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Schooled: Confessions of an Educator on the Teen Grid


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Some of my experiences on the Teen Grid in Second Life, as presented on 26-Feb-2008 at ISTE Island in Second Life

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Schooled: Confessions of an Educator on the Teen Grid

  1. 1. Schooled: Confessions of an Educator on the Teen Grid KJ Hax aka Yankee Sparker (rl: Kevin Jarrett) Iste Island Speaker Series Presentation, 26-Feb-2008
  2. 2. Roadmap <ul><li>In The Beginning… </li></ul><ul><li>Where we are & How we Got Here </li></ul><ul><li>About the Schome Park Project </li></ul><ul><li>What’s Gone Well </li></ul><ul><li>What Could Have Been Better </li></ul><ul><li>Key Learnings </li></ul><ul><li>Other Teen Grid Projects </li></ul>
  3. 3. In the beginning…
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  7. 10. Where We Are…
  8. 20. About Schome Park
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  10. 25. Schome Park Projects <ul><li>Governance of the island - wiki page and discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building Department - wiki page and discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Liaison - wiki page </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educational Activities (strands)- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Archaeology - wiki page and discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics and Philosophy - SPii wiki page , SNP wiki page and discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics - wiki page and discussion and more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language Lovers - Language Lab wiki page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Machinima </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readers and Writers - Writers' Corner wiki page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research - wiki page and discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media and Design - Editing the newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space - Our satellite proposal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other community activities- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Artificial Intelligence - AI workshop. and AI Wiki Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schome Marina - wiki page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theme Park - Wiki Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skate Park - Wiki Page </li></ul></ul>
  11. 30. Did I mention it’s FREE?
  12. 31. What’s Gone Well…
  13. 38. What Could Have Been Better…
  14. 43. Key Learnings… (our after-school club)
  15. 44. <ul><li>Specific objectives = good </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent meetings = good </li></ul><ul><li>Expect home connectivity issues, have alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Be virtually realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Expect some fallout </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the faith! </li></ul>
  16. 45. Other Teen Grid Projects…
  17. 46. <ul><li>Schome Park </li></ul><ul><li>EyeforYou Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Skoolaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Global Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Smith’s Teen Grid Projects List </li></ul>
  18. 47. Q&A Thank You!