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Education Technology, Languages, 3D Worlds

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Welcome to my shop, which I'll be filling with language/lit/ed-tech resources. I'm also interested in 3D virtual worlds, and some of the resources I'm developing now are about how to use these exciting environments.

Welcome to my shop, which I'll be filling with language/lit/ed-tech resources. I'm also interested in 3D virtual worlds, and some of the resources I'm developing now are about how to use these exciting environments.
Becoming a Google Search Ninja
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Becoming a Google Search Ninja

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This is a free, editable resource that introduces students to some clever ways to use Google search to make results more specific. It could be used as an activity in class or as homework. I recommend using it in class as a group-work activity, because some of the questions lend themselves to discussion. This resource is applicable across the disciplines, and will be particularly relevant for teachers that have students with digital devices. By working through the activity, students will learn a few Google search operators and symbols that will help them get more precise, relevant results with their Google searches. You may also want to see my resource about using Google Trends in the classroom: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/getting-trendy-with-google-trends-11103690 On twitter @gabrieljbaker Happy for any feedback :)
Global Classroom Collaboration in a 3D World: Why and How
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Global Classroom Collaboration in a 3D World: Why and How

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This resource explains why global classroom collaboration is on the rise and describes one way that you can get started with it using a 3D world. In advance of reading the resource, I recommend heading to edorble.com, claiming your world (for free), and exploring it a little bit. If you're interested in giving this a shot, tweet us @edorble and we'll help you get started! See my shop or edorble.com/blog for more lesson ideas like this.
Getting Trendy With Google Trends
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Getting Trendy With Google Trends

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This is a free, editable resource that introduces students to Google Trends, an incredible part of Google search which allows people to see how the rest of the world uses and has used Google across time and space. This resource may be particularly relevant for Social Studies teachers who like to have a current events component of their course, but it's also relevant to all teachers who want their students to have a better understanding of the Google Search ecosystem. Google Trends is fun to explore! I encourage you to take this resource and edit it based on the particular interests of your students and subjects of your class. I'm on twitter @gabrieljbaker, and please leave any feedback here as a review. Or just tweet me :) You may also want to check out my resource called "Becoming a Google Search Ninja" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/becoming-a-google-search-ninja-11103684
Business Language Role-Playing Activity in a 3D Virtual World
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Business Language Role-Playing Activity in a 3D Virtual World

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One of the benefits of learning another language is that it allows you to conduct business with those who speak that language. This lesson is suitable for intermediate/advanced language students who have a solid grip on the fundamentals and who are now learning the vocabulary of the business world. Throughout the lesson, students prepare and present business “pitches” to each other in a virtual world via a role-playing activity. In advance of the lesson, claim an Edorble world by going to www.edorble.com and clicking the “Claim World” button. You’ll need to share your world code with your students.
Having Student-Led Online Poetry Discussions in a 3D World
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Having Student-Led Online Poetry Discussions in a 3D World

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Poetry can be beautiful, mysterious, insightful, and fun to discuss with others. Because the meanings of poems are not always obvious, poetry lends itself to close reading and discussion. Students and teachers often enjoy the challenge of picking apart the possible meanings of a poem and exploring their thoughts about them. This “how-to” will show you how you can facilitate poetry discussions with your class online in a 3D virtual world such as Edorble (free, in beta) or Second Life (free, but not private and hence riskier). I include suggestions for teachers and instructions for students for each “step” of the lesson plan, and I encourage you to modify any aspect of this lesson so that it can suit the need of your particular students, schedule, and learning goals. For online teachers, teachers in blended or flipped classrooms, or teachers who are looking for a new way for their students to interact and collaborate online, this lesson plan is worth checking out. Please leave a review with any feedback, and you can find me on twitter @gabrieljbaker Note: If you’re going to use Edorble for this activity, head to www.edorble.com and claim a virtual world for your class in advance of the lesson. Let your students know your world code. For more lesson plans that make use of virtual worlds, see my shop or head to edorble.com/blog