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Dodgee “ELT Sandbox” Gamer
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Hello all!

This weekend sees the 9th edition of the Virtual Round Table Webcon and Minecraft MOOC will be present for a symposium. Our confirmed time and date is 5pm GMT on Friday, 5th May.

Obviously this is not far away! Jeff, Vance, and I will lead the session from our server (broadcasting live to Adobe Connect) and we would love to have as many Minecraft MOOC participants as possible join us.

It would be great if you could also share your experiences of playing the game, learning the game, and participating in the MOOC. Or, if you prefer, just join us for a tour of the server and to listen in.

Please leave a comment if you can make it. More detail about the conference (programme has not ben published yet) can be found here: http://www.virtual-round-table.com/events/call-vrtwebcon-2017)

Hope to see you on Friday!

Dave

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A recap of my session on the app game "Can You Escape?" from #IATEFL 2015

AT IATEFL 2015, I led a short playthrough session at the LTSIG PCE on the app "Can you Escape?" In this repost, I review the session and my ideas for using the app with language learners.
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A look back at two talks on #gamification from #IATEFL 2015

At IATEFL 2015, I saw two talks on gamification (one live and one via IATEFL Online). This post reviews both talks and considers the best way to adapt the idea of gamification to an ELT setting.
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A look back at @kalinagoenglish's talk on gamification from #IATEFL 2014

This post from the archives is a review of Karenne Sylvester's talk from IATEFL 2014 on how to approach gamification in the most effective way.
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Teaching English with #Skyrim - a review of Mykhailo Noshchenko's IATEFL 2014 talk

A return to the ELT Sandbox archives with my review of a talk by Mykhailo Noshchenko about using Skyrim with EAP students. This post originally appeared at…
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Originally written for TESOL France Teaching Times in 2015, this article explores reasons and ideas for using mobile games in the language classroom.
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A special treat in our latest interview as we have the pleasure of speaking to renowned edtech and mobile learning expert Nicky Hockly. We discuss mobile learning, gaming and VR and their potential in the language classroom. Nicky also shares her thoughts…
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Hello all,

As the sun sets on this year's EVO, I have agreed to write an article about what was learned from the session. I would like the write up to be more than just my voice so I would appreciate it if you could answer the following questions with a few comments:

1. What did you learn about during this session?
2. How did you learn? (Trial and error, seeking help/advice, trying to find your own way, watching videos, reading guides online, anything else?)
3. How do you envisage Minecraft potentially being used as a learning tool in your context?

Any other comments welcome!
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I had the chance to interview former teacher and current gane developer Saul Muscat about Minecraft recently. Interesting insights:

https://eltsandbox1.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/elt-sandbox-interviews-saul-muscat/
ELT Sandbox Interviews… Saul Muscat
ELT Sandbox Interviews… Saul Muscat
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An interview with Saul Muscat, an ESL teacher turned games designer about his experiences of using Minecraft in the language classroom.
ELT Sandbox Interviews… Saul Muscat
ELT Sandbox Interviews… Saul Muscat
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