trish Cloud, Tanya Martin and Kae Novak

During ISTE 2013 in San Antonio, the most widely discussed virtual world was an 8-bit, Lego-looking, user-created sandbox game known as Minecraft. After the conference, SIGVE continued the discussion about the popular game with online office hours, Minecraft open houses and a virtual Minecraft UnSymposium in December 2013. In this webinar, SIGVE members will show how they have been aligning the learning in Minecraft to Common Core State Standards, ISTE-S Standards (formerly the NETS), and Computational Thinking. Go here to register http://bit.ly/PLZDZs
Kae / Feb 26, 2014

ESO Beta by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr


Mellodius has procured us a Beta Session with Elder Scrolls Online (ESo) and we will be livestreaming it to you on Saturday at Noon ET/11 am CT/ 10 am MT!

We'll be doing the Inevitable Instructors Google Hangout o the Games MOOC YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/gamesmooc at 11 am Server Time and give a basic overview of whatver we learned up to that point!

And yes, there is a Inevitable Betrayal Guild on ESO!
Kae / Feb 25, 2014

#gamemooc tweetchat by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

#gamemooc tweetchat is back!

Come help us choose a games and game based readings for the SIGVE/Inevitable Instructors Summer Reading List!

We’re doing a summer reading list and events for game based learningwhich we will be announcing at the ISTE SIGVE Playground!

And yes, we’re crowdsourcing the list…..
We’ll start on Wednesday at 9 pm ET with a tweetchat
then setup voting over our social media site in April and May.

So what would you like to read and discuss in a group?????

Use the #gamemooc hashtag to join us and feel free to also add #iste and #ven

If you haven’t done a tweetchat before, that’s okay. We use www.twubs.com
to filter out all the tweets that are using #gamemooc hashtag.

We’ll start by asking you to introduce yourself.

Then ask you to tell us about your affiliations, organizations and groups.
After that we’ll start taking suggestions and discussing books on virtual environments, immersive learning and games and simulations.
Kae / Dec 20, 2013

Posing in the Portal by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

Welcome to the Inevitable Fashion Shoot Experience pre-shoot prep!
Icecrown Citadel or as it is called by the locals, ICC, the bane of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, will be the setting for a high-fashion WoW shoot. Fashion event producer and Horde stylist, Grid, who was featured in her own special, will be on hand to help models with their fashion choices, poses and battle pet accessories. http://youtu.be/pgoyahIqPxY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgoyahIqPxY&feature=youtu.be

This event sponsored by Shaomai's House of Fashion will be looking for the screenshot that could be featured or even be on the cover on VEJ. On hand will be several screenshooters whose work has graced the pages of VEJ , AERA’s Applied Research in Immersive Environments for Learning as well as the Inevitable Betrayal http://www.flickr.com/groups/inevitable/ and SIGVE http://www.flickr.com/groups/sigve/ Flickr sites.

Cover model Izzy/Notalemur, http://virtualeducationjournal.com/ will be there to help neophyte MMORPG models and afterwards introduce models to Timeless Isles high society.

Award winning Machinimatographer, Blue Lowtide, will also be on hand to capture fiero moments, elite rings, in-raid pings and 6 uncommon pets.

Now we didn’t get permission from the Lich King, but Rebecca and the rest of the Retro Raiders took care of securing the location. This may very well be the first fashion shoot there in years.

Rebecca told us, “After clearing ICC and defeating the Lich King, I remember turning to Hemoato and saying wouldn’t this be a perfect location for a high fashion shoot. But it wasn’t until Grid talked to me about the Holiday Fashion Extravaganza at one of Shaomai’s infamous cocktail and mining parties, that I realized that there was no other place that said Fierce Fashion like the ICC throne room.”

So come and strike a pose and rock your best Ugly Sweater, Snowman avatar or santa suit. Well make sure to keep your toon warm with a bit of retro raiding and NPC killing in between takes of your glam shots.

For the Grid and Fiero Films most recent runway production look here. http://youtu.be/-698q1uO3P0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-698q1uO3P0
Kae / Oct 29, 2013

punkinhead on rocket by AevalleGalicia, on Flickr

Tuesday October 29 from 6 pm MT

Scary Sim Crawl!
Join SIGVE, VSTE, Virtual Pioneers, and Inevitable Instructors
through a 7 – 10 minute tour of each educational locations in
Second Life, Minecraft and World of Warcraft
You can join the Sim Crawl at ISTE SIGVE Headquarters in Second Life,
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduIsland%209/62/99/22
We will livestream from Minecraft and World of Warcraft and end
back in Second Life for the 2nd Annual Scary EduMachinima Fest.

Watch on Games MOOC YouTube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/gamesmooc
Kae / Oct 23, 2013

Entrance to SIGVE by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

Minecraft Open House!
11 am – 1 pm on Saturday, October 26th

Tour, a bit of building and a discussion!

If you have a paid Minecraft account, you can join us on the server
or you can watch and respond over Games MOOC YouTube Channel.

Please RSVP through eventbrite to be whitelisted. It is first come basis, so RSVP early. https://minecraftopenhouse.eventbrite.com/

The discussion portion will be what you want to see at the Minecraft, MMOs and More Unsymposium on Friday evening December 6 & Saturday December 7, 2013! Minecraft, MMOs and More is a 2 day online event that is a collaboration between SIGVE, VSTE, rgMOOC, and Games MOOC .
Kae / Oct 11, 2013

Arbitrage Crest by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

If you are interested in business, economics and statistics being taught in a MMO. World of Warcraft Auction House Market Research: Leveraging Data and Critical Thinking Skills
Saturday 1 pm ET/ 11 am MT

This is a presentation and discussion of the World of Warcraft auction house and the metagame sites that track financial information. Livestreamed over Google Hangout on Air http://www.youtube.com/gamesmooc
Kae / Oct 06, 2013

Onward to Domo by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr


Fashion in the Firelands! World of Warcraft Fashion Show
7 pm ET/ 4pm SLT Sunday October 6 Livestreamed

Transmorg in a MMORPG
Besides collecting collecting pets and roleplayin MMORPG
Certain MMORPGs like World of Warcraft allow you to alter your outfits and this is exactly what Inevitable Instructors did.

Then they decided to do a Fashion Show
Sponsored by Shaomai's House of Fashion and Plateware
Produced by Gridjumper with models and designers from
Inevitable Betrayal http://inevitablebetrayal.shivtr.com/
Livestream Hosts - Jerry Buchko and Abacus Capalini
Livestream over Games MOOC
http://www.youtube.com/user/gamesmooc
Kae / Sep 18, 2013

Z heals by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

Z Institute of Healing starts Saturday

The Z Institute of Healing first in its series of raid healing. We are beginning this Saturday with Priest Healing for Raids.
Noon server time

So join us in Google Hangout or in World of Warcraft. Sign up on the guild calendar or watch the livestream on the Games MOOC YouTube Channel. http://www.youtube.com/gamesmooc

We will be following up on Saturday September 28 with Pally Healing for Raids.