Sunday, December 24, 2017

2018 EDU: IMA: Learn by challenge in virtual worlds: Games, projects, Maker Model

Learn by challenge in virtual worlds:
Games, projects, Maker Model
"Everything is already known.  Your job as a student is to learn most of it and demonstrate your recall by reciting back bits of it."  We would never teach that.  These days, much of what we have to do is respond to new challenges.  A lot of the misery is delivered by the difficulties people have in responding to new challenges.  With all that in mind, how does the traditional classroom model compare with the challenge model?
More after the break

How do challenges differ from ordinary classroom learning?

  • Practice in collaboration (depending on design)
  • Practice in social skills 
  • Practice in critical thinking skills
  • Practice in problem-solving
  • Practice in responding to failure 
  • Practice in planning
  • Practice in goal-setting
  • Practice in executing a plan
  • Practice in selecting important information for attention
  • The key to remembering: pay attention to what you need to remember
  • Experience in objective achievement
  • Confidence building

What can virtual worlds contribute?

  • Safe environment (with proper access controls)
  • Low cost (if computer and internet connection are available to the student)
  • Detailed record-keeping for assessment and research.
  • Unlimited environment control at low cost.
  • Suitable for home or remote use.
  • Suitable for world-wide mentoring and collaboration.

What can web-worlds offer?

  • All of the above plus:
  • Get there as with any other web page.
  • Use a Chromebook, or tablet.
  • Drag and drop images and web pages into the world.
  • Drag and drop files that produce inworld objects.
  • Drag and drop white boards.
  • Give active web links in chat.

If you are interested in web-worlds...




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News and Notes

The Hypergrid WIP Show

  • The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress. 
  • Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.
  • Selby may capture video of presentations in voice, for posting on YouTube.
  • The WIP show normally meets on 2 Sundays a month at 12 pm California time.
  • The show meets at the Pandora location on the second Sunday 
  • But will not meet in the summer.
  • And at Cookie II on the fourth Sunday.  
  • To keep up with the WIP meetings, join the Kitely group, Work in progress.
  • We can go to your place if there is time.

Next WIP meeting

    • Sunday Dec. 24, noon SLT (California) time
    • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
    • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
    • II 
    • In Kitely, put Cookie II into the find bar of the world map. 
    • Suspended for Summer: Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)
    • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
    • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
    • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora

            Previous Articles from the WIP show 


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