Saturday, November 21, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: Digital literacy. He did it in Classcraft. Like a detective story. Could you do it better in your favorite virtual world? Are your students the heroes who will solve this problem?


He did it in Classcraft. 
Like a detective story.  
Could you do it better in your favorite virtual world?  
Are your students the heroes who will solve this problem?
Consideration of how a story could be created in a virtual world to engage students in activities that develop skills on digital literacy, teamwork, and presentation.  Plus knowledge of some selected STEM content.
Students as detectives


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Needed skill sets for developers

Needed resources

Brainstorm tips

  • Think of an educational web page as a scenario
  • Think of the experience you want the learner to get.  
  • Think of it as a writer--you must keep the reader interested.
  • Think of it as a detective story--the students must find all the clues and put them together to work out the solution. 
  • Think of it as a police story--the students must collect evidence to catch the killer. 

Outline 

Exposition

  • In and educational story, the students do the exposition.
  • In our story, the students find the evidence using their digital literacy skills.
  • They are formed into teams: Description, hang-outs, modus operandi, vulnerabilities, plans, etc.
  • Note: the evidence may be text, graphic displays, animated objects or videos.
  • Digital literacy can find on make any of these. 
  • The evidence is recorded in a series of videos.

Rising action

  • As the information comes in, several planning teams are formed to evaluate, organize and integrate it. 
  • The teams work together to produce a comprehensive solution and final report.

Climax

  • The class presents its final report including the evidence videos (probably a YouTube playlist.)

Building the investigation office

Instructional background

Could you beat this?

  • Of course you can do better than this.  
  • You can even work it out as a complete lesson plan.
  • I hope you do.  
  • Maybe I can too.  I hope to be smarter next month.

What are the students learning?

  • Digital literacy: how to use the web to collect information and use it.
  • Teamwork: How to work with team members on a task too big for one person.
  • Presentation: How to organize and present information.
  • Subject:  Details about a specific disease and general information about how we combat a disease.

    Stories in virtual worlds

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