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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.
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.
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