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Kae / Aug 10, 2015
Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University professor, game designer and researcher will be presenting Games and 3D Simulations: Dystopian Fears to Utopian Visions. Livestream and padlet here.

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 Flood and also Cynthia Clark, the Fauxasis created by Matthew Winner (real name) for the Level Up Book Club and even a group of dystopian games curated by Jon Spike.


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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

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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