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  • Hi we are Carm and Andy from CsLO Models schools in Western New York. We are going to give you a brief overview of our the professional development course that we have developed using Moodle and Second Life.
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  • Two worlds collide

    1. 1. When Two Worlds Collide- Moodle + Second Life<br /><ul><li>CarmalitaBieniek
    2. 2. Andrew Wheelock
    3. 3. Western New York Regional Information Center
    4. 4. CSLO Model Schools</li></li></ul><li>Something to think about…<br />In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. <br /> - Eric Hoffer <br />
    5. 5. The Sloodle Project<br />UnderConstruction<br />
    6. 6. Why Virtual Worlds?<br />Save money (virtual field trips)<br />Meet children at the waters edge (Long term)<br />Provides 3-d perspective<br />The real world is using them. (i.e. Medicine, Business, Military, the NFL)<br />Creating networks around the world<br />
    7. 7. Why Second Life?<br />High End graphics<br />Large educational network (ISTE)<br />New Safety features- (Zindra- Adult Search)<br />Teen Grid component<br />OpenSim carry over- Reaction Grid, OS Grid<br />
    8. 8. Why Moodle?<br />Open Source- Free installation<br />Synchronous and asynchronous learning<br />Web 2.0 components/ applications, i.e blogs, wikis, and forums<br />Complete learning management system, i.e. quizes, gradebook, self paced lessons.<br />
    9. 9. What Are We Doing Now?<br />3 Day Professional Development Sloodle Course<br />Day1 : Intro to virtual worlds and discuss reasons for second life<br />Day 2: In depth, content-specific exploration<br />Day 3: Create a display, resources, presentation, machinima etc. geared towards sharing with educators from around the world at our virtual WNYRIC Building<br />
    10. 10. Two Offerings<br />
    11. 11. Sloodle For Social Studies<br />
    12. 12. Social Studies <br />Day 1- Introduction<br />Why? What’s the research and reasoning?<br />Meet your avatar<br />Work with the Moodle<br />Day 2- Explore and Learn<br />Learn how to use Moodle Tools<br />Explore the Holocaust Museum, Virtual Native Lands, Harlem Renaissance, Middle Passage<br />Day 3- Use what you have learned<br />Walk away with knowledge, lesson plans, ideas, virtual world presentations.<br />
    13. 13. Multi-Disciplinary Sloodle<br />
    14. 14. Multi-Subject Sloodle<br />Day 1- Introduction<br />Why? What’s the research and reasoning?<br />Meet your avatar<br />Work with the Moodle<br />Day 2- Explore and Learn<br />Learn how to use Moodle Tools<br />Explore the Imagination Island, Pathway to World Lit. Little Hogsmeade, NASA, Science Friday, NOAA, Learning Language Islands, Music, Art History, etc. <br />Day 3- Use what you have learned<br />Walk away with knowledge, lesson plans, ideas, virtual world presentations.<br />
    15. 15. To Find More Information<br />Our Website:<br />http://www2.wnyric.org/cslo<br />CarmalitaBieniek (Lelah Romano) <br />atilamrac-Twitter<br />http://www2.wnyric.org/cbieniek<br />Andrew Wheelock (Spiff Whitfield)<br />Spiffwhitfield- Twitter<br />http://www2.wnyric.org/awheelock<br />
    16. 16. Our PLN<br />Facebook Fan pages<br />Techie Geek<br />Virtual Pioneer<br />Delicious:<br />Bieniek<br />31spiff<br />Virtual Pioneer Page<br />http://grou.ps/virtualpioneers<br />http://bit.ly/VPconference<br />

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