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Stepping Into Literature
Stepping Into Literature
Stepping Into Literature
Stepping Into Literature
Stepping Into Literature
Stepping Into Literature
Stepping Into Literature
Stepping Into Literature
Stepping Into Literature
Stepping Into Literature
Stepping Into Literature
Stepping Into Literature
Stepping Into Literature
Stepping Into Literature
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Stepping Into Literature
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Stepping Into Literature

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Keynote address to the Stepping into Literature conference in Second Life.

Keynote address to the Stepping into Literature conference in Second Life.

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  • 1. Stepping Into Literature Desideria Stockton (SL) Beth Ritter-Guth (RL) CEO, Literature Alive!
  • 2. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence Two roads diverged in a wood And I took the one less traveled by And that has made all the difference Robert Frost
  • 3. Teaching Literature in Virtual Worlds
    • Why?
    • How?
    • Standards?
    • Assessment?
  • 4. Why? 3D Literature is Captivating * Students Learn Best by Doing
  • 5. Projects
    • Dante’s Inferno
    • Spoon River Anthology
    • The Feral Cat Project
    • The American Project
    • The Blithedale Romance
  • 6. The Blithedale Romance
  • 7. Margaret Fuller
    • The Dial
  • 8. A Final Product
  • 9. How? Teach Literature…not Building * Provide Examples
  • 10. Stick to the Course Outline
    • Grade WRITING (communication, notecards, research, and other writing)
    • Assess CITATIONS (promote ethical use of materials)
    • Allow for non-technical users to participate (on a wiki, blog, or in a CMS)
  • 11. Guided Tours
    • Literature Alive! Projects
    • Alumni/Student Leaders: Daliah Carter
    • Other Sites:
      • International Spaceflight Museum
      • NOAA
      • Drexel Island/American Chemical Society
      • Genome Project
      • Tintern Abbey and Seven Gables
  • 12. Standards and Assessment
    • Use the SAME grading standards you have ALWAYS used…
      • Grade the WRITING
      • Grade the RESEARCH
      • Grade the ANALYSIS
      • Grade the CITATIONS
  • 13. The Lonely Road Teaching Literature in Virtual Worlds is NOT widely popular in the academy EXPECT RESISTANCE
  • 14. Is it Worth It?
  • 15. Listen to Students…
    • “ I thought this was crazy at first, but it is really cool, and I learned a lot about Dante.” – Dante’s Inferno
    • “ This was a lot of work. But, it was better than just doing a paper.” – Blithedale Romance
    • “ It was cool to see all those people at our presentation from all over the world. I really felt important.” Feral Cat Project
    • “ This project challenged my ideas of being an American.” The American Project
  • 16. Literature Alive!
    • Desideria Stockton, CEO
    • Eloise Pasteur, Educational Designer
    • Daliah Carter, Executive Assistant
    • LauraMaria Onomatopoeia, Content Consultant
  • 17. Resources
    • Literature Alive! Wiki
      • http://literaturealive.wikispaces.com
    • Literature Alive! Blog
      • http://literaturealive.blogspot.com
    • The College English Wiki
      • http://collegeenglish.wikispaces.com
  • 18. Resources
    • Hotchkiss Educational Technology Blog
      • http://hotchkissedtech.blogspot.com
    • Beth’s Second Life Blog
      • http://bethssecondlife.blogspot.com
    • Eloise’s Thoughts and Fancies Blog
      • http://eloisepasteur.net/blog
  • 19. Thank You! [email_address] [email_address]

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