Advantages of the Virtual                          World<br />
     Some Virtual Worlds<br />Second Life<br />Whyville<br />The Sims<br />The Palace<br />Disney ToonTown<br />
Some Websites using Avatars<br />Starfall.com                     <br />Second Life<br />Whyville<br />The Palace<br />Mai...
Are Virtual Worlds Games?<br />
Do Games Support Learning?<br />
How Do Virtual Worlds Support Learning?<br />
What is the Teacher’s Role?<br />
What do Teachers Need to Learn?<br />
How Will the Teacher Assess Learning?<br />
How will the teacher Engage the Student?<br />
How will Students Support Each Other?<br />
How will Students Engage Each Other?<br />
Which Subjects are Best for Virtual Worlds?<br />
How will Virtual Worlds Support K-12 Learners<br />
Will Virtual Classes support Distance Education?<br />
What is Necessary for Virtual Worlds to Support D E?<br />
Will Learning Styles Impact the Virtual Classroom?<br />
What Supports are there for Using Virtual Worlds?<br />
What Barriers are there for using Virtual Worlds?<br />
 For Which Students will Virtual Classes work Best?<br />
Will Virtual Classes work IN “Regular” Schools?<br />
What do Parents Need to Know?<br />
Does e-Learning Transfer to Real Life?<br />
Are Students Playing or Learning?<br />
What About Being off Task?<br />Or learning differently….<br />
Are there Standards for Virtual World Classes?<br />
Virtual Worlds Wave of the Future<br />
Virtual Schools the Wave of the Future<br />
Virtual Worlds Distance Education –A Solution<br />
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sasha A.Barab<br />Advocate for Virtual Worlds<br />Virtual Classes<br />New Ways of Teaching and Lea...
Images from<br />Starfall.com<br />Second Life .com<br />Ks3bitesize<br />Microsoft clipart<br />Whyville<br />4teachers.o...
      Acknowledgements<br />Special thanks to my sister Bethenia Price for her patience and encouragement.<br />Special th...
          Virtual Worlds<br />      Thank  you, now ….<br />                 On to the future!<br />
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This is a alternative project to my original lost in a crashed computer. Still working on producing that original.

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Final Class Project

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  8. 8. Advantages of the Virtual World<br />
  9. 9. Some Virtual Worlds<br />Second Life<br />Whyville<br />The Sims<br />The Palace<br />Disney ToonTown<br />
  10. 10. Some Websites using Avatars<br />Starfall.com <br />Second Life<br />Whyville<br />The Palace<br />Maid Marion<br />Meez<br />Disney Toontown<br />Small Worlds<br />Club Penquin<br />Star Wars<br />
  11. 11. Are Virtual Worlds Games?<br />
  12. 12. Do Games Support Learning?<br />
  13. 13. How Do Virtual Worlds Support Learning?<br />
  14. 14. What is the Teacher’s Role?<br />
  15. 15. What do Teachers Need to Learn?<br />
  16. 16. How Will the Teacher Assess Learning?<br />
  17. 17. How will the teacher Engage the Student?<br />
  18. 18. How will Students Support Each Other?<br />
  19. 19. How will Students Engage Each Other?<br />
  20. 20. Which Subjects are Best for Virtual Worlds?<br />
  21. 21. How will Virtual Worlds Support K-12 Learners<br />
  22. 22. Will Virtual Classes support Distance Education?<br />
  23. 23. What is Necessary for Virtual Worlds to Support D E?<br />
  24. 24. Will Learning Styles Impact the Virtual Classroom?<br />
  25. 25. What Supports are there for Using Virtual Worlds?<br />
  26. 26. What Barriers are there for using Virtual Worlds?<br />
  27. 27. For Which Students will Virtual Classes work Best?<br />
  28. 28. Will Virtual Classes work IN “Regular” Schools?<br />
  29. 29. What do Parents Need to Know?<br />
  30. 30. Does e-Learning Transfer to Real Life?<br />
  31. 31. Are Students Playing or Learning?<br />
  32. 32. What About Being off Task?<br />Or learning differently….<br />
  33. 33. Are there Standards for Virtual World Classes?<br />
  34. 34. Virtual Worlds Wave of the Future<br />
  35. 35. Virtual Schools the Wave of the Future<br />
  36. 36. Virtual Worlds Distance Education –A Solution<br />
  37. 37. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sasha A.Barab<br />Advocate for Virtual Worlds<br />Virtual Classes<br />New Ways of Teaching and Learning<br />
  38. 38. Images from<br />Starfall.com<br />Second Life .com<br />Ks3bitesize<br />Microsoft clipart<br />Whyville<br />4teachers.org<br />Rubistar.4teachers.org<br />Tammyworchester.com<br />
  39. 39. Acknowledgements<br />Special thanks to my sister Bethenia Price for her patience and encouragement.<br />Special thanks to my daughter, Ana, for her admiration and perpetual joy.<br />Special thanks to my learning community whose work inspired my own.<br />
  40. 40. Virtual Worlds<br /> Thank you, now ….<br /> On to the future!<br />
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