Begin with the end in mind . Engaged & motivated students meeting learning outcomes Teaching & learning that offers students the opportunity to explore & extend themselves. Using 3D Virtual Worlds for Learning & Teaching @FHS. Setting the scene
Engaged & motivated students meeting learning outcomes
Teaching & learning that offers students the opportunity to explore & extend themselves
Focus on the social commitments aspect of QA & use in a Year 7 tutorial class as part of PGD program.
Incorporate into the Middle School Visual Arts Program to offer enrichment & extension opportunities with the design, construction & exhibition of digital sculptures
Feedback from the Tech Desk
Deb: steep learning curve to understand what a virtual learning environment is and how it can be used as a teaching & learning tool; deep & thorough understanding of curriculum learning outcomes and key skills
Jacq: familiar with VLEs & some of their educational uses and tools; no specific subject knowledge
What really happened?
How can VLEs be used as a teaching & learning tool that will enhance learning outcomes through greater levels of student engagement and how do they fit our curriculum?
Tech staff involvement in project introduction; active consultation during implementation
PD should include IT Curriculum/ Teaching support staff
A technical kit with contacts, clear specifications and list of all software & web based applications;
Acknowledge & allow for the time and resource commitment required to establish infrastructure
Torley Linden & Noob Be Gone ‘how to’ videos
List of Educational Communities in SL & RG; wikis / blogs
DEECD team of experienced VLE users; teachers; techs to coach implementing school teams
Suggest reading & digital resources prior to commencement
Promote an environment of support through active involvement of school administration
Liaise with school administration to help establish clear priorities & confirm expectations of all parties
The unique quality of missions / quests and the focus on social commitments made Quest Atlantis very suitable for the personal growth & development program in Year 7.
“everything is monitored”
“why would i want to chat in QA when they are sitting right beside me?”