Sunday, July 5, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: #DTA: Classroom discipline in digital worlds. The technology can provide powerful tools.

Classroom discipline in digital worlds.
The technology can provide powerful tools.  

You can have adolescents study in digital schools, but not without classroom discipline.  Is that available for the digital campus
The Empty Classroom

They still need adult supervision

  • Digital worlds are now available to be managed by a school.
  • The school can have complete control over who comes in.
  • The school can thus provide secure education for children of any age.
  • Any teacher in the K-12 arena will want to know how to maintain discipline.
  • Digital world technology can provide the tools. 
  • Though the controls may not be available yet.


Classroom discipline

The disruptive student

  • Student disrupts in voice: teacher imposes a voice time-out on the student.
  • Student disrupts in text chatteacher imposes a chat time-out. 
  • Student disrupts by movementteacher imposes a movement time-out.

The inattentive student

  • Active learning does not permit inattention.
  • Reading, listening, and watching can elicit inattention because they are inactive.
  • The teacher can make them active by getting student responses frequently.
  • The frequency could be based on the estimated attention span for the students.
  • The teacher or the DTA could present the query.
  • The DTA could present the response form and possibly evaluate it.

Workgroup discipline

Is the teacher monitoring the workgroups? 

  • If the students are beginners at working in groups, the teacher is probably monitoring.
  • That would mean that the teacher sets the time when workgroups can meet.
  • Students with good experience in workgroups might not need monitoring.
  • These could meet on their own schedule.
  • "There are advantages when you show what you can do."

DTA monitoring

  • The DTA works 24/7.  It can monitor typed chat for inappropriate language.
  • It may be able to monitor voice for inappropriate language. 
  • It can keep a record of all communications in the workgroup meeting.
  • It can ask for progress reports frequently.  
  • It can handle private student communications to the teacher.
  • When the teacher is monitoring, it can alert the teacher to student communications.

Monitored work groups

  • The teacher would make the rules.
  • The teacher could monitor several groups at once.
  • All communications could be recorded.
  • The teacher might come in at any time to help with the discussion.
  • The DTA might alert the teacher to cues it could recognize, such as:
  • The use of inappropriate language.
  • A rise in the voice volume by a student.
  • A private request by a student.

Unmonitored work groups

  • This is a privilege to those who have the maturity to handle it.
  • The DTA can provide the same records.  
  • The teacher can provide instructions on how to respond to disrupting actions.
  • Students can, on their own, ban inputs from a disruptive student. 

Visit me on the web

  • Drop by my web offices Weekdays: 12:-12:30 pm Central time (US)
  • I am available for free consulting on any topic in this blog.
  • Cybalounge and 3DWebWorldz (Orientation room)
  • I will be in both places, so you may need to speak to get my attention.
  • Web-worlds, 3D virtual worlds running in a browser. Summary
  • And we can visit the Writer's Workshop on the Web
  • Don't register -- enter as guest.  


  • Original text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domain.
  • Use as you please with attribution: link to the original.
  • All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.
  • Second LifeLindenSLurl, and SL are trademarks of Linden Research Inc.
  • Annotated screenshots made with Jing
  • This blog is not affiliated with anything.   Ads are from Google.
  • Selby Evans in Kitely and hypergrid, Thinkerer Melville in Second Life.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.