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Ursoc Strategy  We could use some help with collecting videos and writing up strategy. Thanks!
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Why?..because I'm sure we'll want to try it out. 
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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14 at 7 – 730 pm ET
ISTE Games & Sims Network
Fall 2016 ISTE Professional Learning Series
Poke'Academy
Register on the ISTE Connect Site http://community.iste.org/home

How can the great interest and motivation with the augmented reality game of Poke’mon Go be leveraged in the classroom? Join us for an hour of discussion and ideas on using the game, the metagame and the concept of Poke’mon Go kinds of games for teaching and learning.

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ISTE 2017 in San Antonio  - 
 
TODAY!

Monday, September 12 at 8 pm ET/ 5 SLT
VSTE Minecraft Monday - Making Banners!
On Monday we will be meeting in our Minecraft world to learn banner design from "Bented," one of the students on the East Coast Miners server.
Join the VSTE VE PLN on their Minecraft Server.
Contact K4sons@gmail.com to be whitelisted for the VSTE MInecraft Server, and to get information about accessing the server.

THIS WEEK!

Tuesday, September 13 at 8 pm ET/ 5 SLT
ISTE Virtual Environments Network
Come join the ISTE Virtual Environments Network around the campfire as we talk about whatever education topics are on your mind.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduIsland%209/62/99/22

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14 at 7 – 730 pm ET
ISTE Games & Sims Network
Fall 2016 ISTE Professional Learning Series
Poke'Academy
Register on the ISTE Connect Site http://community.iste.org/home
How can the great interest and motivation with the augmented reality game of Poke’mon Go be leveraged in the classroom? Join us for an hour of discussion and ideas on using the game, the metagame and the concept of Poke’mon Go kinds of games for teaching and learning.

VIRTUAL PIONEERS
Sunday September 18 at 8 pm ET/5 SLT
Virtual Pioneers Meet & Greet
Join the Virtual Pioneers around the campfire in Second Life for casual conversation. This is a group of historically-minded educators that enjoy using Virtual Environments to learn and explore. SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduIsland%209/96/55/22

HELP WANTED
If you are interested in helping organize and helping out in general with the ISTE Games & Sims Network at the conference in San Antonio please let us know.
Here's what we'll be submitting....so far

Our 4th annual LAN/Game Night. http://bit.ly/istegamenite16
We're in discussion with VEN on a Playground
(Even if you aren't a game expert - we really need friendly and outgoing greeters) http://bit.ly/istegamenite16
and the Machinima Fest (screencapture and channels of games, virtual worlds and mixed reality)

We normally have a Booth/Poster Area at Networking fair - we will be looking for a theme
(again need friendly and outgoing greeters)
and we'd be more than happy to consider submitting other sessions!

If you are bringing students and they like games (designing, developing or playing). We'd love to include them.

Also if you are local in San Antonio or close by please let us know. Having locals really helped us staff the events in Denver.

Even if you're not going we could really use help with organizing, making handouts, resource sites and communications.

Feel free to respond in Games & Sims Discussion forum or email kae.novak@frontrange.edu

SAVE THE DATES!

October & November
Interactive Fiction Months with the Metagame Book Club
Not familiar with interactive fiction, try reading
Students Choose Their Own Learning Adventures with Interactive Fiction

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12 at 7 – 730 pm ET
ISTE Games & Sims Network
Fall 2016 ISTE Professional Learning Series
Coding Clubs for Elementary Students
Register here for ISTE members.
Thinking about starting a coding club at your elementary school? Join us as we talk about grade appropriate programs your students can get started on and how you can up the ante for the 4th and 5th graders to challenge and engage them.

P.S. If you’d like to “connect” to any of the online communities of practice mentioned above, here are the links.

ISTE Virtual Environments Network http://venetwork.weebly.com/

ISTE Mobile Learning Network https://sites.google.com/site/istemobilelearningnetwork/home

Game & Sims Network Facebook http://bit.ly/gmsimnetworkfb

Metagame Google + Community http://bit.ly/metagamebookplus

Inevitable Instructors- Gaming Guild http://inevitablebetrayal.shivtr.com

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If you are interested, the Digital Citizen PLN will be doing a #digcit tweetchat tonite at 7 pm ET on the Pokemon Go Collaboration. We're hoping the full report will be ready for distribution tonite. 
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it was a nice chat - I used TweetDeck so lots going on visually and hard to keep up but the report was released - tweeted and re-tweeted.
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If you are interested, ISTE Games & Sims just did a hangout on Pokémon GO Back to School Edition  Kids, Parents and Educators Panel  The discussion ranges from student viewpoint to ideas on using other AR and mobile apps.

Please feel free to share out any of the links if they are of use.

Hangout Recording  https://youtu.be/8gzDmYu6Jgs Pokémon Go Slides http://bit.ly/pokepanelbacktoschool Pokémon Go ISTE Games & Sims Curated List http://bit.ly/Pokémongointro

Intro 0:00 - 09:50
Kid Questions 9:50 - 18:55
What do you like about playing Pokémon Go?
What potential value (academic, emotional, social, physical) do you see in the playing of this game?
What, if any, concerns or cautions do you have about safety of children playing this game?
How might educators go beyond the game or add to the game of Pokémon Go to augment teaching and learning?
Using Pokemon Go Google Maps – Trish Cloud 53:11 - 56:27
Creating Trading Cards – Trish Cloud 56:27 - 57:44
Ideas for using Pokemon Go – Trish Cloud and Kristina Thoennes 57:44 - 1:03:03
More Augmented Reality and Mobile Options 1:03:03 - 1:19:30
Field Trip, Ingress, Goose Hunt and Klikaklu
Conclusion 1:19:30 - 1:21:10
#PokemonGo
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Ursoc won! Based on our guild performance on Saturday and what you have seen in LFR  - which boss is next. Please vote!

Also please remember we're different than other guilds. And yes...Icy Veins changed its recommendation.
http://www.icy-veins.com/wow/the-emerald-nightmare-raid
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Il'gynoth
33%
Elerethe Renferal
0%
Dragons of Nightmare
67%
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+Trish Cloud Having downed all five of the lower bosses, I'd say Il'gynoth is the hardest of the bunch by a lot. About half the raiding time for the week was spent downing Il'gynoth with the other half downing the other four (we have 3 nights of 3 hours each night). I haven't done LFR, so I can't compare that to normal mode, but it's a nasty fight. First of all it's a major gear check. If you don't down the boss inside the tree in two shots, you wipe. And you probably have to do it without bloodlust because you'll need it after the first time in the tree to deal with an escalating number of adds.

The worst of the adds are the corrupter tentacles. If they aren't downed immediately, the raid wipes. That slows you down as the corrupter tentacles in the second outside phase appear at the extreme left or right of the platform. Since many people will have oozes tracking them, you'll still have to leave the eye to kill those corrupter. It does help to have a ranged-heavy group here, as you can then leave your melee on the other tentacles. It takes about 20 exploding oozes to destroy the eye, so the longer it takes to get all of those oozes to the eye, the harder the fight gets. On top of that, there tends to be a lot of stuff on the ground that'll kill you quickly if you can't see them through the mountain of oozes in front of the eye.

It's pretty chaotic, but then again, so is the spider boss. That fight is an absolute mess, but even through the chaos, it was downable in just a handful of attempts. One thing to note is that not enough feathers are provided to get to the next platform. Those who don't get a feather have to dodge tornadoes that like to knock you off the bridge to your death.

The dragons, I think, are the next easiest as the major mechanic is the tank swap as you have to swap while keeping the dragons far apart. The non-tank mechanics are not that difficult to deal with. Basically, kill adds, stand in plants (at least I think they're plants. lol), and avoid purple clouds.
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ISTE Conference  - 
 
HELP WANTED

If you are interested in helping organize and helping out in general with the ISTE Games & Sims Network at the conference in San Antonio please let us know.
Here's what we'll be submitting....so far

Our 4th annual LAN/Game Night. http://bit.ly/istegamenite16
(Even if you aren't a game expert - we really need friendly and outgoing greeters) and the Machinima Fest (screencapture and channels of games, virtual worlds and mixed reality)

We normally have a Booth/Poster Area at Networking fair - we will be looking for a theme
(again need friendly and outgoing greeters)
and we'd be more than happy to consider submitting other sessions!

If you are bringing students and they like games (designing, developing or playing). We'd love to include them.

Also if you are local in San Antonio or close by please let us know. Having locals really helped us staff the events in Denver.

Even if you're not going we could really use help with organizing, making handouts, resource sites and communications.

Feel free to respond in Games & Sims Discussion forum or email kae.novak@frontrange.edu

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Grid is presenting on Poke'mon Go for a 30 min session on Wednesday. The sign-up is behind a firewall if you're not an ISTE member but.....maybe if you ask nicely perhaps Grid can ask ISTE about a link that can be used to get you in.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14 at 7 – 730 pm ET
ISTE Games & Sims Network
Fall 2016 ISTE Professional Learning Series
Poke'Academy
Register on the ISTE Connect Site http://community.iste.org/home

How can the great interest and motivation with the augmented reality game of Poke’mon Go be leveraged in the classroom? Join us for an hour of discussion and ideas on using the game, the metagame and the concept of Poke’mon Go kinds of games for teaching and learning.

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Here’s the Virtual Connected Educator for the Week of September 6 – September 12, 2016

TODAY!

Remember the movie "The Dead Poets Society"?  The movie was about a group of students who formed a society that focused on reading and writing poetry or prose, and sharing their works, to "Suck the marrow out of life" -Henry David Thoreau.
ISTE VEN has their own version of this concept.  Our Writer's workshop group will meet tomorrow night directed by Helena Kiama (Barbara Seaton)  To explore a Second Life site, and write our own works. Please consider joining us for this unique event.
WHEN:  September 6th, 2016
Where:  ISTE Island Second Life
TIME:  5pm Pacific- 8PM Eastern
Event URL: http://venetwork.weebly.com/writing-group/preiddeu-annwyn-september-6-2016

THIS WEEK!
VIRTUAL PIONEERS
Sunday September 11 at 8 pm ET/5 SLT
Virtual Pioneers Meet & Greet
Join the Virtual Pioneers around the campfire in Second Life for casual conversation. This is a group of historically-minded educators that enjoy using Virtual Environments to learn and explore.
SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduIsland%209/96/55/22

NEXT WEEK!
Monday, September 12 at 8 pm ET/ 5 SLT
VSTE Minecraft Monday
Join the VSTE VE PLN on their Minecraft Server.
Contact K4sons@gmail.com to be whitelisted for the VSTE Minecraft Server

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14 at 7 – 730 pm ET
ISTE Games & Sims Network
Fall 2016 ISTE Professional Learning Series
Poke'Academy
Register here for ISTE members
How can the great interest and motivation with the augmented reality game of Poke’mon Go be leveraged in the classroom?  Join us for an hour of discussion and ideas on using the game, the metagame and the concept of Poke’mon Go kinds of games for teaching and learning.
 
Call for Chapter Proposal for Game-Based Learning
Abstract September 15, 2016
Call for Chapter Proposal for Game-Based Learning: Theory, Strategies and Performance Outcomes
Abstract Deadline September 15, 2015 - Completed Chapter December 15, 2016  http://bit.ly/2aKwOKo
Invitation to submit proposals for chapters of game-based learning by Nova Science Publishers that will stimulate continuing efforts to explore game-based learning, focusing on informal learning as well as on classroom teaching and learning. There is a particular interest in chapters describing theories, strategies and performance outcomes underpinning the improvement of players’ learning using games. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
·         Recent developments in game-based learning research and theories
·         Latest practices and cases of game-based learning in informal and formal settings
·         Advances in design and development processes for game-based learning
·         Intergenerational game-based learning
·         Game-based learning across cultures
·         Current challenges, issues, and barriers to implementing and using game-based learning
·         Perceptions and opinions about the use of game-based learning in both informal and formal spaces
·         Strategies or approaches on how to improve learning performance or outcomes for game-based learning
·         The design, development and application of the learning environment of game-based learning
·         Theories, principles and methods of assessment of game-based learning
 
For more information go to http://bit.ly/2aKwOKo  
SAVE THE DATE!
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12 at 7 – 730 pm ET
ISTE Games & Sims Network
Fall 2016 ISTE Professional Learning Series
Coding Clubs for Elementary Students
Register here for ISTE members.
Thinking about starting a coding club at your elementary school? Join us as we talk about grade appropriate programs your students can get started on and how you can up the ante for the 4th and 5th graders to challenge and engage them.
"Preiddeu Annwn," or "The Spoils of Annwyn" is one of the most famous medieval Welsh poems found in the Book of Taleisin. Its eight, discrete, obscure stanzas are loosely connected to a lost story...
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If you are interested, ISTE Games & Sims just did a hangout on Pokémon GO Back to School Edition  Kids, Parents and Educators Panel  The discussion ranges from student viewpoint to ideas on using other AR and mobile apps.

Please feel free to share out any of the links if they are of use.

Hangout Recording  https://youtu.be/8gzDmYu6Jgs Pokémon Go Slides http://bit.ly/pokepanelbacktoschool Pokémon Go ISTE Games & Sims Curated List http://bit.ly/Pokémongointro

Intro 0:00 - 09:50
Kid Questions 9:50 - 18:55
What do you like about playing Pokémon Go?
What potential value (academic, emotional, social, physical) do you see in the playing of this game?
What, if any, concerns or cautions do you have about safety of children playing this game?
How might educators go beyond the game or add to the game of Pokémon Go to augment teaching and learning?
Using Pokemon Go Google Maps – Trish Cloud 53:11 - 56:27
Creating Trading Cards – Trish Cloud 56:27 - 57:44
Ideas for using Pokemon Go – Trish Cloud and Kristina Thoennes 57:44 - 1:03:03
More Augmented Reality and Mobile Options 1:03:03 - 1:19:30
Field Trip, Ingress, Goose Hunt and Klikaklu
Conclusion 1:19:30 - 1:21:10
#PokemonGo
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Discussion  - 
 
If you are interested, ISTE Games & Sims just did a hangout on Pokémon GO Back to School Edition  Kids, Parents and Educators Panel  The discussion ranges from student viewpoint to ideas on using other AR and mobile apps. The focus in the first half is on K-12 but the discussion later goes on to mobile apps for seamless learning.

Please feel free to share out any of the links if they are of use.

Hangout Recording  https://youtu.be/8gzDmYu6Jgs Pokémon Go Slides http://bit.ly/pokepanelbacktoschool Pokémon Go ISTE Games & Sims Curated List http://bit.ly/Pokémongointro

Intro 0:00 - 09:50
Kid Questions 9:50 - 18:55
What do you like about playing Pokémon Go?
What potential value (academic, emotional, social, physical) do you see in the playing of this game?
What, if any, concerns or cautions do you have about safety of children playing this game?
How might educators go beyond the game or add to the game of Pokémon Go to augment teaching and learning?
Using Pokemon Go Google Maps – Trish Cloud 53:11 - 56:27
Creating Trading Cards – Trish Cloud 56:27 - 57:44
Ideas for using Pokemon Go – Trish Cloud and Kristina Thoennes 57:44 - 1:03:03
More Augmented Reality and Mobile Options 1:03:03 - 1:19:30
Field Trip, Ingress, Goose Hunt and Klikaklu
Conclusion 1:19:30 - 1:21:10
#PokemonGo
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Coolhunter, Edupunk, Educator, Bricoleur, and sometimes Puppetmaster.
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Instructional designer for online learning at a community college. My interests are online collaboration, immersion, role-play, virtual environments and games. Social network knowledge interests me because I see so much learning that is happening outside of formal learning environments. I believe that ignoring learning from distributed social and professional networks limits our students and our instructors’ futures. I game with a group of highly dedicated educators who are looking at knowledge construction in endgame play in MMORPGs. (Oh, and I have a tendency to be a bit intense about education!) 


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