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This is the storyboard and show notes the EVO Minecraft MOOC pre-recorded presentation

for the TESOL 2021 Virtual Conference Computer-assisted Language Learning Interest Classics Tech Fair



The slides are here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZFYNT4BdgTeSEFrNF2K2haN8SBsPphem/view?usp=sharing


A ten minute video has been submitted on behalf of EVO Minecraft MOOC to this Flipgrid https://flipgrid.com/b510543a 

The video itself is here, https://flipgrid.com/374152e3 


The 10 min. video was pared down from an original 20 min version which I uploaded to YouTube here: 



Also, the longer video has more of an introduction than the cut-down version. The text is here


Hi everyone, I’m Vance Stevens. I was the first official chair of CALL-IS in 1985 and I’ve been an EVO coordinator since 2003. I’ve been the lead moderator for EVO Minecraft MOOC over the past seven years. 


I have often presented the work of our team at TESOL conferences and that is how I was invited once again to be a part of this 2021 TESOL Virtual CALL-IS Classics Faire.


My presentation today is on how EVO Minecraft MOOC 

prepares teachers and learners to engage effectively through Minecraft


Every January and February for the past 7 years, my co-moderators and I  have worked with one another, and occasionally with our children and students, to experiment with and engage each other in meaningful play in the game.


I have only ten minutes here to give you a taste of how this works so I decided to save time and let you read through these screens on your own and then take you into Minecraft itself so you can see what we’ve done in EVO Minecraft MOOC this past EVO session.


In the video snippets that follow, we want to suggest how you might leverage the many affordances for language development inherent in Minecraft to get your students reading about, talking about, and listening to videos about, acting out and narrating what they might want to achieve in Minecraft. 


Teachers who become proficient in Minecraft can take advantage of what is compelling about the game to turn their students’ interest into pedagogically viable outcomes. As you watch what follows, try and imagine if some of your teaching could be ported over to this creative, engaging, and incessantly problem-solving environment. 


For more information you can return to this page and follow the links. 

Right now it’s show time



And the longer version has more and longer video snippets, all taken from video 'footage' (bitage?) recorded during 2021 EVO Minecraft MOOC events and meetups held on the EVOMC21 server. All of these are listed on this page: http://missions4evomc.pbworks.com/w/page/142133859/2021_Live_Events


Playlist of videos included in the long presentation version (some were cut from the 10 min version)


This playlist https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KOuVdpzm0M8JvPcnU9z0nPi-l-BqNTvhM2YrmN--lPg/edit#heading=h.t8brty77n3w

lists the

  • YouTube video titles
  • What is said at the start of each segment included (so you can match the presentation video with start point in the source video
  • A link to the YouTube video containing the original source video, queued to the correct place in that video, with time in that video indicated as a backup
  • The time that the source extract occurs in the 20 minute video 
  • A link to the more detailed description of the context of each video segment in the wiki page where it is documented 
  • and its reason for inclusion:


I am still developing this, but I intend for you be be able to branch out from what you see in the video to the video segment in its full context and understand what was going on before and after that segment, and why I intended to include it in the video presentation. 



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