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Kae / Jul 23, 2018

Join in at anytime! The ISTE Games & SIms Network will be reading Learning Transported which is Jaime Donally's book on augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Mary Townsend @MaryBTownsend1 is facilitating the slow tweetchat until July 29. We’re using the hashtag #istebook. Even if you’re not reading the book will be some interesting discussions on VR and AR happening on twitter using the #istebook.

ISTE Games & SIms Network Book Club Flyer by kaezenovka, on Flickr
Kae / Jun 05, 2018
If you want to learn about the Basics of Blockchain, we worked with the ISTE Games & Simulations Network to develop discussions and professional development while we were reading Don and Alex Tapscott’s Blockchain Revolution.

Blockchain Revolution Book Club site
https://sites.google.com/site/metagamebookclub/cs-blockchain

Intro to the Blockchain discussion recording with a bit of bitcoin too.
(Feel free to second screen it like a podcast)
https://youtu.be/xjkA30gnRiQ

Learning on the Block: Could Smart Transactional Models Help Power Personalized Learning? http://www.knowledgeworks.org/learning-block-smart-transactional-models
Learning on the Block discussion https://youtu.be/8lskl06ezQ4

List of all Bitcoin/Blockchain Videos
https://sites.google.com/site/metagamebookclub/cs-blockchain/blockchain-hangout-videos

And just for fun, this is what a bitcoin miner looks like
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO2k1-uOQ2g

Gridcoin Miner by kaezenovka, on Flickr
Kae / Jun 05, 2018
Library 2.018 mini-conference, "Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 7th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time

This is a free event, being held online. Click here and also receive the "Library Blockchain Bonus Guide" with 95 special resource links!
REGISTER HERE
to attend live or to receive the recordings links afterwards.

This event is being organized in partnership with Drs. Sue Alman and Sandra Hirsh from the San Jose State University School of Information as part of their IMLS-funded investigation of the potential uses of blockchain technology for the information professions.

See mini-conference topics, and full descriptions at http://www.library20.com/page/blockchain.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2018 and #libraryblockchain on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

SHELFIE WEDNESDAY by kaezenovka, on Flickr
Kae / Jun 02, 2018
The Fourth Annual Running of the Trolls in World of Warcraft #TrollRun2k17

This is annual in-game charity event to celebrates Pride Month and raises funds for the Trevor Project. #TrollRun2k18

Read about the #TrollRun2k18 on reddit.

The run starts at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT but like any run, you should plan to be there 2 hours ahead of time. Meetup is in the troll starting area on Feathermoon on the Horde Side.
If you don’t already have World of Warcraft, You will need to download it which can take a few hours.You can run on a free account.

Contact Trish Cloud at gamesmooc@gmail.com if you would like to join other ISTE members in the run. We will be using Discord for communication and also be livestreaming on the Games MOOC YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFsJTl2GxF8

Troll Run 2018 by Que Jinn, on Flickr
Kae / May 30, 2018
On Sunday Sherry Jones led us through an Ethics & Games webinar on To The Moon.
You can see the slides http://bit.ly/tothemoonslides

To the Moon (published 2011, 2014, 2017)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/206440/To_the_Moon/

The indie game above received a 10/10 score from steam folks. It is K-12 friendly, takes 4.5 hours to play and is available on many platforms such as Android and iOS.

A film is scheduled to be made of game in 2018.

The game is so good that users have translated the game into Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Polish, Catalan, Slovakian, and many more languages. See this page on the community's fervor for this little game: http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?board=55.0


Everyone's Gone to the Moon by Mel Cabeen, on Flickr
Kae / May 21, 2018
Join us for ISTE Games and Sim Network's monthly webinar on Ethics & Games with Sherry Jones over Google Hangout https://youtu.be/DJjHO5TZIqg. This month we will look at To The Moon.

This indie game received a 10/10 score on STEAM. It is K-12 friendly and takes 4. 5 hours to play. The game is so good that users have translated the game into Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Polish, Catalan, Slovakian, and many more languages. See this page on the community's fervor for this little game:
http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?board=55.0


To The MOON - Ethics and Games Webinar by kaezenovka, on Flickr