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Virtual Worlds Best Practices Conference Slideshare2

  1. 1. Building Community Through Virtual Worlds in K12 Lisa Durff Broadfording Christian Academy
  2. 4. <ul><li>The Pew Report found that: </li></ul><ul><li>85% of teens use email </li></ul><ul><li>97% of teens play video games </li></ul><ul><li>10% of teens play in a virtual world </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>How is learning in a virtual world different from learning in a traditional classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you learn in a virtual world? </li></ul><ul><li>Which virtual world do you prefer? </li></ul><ul><li>How could learning in a virtual world be used in one content area classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>How could learning in a virtual world be used in one content area classroom? </li></ul>
  4. 6. 72% of respondents feel learning in a virtual world is easier than learning in a traditional classroom. 48% report learning social skills in virtual worlds 24% focus upon musical / artistic content in virtual worlds
  5. 7. <ul><li>35% of respondents enjoy sims2 </li></ul><ul><li>34% like Webkinz </li></ul><ul><li>29% prefer Club Penguin </li></ul><ul><li>10% enjoy runescape </li></ul><ul><li>while 9 wrote in virtual worlds they frequent that I didn't even list. </li></ul>
  6. 12. <ul><li>Discuss your thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>in the SL chat now = </li></ul><ul><li>¿Why do digital natives seem to feel that their elders are untrustworthy? </li></ul>
  7. 18. <ul><li>Discuss your thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>in the SL chat now = </li></ul><ul><li>¿ How can K12 classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>exploit virtual learning environments? </li></ul>
  8. 19. <ul><li>Special thanks </li></ul><ul><li>to </li></ul><ul><li>Abacus Capalini </li></ul><ul><li>LoriVonne Lustre </li></ul><ul><li>Zana Kohime </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Gwenette Writer </li></ul>
  9. 20. Bio Page at http://acsiseminar.wikispaces.com/Bio+Page

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