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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.


Closing Keynote - Ready Player One by kaezenovka, on
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

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!