ELT Sandbox Plays… on the #EVOMC2017 Server

Last week, I spent an enjoyable evening hosted by Vance Stevens on the EVO Minecraft MOOC server. This posts features highlights and main takeaways from that play session.

ELT Sandbox Reads… #Minecraft The Beginner’s Handbook

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What do you do when you are struggling to get to grips with Minecraft? Most avid players would tell you to head to YouTube or Gamepedia but, as I relate in this post, I decided to go a bit more old school.

My First Day in #Minecraft

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My first day in Minecraft, like those of most others, did not end well. This post narrated the events of the that day and includes a quick lesson idea inviting our learners to do the same.

Changing Perspectives – Different directions for games in ELT

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My thoughts on GBL have changed over the last year and this post reflects on some of the interactions with other educators that have prompted reflection on my part. This post originally appeared at http://eltsandbox.weebly.com/blog/changing-perspectives-different-directions-for-games-in-elt in July, 2016.

The Completionist

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What kind of gamer are you? No, this isn't one of those quizzes designed to harvest your social media information! It is in fact an in-depth analysis from Quantic Foundry and this post analyses my personal results and how it fits in with my views on game-based learning.

ELT Sandbox 1.0 – A New Dawn

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From excited playground chatter about Minecraft to reflective teaching and learning journey, this is how ELT Sandbox was born.