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  • Hi we are Carm and Andy from CsLO Models schools in Western New York. We are going to give you a brief overview of our the professional development course that we have developed using Moodle and Second Life.
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  • When Two Worlds Collide- Moodle + Second Life
    • CarmalitaBieniek
    • Andrew Wheelock
    • Western New York Regional Information Center
    • CSLO Model Schools
  • Something to think about…
    In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
    - Eric Hoffer
  • The Sloodle Project
    UnderConstruction
  • Why Virtual Worlds?
    Save money (virtual field trips)
    Meet children at the waters edge (Long term)
    Provides 3-d perspective
    The real world is using them. (i.e. Medicine, Business, Military, the NFL)
    Creating networks around the world
  • Why Second Life?
    High End graphics
    Large educational network (ISTE)
    New Safety features- (Zindra- Adult Search)
    Teen Grid component
    OpenSim carry over- Reaction Grid, OS Grid
  • Why Moodle?
    Open Source- Free installation
    Synchronous and asynchronous learning
    Web 2.0 components/ applications, i.e blogs, wikis, and forums
    Complete learning management system, i.e. quizes, gradebook, self paced lessons.
  • What Are We Doing Now?
    3 Day Professional Development Sloodle Course
    Day1 : Intro to virtual worlds and discuss reasons for second life
    Day 2: In depth, content-specific exploration
    Day 3: Create a display, resources, presentation, machinima etc. geared towards sharing with educators from around the world at our virtual WNYRIC Building
  • Two Offerings
  • Sloodle For Social Studies
  • Social Studies
    Day 1- Introduction
    Why? What’s the research and reasoning?
    Meet your avatar
    Work with the Moodle
    Day 2- Explore and Learn
    Learn how to use Moodle Tools
    Explore the Holocaust Museum, Virtual Native Lands, Harlem Renaissance, Middle Passage
    Day 3- Use what you have learned
    Walk away with knowledge, lesson plans, ideas, virtual world presentations.
  • Multi-Disciplinary Sloodle
  • Multi-Subject Sloodle
    Day 1- Introduction
    Why? What’s the research and reasoning?
    Meet your avatar
    Work with the Moodle
    Day 2- Explore and Learn
    Learn how to use Moodle Tools
    Explore the Imagination Island, Pathway to World Lit. Little Hogsmeade, NASA, Science Friday, NOAA, Learning Language Islands, Music, Art History, etc.
    Day 3- Use what you have learned
    Walk away with knowledge, lesson plans, ideas, virtual world presentations.
  • To Find More Information
    Our Website:
    http://www2.wnyric.org/cslo
    CarmalitaBieniek (Lelah Romano)
    atilamrac-Twitter
    http://www2.wnyric.org/cbieniek
    Andrew Wheelock (Spiff Whitfield)
    Spiffwhitfield- Twitter
    http://www2.wnyric.org/awheelock
  • Our PLN
    Facebook Fan pages
    Techie Geek
    Virtual Pioneer
    Delicious:
    Bieniek
    31spiff
    Virtual Pioneer Page
    http://grou.ps/virtualpioneers
    http://bit.ly/VPconference