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  • 9:15 develop your working defintionIntroduce Coming of Age in Second Life
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  • 9:30 – 10:0010:00 break for 1010:15
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  • 10:45- 11:00 Report outOne per groupSearch, choose, discuss, report
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  • 1. Virtual Worlds 101
    Tell Summer Institute 2010
    Ellen Todd
  • 2. Why in the World
    Meet and Greet ~ Pair and Share
    What do you do in Real Life?
    What would you do in Real Life
    if you had unlimited resources?
  • 3. Learning Objectives
    Transition from the Real World to a Virtual World
    Move, join, travel, chat, search, shop….
    Frame some questions for yourself in context of your work
    Explore virtual world applications in Education, Healthcare, Business and Non Profit
  • 4. What in the World is this other World?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_world
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Worlds
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Life
  • 5. Essential Questions
    What are virtual worlds?
    Are virtual worlds important?
  • 6. Demographics
    http://totalengagement.org/
    .Majority of MMO players have full time jobs
    Average age is 35
    26% are over 50
    Higher percentage men then women.
    However, 60% of active users are female
  • 7. Why do People Play
    Achievement
    Immersion
    Exploration
    Competition
    Socializing
    Role-play, Explore, Meet, Build
  • 8. Getting started
    Some basics….
    http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Glossary
    GO to and DOWNLOAD Second Life 1.23
    Create an account
    Choose a name
    What’s in a name?
    http://www.secondlifeinsider.com/2006/11/21/whats-in-a-name/
  • 9. What’s in a Name?
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4870741_choose-good-second-life-name.html
    http://secondlife.wikia.com/wiki/Avatar_Last_Names
    http://obijan.com/slstats/index.php
  • 10. Let’s GO in!
    Pick your look
    I’ll make you my friend
    Join the group
    Let’s get out of here!
    Teleport to a How to site…
    Walk through the site and get your wings!
  • 11. What? So What? Now What?
    What did you observe? Think about?
    How did you feel?
    Did you get any benefits from the experience?
    What are the implications of the activity?
    How does the experience relate to the real world?
  • 12. ISTE Standards
    Standards
    http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForTeachers/2008Standards/NETS_T_Standards_Final.pdf
    Can you wrap your arms around this new world?
    http://www.iste.org/
  • 13. Fieldtrips and Case Studies
    Education
    Business
    Healthcare
    Non Profits
    The Arts
    Second Life Main Page
  • 14. Find it In~world!
    Search and visit sites specific to your interest
    SHOUT OUTS
    “Hey everybody! Look what I found!”
    Offer to teleport a friend and explore together
  • 15. RESEACH
    Project based learning
    When you interact with objects, it creates different neural chemicals/pathways.
    Stronger than reading or listening….
    Learning Styles? Visual, textural, aural, kinesthetic, integrative
    What are the implications for EDUCATION here?
  • 16. LUNCH?????
  • 17. Welcome come back from RL. ;)
    Watch Virtual Builder
    http://virtualbuilder3d.com/
    http://virtualbuilder3d.com/webfiles/roam.mov
    Log in SL and meet me at the tree house…
  • 18. Therapeutic Considerations
    Disability
    Person with a disability
    Assistive technology
    Virtual world
    Disaboom.com – Information and resources for people with disabilities
  • 19. More Questions to Ponder
    Who am I and what’s there for me?
    What is embodiment?
    How do we represent our self/ourselves?
    What resources are there for me?
  • 20. Embodiment
    You Tube
    Embodiment Issues in Second Life
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsN96X-Nj84
  • 21. Physical vs Mental Challenges
    Social anxiety
    Role play
    Autism
    Schizophrenia
    Identify
    Fresh start
  • 22. Create
    Choose a disability
    What are your abilities?
    What are your limitations?
    Create an application?
    What would it look like, what would it do?
    How would improve or impact the person with a disability?
  • 23. What do you think?
    Is this other world for you?
    Will it change or shape your life?
    What will you explore further?
  • 24. My info
    Ellen Todd
    etodd@scboces.org
    845-292-5618