All Vermont Educators!
ISTE 2011† !!!!†
Canít get to Philadelphia on June 25th-28th? NO Problem!†† SIGVE (special interest group for virtual education) speakers will be presenting their topics on the 27th and 28th at ISTE Island in Second Life.
John Lemmon presents
Stop motion animation and clay animation are strictly for indoors, right? Not anymore. See how the iPod touch, cool apps and personal hotspots let students and teachers create, edit and upload animation while outdoors. Want to make a movie about the plant cycle? Take it outdoors!
10:30 a.m. EST
Jessica Brogley presents
Second Life for NOOBs : )
Platform: Second Life
I'm barely in Second Life so I offer a good perspective on how a teacher can manage their experience in SL in a realistic way that is fun and educational. I will show people how to maximize their experience when they don't have a lot of time or skill. Of course, the most important concept -- have a sense of humor and be patient!
1:00 pm EST
Marianne Malmstrom presents
LEGO Universe "Saving the Universe" in School
Platform: Lego Universe
Last fall the Elisabeth Morrow School, in Englwooe, N.J., embarked on an exciting quest: develop an after-school program that teaches safe, civil online behavior to 3rd and 4th graders using LEGO Universe. Designed for 8-to-12-year-olds, this unique new MMOG allows users to join an epic quest, complete missions, and create, build, and animate their own content in a safe environment. These combined features, along with the game's popularity with our students, made LEGO Universe a promising candidate for use in our after-school classroom.