Basic virtual skills, course techbasics, & your background – see the    assignment sheet for details              -MathSci...
Step 1 & 2: Use the private avatar• I have two avatars; here’s how I downloaded  – The public one I will use later to go w...
Step 3: You have to start at the Science Center –  walking through the door is the 1st challenge                          ...
Step 4: Sit on a chair in the ScienceCenter; we will have many meetings &        hear speakers in here                    ...
Step 5: Turn the camera; zoom in on         your avatar’s face                    Click Alt on your keyboard > click on   ...
Step 6: Take a picture of your avatar –   turned so you can see the faceJust like before on the top of the screen, click W...
Step 7: I wanted to find more locations, so I clicked World > WorldMap > double clicked in the Pod 9 area  (observe the ap...
Step 8. I first tested my listening in         Sound Test Pod 9
Step 9. Test w/ me speaking                  You can see the green                  waves; be sure you are                ...
Step 10-2. Back in the Science Center. Here Ilearned that students could work well in virtual         spaces – with some d...
Step 10-3. I am in the Retail store.Lots I could buy here – now how do I          get some money?
Step 10-4. The Delta building could be good forsmall meetings – maybe we could hear from other              teachers in th...
Step 10-5. Wouldn’t it be great to have         a REAL observatory?
Step 10-6.Finally, I went to the NW cornerand found a neatA-Frame – a good   place for a meeting or for    relaxation
Pictures of the green waves – I did this with PrintScreen & copy/pasting into    the PowerPoint – here’s the link
You can see the Me > Preferences > Sound &media menu too; I can test the sound this way; I      used the PrintScreen metho...
Step 11 - 1: Here’s one of the course screen-capture – it’s an older course but you can get the ideas – 1.6min animation l...
Step 11 - 2: Here’s another of the course screen-capture page – here’s the other one you need to show: Grade Distribution ...
Step 12c: How do I think of my                             career? Links to many aspects of working with PowerPoint & the ...
The rest of the pages are about my hope & my realities – the rest of              Step 12      Please share about yourself
So I figured I would tell you something about myinterest in science & then about my experience & my                       ...
When I daydream my chemistry world .                ..• I see a laboratory, the old fashioned kind. Like Dr.  Frankenstein...
In my science world, I                     have interesting and                        creepy friends                 Can ...
There are tons of great images on the                           web; be sure to include the links to avoid                ...
But my real favorite is that I get to work from roomlike this. (Can you figure where this room came from? See the next pag...
Look closelyIt’s the room ofSherlock Holmesas chemistThe National Institute of Health likesSherlock too; see how he introd...
When I daydream my chemistry world .                ..• I see a laboratory, the old fashioned kind. Like Dr.  Frankenstein...
The real me•   Was a middle school & elementary school teacher – 1969 & 1970•   Worked as an environmental chemist (for We...
The people I love the most (and I am in    here too – guess which one?)
Looking forward to learning more ways      to teach science with you
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  • Our media (Hollywood, TV, virtual games, etc.) have created images that can be used effectively in your teaching.
  • I found this online – you may be able to find links to info / images about our persona.
  • This goes back to my childhood watching Sherlock Holmes movies with my father – I never outgrew that awe. How could someone be so smart and so deductive?
  • Our media (Hollywood, TV, virtual games, etc.) have created images that can be used effectively in your teaching.
  • Basic virtual skills, the course, & hello

    1. 1. Basic virtual skills, course techbasics, & your background – see the assignment sheet for details -MathSci Crystal (aka Eileen O’Connor) -Step 1: NOTE: get a public avatar when you download Second Life (www.secondlife.com ) but (Step2: ) use the private username & password for your first visits (its brings you to SER/VE (the STEM Exploratory Real/Virtual Island). I DID NOT use the avatar given by Second Life at the beginning - here’s a 1 min animation on downloading
    2. 2. Step 1 & 2: Use the private avatar• I have two avatars; here’s how I downloaded – The public one I will use later to go with the class to virtual science locations – The private one (you will be emailed this username & password); should be used when you are starting • It brings you to a private island that can also be used with K12 student
    3. 3. Step 3: You have to start at the Science Center – walking through the door is the 1st challenge Walk using your arrows or click Move on the screen bottom & choose other ways to navigate Be sure to practice walking, flying, and running – it is easy for kids but harder for adults – here’s a 1 min animation Move gives you access to many ways to get around – run, walk, or fly
    4. 4. Step 4: Sit on a chair in the ScienceCenter; we will have many meetings & hear speakers in here Right click a chair > click Sit Here
    5. 5. Step 5: Turn the camera; zoom in on your avatar’s face Click Alt on your keyboard > click on your avatar (the icon turns to a magnifying glass) > use the arrows on your keyboard to move around; use your mouse scroll-wheel to zoom in/out . Press ESC if you get stuck, then use this over. Practice – you will need to zoom in on other avatars when they are speaking. Here’s a link to a 1 min. animation on viewing. In the next slide, you will see me taking a picture.
    6. 6. Step 6: Take a picture of your avatar – turned so you can see the faceJust like before on the top of the screen, click World > Snapshot > select the wayyou want the Snapshot to be saved; save it on your computer with a name /location that you can find. The link again
    7. 7. Step 7: I wanted to find more locations, so I clicked World > WorldMap > double clicked in the Pod 9 area (observe the approximate shape of USA – here’s the link to World Map & teleporting)This is your avatar Double click over here location to move directly to the pod area
    8. 8. Step 8. I first tested my listening in Sound Test Pod 9
    9. 9. Step 9. Test w/ me speaking You can see the green waves; be sure you are zoomed out far enough to be able to see them we you take a picture. And, yes, even avatars can get caught with their eyes closed for a picture.
    10. 10. Step 10-2. Back in the Science Center. Here Ilearned that students could work well in virtual spaces – with some direction
    11. 11. Step 10-3. I am in the Retail store.Lots I could buy here – now how do I get some money?
    12. 12. Step 10-4. The Delta building could be good forsmall meetings – maybe we could hear from other teachers in the MAT
    13. 13. Step 10-5. Wouldn’t it be great to have a REAL observatory?
    14. 14. Step 10-6.Finally, I went to the NW cornerand found a neatA-Frame – a good place for a meeting or for relaxation
    15. 15. Pictures of the green waves – I did this with PrintScreen & copy/pasting into the PowerPoint – here’s the link
    16. 16. You can see the Me > Preferences > Sound &media menu too; I can test the sound this way; I used the PrintScreen method here
    17. 17. Step 11 - 1: Here’s one of the course screen-capture – it’s an older course but you can get the ideas – 1.6min animation link on taking screen captures & then trimming & formats – from the Angel course, you need to show: Overview of Modules
    18. 18. Step 11 - 2: Here’s another of the course screen-capture page – here’s the other one you need to show: Grade Distribution / Schedule/ Expectations / Deadline & Penalties
    19. 19. Step 12c: How do I think of my career? Links to many aspects of working with PowerPoint & the Microsoft drawing and annotation features ScienceBut the sizes arealways changing Familyand the colors onthe gears change too Life
    20. 20. The rest of the pages are about my hope & my realities – the rest of Step 12 Please share about yourself
    21. 21. So I figured I would tell you something about myinterest in science & then about my experience & my family (So, why did you choose science in the 1st place?) - here’s how I would like to think about ME as ascientist and a science teacher – and I show off some useful tech features too
    22. 22. When I daydream my chemistry world . ..• I see a laboratory, the old fashioned kind. Like Dr. Frankenstein. I see bottles, bunsen burners, distillation heads. I remember Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Van Helsing.• Fictional thought they be, they worked to find the language, the power, & the beauty of what was hidden. The sought to know the patterns of the universe. They piqued my fancy.
    23. 23. In my science world, I have interesting and creepy friends Can you tell that I like old horror movies too? And that these drawingfeatures can let you point our important safety features – look at how well this creature is strapped down
    24. 24. There are tons of great images on the web; be sure to include the links to avoid copyright issues .And where else could you get to drink great concoctions like this? Just a reminder, here are Links to many aspects of working with PowerPoint & the Microsoft drawing and annotation features
    25. 25. But my real favorite is that I get to work from roomlike this. (Can you figure where this room came from? See the next page for the answer)
    26. 26. Look closelyIt’s the room ofSherlock Holmesas chemistThe National Institute of Health likesSherlock too; see how he introducesinteresting forensic information:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/visibleproofs/galleries/exhibition/wave_image_18.html (retrieved 12/07)
    27. 27. When I daydream my chemistry world . ..• I see a laboratory, the old fashioned kind. Like Dr. Frankenstein. I see bottles, bunsen burners, distillation heads. I remember Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Van Helsing.• Fictional thought they be, they worked to find the language, the power, & the beauty of what was hidden. The sought to know the patterns of the universe. They piqued my fancy.
    28. 28. The real me• Was a middle school & elementary school teacher – 1969 & 1970• Worked as an environmental chemist (for Westchester Co.) & an application chemist for Technicon in 1970’s; worked at IBM in 1980’s• Began teaching in higher ed in 1991 (chemistry / computers 1991 - 1996); began in teacher education in 1993• Education: – B.A. in biology w/ minor in chemistry (College of New Rochelle) – MS in Civil Engineering – Environmental Health Science (Polytechnic University of NY) – Ph.D. in Science Education and Instructional Technology - SUNY/ University at Albany• Four children (25 – 41 yr old); 6 grandchildren (5 – 13 year old); a lawyer hubbie (too old to count)
    29. 29. The people I love the most (and I am in here too – guess which one?)
    30. 30. Looking forward to learning more ways to teach science with you

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