Sunday, October 7, 2007

Education Fair on EDUIsland II

I already have plans for when this takes place, but if I were going to be anywhere near a computer I'd attend a few of these sessions.

” Digital Storytelling” - In this session, Celestia Cazalet will give a brief overview of the different types of digital storytelling, explore its uses in the
classroom, share examples and reveal some of the many resources available to assist every digital sage. 15 people max.

“Things I Would Like to Learn: Tools and Resources for Teaching in Second Life” - This session will provide you with some of the necessary tools, resources and information needed to effectively teach or present in Second Life. As well as being given a list of items and landmarks, you will be able to find out about some of the interactive tools people are using in SL (what it is, how to get it, how it is being used). This is a hands-on workshop in which you will be able to explore teaching methods, presentation tools, and how to create visual aids . 10 people max.

“Your Inventory IS NOT Your Junk Closet” - Do you dread clicking on ^Inventory^ when you’re in SL? Can’t find those shoes that went with your ‘Look At Me’ outfit? Remember getting an educational tool, but don’t remember what it was called or where you put it? Then this workshop is for you. Learn some tips and tricks to manage your ^Inventory^ and actually start to organize all those objects. This will be a ‘working’ workshop, so come prepared to dig in and get dirty!

“Podcasting In Education” - Using Podcast People, you can learn the steps of setting up, recording, and hosting your own podcast online. We’ll explore the what, why and how to use a podcast in an educational setting. 10 people max.

“Multimedia Works” - Multimedia is proving a great way to engage students and enhance curriculum. Come see and discuss a variety of projects being created in elementary and middle school classrooms.

“Promoting Your Profession/Your Programs in Second Life” - This session covers how set up an educational center and promote a project on Second Life. This includes how to create and set up informational displays, how to create and run video, and how to build and modify objects that will enhance your center. We will also discuss ideas for “getting the word out” in Second Life. 20 people max.

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