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Machinima by Students or Teachers? Submit to the Force!

Machinima Submissions are Now Open!2015 Categories
2015 Submission Form

It's Machinima mania at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference this year! Machinima - it’s a portmanteau of the words machine and cinema. It is the screencapturing and editing of 3D games and virtual environments. Are your students or maybe you making these? They can be made in Minecraft, Roblox, World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls Online or any other video game or 3D environment.

Here is an example of one of the past winners. Lego Universe- Crumple’s Pet Skunk Tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llf1zfk4nmQ See the learning happening there. We’d love for you and your students to submit your Machinima videos. You need not attend the conference to participate. If you or your students are especially prolific in creating Machinima, you can also submit your Machinima channel.

At the 2015 ISTE Conference in Philadelphia, we will be announcing the winners of the 2015 EduMachinima Fest o…
Happy Tuesday,

And I'm happy, too, because

Monday, June 29, 12:45–1:45 pm1 of 3 OLN Presents: 2015 ISTE Online and Blended Learning Extravaganza Monday, June 29, 12:45–1:45 pm
Listen and Learn: Lecture
Anita Harris, Michael Gorman, Scott Merrick, Michelle Eaton
Tuesday, June 30, 10:30 am–12:30 pm1 of 3 Game-Based Learning: Games Optional Tuesday, June 30, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Participate and Share: Poster
Andrew Wheelock, David Deeds, Scott Merrick
Tuesday, June 30, 2:00–5:30 pm1 of 3 Games and Virtual Environments Playgrounds: Learn with the Expert Networks! Tuesday, June 30, 2:00–5:30 pm
Explore and Create: Playground
Andrew Wheelock, Karen Novak, Scott Merrick

Just thought you might like to know, since it's about time to start planning your week in Philly!!!
Here's the program so you can start doing that!

A Little Listening

A little listening is a good thing, especially if one really, truly listens.

My feelings were hurt last night when my completely loved wife said (and by no means is this the first time she's said this) "It just feels like you never listen to me." That this was stated in response to my wandering around the house looking for my Surface RT device, which she had told me earlier was in the living room on the sofa with the dots on it, and that this statement wounded me in any measure, are but indicators of the emotional range this week has in store.

Those who know me already know that my dear Miranda Lee is marrying this week. And you already know that I am elated. We all are. These two humans were made for each other if ever any two humans were. Don't worry about the wounded brat, dear reader. It's all better now. Nothing a little snuggling and a few hours sleep can't completely fix. Any other husbands ever hear a similar claim from your loving spouse?

I arose an …