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Stepping Into Literature Desideria Stockton (SL) Beth Ritter-Guth (RL) CEO, Literature Alive!
I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence Two roads diverged in a wood And I took the one less tra...
Teaching Literature in Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Standards? </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Why? 3D Literature is Captivating * Students Learn Best by Doing
Projects <ul><li>Dante’s Inferno </li></ul><ul><li>Spoon River Anthology </li></ul><ul><li>The Feral Cat Project </li></ul...
The Blithedale Romance
Margaret Fuller <ul><li>The Dial </li></ul>
A Final Product
How? Teach Literature…not Building * Provide Examples
Stick to the Course Outline <ul><li>Grade WRITING (communication, notecards, research, and other writing) </li></ul><ul><l...
Guided Tours <ul><li>Literature Alive! Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni/Student Leaders: Daliah Carter </li></ul><ul><li>...
Standards and Assessment <ul><li>Use the SAME grading standards you have ALWAYS used… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade the WRIT...
The Lonely Road Teaching Literature in Virtual Worlds is NOT widely popular in the academy EXPECT RESISTANCE
Is it Worth It?
Listen to Students… <ul><li>“ I thought this was crazy at first, but it is really cool, and I learned a lot about Dante.” ...
Literature Alive! <ul><li>Desideria Stockton, CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Eloise Pasteur, Educational Designer </li></ul><ul><li...
Resources <ul><li>Literature Alive! Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://literaturealive.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul><ul><l...
Resources <ul><li>Hotchkiss Educational Technology Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://hotchkissedtech.blogspot.com </li></u...
Thank You! [email_address] [email_address]
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Stepping Into Literature

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Keynote address to the Stepping into Literature conference in Second Life.

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Stepping Into Literature

  1. 1. Stepping Into Literature Desideria Stockton (SL) Beth Ritter-Guth (RL) CEO, Literature Alive!
  2. 2. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence Two roads diverged in a wood And I took the one less traveled by And that has made all the difference Robert Frost
  3. 3. Teaching Literature in Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Standards? </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why? 3D Literature is Captivating * Students Learn Best by Doing
  5. 5. Projects <ul><li>Dante’s Inferno </li></ul><ul><li>Spoon River Anthology </li></ul><ul><li>The Feral Cat Project </li></ul><ul><li>The American Project </li></ul><ul><li>The Blithedale Romance </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Blithedale Romance
  7. 7. Margaret Fuller <ul><li>The Dial </li></ul>
  8. 8. A Final Product
  9. 9. How? Teach Literature…not Building * Provide Examples
  10. 10. Stick to the Course Outline <ul><li>Grade WRITING (communication, notecards, research, and other writing) </li></ul><ul><li>Assess CITATIONS (promote ethical use of materials) </li></ul><ul><li>Allow for non-technical users to participate (on a wiki, blog, or in a CMS) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Guided Tours <ul><li>Literature Alive! Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni/Student Leaders: Daliah Carter </li></ul><ul><li>Other Sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Spaceflight Museum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NOAA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drexel Island/American Chemical Society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genome Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tintern Abbey and Seven Gables </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Standards and Assessment <ul><li>Use the SAME grading standards you have ALWAYS used… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade the WRITING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade the RESEARCH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade the ANALYSIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade the CITATIONS </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The Lonely Road Teaching Literature in Virtual Worlds is NOT widely popular in the academy EXPECT RESISTANCE
  14. 14. Is it Worth It?
  15. 15. Listen to Students… <ul><li>“ I thought this was crazy at first, but it is really cool, and I learned a lot about Dante.” – Dante’s Inferno </li></ul><ul><li>“ This was a lot of work. But, it was better than just doing a paper.” – Blithedale Romance </li></ul><ul><li>“ It was cool to see all those people at our presentation from all over the world. I really felt important.” Feral Cat Project </li></ul><ul><li>“ This project challenged my ideas of being an American.” The American Project </li></ul>
  16. 16. Literature Alive! <ul><li>Desideria Stockton, CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Eloise Pasteur, Educational Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Daliah Carter, Executive Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>LauraMaria Onomatopoeia, Content Consultant </li></ul>
  17. 17. Resources <ul><li>Literature Alive! Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://literaturealive.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Literature Alive! Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://literaturealive.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The College English Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://collegeenglish.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Resources <ul><li>Hotchkiss Educational Technology Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://hotchkissedtech.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Beth’s Second Life Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bethssecondlife.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eloise’s Thoughts and Fancies Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://eloisepasteur.net/blog </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Thank You! [email_address] [email_address]

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