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Benefits of Cloud Party

1. The benefits of using a virtual world app like Cloud Party include ease of access. Most students understand how to access Facebook and download games from there. Also, the cloud based environment is in easy medium because it does … Continue reading

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Minecraft as an Educational Tool

The following video and discussion is from a gentleman who has incorporated Minecraft into his school. His students have gone above and beyond and created amazing features using Mincraft. Not only are students creating but they are learning. While in … Continue reading

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Second Life and English

For a class in my master’s program, I am to join the virtual world of Second Life. I have created and avatar and joined the classroom space.  Second Life is a space where avatars (people) from around the world can … Continue reading

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Building Bridges

The following reflection is based on the videos below: Possibilities from Building Bridges: There are many possibilities I see from both mobile virtual worlds and gaming virtual worlds bridging into the classroom. The first possibility I see is visiting places … Continue reading

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“Blowing Up the Grade Book”

The following reflection is based on Dr. Haskell’s video: “Blowing Up the Grade Book” which can be seen in the video below: Issues of fairness/equity in curricular design Make class a game. “The winning condition is always within reach when … Continue reading

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Virtual Worlds/Digital Media and its Impact on Education

The following discussion is based on the video and research of Dr. Bailenson which can be seen here: Affects on the Mind or Psychology: Dr. Bailenson discusses Avatars and the affect of digital media on people, the mind, and psychologically. An … Continue reading

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Why Do We Teach?

As the new school year approaches, I always find myself reflecting on the goals I want to achieve with my students. Also, I reflect on why do I teach. Is it to gain self satisfaction, to improve student’s outlook on … Continue reading

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