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This presentation was created especially for the ICTEV 2009 Conference presentation at Melbourne Grammar.

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    quest atlantis: learning, playing and helping in a virtual world quest atlantis: learning, playing and helping in a virtual world Presentation Transcript

    • Quest Atlantis
    • An international learning project devised by the Indiana University School of Education that is provided free to schools. A 3D virtual world especially designed for Middle School students Fully monitored environment with a strong focus on respect for others and safety in an online world Students can only join Quest Atlantis after being enrolled by their teacher All teachers must complete the Quest Atlantis Teacher Training, conducted online
    • “A virtual world is a computer-based, simulated environment intended for its users to inhabit and interact via avatars.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_world
    • “An avatar is a computer user’s representation of himself/herself or alter ego, whether in the form of a three-dimensional model used in computer games or a two-dimensional icon.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_(computing)
    • “The 3D software allows users to travel to virtual places to perform educational activities, talk with other users and mentors, and build virtual personae.”
    • English Quest - Poetry “Bring me a sunset in a cup Golden liquid, shimmering liquid Liquid sky that was there when time started Golden rays of light that still stand Strong as ever since the beginning of eternity”
    • English Quest - Poetry “The only ghost I ever saw, Was a man knocking on my door, A downhearted traveller, hungry and sick, He looked poorly, his name was Mick, I let him inside, And to boost my pride, He was healthy again in the morning”
    • English Quest – Responding to a Text “I feel that I can relate to the experience that the character is having. I feel sad that, as it seems, her only friend is an adult and she thinks that she does not have any other friends. I would want to know what the people in her "communities" are like, as in why does she not get along with them? I think she felt lonely and sad. At my old school I was in the same situation and felt the same way she would now. I was bullied because I was different and I did not enjoy the things they did.”
    • English Quest – Responding to a Text Reviewer Comments and Feedback “Your responses are thoughtful and well written. They show that you have empathy for the Atlantian teenager in the story. This is an important quality to possess and, sometimes, as unfortunate as it may seem at the time, negative personal experiences often build empathy within individuals towards others in similar situations. Congratulations! Your Quest response has been approved, to be passed onto the Council! You will be rewarded for your excellent work!”
    • English Quest – Responding to a Text “i have felt like this character did when i am around one of my many friends I have to act cool and do things i don't want to do or all my friends will just ditch me and I will become a weird person according to them But I have a friend from my school whose name is *** and I can act like myself around him because he is one of those cool people who makes me happy without trying. He is also very popular.”
    • Official Quest Atlantis Site http://questatlantis.org/ My Quest Atlantis – Our School’s Quest Atlantis Blog http://myquestatlantis.edublogs.org/ Other Quest Atlantis Links http://delicious.com/lucybarrow/questatlantis/ If you require further information about our school’s involvement in Quest Atlantis, please send an email to lucybarrow@gmail.com
    • Thank You