August is for Playing
Work and play may go hand in hand, and for educators, sometimes, itâ€™s the best way to offer up learning. But is it game-based or gamified? Find out the difference at three connected events that Rockcliffe is hosting as part of its ten in ten, year long celebration in August.
What you will see
Opportunities to be hands on with examples of teaching activities that can be used in the classroom and to help develop creative and critical thinking skills. Â These sessions not only allow educators to see how these activities fit together, but also ask questions on how to enable these types of opportunities.
When and Where to Show Up
|Date and Time||Adventurer
Enter the game and experience it, while also using the Discord ‘Explorer’ backchannel
Enter Discord to engage in the conversation without entering the games, while also using the ‘lurker’ twitch stream.
Watch through our Twitch streaming channel without participating
|Second Life||Thu Aug 24 2pm PST||Set-up Second Life||SLURL:
In Second Life Only
|Minecraft||Fri Aug 25 2 pm PST||Set-Up MC||Discord
Text | Voice
|World of Warcraft||Fri Aug 25 4 pm PST||Set-Up WOW||Discord
Text | Voice
UPDATE [22/08]: For the Minecraft Presentation, please refer to the following Google Docs presentation that will be referenced during the demonstration.
Both Minecraft and World of Warcraft take some time to set-up. Allow at least an hour for Minecraft. World of Warcraft is a large download (over 8 Gb) and may take up to a day to download on slower connections before you can begin the install process.
Leave yourself at least 2 days before the session times to download and install both products if you are participating as an Adventurer.
Creating a World of Warcraft Avatar
For World of Warcraft we will be starting out with new Level 1 characters for people who have never experienced WOW before.
We recommend setting your new character up in advance. Once you have gone through the basic set-up, we will meet up in the Human starting map zone (Northshire).
Please use the following settings when starting a new character:
|Click the Change Realm button to set the Server and Realm beforeÂ starting a new character.
If you’ve never played before, you won’t see characters here.
|Character Type||Level 1|
|Character Customization||Your Choice|
|Character Name||Your Choice|
If you have any problems with the following the set-up instructions, do not hesitate to contact Jeannette atÂ tenderskytower[@]urockcliffe.com.