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Ed 205 Webkinz Power Point

  1. 1. By Leslie Young Ed 205
  2. 2. Webkinz <ul><li>What is a Webkinz </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started </li></ul><ul><li>Webkinz World </li></ul><ul><li>Earning Kinzcash </li></ul><ul><li>Other Webkinz Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Author’s slide </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Map </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Webkinz <ul><li>Webkinz are stuffed animals that can be used on the internet as virtual pets. They come in a variety of types, each with it’s own secret code that allows access to a virtual world called webkinz world. </li></ul>Click on photo for video Quit
  4. 4. Internet Safety <ul><li>Webkinz world is a safe, predator free area for children of all ages. Interaction is done solely within webkinz world. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal information is not required or allowed. Communication is pre-programmed into the system, in order to monitor what is being said between pets and members. </li></ul>Quit
  5. 5. Getting Started <ul><li>There are two things needed to get started: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A webkinz animal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to the internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To get started, go to www.webkinz.com , and click on new member. </li></ul>Quit
  6. 6. Getting Started, cont’d <ul><li>New members will be asked to give their webkinz a name and decide if it’s a boy or a girl. </li></ul><ul><li>The next step is to enter the secret code that comes with each individual webkinz. </li></ul>Quit
  7. 7. Welcome to Webkinz <ul><li>All new webkinz members receive a welcome gift that contains: a special food dish specifically designed for each pet, kinzcash that can be used to decorate a new room for the webkinz, and a toy. </li></ul>Quit
  8. 8. Webkinz World <ul><li>While exploring webkinz world, children are exposed to some really cool games that are not only fun, but educational as well. </li></ul><ul><li>All of the games in webkinz world are designed to introduce children to mathematics, reading, comprehension, problem solving, and many more educational opportunities. </li></ul>Quit
  9. 9. Webkinz World, Cont’d <ul><li>There are also chat rooms, interactive rooms, and trading cards available for children and their pets. </li></ul><ul><li>By using the chat and interactive rooms, children can make new friends while extending their learning opportunities. </li></ul>Quit
  10. 10. Webkinz Task Bar <ul><li>Webkinz world has a task bar titled “Things to do”, that allows it’s members to see what sort of activities are available each day. </li></ul><ul><li>This task bar also helps members keep track of how their pets are feeling; making sure members pay special attention to the needs of their pets. By doing this, webkinz world is teaching it’s members how to be responsible owners. </li></ul>Quit
  11. 11. Webkinz video Click on the link above for a tour of Webkinz World Quit
  12. 12. Earning Kinzcash <ul><li>Another important concept that webkinz world teaches children is money management. By playing different games, the children are not only having fun, but they are earning money called kinzcash. </li></ul><ul><li>Webkinz world members soon realize they need money to purchase items such as food, clothing, furniture etc. for their pets in order to keep them happy and healthy. </li></ul>Quit
  13. 13. Earning Kinzcash <ul><li>The only way to buy food for their pets is to earn money by playing games. </li></ul><ul><li>Children also learn how to prioritize things such as food over toys. If there is something special they would like to buy, they have to earn the money first. </li></ul>Quit
  14. 14. Webkinz Games <ul><li>Webkinz world has a variety of games available to play any time a member chooses. Each of these games not only gives the opportunity to earn kinzcash, they also have different levels of play that challenge the students to use thinking and problem solving skills. </li></ul>Quit
  15. 15. Webkinz Tournaments <ul><li>As an added bonus, webkinz offers tournaments that can be played between other members on a daily basis. </li></ul><ul><li>These tournaments allow members to challenge each other in specific games/areas that are not available through the daily games. </li></ul><ul><li>Because these tournaments are more challenging, the prize money that is earned is usually a higher amount also. </li></ul>Quit
  16. 16. Webkinz Employment <ul><li>Webkinz members can go to the webkinz employment office to find even more challenging and rewarding opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Members can sign up for one job opportunity every eight hours. Once they have completed a job their results are posted on a resume , just like in a real- life scenario. </li></ul>Quit
  17. 17. Webkinz Employment contd <ul><li>When a member has three or more outstanding entries on their resume, Webkinz world will start offering higher pay for jobs. If they don’t succeed, the amount of pay will be reduced. </li></ul>Quit
  18. 18. Education for Higher Learning <ul><li>Another great educational opportunity for webkinz members is the Kinville Academing for Higher Learning. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a form of college where members are challenged in different fields such as critical thinking, sports & fitness, and special talents. </li></ul><ul><li>Once they have completed ten levels in the six basic courses, they will earn a Kinzville Academy diploma. </li></ul>Quit
  19. 19. Other Webkinz Opportunities <ul><li>Webkinz world has many opportunities for learning off line as well. Some examples are: crafts, trading cards, on-line shopping, a parents information area, a customer service area, and a bulletin area. </li></ul><ul><li>These area’s are an extremely useful tool for any novice who is interested in learning more about webkinz. </li></ul>Quit
  20. 20. Resources <ul><li>www.webkinz.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.webkinzhub.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.webkinz.com/SWF/TOUR/siteTour.html </li></ul><ul><li>customerservice.webkinz.com/collectionscatalog/us_en/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GWYE_enUS269US279&q=webkinz&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi </li></ul><ul><li>http://video.aol.com/video-detail/kids-crazy-for-webkinz/508318428 </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GWYE_enUS269US279&q=webkinz%20employment&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi </li></ul><ul><li>http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GWYE_enUS269US279&q=webkinz%20jobs&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi </li></ul><ul><li>http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GWYE_enUS269US279&q=webkinz%20chat&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi </li></ul><ul><li>http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GWYE_enUS269US279&q=webkinz%20welcome%20gifts&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi </li></ul><ul><li>http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GWYE_enUS269US279&q=webkinz&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi </li></ul>Quit
  21. 21. Author’s Slide <ul><li>My name is Leslie Young and I am currently attending Grand Valley State University ,majoring in integrated science with a minor in elementary education. </li></ul><ul><li>I look forward to bringing the knowledge and skills I have learned not only in my classes but life experiences as well, into the classroom for my own future students to share and explore. </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail any questions to [email_address] </li></ul>Quit
  22. 22. Concept Map Quit