Monday, March 21, 2016

2016 EDU: Putting language back into the language arts

Putting language back into the language arts
A talk at Virtual Worlds Best Practices Annual Conference 2016. Language is a shared experience.  In a virtual world, language and its environment can be shared with people around around the world. Told with 3D Power Point

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          Language is an ever-evolving, rich expression of who we are as people, as cultures, and as moments in history. Understanding the language of Shakespeare and Yeats helps us understand their hearts, their times, and the issues that shaped them. Such knowledge equips us to face the challenges of our own age and create new stories for future generations. To meet this potential, language arts learning must challenge itself to be more than a simple trip from “once upon a time…” to “and they lived happily ever after.”
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          Caledonia Skytower will explore the unique properties of virtual worlds for language arts including accessibility, immersion, and social interaction. There are not a few challenges too: technological barriers and respect for copyright. Using a “three dimensional Power-Point,” she will explore the possibilities in not only providing the skin and sinew of a plot line, but the very bones and muscle of language itself following the ancient tradition of the bards.
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          Where could immersive language arts be taken on a virtual platform? Come, gather round the fire and explore the possibilities. Caledonia shares her experiences in building dynamic language arts virtual programming from the work of Seanchai Libraries.

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