Presentation on theme: "Assist students in acquiring a better range of professional skills and confidence before being placed in a real life classroom. Provide diverse professional."— Presentation transcript:
Assist students in acquiring a better range of professional skills and confidence before being placed in a real life classroom. Provide diverse professional experience options for students. Create awareness about virtual worlds as a pedagogical and social networking tool. Compare different methods of interaction to enhance student learning and teaching.
Role-play in a virtual world as either: – Teacher (present a seven to ten (7-10) minute teaching episode or idea on teaching – focusing on your preferred KLA) – Primary School Student (please see the roles provided) Speak at all times in Chat or use audio as instructed Teacher – please use audio features of Second Life
Your lesson is not being judged It does not matter if it doesn’t work Please just immerse yourselves in your character Please ignore spelling mistakes or bad grammar
Sloodle HUD – you will be given instructions as to which gesture you have to use in the role-plays
Please raise your hand if you wish to ask a question using the Sloodle HUD. Please raise your hand in response to the teacher raising their hand (when they are attempting to get the class’s attention), using the Sloodle HUD.
Remember to respect the avatar Leave avatar as it was found – do not change anything – do not take the avatar elsewhere Keep the avatar in the classroom Keep to protocols of a real classroom – watch what you say
Respect your classmates. Please note the length of time you are off-task (20% of the time only). That is approximately 1.25 minutes of the total time of the role-play. Give the teacher a fair go just as you would expect when it is your turn to be teacher.
More information on how to use Second Life can be found at: http://www.virtualclassrooms.info/howto.htm More information on how to use VirtualPREX role-play classrooms, can be found at: http://www.virtualprex.com/slinfo.html