Sunday, October 24, 2021

2021 Touring some educational parts of the metaverse. Second life has many educational places. And they are all 30 seconds apart.


Touring some educational parts of the metaverse.  
Second life has many educational places.  
And they are all 30 seconds apart.
Videos of tours in Second Life, a division of the metaverse. 

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

2021 EDU: Creating Active Learning Through Film. Make it a team project. Online, use the metaverse for classes. Use A DTA to manage details.


Creating Active Learning Through Film. 
Make it a team project.  
Online, use the metaverse for classes
Use A DTA to manage details.
Design for projects using video instruction and teamwork either in person or online

DTA assignments: 

  • Watch these videos: (List 1 or more videos)
  • For each video: list the things you most need to remember in order of importance.
  • Put your summary in your desk at the team workroom.   
  • A teacher or assistant may read your summary and give you comments.
  • A teacher or assistant may evaluate your list by comparing it with a master list.
  • You get individual credit for this work, if you complete it before the team meeting.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

VWMOOC21: The metaverse supports teaching during lockdown. Students working together from home. Virtual classrooms can have all the equipment of the familiar classrooms. Without the germs.


The metaverse supports teaching during lockdown.  
Students working together from home.  
Virtual classrooms can have all the equipment of the familiar classrooms. 
Without the germs.
Dieter Heyne (Avatar: Edward Tarber) discusses learning during lockdown. Examples: 3 groups of master students learning during lockdown.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtL8l3jzYF0


Services that could be in a digital classroom



Sunday, October 17, 2021

2021 Meetings in the Metaverse: wrap-up session: Remote meetings, remote conventions, live streaming,


Meetings in the Metaverse: wrap-up session
No travel time.  No travel cost.  
No facility cost. No sharing of germs.
Watch a real meeting about how the metaverse can support meetings

Why?

Where?

  • 3DWebWorldz
  • https://3dwebworldz.com/
  • This place can handle meetings ranging from virtual conventions to teachers supervising multiple students working in their own sandboxes. 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

2021 EDU: A math game model for the metaverse. Why can kids learn to play all sorts of games but can't learn the game of math? Because game developers do a better job of teaching.


A math game model for the metaverse.  
Why can kids learn to play all sorts of games 
but can't learn the game of math?  
Because game developers do a better job of teaching.
In preparing video instruction, think like a designer of video games. Plan the motivation as well as the content.

The video game model 

  • Get learners curious
  • Start with very easy problems
  • Put learner in control
  • Let learners make mistakes and recover from them.
  • Below is an example.

The game of algebra

  • A big part of algebra is a game.
  • It has pieces: the familiar numbers and one new piece, X
  • X is the puzzle piece.  It represents the  mystery number you want to find.
  • You get the game in the form of an equation: 4X + 3 = 15
  • The puzzle:  what is the value for X that makes the equation true?
  • Notice that the first term on the left side just means four times X, 

The rules of the game

  • You can add, subtract, multiply or divide both sides of the equation by the same number.
  • (If there are several terms on the side, you multiply or divide each term.)
  • If there are several numbers on one side you can combine them with arithmetic. 
  • There are other rules but they can wait till later.
  • Step 1: Subtract 3 from both sides: 4X = 15-3.
  • Step 2: Do the simple arithmetic on the right:  4X=12
  • Step 3: Divide both sides by 4: X = 3
  • Puzzle question: Why did we pick 3 for subtracting and 4 for dividing?
  • Puzzle question: Is there a way to combine 3X + 4X?

The game in 3D

  • We want the student to practice these operations.

Your first challenge

  • Get your algebra beginner badge: show you are ready to begin algebra.
  • On the ground in front of you is a jigsaw puzzle, partly completed.
  • The genies in the circle ahead of you have the puzzle pieces to finish it.
  • But each genie will want you to answer a riddle to get her puzzle piece.
  • Hint: The smaller genies have the easiest riddles.
  • But you can start anywhere.  
  • You will have to answer all the riddles to finish the puzzle.
  • A right answer gets you the puzzle piece.  
  • A wrong answer can cause you to lose a puzzle piece.
  • So if you are not sure of the answer, just don't give an answer.
  • Go try an easier genie
  • You can try again later.  You will be smarter then.

A model for learning many skills

  • And it would even work for learning facts if they have to pass a standard test.

Could it work for people together?

  • Since it is planned for virtual worlds, the game could have multiple people in the place.
  • Teachers. tutors, parents, teams, learning coaches--anyone on the whitelist for the place.

Who would build such a game?

  • A person or a company providing instruction or tutoring in the subject.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

2021 #VWEDU: In the metaverse, some virtual worlds let educators build scenes that teach the content: User-built made easy.


In the metaverse, some virtual worlds
let educators build scenes that teach the content:  
User-built made easy.
Some virtual worlds let users build things and provide tools to make building easy. Additional building resources are provided on markets.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

2021 #VWEDU: The Active Learning Method. Can you do that in the metaverse? The teacher is a manager of learning, not just a conduit of content..


The Active Learning Method.  
Can you do that in the metaverse?  
The teacher is a manager of learning, 
not just a conduit of content.
A plan for using the metaverse for active learning online.
"Active learning" means you participate, collaborate with others, and apply concepts to the real world. It requires hard mental effort but leads to better retention and an understanding of the material that can be transferred to other situations. To explain how to apply Active Learning in classrooms, we collaborated with Professor Carl Wieman, a Nobel Prize winning physicist, who researches and champions the approach.

  • After the break: Online learning 

Saturday, October 9, 2021

2021 VW: Second Life: from the beginnings of the metaverse. Full of people working together. Not a game, but a place to talk and work with people. Instructions on how to start.


Second Life: from the beginnings of the metaverse.  
Full of people working together.  
Not a game, but a place for people to talk and work together.
Instructions on how to start.
Why and how to enter a long established part of the metaverse.

Second life is a people place

  • You can find people if you know how to look: 
  • Open the world map and look for clusters of green dots.
  • You can chat with people in text or talk in voice.
  • You can own a place of your own and invite friends over for entertainment.
  • You can provide music or videos.
  • You can have a dance floor (avatars use dance animations}.
  • You can teach a class.
  • Or look for more ideas in the articles cited after the break

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

2021 VW Teaching in the metaverse: How to create posters and notecards in Second Life: Images and inventories


Teaching in the metaverse: 
How to create posters and notecards in Second Life: 
Images and inventories
In user-built virtual worlds, you can create things for your students to read.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

2021 EDU: Don't let your grammar hold you back. Know when you are right. Know when they are wrong.


Don't let your grammar hold you back.  
  
Know when you are right.  
Know when they are wrong.
A video about how to sound like you know what you are talking about.



Saturday, October 2, 2021

2021 EDU: Science fiction in the metaverse. The idea started in SciFi. Now the metaverse hosts SciFi in a holodeck.


Science fiction in the metaverse.  
The idea started in SciFi.  
Now the metaverse hosts SciFi in a holodeck.
Science Fiction Read-aloud in the Holodeck.  Another thing we do in the metaverse.

Of interest to

  • Writers and aspiring writers
  • SciFi readers 
  • Librarians
  • Educators

Writing in the metaverse