Tell 2010 pp1

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Tell 2010 pp1

  1. 1. Virtual Worlds 101<br />Tell Summer Institute 2010<br />Ellen Todd<br />
  2. 2. Why in the World<br />Meet and Greet ~ Pair and Share<br />What do you do in Real Life?<br />What would you do in Real Life <br />if you had unlimited resources?<br />
  3. 3. Learning Objectives<br />Transition from the Real World to a Virtual World<br />Move, join, travel, chat, search, shop….<br />Frame some questions for yourself in context of your work<br />Explore virtual world applications in Education, Healthcare, Business and Non Profit<br />
  4. 4. What in the World is this other World?<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_world<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Worlds<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Life<br />
  5. 5. Essential Questions<br />What are virtual worlds?<br /> Are virtual worlds important?<br />
  6. 6. Getting started<br />Some basics….<br />http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Glossary<br />GO to and DOWNLOAD Second Life<br />Create an account<br />Choose a name<br /> What’s in a name?<br />http://www.secondlifeinsider.com/2006/11/21/whats-in-a-name/<br />
  7. 7. What’s in a Name?<br />http://www.ehow.com/how_4870741_choose-good-second-life-name.html<br />http://secondlife.wikia.com/wiki/Avatar_Last_Names<br />http://obijan.com/slstats/index.php<br />
  8. 8. Let’s GO in!<br />Pick your look<br />I’ll make you my friend<br />Join the group<br />Let’s get out of here!<br />Teleport to a How to site…<br />Walk through the site and get your wings!<br />
  9. 9. What? So What? Now What?<br />What did you observe? Think about?<br />How did you feel?<br />Did you get any benefits from the experience?<br />What are the implications of the activity?<br />How does the experience relate to the real world?<br />
  10. 10. ISTE Standards<br />Standards<br />http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForTeachers/2008Standards/NETS_T_Standards_Final.pdf<br />Can you wrap your arms around this new world?<br />http://www.iste.org/<br />
  11. 11. Fieldtrips and Case Studies<br />Education<br />Business<br />Healthcare<br />Non Profits<br />
  12. 12. Find it In~world!<br />Search and visit sites specific to your interest<br />SHOUT OUTS<br />“Hey everybody! Look what I found!”<br /> Offer to teleport a friend and explore together<br />
  13. 13. RESEACH<br />Project based learning<br />When you interact with objects, it creates different neural chemicals/pathways.<br />Stronger than reading or listening….<br />Learning Styles? Visual, textural, aural, kinesthetic, integrative<br />What are the implications for EDUCATION here?<br />
  14. 14. LUNCH?!?<br />Let’s visit Iam Zabelin’s kitchen!<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzFpg271sm8<br />
  15. 15. Welcome come back from RL. ;)<br />Watch Virtual Builder<br />http://virtualbuilder3d.com/<br />http://virtualbuilder3d.com/webfiles/roam.mov<br />Log in SL and meet me at the tree house…<br />
  16. 16. Physical vs Mental Challenges<br />Social anxiety<br />Role play<br />Autism<br />Schizophrenia <br />Identify<br />Fresh start<br />

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