When School isWoW<br />Diane Lewis<br />Seminole County<br />Public Schools<br />
Gaming and Virtual Worlds for Learning<br />Drill<br />Kill<br />
Pioneers and Partners<br />Peg Sheehy(Maggie Marat SL)<br />Suffern Middle School, Ramapo School District NY<br />Lucas Gi...
LorekeepersPhilosophy<br />
SCPS First Steps<br />1 Middle School – 23 students<br />At Risk – “.5” students<br />After School program<br />“Am I in t...
A Hero’s Call<br />The council is seeking brave and talented young men and women to embark on a hero’s journey. Not everyo...
A Hero’s Call<br />
Reputation Rewards<br />
Student Data Being Tracked<br />Attendance<br />Behavior<br />Tony’s Story<br />Grades<br /><ul><li>Test Scores
Teacher Anecdotal
Tony’sStory II
Brandon’s Story</li></li></ul><li>Collaboration<br />Groups – Then and Now<br />Dungeons<br />No Hero Left Behind<br />Izi...
Communication<br />Guild, party and local chat<br />Ventrilo and ingame voice channel<br />In class communication<br />Ton...
Leadership<br />Shaking hands<br />Dungeons<br />Guild Formation – A Legion of Heroes<br />Guild Master and Officer speech...
Reading<br />Quests – LOTS of kids struggle at first!<br />Reading<br />Vocabulary<br />Books<br />Comics <br />
Mathematics<br />
Writing<br />Worgen Event<br />Journaling<br />Lore<br />Backstory<br />Script writing<br />Machinima<br />“A Hero’s Journ...
Visitors and Ambassadors<br />Board members<br />Administrators<br />Teachers<br />Students<br />
Second School!<br />
Lessons Learned<br />Transportation	<br />Activity bus is a must for after school with at risk students<br />Caution paren...
Lessons Learned<br />Structure is important, play is important<br />Teacher/sponsor – Qualities and Quantity<br />Kids lik...
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Presentation given at VWBPE 2011 by Diane Lewis (K9 Kidd in SL) about using World of Warcraft with students.

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When School is WoW - Using World of Warcraft in Schools

  1. 1. When School isWoW<br />Diane Lewis<br />Seminole County<br />Public Schools<br />
  2. 2. Gaming and Virtual Worlds for Learning<br />Drill<br />Kill<br />
  3. 3. Pioneers and Partners<br />Peg Sheehy(Maggie Marat SL)<br />Suffern Middle School, Ramapo School District NY<br />Lucas Gillespie <br />Pender County Schools, NC<br />Dr. Deborah Camilleri, Kim Coleman, AvenBaral, Tracy Dombroski<br />SCPS, FL<br />
  4. 4. LorekeepersPhilosophy<br />
  5. 5. SCPS First Steps<br />1 Middle School – 23 students<br />At Risk – “.5” students<br />After School program<br />“Am I in trouble?”<br />
  6. 6. A Hero’s Call<br />The council is seeking brave and talented young men and women to embark on a hero’s journey. Not everyone can be chosen, but upon the wind is carried the tale of your gifts and talents. The wind is never wrong – you are uniquely qualified to pick up the hero’s mantle and undertake this journey.<br />
  7. 7. A Hero’s Call<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9. Reputation Rewards<br />
  10. 10. Student Data Being Tracked<br />Attendance<br />Behavior<br />Tony’s Story<br />Grades<br /><ul><li>Test Scores
  11. 11. Teacher Anecdotal
  12. 12. Tony’sStory II
  13. 13. Brandon’s Story</li></li></ul><li>Collaboration<br />Groups – Then and Now<br />Dungeons<br />No Hero Left Behind<br />Iziah’s Story<br />
  14. 14. Communication<br />Guild, party and local chat<br />Ventrilo and ingame voice channel<br />In class communication<br />Tone, quality, respect <br />
  15. 15. Leadership<br />Shaking hands<br />Dungeons<br />Guild Formation – A Legion of Heroes<br />Guild Master and Officer speeches<br />
  16. 16. Reading<br />Quests – LOTS of kids struggle at first!<br />Reading<br />Vocabulary<br />Books<br />Comics <br />
  17. 17. Mathematics<br />
  18. 18. Writing<br />Worgen Event<br />Journaling<br />Lore<br />Backstory<br />Script writing<br />Machinima<br />“A Hero’s Journey”<br />
  19. 19. Visitors and Ambassadors<br />Board members<br />Administrators<br />Teachers<br />Students<br />
  20. 20. Second School!<br />
  21. 21. Lessons Learned<br />Transportation <br />Activity bus is a must for after school with at risk students<br />Caution parents about buying WoW for students at home<br />Robert’s story<br />
  22. 22. Lessons Learned<br />Structure is important, play is important<br />Teacher/sponsor – Qualities and Quantity<br />Kids like snacks…<br />Ensure balance in your groups<br />
  23. 23. Next Steps <br />Increasing collaboration with NC and NY<br />Examining student data<br />Growth<br />Interest from ESL groups<br />High school interested in MMO class<br />Lore and Literature featuring LOTRO<br />
  24. 24. Last Words…<br />

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