VWBPE Teen Fair 2011


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Explanation of the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference in the immersive environment called Second Life. The Teen Fair showcases the work and learning experiences of middle school and high school students.

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VWBPE Teen Fair 2011

  1. 1. VWBPE Conference<br />Virtual Worlds <br />Best Practices in Education<br />March 17-19, 2011<br />
  2. 2. VWBPE Website<br />http://www.vwbpe.org/<br />
  3. 3. Theme<br />Content Theme: <br />You Are Here<br />Design Theme:<br />Steampunk<br />
  4. 4. March 17<br />7:00-10:00 a.m.<br />Youth and Technology Discussion<br />Discussion Panel—by teens, for teens<br />Content Creation Challenge<br />Builds, tools, machinima, art<br />Combining Technologies<br />Blending Web and 3D<br />Virtual Fair<br />Demonstrations—science fair style poster sessions<br />Teen Fair<br />
  5. 5. 7:00-7:45: Introduction to Skoolaborate, FLN, and ETC<br />7:45-8:30: Adults ask questions of student panel<br />8:30-9:15: Student roundtable on their view of technology in education<br />9:15-10:00: Presentations<br />Schedule<br />
  6. 6. Volunteer to be part of the panel discussion<br />Create a presentation binder to show<br />Bring something you created to display<br />Create a machinima (machine cinema—a movie)<br />Create art<br />Visit, watch, listen<br />What can you do?<br />
  7. 7. In LiveBinders is a template for a student portfolio for the conference.<br />Go to www.livebinders.com<br />If you don’t have an account, create one; you must have an account and be logged in to create a binder.<br />Search for “VWBPE Presentation Binder Template”<br />Click “options” below the binder icon, then choose to “make a copy.”<br />Sample Portfolio<br />
  8. 8. Read the binder instructions on each tab and sub tab<br />Make changes in type by clicking and changing the type already there.<br />Make changes in the type of page (text only, text and media, etc.) by clicking the Edit button in the upper right-hand corner.<br />Send your new binder URL to Mrs. Conwell: mrsc@rinda.org<br />Sample Portfolio (continued)<br />
  9. 9. To see a demonstration on how to edit a LiveBinder, go to:<br />The LiveBinders sitehttp://livebinders.com/edit?id=60509 and it is the last tab (be sure to erase this tab when you are finished with your own binder)<br />Screencast-O-Matic: http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cXnVbolJ8<br />YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS041i0pDRY<br />Demonstration Video<br />
  10. 10. Add to your student resume—you presented or participated in an online conference about technology and immersive environments<br />Experience in public speaking, even virtually, is of value in any course<br />Project credit for ETC<br />Networking with other teens<br />Express your views to adults who can affect how educational experiences evolve for students<br />What’s in it for me?<br />
  11. 11. The following slides give information about the conference called Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education.<br />This is the first year we are bringing in teens.<br />Teachers from middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities, and some business corporate trainers attend this conference yearly.<br />It all takes place in Second Life, 54 hours straight.<br />There are awards and social activities.<br />Teens will be able to teleport to the Teen Fair sim.<br />What is VWBPE?<br />
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  21. 21. mrsc@rinda.org<br />rmconwell@ncesd.k12.or.us<br />Skype: RindaMC<br />FaceBook: RindaMC<br />Twitter: RindaMC<br />http://www.vwbpe.org<br />Questions?<br />