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Electronic Village Online : How to make a Machinima for Learners of English

Electronic Village Online : How  to make a Machinima for Learners of English | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
MachinEVO is a 5-week workshop in Second Life, for language educators to learn how to produce films for teaching and learning English. It starts on 12th January 2015 and is free of charge. Registrations will be open from 5 -11 January 2015.
 
A machinima is a film made in a virtual world such as Second Life. The word is derived from combining the words machine and cinema. 
 
A major advantage of creating films in Second Life is that they are far less expensive than real world productions, and a teacher can make them quite easily and very cheaply. 
 
In this EVO session we will learn how to create machinima using screencasting and video editing.. Our videos will be uploaded onto the YouTube or Vimeo hosting sites.
 
The pedagogical aspects of creating language-learning resources will also be explored.
 
We will investigate scriptwriting, storyboarding, and making films from live footage.
 
All participants will work toward the goal of producing a complete machinima by the end of Week 5.
 
 
 
Where does it take place?
All practical sessions will be held in Second Life, we have EduNation, Learn It Town and MOSP open and ready for our use.
There are many other ways of producing machinima of course, but we exclusively use Second Life.
To sign up for a free account and to select an avatar for Second Life, participants need to go to http://www.secondlife.com
Participants need to download the latest Second Life Viewer from that page.
 
Participants do not have to have experience in Second Life. There is a list of prerequisites on the wiki. We will provide special familiarization sessions for moving, communicating, changing avatars, camera control and so on.
 
Target audience
Anyone involved in the teaching of TEFL/TESOL who is interested in making machinima for use with learners.
 
During the first two weeks people who already have experience in SL will help train less experienced participants in basic SL skills and film these first attempts - including entertaining, instructive mistakes ( 'Bloopers',‘Howlers’).for a 'Bloopers' reel.
 
In the remaining weeks everyone will work in smaller groups to enable each individual participant to come away with a machinima of their own whatever their level of competence.
 
Sponsored by: CALL-IS
 
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It starts on 12th January 2015 and is free of charge. Registrations will be open from 5 -11 January 2015.

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I Have just joined. Hope to meet you in Second Life!

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Kara's Korner, Second Life Adventures: City Inside Out by Haveit Neox Opens Today

Kara's Korner, Second Life Adventures: City Inside Out by Haveit Neox Opens Today | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Visit here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA20/128/128/22




"Walking into any interior reveals only exteriors. The sense of personal space is absent. How is a city experienced when there are no comforts for the soul, no home?"


This LEA20 full sim exhibit opens today at 1pm SLT and runs through June 30, 2015.  This multi-level, City Inside Out, showcases the artists vision about struggles of the homeless.
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Second Life is Staying Alive | GOOD

Second Life is Staying Alive | GOOD | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
The virtual universe didn't die from becoming unpopular in the mainstream, quite the opposite, in fact.
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•• Que es una infografia, como se hacen, como se diseña una infografia

•• Que es una infografia, como se hacen, como se diseña una infografia | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Que es una infografia, como se hacen, como se diseña una infografia
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Learning Graphic Facilitation – 8th Element by Bigger Picture - YouTube

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easy drawing... concepts and tips.. Have fun...

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Dave Gray » Visual thinking

Dave Gray » Visual thinking | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort. Join the conversation! Dave Gray is the Founder and Chairman of XPLANE, the visual thinking company. Founded in 1993, XPLANE has grown to be the world’s leading consulting and design firm focused on information-driven communications. Dave’s time is spent researching and writing on visual business, as well as speaking, coaching and delivering workshops to corporate clients.
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Bunkr - Create presentations with Facebook posts, videos, Vine, Instagram, tweets...

Bunkr - Create presentations with Facebook posts, videos, Vine, Instagram, tweets... | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Create elegant presentations with your web content like never before.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Paz Gonzalo
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Eddi and Ryce Photograph Second Life: Great Second Life Destinations: The Trace Reopens And It Is Better Than Ever

Eddi and Ryce Photograph Second Life: Great Second Life Destinations: The Trace Reopens And It Is Better Than Ever | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

When Kylie Jaxxon announced last autumn that her wonderful Trace, long a favorite destination for photographers and bloggers, was closing many reacted as if a favorite friend had left Second Life. The good news is that the Trace has returned, and it is better than ever.


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[Infographic] 5 tips to engage your online learners

[Infographic] 5 tips to engage your online learners | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
It is difficult to maintain learner engagement in an online learning environment as compared to classroom training,. During classroom training, the trainer engages participants using anecdotes, stories, creating some scenarios or by sharing personal experiences. But, how do you engage learners in an online learning environment, where they are learning all by themselves?

This is where the instructional design plays a key role. Effective instructional design should be able to done the role of a class room trainer in a self-paced environment. As instructional designers, we need to keep learner’s engagement in mind when designing eLearning courses.

So, how can we design such courses? Well, here are 5 tips that help to design engaging eLearning courses for your learners.

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Objetivos de aprendizaje y contenidos relevantes para el estudiante; uso de audios de buena calidad; utilización de vídeos de corta duración y la creación de contenidos visuales hacen que el alumno/a de un curso online aprenda más rápido y mejor.

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Peer Learning Handbook | Peeragogy.org

Peer Learning Handbook | Peeragogy.org | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Peeragogy is a collection of techniques for collaborative learning and collaborative work. By learning how to "work smart" together, we hope to leave the world in a better state than it was when we arrived.

Indeed, humans have always learned from each other. But for a long time -- until the advent of the Web and widespread access to digital media -- schools have had an effective monopoly on the business of learning. Now, with access to open educational resources and free or inexpensive communication platforms, groups of people can learn together outside as well as inside formal institutions. All of this prompted us to reconsider the meaning of "peer learning."
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Download it.. here.. http://metameso.org/peeragogy-2.01-ebook.pdf

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My Doodling Manifesto – Today is going to be awesome.

My Doodling Manifesto – Today is going to be awesome. | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

Via Marisa Quiroz
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Do you doodle? ... 

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Marisa Quiroz's curator insight, March 9, 11:18 AM

Lisa Congdon recently published an article on doodling. A doodle is a drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes.Throughout this article, Lisa explains that there are no rules in doing this, you only have to take a note book, grab some pencils and “let yourself go”.


Personally, I find fascinating this kind of activity since we all have that voice in our head that says, on occasions, “you should be doing it this way.” And when we doodle, you can tell those voice to shut up. It’s a very nice activity to reduce stress since you have the freedom to do whatever you want. I invite you to read this article and learn some things about doodling… and why not? Start doing it!


WORKSHOP: Nominal Phrase

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BTTpK5SYqP4vNepMETgZ8zv-u86ZVBCzTG1gjW8eGhs/edit?usp=sharing

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Revista Internacional de Aprendizaje y Cibersociedad Volumen 17 Numero 1.pdf

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Manuel Castells - La obsolescencia de la educación

Manuel Castells - La obsolescencia de la educación | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Manuel Castells - La obsolescencia de la educación
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Romper las relaciones verticales en la escuela... yep...

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Kara's Korner, Second Life Adventures: Lobby Cam by Bryn Oh, Opens today 3-29-15

Kara's Korner, Second Life Adventures: Lobby Cam by Bryn Oh, Opens today 3-29-15 | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Visit here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Immersiva/128/128/23

Lobby Cam, by Bryn Oh, opens today Sunday March 29th, 2015. This build comes with a hud to use and as always Bryn does a great job with set up info. at the landing point explaining in details even I can understand how to best adjust settings for optimal viewing of this build. The magical hud is a diary you leaf through that progresses as you do.  When you click on the art and things it will automatically draw your camera in.
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•• Ideas PARA HACER INFOGRAFIAS DE CURRICULUMS VITAE ESPECTACULARES, IDEOGRAMAS Y REPRESENTAR IDEAS

•• Ideas PARA HACER INFOGRAFIAS DE CURRICULUMS VITAE ESPECTACULARES, IDEOGRAMAS Y REPRESENTAR IDEAS | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
crear infografias curriculums vitae, ideogramas, represntar ideas, hacer infografias, diseñar una infografia, la imagen corporativa de una empresa, imagen corporativa, papel de carta, crear papel de carta, crear tarjeta de visita, tarjeta de visita empresa, tarjeta de visita corporativa, sobre de empresa, crear sobre de empresa, maquetar papel de carta, maquetar tarjeta de visita, hacer la imagen corporativa de una empresa, imagen de empresa, imagen de marca, crear una marca, crear marca
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Crear infografías fácilmente y descargar plantillas gratis

Crear infografías fácilmente y descargar plantillas gratis | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Crear infografías es muy fácil gracias a las herramientas que permiten modificar plantillas existentes y a las plantillas descargables.
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Second Life MOOC 2015 (SLMOOC15)

Second Life MOOC 2015 (SLMOOC15) | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Second Life MOOC 2015 (SLMOOC15) -
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Join the Second Life MOOC 2015 and discover a new world... Learn about teaching and learning in immersive virtual worlds. Get an avatar and meet educators inworld...

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Drawing in class: Rachel Smith at TEDxUFM - YouTube

Rachel S. Smith is a Senior Consultant and the Director of Digital Facilitation Services for The Grove Consultants International in San Francisco, CA. Rachel...
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ABCya! Animation for Kids: Creative Stop Motion Movies for the Classroom

ABCya! Animation for Kids: Creative Stop Motion Movies for the Classroom | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a new way to inject some creativity into your digital storytelling, stop motion is a great way to do just that. ABCya! Animate is a website I learned about from Elizabeth McC...

Via Cindy Rudy, Rui Guimarães Lima
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Caladan: tranquility in an Indian garden - Second Life

Caladan: tranquility in an Indian garden - Second Life | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

This is a place not only to be seen, but savoured. Birds sing, the splash and hiss of fountains their accompaniment, while the summertime look and feel becomes a balm which encourages relaxation, be it within the pavilion or inside the coolness of the house (which is open to the public).


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The No-Nonsense Guide to Writing

The No-Nonsense Guide to Writing | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

Via Sue Lyon-Jones
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The No-Nonsense Guide to Writing is an e-book for anyone who is interested in designing and writing materials for the learning and teaching of English as a foreign (or additional) language.

 

......for all of you who want to become (or continue to be) writers of ELT material, this collection of articles provides a one-stop resource of information about what you need to be able to do, what to be careful about, and how to enjoy it.(And when you have looked at what is on offer here, you may want to ask to join the ELT Writers group on Facebook – where The No-Nonsense Guide to Writing was first suggested. We are happy to welcome new writers.).....

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A great free e-book for aspiring ELT writers!

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8 consejos para innovar en educación con pocos recursos

8 consejos para innovar en educación con pocos recursos | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

Via CeDeC, Alberto Albarrán, Charo Neira García
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Julia María Hidalgo's curator insight, March 11, 1:38 PM

Concreto...pero muy acertado.

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The Gift

The Gift | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short animation by Julio Pol and the themes of love and relationships. Students watch a trailer and predict a story, watch a short film and write a na...
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Propuesta Metodológica para el Uso de las Tecnologías de Tinta Digital en los Procesos Formativos del Ámbito de la Educación Superior

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Cibermedios: palabra, imagen y tecnología | Ediciones Universidad San Jorge

Cibermedios: palabra, imagen y tecnología | Ediciones Universidad San Jorge | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Esta obra tiene como objetivo contribuir a generar espacios de reflexión ante la realidad de la existencia y la convivencia en la sociedad actual con el ciberespacio. Un ámbito en el que los cibermedios están generando espacios de comunicación e interactividad con los internautas; los ciudadanos de la sociedad en red. Por eso, los temas seleccionados han pretendido abarcar diferentes áreas de estudio y concretar entre los colaboradores del proyecto algunos ámbitos de análisis que consideramos oportunos debatir en el contexto universitario y profesional.
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