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Running head: EVALUATION OF A VIRTUAL CLASSROOM FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Evaluation of a Virtual Classroom for Professional Development Dallas McPheeters NAU Graduate School of Education

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Abstract A review of the literature revealed that the missing link in technology integration within education centered on professional development. When teachers are knowledgeable and comfortable using technology, they are more inclined to use it and therefore, students are enabled to meet technology standards. It was hypothesized that teaching educators within a technologyrich, virtual environment would better equip them to integrate technology into their curriculum. Therefore a mixed qualitative and quantitative research design was implemented to test this hypothesis by delivering instruction to teachers via a blended environment that included a 3D virtual world classroom. Results overwhelmingly point to the efficacy of 3D virtual learning environments as critical to closing the professional development gap in the technology integration equation.

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Data Collection The virtual classroom professional development project is backed by a host of peerreviewed research as indicated in the literature review and project proposal submitted earlier. As well, the project itself contains qualitative and quantitative research conducted prior to the project’s design. Furthermore, during the project itself, participants were evaluated using preand post-surveys (Appendices). Additional feedback mechanisms were employed via discussions and blog postings conducted after many of the lessons. Three technology needs assessments were conducted during the past two years as follows. The first assessment focused on K-5 Teachers within the TUSD school district (n=14) and sought to uncover experience, attitudes and expectations with regard to technology in their school and classroom. The K-5 Teachers assessment can be viewed online here: http:// spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pKWliWwbbBomN5TWL5n9tfw. The second technology assessment was directed at the ETC community within NAU (n=14) and focused on experience with and interest in 3D virtual worlds such as Second Life. The use of GoogleDocs to gather data is simple and results can be readily graphed and viewed as the data is gathered. The ETC assessment may be viewed online here: http:// spreadsheets.google.com/gform? key=0AobIkfSron3IdFB3VzFxQUNqajgxbFRlU2gxV3Vybmc&hl=en&gridId=0#chart The third technology assessment was recently conducted at the Phoenix School of Law and included both faculty and students (n=735). The purpose was to discover experience levels among all cohorts of faculty and students to determine if any discrepancy existed between school technology goals and student expectations. These three technology assessment surveys have

Virtual Professional Development shown a consistent gap between teacher experience and attitude and the stated technology standards under which they operate. The gap consists of teachers’ inexperience with new technologies and fear or hesitation to learn the new technologies. This gap can be eliminated by targeted professional development that engages teachers in a contextually-authentic and technology-rich environment that combines ample peer interaction in order to maximize constructivist learning opportunities. Additionally, it was taken into account that teachers are barraged by activities in an increasingly time-commoditized world. Hence, the project was designed with heuristic constructivist strategies within a blend of 2D and 3D learning environments, available in synchronous and asynchronous formats and via group or self-paced modalities, in order to maximize participant opportunities. Questions for the pre-survey technology assessment (Appendix A) were designed

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according to NOAA’s guidelines which aim to “Identify existing degree of knowledge, skills, and the attitudinal characteristics surrounding [this] particular issue or topical area.” Additionally, I wanted to uncover “motivations and conditions that contribute to an individual’s degree of interest in [the] issue...” Finally, the surveys attempted to “solicit opinions about content, functionality, etc. in order to draw participants into the design process, and build interest and active participation in the product, service, or training” (NOAA, 2009). This needs assessment data is then compared to participant response gathered during the five post-surveys (Appendix C). Similar to an exit poll or casual interview, the post-survey of the participants’ evaluation of the quality of each experience, fulfills both the peer-to-peer evaluation as well as the self-evaluation portion of the Rubric (Appendix E).

Virtual Professional Development Analysis Tools Pre-Survey Questionnaire The survey results produced both quantitative and qualitative data which was subsequently graphed in order to search for common themes, comparisons, and contrasts. The pre-survey depicts the characteristics of the course participants originally sampled along with their knowledge of, experience with and attitudes toward technology. The raw data file may be viewed here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc? key=0AobIkfSron3IdEFXaVhaNkVPMUpYTW5PaF9KYTM1bVE&hl=en

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After gleaning such basic demographic data as gender, job title, and age range, the survey detailed access to technology in both home and workplace as well as frequency of use of all types of applications. Experience with technology was determined by the amount of time such technologies are accessed by participants (i.e. Several times a day or only Once / twice a year). The final section ferrets out teacher attitudes toward the efficacy of technology applications for student learning. Participant attitudes toward the integrative need for technologies in educational settings were evaluated using a likert scale model enabling teachers to indicate how they currently use tech in the classroom. The scale ranged from not relevant to I currently use with five ranked possibilities in between. Post-Survey Questionnaire After each of the five lessons was concluded, participants were asked to take the corresponding exit survey (Appendix C). The graphic results of this mixed quantitative likert scale and qualitative exit interview style survey are shown in Appendix D. The raw data may be viewed here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?

Virtual Professional Development key=0AobIkfSron3IdGhIQWFjRnpsaDA3WUxqY1V5ZXRHLWc&hl=en. The number of participants in the pre-survey (n=11) increased greatly by the time the project was completed (n=36) due to the popularity of the platform and consequential word-of-mouth advertising from the ever-increasing participant pool. Exit surveys are measured on a likert scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree. The data was analyzed for comparisons and contrasts while seeking any over-arching themes resonating from the qualitative responses in the second part of the survey. Conclusion The hypothesis of this research project was proven in the affirmative. Virtual courses enable the highest and best use of resources by offering greater flexibility to more students. Virtual technologies save time and money while offering students greater varieties of learning

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experiences. Therefore, this study concludes that virtual learning environments are ideally suited to professional development needs targeting technology integration among educators. The pre-survey results indicate the sample of participants corresponds to the generalized sample data gathered from previous research efforts. Based on the pre-survey data gathered at the outset of this project, the participants indeed represent a broad sample of education professionals ranging from graduate students to K-20 teachers and faculty as well as related support staff such as Librarians. A near equal number of males versus females participated with more than half being between the ages of 36 and 50 years old. And though participation numbers tripled by the end of the project period, the added participants remained true to the initial sample demographic. Such participation from this representative sampling provides a rich environment in which to gather data to determine the efficacy of virtual learning environments for technology-

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related professional development purposes and may be generalized to the educator population at large with the contextual nuances herein maintained as caveats. Concerning participant knowledge of technology, the pre-survey summarizes that the participants were not particularly tech-savvy beyond basic office-level interactions as depicted in the graphs referred to in Appendix B and depicted online at http://issuu.com/dallas/docs/ experience_with_technology_questionnaire. In fact, the majority of participants did not own many of the basic technologies taken for granted by the younger generation represented by the K-20 demographic. Mp3 players and video equipped mobile phones are familiar to a minority of those surveyed. Therefore, knowledge of cutting edge technologies is limited among this sample. The varying degrees of participant access to technologies either at home or work or both, were indicated by a likert scale analysis showing the most common frequence to be sporadic and the skill level to be self-evaluated as average or less than average. Again, the majority of responses indicated technologies were not used even though respondents acknowledged the technology’s value could be linked to a student’s present need and future benefit. Summarily, the sample of participants surveyed represent a good cross-section of educational professionals who are middle-aged and use technology on a limited basis as required but are not, for the most part, seeking to integrate technology into everyday lesson plans. This sample is representative of those recognized by the literature concluding the need for increased professional development. In other words, predominantly, teachers are familiar with technology and use it on a limited basis as may be required but the majority are not seeking ways to incorporate emerging technologies into current best practices. Hence, the need for such studies as undertaken in this project, is undergirded.

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aggregated results of the exit surveys. The largest percentage of participants strongly agreed with the value of the lessons, activities, and platform of delivery with the next highest percentage agreeing. The most common response to the qualitative question concerning what participants needed most, was more classes such as were being delivered by the virtual course designed in this project. Project Goals The primary goal of the virtual classroom was projected to provide a platform to deliver educational technology learning strategies that include constructivist activities facilitating the best in distance learning and collaboration. Learner or Participant Objectives/Outcomes The standards targeted in this project are noted below (figure 1), followed by a panoramic list of performance objectives and then identified according to lesson sequence (Note: items in red indicate changes that were made to the original project proposal based on dynamic feedback and discovery as the project unfolded). Such changes fit the P.I.E. instructional design model chosen for this project, which calls for constant evaluation and updating as implemention warrants. Wants Virtual Classroom Environment for students. Needs NETS-S std#2 requires: “Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.”

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Virtual Research Platform for Educators NETS-T std#1 requires: “technology to and Graduate students. facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments.” Complete technology platform in which NETS-A std#5 requires: “model and to teach & learn cutting-edge facilitate the development of a shared cultural technologies for NAU. understanding and involvement in global issues through the use of contemporary communication and collaboration tools.”

Figure 1: National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for administrators, teachers, and students used in the NAU MUVE creation project. The tasks outlined below were experienced and strengthened among the participants according to the NETS standards, as follows: • Learned to use Second Life as a new, cutting-edge, contemporary communication and collaboration tool (NETS-A std#5) • Learned innovative technology tools such as Moodle and Sloodle with the Sloodle learning objects to facilitate student creativity (NETS-T std#1) • Learned first-hand the strengths and weaknesses of virtual learning environments (NETS-T std#1) • Learned about the affordances of emerging technologies (NETS-A std#5) • Learned cutting edge tools for distance learning (NETS-T std#1) • Learned how VLEs can enhance constructivist approaches in course development (NETS-A std#5) • Learned the importance of connectivism within VLEs (NETS-S std#2)

Virtual Professional Development 10 • Learned about constructivist assessment strategies possible in VLEs (NETS-S std#2) The five capacity-building lessons were designed and delivered to the participants in the following scaffolded sequence by lesson number: 1. Introduction to the Virtual Learning Environment (NETS-A std#5) • Registered for a free Second Life account • Created and modified an Avatar • Learned about navigation and communication in virtual worlds • Participated in virtual quizzes to earn points • Participated in a scavenger hunt exercise to discover new constructivist learning objects in VLEs. • Tried a blog tool from inside a VLE. • Completed the Exit Survey 2. Participated in a virtual field-trip (NETS-T std#1) • Search for themed destination of interest to participant • Visit and gather information about destination • Take snap-shot showing Avatar inside the destination • Recorded virtual blog adding snap-shots • Return to virtual classroom and present report to classmates • Discovered the power of VLEs to make sudden changes at the last minute to lesson plans, similar to traditional f2f environments but with a powerful twist. • Completed the Exit Survey 3. Built a virtual classroom (NETS-A std#5)

Virtual Professional Development 11 • Created a Sloodle set virtual classroom • Configured the Sloodle set to tie into Moodle’s Learning Management System • Designed a Metagloss Glossary object to offer classmates using the Sloodle Choice tool and successfully linked it to the database. • Completed the Exit Survey 4. Collaborated within a virtual lesson plan (NETS-S std#2) • Learned about the Affordances of emerging Web 2.0 applications • Worked in groups to rank affordances of a select group of apps • Contributed group ideas in a class-wide discussion • Participated in the Sloodle virtual game show learning object • Completed the Exit Survey 5. Engaged in a virtual assessment of self and peers (NETS-S std#2) • Retrieved a virtual notecard with self-assessment questions to answer via notecards regarding the overall experience of the VLE • Created a notecard to evaluate peers’ presentations and submit using a virtual drop box • Participated in a group fireside chat and free T-shirts to all participants • Completed the Exit Survey Unsolicited Comments from Participants: The unsolicited feedback from students occurred throughout the project indicating a high level of engagement. Comments ranged from general impressions of the virtual classroom such as this one:

Virtual Professional Development 12 Your classroom is so impressive! I am visiting. S.S., Teacher ...to lesson-specific comments such as this one for lesson 3: Hi Dallas, I got to point 9 and was a bit lost. I will need to spend more time later checking this out. It is useful but I don't think I am a learner who can focus when there is a lot of talking. As soon as i was behind on a point I felt a little lost. The instructions were great and I think I may be able to follow these later. It was useful meeting the other people. H.C., Doctoral Graduate Student from England ... or this one from lesson 5: Good Morning. Your class was a good experience. I had not given "assessment" in SL education a thought until you had invited me to your class. R.S., Teacher ... to responses from other language speakers such as this participant seeking additional assistance: Hola Dallas: un millon de gracias por tu tiempo y paciencia, lo hare del miercoles en adelante pues el jueves tengo un viaje y mañana estoy muy ocupada, en cuanto lo tenag listo te aviso para que me le eches un vistazo. saludos S.E., Professor, Panama ... to overall thanks for the useful experiences such as this one: Thanks so much for this Dallas.

Virtual Professional Development 13 I was easily able to transfer my learning to my own Moodle and now have a MetaGloss object set up in my SL learning space connecting back to my Moodle. I plan to set up a few more objects soon and I look forward to your next session. Regards Glen Gatin, Ed.D. Future Modifications Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the entire process of carrying out this project. In the beginning, I was not confident the response would be so universally positive nor that I would have so many participants to include other language speakers from foreign countries. The design needed very little in the way of fine-tuning once setup. However, there are some recommendations for the future. First, I would solicit the help of a fellow teacher to work as a team. Team teaching is ideal in the VLE because of the need to text chat, voice chat, and watch where students are in the VLE in order to approach them when they have a need. A team of teachers would also be helpful so while one is teaching, the other can record audio, take video for machinima, take care of late comers to class, supply supportive links as needed, etc. Finally, because computers can crash, it is helpful to have a team of teachers to ensure students are not suddenly abandoned and disperse without completing the activities. Second, I would be careful to backup my work and avoid the hassle I encountered when my virtual classroom disappeared. Moodle courses need to be backed up and all the prepared notecards in Second Life should also have corresponding text file backups just in case of a severe crash. Though it may not be complicated to rebuild learning objects, it is nonetheless time consuming and unnecessary when simple backup procedures could be followed at regular intervals.

Virtual Professional Development 14 Third, I would pre-test lesson plans with newbies. I asked my wife – completely new to Second Life – to attempt my first lesson. I sat beside her and offered no help but simply observed and took notes. Her advice proved invaluable. A list of her suggestions as I noted them follows: Better directions to login Shorter intro? Last paragraph too long. Break sentence. Sign up now for free (make clearer) Overview details needed 3rd hint missing notecard Therefore, I would include testing of all lessons. The third lesson was the most complex and pretesting could have saved time. I plan to continue teaching Sunday afternoon classes in Second Life in order to boost my own experience with designing constructivist learning activities that follow sound pedagogical theories. However, for future research, I would modify this project to focus differently in various ways such as directing the lessons to a particular subject or grade-based cohort. Or offer the course to the faculty of a particular school. The benefits of these more finely targeted approaches would be focused data to help determine the particular benefits of using VLEs for professional development in certain settings or with particular objectives, etc. Overall, the bottom line results are positive and the enthusiasm and engagement afforded by VLEs for professional development and learning warrant serious attention from any institution of learning that is dedicated to narrowing the gap between the technology standards and the present levels of integration among their staff and students.

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References National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center (n.d.). Needs assessment training. Retrieve July 7, 2009 from http://www.csc.noaa.gov/needs/.

Important Links Moodle Course for 2D access to all five lessons: http://uniques.com/nau Movie explaining the project: http://www.twitvid.com/3FE0C Power Point Introducing Second Life: http://issuu.com/dallas/docs/secondlife 2D version of the virtual classroom building exercise in Lesson 3: http://uniques.com/sloodle Pre-Survey Live Questionnaire: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform? hl=en&formkey=dEFXaVhaNkVPMUpYTW5PaF9KYTM1bVE6MA.. Pre-Survey Raw Data: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc? key=0AobIkfSron3IdEFXaVhaNkVPMUpYTW5PaF9KYTM1bVE&hl=en Pre-Survey Graphs: http://issuu.com/dallas/docs/experience_with_technology_questionnaire? viewMode=presentation Post-Survey Live Questionnaire: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform? hl=en&formkey=dGhIQWFjRnpsaDA3WUxqY1V5ZXRHLWc6MA Post-Survey Raw Data: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc? key=0AobIkfSron3IdGhIQWFjRnpsaDA3WUxqY1V5ZXRHLWc&hl=en Post-Survey Graphs: http://issuu.com/dallas/docs/professional_development_exit_questionnaire? viewMode=presentation

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Evaluation Instruments Appendices: This section includes the evaluation instruments. e.g. Survey Instruments, Artifact Rubrics, Journal or Blog entries, Observation notes, Instructional Directions, etc.

Appendix A ............................ Experience with Technology Questionnaire Appendix B ............................ Experience with Technology Results Appendix C ............................ Professional Development Exit Survey Appendix D ............................ Professional Development Exit Results Appendix E ............................ Project Participation Rubric Appendix F ............................ Participant Assignment Collateral Appendix G ............................ Lesson Text Chat Records 1. Lesson One 2. Lesson Two 3. Lesson Three 4. Lesson Four 5. Lesson Five

Virtual Professional Development 18 6. Appendix A Experience with Technology Questionnaire If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dEFXaVhaNkVPMUpYTW5PaF9KYTM1bVE6MA.. Experience with Technology Questionnaire - NAU

Participation in this study is voluntary and confidential. The questionnaire should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Your responses to this questionnaire, along with the responses of other staff and students, will help us assess the needs for further technology developments at the University. In advance, thank you. (This Questionnaire available under Creative Commons license (attribution-noncommercial-no derivative). http://www.netgen.unimelb.edu.au/investigation/questionnaires.html Reference: Kennedy, G., Dalgarno, B., Gray, K., Judd, T., Waycott, J., Bennett, S., Maton, K., Krause, K., Bishop, A., Chang, R. & Churchward, A. (2007). The net generation are not big users of Web 2.0 technologies: Preliminary findings. In R. Atkinson, C. Mcbeath, A. Soong Swee Kit & C. Cheers (Eds.) Proceedings of ASCILITE Singapore 2007: ICT: Providing Choices for Learners and Learning. (pp. 517-525). Australia: ASCILITE.
1.0 Background Information

With which University dept. / Grade level are you most commonly associated? * What is your position? * (Professor, Lecturer, Teacher, Admin, Student, Tutor, etc.) In what discipline / grade do you do most of your teaching/learning? *

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20-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-50 60+

Sex? *




Female Male

2.0 Access to Technology

Please indicate your access to computers at home and work/school. Do you have access to a DESKTOP computer?








At Home, Yes. At Home, No. At Work, Yes. At Work, No.

Please indicate your access to computers at home and work/school. Do you have access to a LAPTOP/NOTEBOOK computer?








At Home, Yes. At Home, No. At Work, Yes. At Work, No.

Please indicate whether you own the following technologies.














Electronic Organizer (PDA, Palm, PocketPC) MP3 Player withOUT video capabilities MP3 Player WITH video capabilities Memory Stick (flash drive, USB, thumb drive) Mobile phone withOUT camera, MP3 player or video Mobile phone WITH a camera but NO MP3 player or video Mobile phone with Camera and MP3 player but NO video

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Video capable mobile phone

Please indicate whether you have the following in your home.










Dedicated video game console (e.g. Xbox, Playstation, etc.) Web cam Dial-up Internet Access Broadband (cable / DSL) internet access Wireless internet access

3.0 Technologies to Assist Students' Learning

Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements ranked on a Likert scale of 1 to 5 with 1 indicating you strongly disagree with the statement and 5 indicating you strongly agree with the statement. Use 3 to indicate you are Neutral concerning the statement.
I want students to use technology in their studies because it...

Will help them get better results in their subjects Will help them understand the subject material more deeply Makes completing work in their subjects more convenient for them Will improve their IT / information management skills in general Will improve their career or employment prospects in the long term
4.0 Use of Technology

Below is a list of different ways in which information and communication technologies can be used.
Please indicate:

1. How OFTEN, on average, you have used technology in each way over the past year. And... 2. How SKILLED you are at using technology in each way. LEAVE BLANK if not used at all.

Virtual Professional Development 21 Use a computer to manage or manipulate digital photos (e.g. using iPhoto, Dig. Image) How Often... Several times a day




Once a day Several times a week Once a week Once / twice a month Every few months Once / twice a year Same question: Use a computer to manage or manipulate digital photos How Skilled on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being Not Skilled and 5 being Very Skilled. Use a computer for creating presentations (e.g. PowerPoint) How Often...

How Skilled... Use a computer for creating or editing audio and video (e.g. iMovie, Movie Maker) How Often...

How Skilled... Use a computer to play digital music files (e.g. iTunes) without accessing the internet How Often...

How Skilled... Use a computer to play games How Often...

How Skilled... Use a games console to play games How Often... How Skilled... Use the internet/web or a LAN to play networked games

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How Skilled... Use a handheld computer (e.g. a PDA) as a personal organizer (e.g. diary, address

book) How Often...

How Skilled... Use the web to access a portal, 'Course or Learning Management System' How Often...

How Skilled... Use the web to look up reference information for study purposes (e.g. online

dictionaries) How Often...

How Skilled... Use the web to browse for general information for study purposes (e.g. news, travel,

events) How Often... How Skilled... Use the web to listen to sound recordings (e.g. via streaming audio or iTunes) How Often...

How Skilled... Use the web for other pastimes (i.e. for leisure activities) How Often...

How Skilled... Use the web to buy or sell things (e.g. eBay, Amazon, air tickets) How Often...

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How Skilled... Use the web for other services (i.e. banking, paying bills) How Often...

How Skilled... Use the web/internet to send or receive email (e.g. Hotmail, Yahoo, Outlook) How Often...

How Skilled... Use the web/internet for instant messaging/chat (e.g. MSN, Yahoo, ICQ) How Often...

How Skilled... Use the web to build and maintain a website How Often...

How Skilled... Use social networking software on the web (e.g. Myspace, Facebook, Ning) How Often...

How Skilled... Use social bookmarking software on the web (e.g. del.icio.us, Diigo) How Often... How Skilled... Use the web to download podcasts (e.g. using Juice, iTunes) How Often... How Skilled... Use the web to publish podcasts (e.g. using Podifier, Podcaster, PodProducer,

Garageband) How Often...

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How Skilled... Use the web to download and/or share MP3 files (e.g. music, videos) How Often...

How Skilled... Use the web to share photographs or other digital material (e.g. Picasa, Flickr) How Often...

How Skilled... Use the web to make phone calls (e.g. VoIP using Skype) How Often...

How Skilled... Use the web for web-conferencing (e.g. using a webcam with Skype, elluminate,

WebEx) How Often... How Skilled... Use the web to read RSS feeds How Often... How Skilled... Use the web to keep your own blog or microblog such as Twitter How Often... How Skilled...

Use the web to read other people's blogs or vlogs How Often...

How Skilled... Use the web to comment on blogs or vlogs

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How Skilled... Use the web to contribute to the development of a wiki How Often...

How Skilled... Use a mobile phone to call people How Often...

How Skilled... Use a mobile phone to text / SMS people How Often...

How Skilled... Use a mobile phone to take digital photos or movies How Often...

How Skilled... Use a mobile phone to send pictures or movies to other people How Often...

How Skilled... Use a mobile phone to make video calls How Often...

How Skilled... Use a mobile phone as an MP3 player How Often... How Skilled... Use a mobile phone as a personal organizer How Often...

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How Skilled... Use a mobile phone to access information / services on the web How Often...

How Skilled... Use a mobile phone to send or receive email How Often...

How Skilled...

6.0 Student Success in your Subject

Please rate how important each item is for students' success in the discipline area in which you spend most of your time at school. How important to students' success is... Skills, techniques and specialist knowledge? How important to students' success is... Natural-born talent? How important to students' success is... Taste, judgement or a developed 'feel' for it?

7.0 Technologies to Assist Teaching and Learning

Please indicate which of the following technologies you currently use in your classes (Whether student or instructor)


















PowerPoint Presentations Email Discussion lists/online forums A classroom or subject web site A class/course twitter feed A class/course bookmarking hashtag system Interactive Multimedia/CD-ROMs Digital videos in lectures (e.g. Quicktime) A Learning Management System (e.g. BlackBoard, Vista)

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MP3s and/or audio recordings Online Assessment Submission Online self-tests/quizzes Audience response system (clickers) Online Collaboration (e.g. GoogleDocs, Elluminate) Virtual Learning Environment (e.g. Second Life, Quest Atlantis)

Below is a list of different technology-based activities that could be used in teaching and learning.

For each item please indicate: 1. Whether or not you CURRENTLY USE these technology-based activities...
And... 2. How USEFUL each technology-based activity would be in supporting student learning (regardless of whether you currently use it). Note: You can also indicate that a particular technology is NOT RELEVANT or you DON'T KNOW enough about the technology to respond. Even if you don't use the technology, please indicate how useful you consider it to be.

Ask students to design and build web pages as part of course requirements (e.g. using Dreamweaver, Kompozer, etc) (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)














I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Ask students to create and present multimedia shows as part of their course requirements (e.g. PowerPoint) (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)










I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful

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Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Ask students to create and present audio/video as part of their course requirements (i.e. iMovie, Movie Maker) (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)














I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Allow students to download or access online audio/video recordings of class lectures (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)














I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Allow students to download or access online audio/video recordings of supplementary content material (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)














I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Virtual Professional Development 29 Ask students to use instant messaging / chat (e.g. MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Skype) to communicate/collaborate with each other (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)














I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Ask students to use instant messaging / chat to communicate with Lecturers and administrative staff from the course (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)














I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Ask students to use social networking software (e.g. Facebook, Ning) to communicate/collaborate with each other in the course (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)














I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Virtual Professional Development 30 Ask students to use the web to share digital files related to their course (e.g. sharing photos, audio files, movies, digital documents, websites, etc.) (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)














I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Ask students to use web-conferencing or video chat to communicate/collaborate with each other in the course (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)














I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Provide students with alerts about course information (e.g. timetable changes, the release of new learning resources, changes in assessment) via RSS feeds on the web (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)














I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Ask students to keep their own blog as part of their course requirements (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)

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I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Ask students to contribute to another blog as part of their course requirements (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)














I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Ask students to follow and/or contribute to microblogging services such as Twitter (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)














I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Ask students to contribute with other students to the development of a wiki as part of their course requirements (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)














I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Virtual Professional Development 32 Provide students with pre-class discussion questions via text message on their mobile phones (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)














I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Provide students with administrative information about the course via text message on their mobile phones (e.g. timetable or assessment changes, info on new learning resources) (Remember, even if you don't use the technology above, indicate your opinion of its usefulness)














I currently use I do not use I don't think this activity is useful I'm neutral about the usefulness of this activity I find this activity very useful Don't know enough about this technology to respond Not relevant

Please list any other technologies or technology-based activities that you use as a student or instructor.
Thank you!

If you want to be notified when the results are complete, please email dallasm12@gmail.com with "Technology Questionnaire Results" in the subject line.

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Appendix B The 45 page results graphs can be viewed online at this link: http://issuu.com/dallas/docs/experience_with_technology_questionnaire

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Appendix C Exit Survey taken after each lesson experience.

Professional Development Exit Questionnaire
Name: _____________________(optional) Position Title/Role: __________________________ District/School/: __________________________________________ Date: ________________
To what degree do you agree with the items below? The staff development: 1. was of high quality 2. was timely 3. was relevant to my needs 4. format and structure facilitated my learning 5. enhanced my understanding of how to augment learning in a virtual environment 6. enhanced my understanding of the issues involved in virtual learning platforms 7. helped me gain new information and skills 8. will assist me in becoming a betterinformed teacher 9. provided important resources for me 10. will assist me in designing future lesson plans 11. will assist my school/district/ or me to create improved learning environments 12. met my expectations
5 Strongly Agree

Rate the item using the scale below
4 Agree 3 Neutral 2 1 Not Disagree Strongly Disagree Applicable

Continued below...

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How will you use what you have learned? What was the most useful part of this staff development? Why? What was the least useful part of this staff development? Why? What additional training/support do you need?

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Appendix F Participant Assignment Collateral The participant portions included below are done so as delivered by the student. No changes were made to correct spelling or grammatical errors as this would be part of a student’s grade. Lesson 1 Results of lesson 1 quiz chair exercise and scavenger hunt experience, may be viewed in-world via the Scoreboard (pictured below where 50 points indicates full participation) as well as in the Moodle-based blogs reprinted below.

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Most promising by assessment Westland - Sunday, 28 February 2010, 03:47 PM Anyone on this site Posted from Second Life: Sloodle I find the immersiveness (is that a word?) to be the most promising. I teach Caribbean studies at a NYC university. It is not possible for students to go back in time in RL and going to the Caribbean is cost prohibitive. Virtual learning environments open up the possibility of exploring these places as though we were there. blog Edit | Delete | Permalink
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Challenges by Oronoque Westland - Sunday, 28 February 2010, 03:44 PM Anyone on this site Posted from Second Life: Sloodle I have vertigo and it is sometime triggered by the way people do textures or their builds , flickering, etc....it has made me more sensitive to the general challenge of accessibility testing title by Murad Jamal - Sunday, 28 February 2010, 02:18 PM Anyone on this site Posted from Second Life: Sloodle this is the body yup worked first meeting by christie mitchell - Sunday, 28 February 2010, 03:49 PM Anyone on this site today was full of learning new things. i am getting more comfortable in the second life world. it is just something to get used to and i know just hanging out wdoes wonders for that. Lesson 2 Blogs and snapshots from the Fieldtrips may be viewed at http://vle101.blogspot.com Reflections on Lesson #2, 7th March 2010 by Oronoque Westland - Monday, 8 March 2010, 03:43 PM Anyone on this site Let me start by saying that I enjoyed the tour a great deal. As a teacher, the build that we visited was particularly relevant and helpful to my own development. I plan to return on my own so that I can go through at a slower pace and really start to absorb the learning that is facilitated there. I would like to make two suggestions for possible implementation in upcoming lessons:

Virtual Professional Development 46 1) Those learners with more SL experience might be asked to help learners with less experience who require technical assistance. Although the class would not be considered large in a face-toface environment, it is a bit large in an environement that makes the technical demands that SL does. Assistance from older AV's might help to take some of the "weight" off of the facilitator and get the group organized a bit faster. With particular reference to Lesson #2, how-to posters or notecards detailing the use of group chat might also be helpful. 2) Some sort of preparatory reading or video for the lesson (in this case optional since we are all volunteers ) might be beneficial. Speaking for myself, I was not aware of some of the pedagogical concepts incorporated in the tour site. I think I would have gained more from it with some background preparation. It is a busy place, what with trying to hit the baseball and avoid being eaten by the shark. After a while I felt overwhelmed by the conceptual materials and allowed myself to get absorbed by the gamelike aspects. See you next week. Holocaust Fieldtrip by Matthew Romanoski - Thursday, 11 March 2010, 08:57 PM Anyone on this site Posted from Second Life: Sloodle I thought that this was a very cool way to take a field trip. I was a little bit skeptical at first, but as I explored the US Holocaust Museum I became very intrigued and amazed at what I was seeing. I intended only to stay for a bit, but ended up exploring longer and am planning on going back when I have more time. I am anxious to check out some of the other field trip sites as well that are available. This is a fantastic cost-effective way to get first hand expereinces of the world! I didn't have any LInden dollars so I wasn't able to save my pics, but I did email them to the link in the lesson 2 notecard. Very cool overall experience! First impressions on second life by jeniffer mayersohn - Sunday, 7 March 2010, 09:55 PM Anyone on this site Just finished my first real experience in SL. I created my avatar over a year ago, but never really did much exploring because I was overwhelmed and undereducated. This time, thanks to Dallas' introductory exercises (and his help via chat), I was able to actually see my avatar (I'm bald and wearing a polk-a-dot dress I'd never don in real life), take a virtual quiz, successfully complete a scavenger hunt, learn how to move around and teleport, use the camera tools, and much more. Thanks to the ISTE orientation, I feel as if I am better informed as to what is available to me as an educator of students and as part of a global group of professionals. I'm looking forward to learning more as a part of this course and to taking advantage of the educator resources, group discussions, and presentations available.

The first lesson took me way more than an hour to get through, but I'm glad I took the time to become more familiar with what's available. There's still so much more to learn, but I'm going to let the first session marinate. I'll go through the second lesson on my own, but hope to join others for lesson three next week.

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I've bookmarked the ISTE blog and wiki, so I'll be checking those out, as well. Lesson 3 Examples of participant course creations and connections may be seen at http://uniques.com/ sloodle (login as guest to view).

Lesson 4 3-21-10 by John Muratet - Sunday, 21 March 2010, 06:04 PM Anyone on this site Excellent class today and I learned so much!!! Bones

Example of work completed by one group during the Affordances exercise.

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Unique approach completed by a group of English language learners who misunderstood instructions yet afforded surprising insights to the class as a result.

Lesson 5 Notecard Assignment: Least desireable Instruction oriented, organized, directed, punctual, clear rules, duties. This seems like the least ideal environment to me, because it is very structured and teacher-centered. It reminds me a lot of a lecture hall with 500 students where everyone is listening to the professor and has no input into their learning. This definitely does not allow for discovery or a minimum ammount at best. Romo Brunswick (Matt Romanoski)

Virtual Professional Development 49 I believe in teaching big concepts that can apply to many situations. This feeds into using research and discovery to apply concepts to other situations that students might be found. Technology allows for limitless reserach and discovery and while this can be done collaboratively I find that a lot of my learning takes place with just myself exploring information on my own. Romo Brunswick (Matt Romanoski)

I believe in teaching big concepts that can apply to many situations. This feeds into using research and discovery to apply concepts to other situations that students might be found. Technology allows for limitless reserach and discovery and while this can be done collaboratively I find that a lot of my learning takes place with just myself exploring information on my own. Ncl Wozniak Bones Mumfuzz Juliet Belwraith

Topic: Instruction oriented, organized, directed, punctual, clear rules, duties In the behaviorst modality, the instruction must be sequencial and predictable, step by step. This type of teaching/learning can be applied to any of the others. For example, for an activity to be fun or competitive in SL for example then there needs to be good organization, direction, clear rules, etc. Instruction is much better when the student is oirented with a goal by the teacher, or co-created by the teacher and student.

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Cooperative Learning Pace Group members - Kristall Silverweb and Oronoque Westland It is difficult to say that this approach is "less than ideal." Every single student has his/her own learning pace. Some are more responsive to a collabortative and nurturing learning environment, and do not learn as well in a self-paced setting.

Active/ Competitive The teaching and learning environment must meet the requirements of the goals and objectives. Our preference is for activity oriented, hands-on, dynamic, fun, competitive, and active learning exerpiences. However, there must be a balance between the behavioral, congnitive , and constructionist when engaging in learning. Ncl Wozniak Bones Mumfuzz Juliet Belwraith Journey Plutonian

Learning thru discovery Group members - Kristall Silverweb and Oronoque Westland Students learn by doing. They can internalize the topic. Students are able to choose topics that interest them with assistance from the instructor when needed.

Virtual Professional Development 51 email from Panama Juliet Belwraith / Silvana Errigo in response to lesson 5 e cuento que me gustó la clase, sobre todo los temas que se tocaron sobre las estrategias, objetivos y reglas especificas en un curso virtual

via email from H.S. teacher and Ph.D. candidate on 3/30/10… As to my experience with the workshop I would say it was one of the informational in terms of learning new skills, but also in learning how you developed thinking strategies with us. The interaction with the other students was really a highlight and I gained some good perspectives on other points of view. I also liked the lesson on Affordance and the interesting small group activity that we did in pairs. But the revelation came when we came back as a group and explained our reasoning for each pairs problem solving and the direction that it took. I will try to be around for the class on Saturday, but will also be on the road. Going up to Morro Bay to see mom and it is a long drive home, but I will try. Thanks Dallas for the great instruction and I know why you got Technologist of the Year. John

Peer and Self-Evaluations: Please complete the two parts below (Self eval and Peer eval) based on the Rubric Texture: !

Now indicate how well you and your peer met the standards shown in the rubric. Simply type the corresponding letter showing whether you would consider the performance to be that of a mere

Virtual Professional Development 52 Observer (O), a more engaged Explorer (E), or someone fully acculturated to the virtual learning environment (A). Example: Dallas Trefoil Standard 1: O Standard 2: A Standard 3: E ------------ Begin Evaluation ----------Kristall Silverweb Standard 1: E Standard 2: E Standard 3:A Oronoque Westland: Standard 1: E Standard 2: E Standard 3: E

Thank you. Please drop this notecard into the Assignment Box prim (Hold down the Control button while dragging onto the Assignment Box).

Please complete the two parts below (Self eval and Peer eval) based on the Rubric Texture: !

Now indicate how well you and your peer met the standards shown in the rubric. Simply type the corresponding letter showing whether you would consider the performance to be that of a mere Observer (O), a more engaged Explorer (E), or someone fully acculturated to the virtual learning environment (A). ------------ Begin Evaluation -----------YOUR AVATAR'S NAME:Bones Mumfuz Standard 1:A Standard 2:A Standard 3:A

Virtual Professional Development 53 YOUR PEER AVATAR'S NAME: Ncl Wozniak Standard 1:A Standard 2:A Standard 3:A

Thank you. Please drop this notecard into the Assignment Box prim (Hold down the Control button while dragging onto the Assignment Box).

YOUR AVATAR'S NAME: Ncl Wozniak Standard 1: A Standard 2: A Standard 3: A YOUR PEER AVATAR'S NAME: Bones Mumfuzz Standard 1:A Standard 2:A Standard 3:A YOUR PEER AVATAR'S NAME: Juliet Belwraith Standard 1: O Standard 2: O Standard 3: E Note...for Juliet...I believe language barriers might have influenced my evaluation...and her participation.

Please complete the two parts below (Self eval and Peer eval) based on the Rubric Texture: !

Now indicate how well you and your peer met the standards shown in the rubric. Simply type the corresponding letter showing whether you would consider the performance to be that of a mere Observer (O), a more engaged Explorer (E), or someone fully acculturated to the virtual learning environment (A). ------------ Begin Evaluation -----------YOUR AVATAR'S NAME: Oronoque Westland Standard 1: E

Virtual Professional Development 54 Standard 2: A Standard 3: A YOUR PEER AVATAR'S NAME: Kristall Silverweb Standard 1: E Standard 2: A Standard 3: A

Thank you. Please drop this notecard into the Assignment Box prim (Hold down the Control button while dragging onto the Assignment Box).

Please complete the two parts below (Self eval and Peer eval) based on the Rubric Texture: !

Now indicate how well you and your peer met the standards shown in the rubric. Simply type the corresponding letter showing whether you would consider the performance to be that of a mere Observer (O), a more engaged Explorer (E), or someone fully acculturated to the virtual learning environment (A). ------------ Begin Evaluation -----------YOUR AVATAR'S NAME: Romo Brunswick Standard 1: E Standard 2: E Standard 3: E YOUR PEER AVATAR'S NAME: Standard 1: Standard 2: Standard 3:

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Please complete the two parts below (Self eval and Peer eval) based on the Rubric Texture: !

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Now indicate how well you and your peer met the standards shown in the rubric. Simply type the corresponding letter showing whether you would consider the performance to be that of a mere Observer (O), a more engaged Explorer (E), or someone fully acculturated to the virtual learning environment (A). ------------ Begin Evaluation -----------Journey Plutonian:E (or O :) UnaCata47 Guardian:E Ncl Wozniak: E Bones Mumfuzz: E Oronoque Westland: E ------------------------------Since I just began today, I really can't guesstimate at the other people in the class. ~ Journey

Please complete the two parts below (Self eval and Peer eval) based on the Rubric Texture: !

Now indicate how well you and your peer met the standards shown in the rubric. Simply type the corresponding letter showing whether you would consider the performance to be that of a mere Observer (O), a more engaged Explorer (E), or someone fully acculturated to the virtual learning environment (A). ------------ Begin Evaluation -----------YOUR AVATAR'S NAME: Romo Brunswick Standard 1: E Standard 2: E Standard 3: E YOUR PEER AVATAR'S NAME: Standard 1: Standard 2: Standard 3:

Virtual Professional Development 56 Thank you. Please drop this notecard into the Assignment Box prim (Hold down the Control button while dragging onto the Assignment Box).

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Appendix G Lesson Text Chat Records Below are the links to the record of each lesson which includes the instructional notecard content for all participants, any text chat record captured, snapshots for that class, and any additional comments or reflection. Lesson One Lesson Two Lesson Three Lesson Four Lesson Five

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Lesson One Lesson 1: Preparing for the first class. Introductory Instructions for Ease of Following Along: VLE-101 LESSON 1 Rev 2/26/10 http://uniques.com/nau ===================================== 1 HOUR ORIENTATION TO THE VLE (virtual learning environment) - NETS-A std#5 Remember, ANY problems, contact me: dallasm12@gmail.com ===================================== This first of five learning experiences enables participants to get started in, and oriented to, the virtual world platform. In this lesson, participants will... 1. Register for a free Second Life account. 2. Learn about navigation and communication at ISTE Island's orientation area. 3. Modify your Avatar as you like using the free resources offered at ISTE's headquarters. 4. Familiarize yourself with the NAU classroom site and set you home landmark here (click "World" menu above, then select "Set home to here") 5. Participate in a virtual quiz chair to earn points! (Right click a quiz chair and select "Sit down." When finished, click the "Stand up" button at the bottom of your screen).

Virtual Professional Development 59 6. Participate in the scavenger hunt located just opposite the quiz chairs. Everything is located on this small parcel here so don't wander beyond the fence just yet. 7. "Wear" the Sloodle Toolbar HUD (heads up display). Instructions awarded at the end of the scavenger hunt. 8. Blog a brief reflection using your new Sloodle toolbar HUD. ==================================== THINK • DO • REFLECT ==================================== Think………………………………………………… Let's think about constructivist learning strategies and how the VLE might help or hinder the way we learn. * Read the 3rd paragraph of this current definition of Constructivist Learning Theory <http:// www.uniques.com/nau/mod/resource/view.php?id=76> * Scan this list of instructional strategies for constructivist learning <http://etcpersonallearningenvironments.wetpaint.com/page/Constructivist+Instructional+Strategies> * Choose two strategies you believe would work well in a VLE and proceed to the next stage... Do………………………………………………………… * See how many points you can earn on the Quiz chair. * While you're in the area, do the Scavenger hunt activity. * Add the Sloodle Toolbar awarded at the end of a successful scavenger hunt (Hint: Right click the toolbar in your recent inventory list and select "wear"). * Find the Orange Teleport cone inside the classroom, right click and select "teleport" to visit the builder's skybox in the air. * Explore Sloodle Island by flying around and toggling your Map button. Reflect…………………………………………… * What new opportunities is technology affording contact with students? * You have a choice between the following two options: Either use the Sloodle Toolbar HUD to blog a reflection or create a new notecard and record the two strategies you thought about earlier and jot some ideas we can discuss as a class (Title the Blog or Rename the notecard "Lesson 1 Reflection." If you create a notecard, you'll find it in your "Recent Items" tab of your Inventory folder. By default, it is named "new note." Just right click it and select "Rename" to make the change). * Complete the short survey here <http://www.uniques.com/nau/mod/survey/view.php?id=49> ==================

Virtual Professional Development 60 Extra options... ================== * Find out how geeky you are by taking this quick and fun survey: http:// www.matthewbarr.co.uk/geek/ and create a notecard with your Geeky score and name it something meaningful so you can find it to share with the group when the opportunity arises.

Introductory spoken text: Hi my name is Dallas in Second Life and Real life. I am a graduate student studying Educational Technology. My current research involves the use of multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) in education. Second life is the most popular MUVE and that's why you find me here. I am currently designing instruction to be used in Second Life using the Sloodle learning management system (LMS). Sloodle links Second Life to the free, open-source Moodle LMS. Many useful tools are available to teachers within the Sloodle set including presenter boards for powerpoint and video presentations, and Quiz chairs for test-taking that links results immediately to the class grade book. ISTE island is another location that offers abundant resources for educators. ISTE plans many events and presentations that help educators learn from experts as well as colleagues. I don't want to take up too much time. As you can see, I'm excited about the possibilities that virtual worlds offer us. Traditional space-time barriers are significantly reduced if not eliminated.

Virtual Professional Development 61 And identity exploration takes on whole new meanings in a world where you can be anyone you want in a much more secure environment. Read the current research being done in Second Life. I think we are still touching only the tip of the iceberg. Thank you for listening.

Lesson 1 Text Chat: Calisto Encinal: Hi Dallas! Dallas Trefoil: HI Calisto Encinal: I'm faculty at GCC in Glendale, AZ. Dallas Trefoil: We're neighbors! Calisto Encinal: I'm going to be coming up to NAU at the end of March to talk to the Modern Languages dept. about using SL. Calisto Encinal: Yes! Calisto Encinal: Did you get any snow last night? Dallas Trefoil: I'm in Tucson so no but lots of rain! Calisto Encinal: Ah, Calisto Encinal: But you are part of NAU? Dallas Trefoil: I'm a grad student finishing up my M.Ed. this May Louise Borgnine: Dallas.. does your workshop start today? Dallas Trefoil: This is my project here. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database

Virtual Professional Development 62 Calisto Encinal: I was just curious how much work is being done in VWs at NAU. Louise Borgnine: So do you want me to send out a notice today? Dallas Trefoil: I'm working with the graduate school of education to introduce it. Dallas Trefoil: HiLouise! Sure!! If you can. Louise Borgnine: OK Dallas Trefoil: Thank you! Calisto Encinal: Does NAU have an island? Dallas Trefoil: Not yet. Dallas Trefoil: If my project is successful, perhaps they will agree to an island. Dallas Trefoil: Your school has an island? Calisto Encinal: Yes. For over two years now. Calisto Encinal: I'm teaching a Spanish course and we have a com faculty that also teaches in SL. Louise Borgnine: Dallas-- Do you know Laura Sujo-Montes? Dallas Trefoil: Oh yes. My advisor at the beginning. Dallas Trefoil: She knows me if you ask by name Calisto Encinal: I built a Mexican village. The FL faculty saw it and would like to explore using SL more. Calisto Encinal: The NAU faculty, that is. Calisto Encinal: So I'll be coming up on March 26 to talk more with them. Dallas Trefoil: Would love a landmark. :) Calisto Encinal: Here's my blog: http://calistoencinal.spaces.live.com/

Virtual Professional Development 63 Dallas Trefoil: My focus is on Professional development in VLEs Dallas Trefoil: thansk Dallas Trefoil: *thanks Calisto Encinal: Nice. My colleague and I also do that and we're hoping that the NAU trip would turn into that, but I think it will be more show and tell. Dallas Trefoil: I have some K12 teachers I'll work with in March on this parcel. Louise Borgnine: Laura is on a committee with me at ISTE Dallas Trefoil: @Louise, wow! Calisto Encinal: Great! Calisto Encinal gave you Mi Casa Es Su Casa, Calisto Encinal. Louise Borgnine: I really like her Dallas Trefoil: I gave an Elluminate presentation to NAU faculty last fall. Dallas Trefoil: Yes, Laura is top knotch. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Dallas Trefoil: Enjoyed her courses Calisto Encinal: Good luck with all your work! Louise Borgnine: OK.. I will send out a notice Dallas Trefoil: Thank you so much, Calisto! and you to Louise! Dallas Trefoil: Appreciate the support. Calisto Encinal waves. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Dallas Trefoil: I'm presenting some research in San Diego next month

Virtual Professional Development 64 Louise Borgnine: It starts today at 1:00 SLT? Dallas Trefoil: Yes. Dallas Trefoil: Hi Joker. Welcome Group Subscriber: No avatars on list. Dallas Trefoil: Appreciate all the work ISTE does. Dallas Trefoil: I suspect ISTE has been the most valuable player in the edtech game. Dallas Trefoil: :-) Calisto Encinal is Online Louise Borgnine: Playing with the new Beta Viewer... trying to figure out how to attach your notecard Dallas Trefoil: It's really nice. I use both. Professor Denver here is my other avatar and he's on the new viewer. Dallas Trefoil: I couldn't figure out how to attach either. Dallas Trefoil: Had to return to the other viewer to create my announcement. Louise Borgnine: It doesn't let you keep you notecard open while searching your inventory Dallas Trefoil: exactly Dallas Trefoil: I tried to drag something from an object's contents but doesn't work either. Airam Vaher is Online SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Louise Borgnine: I will have to go into the old viewer to do it...

Virtual Professional Development 65 Dallas Trefoil: I agree. Thank you again. No worries if you get tied up time-wise but appreciate any help I can get to complete this research this semester. Louise Borgnine is Offline Joker Elman: hi guys Dallas Trefoil: Hello Joker Elman: is there any lecture here and whe n ? SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Dallas Trefoil: Yes we'll begin at 1pm SLT Joker Elman: GMT ? Joker Elman: when in GMT ? Louise Borgnine is Online Dallas Trefoil: Hang on.... SLT is Pacific time...where Linden labs is located :) Dallas Trefoil: checking Joker Elman: ok im waiting :) Dallas Trefoil: Looks like it's GMT+8 so is that 10 GMT? Dallas Trefoil: Or I mean 9 GMT? Trill Lomu is Online Joker Elman: 1pm pacific time Joker Elman: mmmmmmmmmmmm Joker Elman: it's too much :( Joker Elman: i will be sleeping Joker Elman: what a bad timing :(

Virtual Professional Development 66 Dallas Trefoil: Where are you located? I'm in Arizona Dallas Trefoil: Mountain time. Joker Elman: middle east Joker Elman: Saudi Arabia Joker Elman: far away Joker Elman: won't they change this time :( ? Dallas Trefoil: I'm available to help when you need it. Dallas Trefoil: You can also participate on your own by following my tutorials here in the course. Dallas Trefoil: Are you a teacher? Joker Elman: im an admin Joker Elman: but do not know where to start :( Joker Elman: sloodle is too complicated Joker Elman: and got a lot of wiki pages without a starting point Joker Elman: am i right ? Dallas Trefoil: Yes, you are very right. Dallas Trefoil: It's getting easier all the time and there are other options. Dallas Trefoil: Plus... Dallas Trefoil: The new SL viewer will change the game entirely. Dallas Trefoil: Have you tried it yet? You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil.

Virtual Professional Development 67 Joker Elman: im using emerald Joker Elman: it's the best viewer Joker Elman: is that right ? Dallas Trefoil: Ah yes, nice viewer no? Dallas Trefoil: SL has a new beta viewer... let me give you the link. Joker Elman: but they say Emerald is the best one Joker Elman: ok give it to me Dallas Trefoil: http://secondlife.com/beta-viewer/ Joker Elman: i wish i know where to start learning how to use sloodle in a simple way Joker Elman: thank you for the link bro Christie Starsider is Online Dallas Trefoil: There is a great YouTube channel with tutorials well labeled. I can give you the link... Joker Elman: i saw it Dallas Trefoil: http://www.youtube.com/fire2006 Joker Elman: it contains a lot of tutorials with old versions of Joker Elman: vending machine Dallas Trefoil: If you want fast help, hire Fire Centaur (RL: Paul Preibish). Dallas Trefoil: He helps schools get completely setup. Dallas Trefoil: Unless you are more interesting in learning the process yourself... Dallas Trefoil: ? You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil.

Virtual Professional Development 68 Dallas Trefoil: Hi Milly. Feel free to look around. Dallas Trefoil: Ask if you have ?'s... I'll intro the place at 1pm SLT Joker Elman: is Fire for free ? Milly Abrahams: Thank you Joker Elman: or how much her costs ? SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Milly Abrahams: Hello, there is a lesson at 1pm Dallas Trefoil: @Joker, he does some free, some fee, depends. IM him to see Dallas Trefoil: @Milly, yep. Dallas Trefoil: :-) Oronoque Westland: hello everyone Joker Elman: mmm Dallas Trefoil: Howdy Joker Elman: i prefere to teach myself Oronoque Westland: Dallas...just the person I was looking for Dallas Trefoil: @Joker, I understand. Dallas Trefoil: Yes? Oronoque Westland: just saw your notices Dallas Trefoil: Great! Oronoque Westland: looked at the course on Moodle too...did the survey Oronoque Westland: VERY INTERESTING

Virtual Professional Development 69 Dallas Trefoil: Super. Thanks! Oronoque Westland: is today am overview of a course or the course itself? Dallas Trefoil: Hello Christie! Christie Starsider: hi Christie Starsider: I'm just getting used to this again, haven't been here since last time we hung out Dallas Trefoil: Today is Lesson 1 which is the overview/intro as well. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Oronoque Westland: is ther ea fee? Dallas Trefoil: No fee. Oronoque Westland: sorry about typos Dallas Trefoil: :-) we all make them Oronoque Westland: so each week there will be another session? Joker Elman: i will look at youtube channel ? is it up to date, professor ? Christie Starsider: remind me how Dallas Trefoil: Same time each week, yes. And Fire's channel on Youtube is not completely up to date, no. Oronoque Westland: GREAT! Dallas Trefoil: :-) Joker Elman: so, which is the best place to learn how to use sloodle very well ? Dallas Trefoil: Best place to start is with the yellow disk that says "start here". Joker Elman: where is that ?

Virtual Professional Development 70 Dallas Trefoil: Next I would go inside the classroom upstairs and click the Intro box. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Joker Elman: where ? Oronoque Westland: Haven't read your proposal yet, but from what I looked at so far this is a perfect course for me (and free is nice too!) PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. Dallas Trefoil: Follow that with the Lesson 1 box in the classroom upstairs. PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. Joker Elman: ok i wll go up Milly Abrahams: :-) Dallas Trefoil: These can be done individually or in our group session at 1 SLT Christie Starsider: i can hear you Oronoque Westland: I hear you but no mic at the moment Christie Starsider: how do you do voice again? Oronoque Westland: o-ro-noke Joker Elman: where is START HERE :( ? Oronoque Westland: 3 syllables Joker Elman: can't find it

Virtual Professional Development 71 PathGive: Read this Notecard to Begin PathGive: Thanks! You're ready for the next activity Joker Elman: im upstairs Oronoque Westland: right! Joker Elman: there is no START HERE at all SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. Oronoque Westland: OK, I'll be back in a little while...grading to finish up first Joker Elman: ok Joker Elman: ya SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. Group Subscriber: There are new group subscription requests. Oronoque Westland: yes Oronoque Westland: 1 SLT...right? Joker Elman: ya i got the card Oronoque Westland: ok...later Joker Elman: which is full of instruction Joker Elman: i will follow it now Tamsin Barzane is Offline Joker Elman: ok thank you bro :) Dallas Trefoil: u r welcome!

Virtual Professional Development 72 PathEnd whispers: The path is now complete. Thanks for taking this path. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. Joker Elman: brb Dallas Trefoil: Oik Dallas Trefoil: Hi panda You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Joker Elman: hiii Dallas Trefoil: Christie, can you hear me? Christie Starsider: can you see my chat Christie Starsider: my voice button Christie Starsider: stopped working and yes i can hear you fine Louise Borgnine is Offline Christie Starsider: ohhh yes Christie Starsider: i got all the cards Christie Starsider: i dont know where my home is Christie Starsider: can i set here to home? Christie Starsider: ok Christie Starsider: how do i do that

Virtual Professional Development 73 Joker Elman: dallas, i head a lot about the word HUD, what's that ? Christie Starsider: ok i did that Joker Elman: heared * Joker Elman: hold on please Christie Starsider: any way to get rid off all the spam? Joker Elman: ok .. head up display ? Joker Elman: scavenger what ? Joker Elman: ya Christie Starsider: ok i left some groups i joined at the start not knowing what that was all about lol Joker Elman: let me that HUD, the scavenger hunt Joker Elman: see * SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Christie Starsider: ya im so glad to know that OK makes them all go away lol Joker Elman: so scanvenger hunt is an example of a HUD, is there other examples ? Joker Elman: of HUDs Christie Starsider: can you send me an invitation to your trainings that i can include on my website? i wanted to include several PD opportunities Joker Elman: like Radar ? Dallas Trefoil: http://uniques.com/nau Joker Elman: yes Christie Starsider: okay

Virtual Professional Development 74 Christie Starsider: cool Joker Elman: ya Joker Elman: you said that scanvenger is a moodle module ? Joker Elman: now got mixed up : sloodle is a moodle module SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Joker Elman: ya Joker Elman: ya i know it Joker Elman: im an admin Joker Elman: i linked sloodle to my moodle SLGadget v2.1: READY (enter '/1 help' for more information.) CSeeker Xenno is Online Aris Ametza is Online Anjel Diavolo is Online Professor Denver is Online Josain Zsun is Online Deb Quintessa is Online Ariadna Dorado is Online Airam Vaher is Online Tamsin Barzane is Online Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Now using chat channel 0. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Now using site visibility. Only registered users will be able to see your post in Moodle.

Virtual Professional Development 75 Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Checking authorisation... Terra E-Chute 2.0: Ready. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Configuration received Connecting to in-world Voice Chat... Connected Disconnected from in-world Voice Chat A group member named Dallas Trefoil owned by the group 'Virtual Learning Explorers' gave you Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. A group member named Dallas Trefoil gave you Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. Fleep Tuque is Online Trill Lomu is Online You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. Angelndskyz Galicia is Online You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil.

Virtual Professional Development 76 You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. Ariadna Dorado is Offline You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. TLE Educational Network: 10 11am English as a Second Language (ESL) - Need to improve on your English Language skills? TLE are now running a weekly class on English as a second language, taught by Shay Blaisdale. IM Tutor, Shay Blaisdale, if you get lost or need a TP to the classroom. The lesson is conducted in voice, so enable your voice chat before coming to class. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Raziel/147/222/42 A group member named aelwyn Fields owned by the group 'Real Life Education in Second Life' gave you TLE School Of Languages, Raziel (156, 221, 41). Group Subscriber: No avatars on list. PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. Airam Vaher is Offline Anjel Diavolo is Offline Louise Borgnine is Online Connecting to in-world Voice Chat... Connected Disconnected from in-world Voice Chat Connecting to in-world Voice Chat... Connected

Virtual Professional Development 77 SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. Trill Lomu is Offline A group member named Dallas Trefoil owned by the group 'Community Colleges in SL' gave you Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project. A group member named Dallas Trefoil owned by the group 'EDTECH Community' gave you Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project. Angelndskyz Galicia is Offline User not online - inventory has been saved. Calisto Encinal: Hi Dallas! Dallas Trefoil: HI Calisto Encinal: I'm faculty at GCC in Glendale, AZ. Dallas Trefoil: We're neighbors! Calisto Encinal: I'm going to be coming up to NAU at the end of March to talk to the Modern Languages dept. about using SL. Calisto Encinal: Yes! Calisto Encinal: Did you get any snow last night? Dallas Trefoil: I'm in Tucson so no but lots of rain! Calisto Encinal: Ah, Calisto Encinal: But you are part of NAU?

Virtual Professional Development 78 Dallas Trefoil: I'm a grad student finishing up my M.Ed. this May Louise Borgnine: Dallas.. does your workshop start today? Dallas Trefoil: This is my project here. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Calisto Encinal: I was just curious how much work is being done in VWs at NAU. Louise Borgnine: So do you want me to send out a notice today? Dallas Trefoil: I'm working with the graduate school of education to introduce it. Dallas Trefoil: HiLouise! Sure!! If you can. Louise Borgnine: OK Dallas Trefoil: Thank you! Calisto Encinal: Does NAU have an island? Dallas Trefoil: Not yet. Dallas Trefoil: If my project is successful, perhaps they will agree to an island. Dallas Trefoil: Your school has an island? Calisto Encinal: Yes. For over two years now. Calisto Encinal: I'm teaching a Spanish course and we have a com faculty that also teaches in SL. Louise Borgnine: Dallas-- Do you know Laura Sujo-Montes? Dallas Trefoil: Oh yes. My advisor at the beginning. Dallas Trefoil: She knows me if you ask by name Calisto Encinal: I built a Mexican village. The FL faculty saw it and would like to explore using SL more.

Virtual Professional Development 79 Calisto Encinal: The NAU faculty, that is. Calisto Encinal: So I'll be coming up on March 26 to talk more with them. Dallas Trefoil: Would love a landmark. :) Calisto Encinal: Here's my blog: http://calistoencinal.spaces.live.com/ Dallas Trefoil: My focus is on Professional development in VLEs Dallas Trefoil: thansk Dallas Trefoil: *thanks Calisto Encinal: Nice. My colleague and I also do that and we're hoping that the NAU trip would turn into that, but I think it will be more show and tell. Dallas Trefoil: I have some K12 teachers I'll work with in March on this parcel. Louise Borgnine: Laura is on a committee with me at ISTE Dallas Trefoil: @Louise, wow! Calisto Encinal: Great! Calisto Encinal gave you Mi Casa Es Su Casa, Calisto Encinal. Louise Borgnine: I really like her Dallas Trefoil: I gave an Elluminate presentation to NAU faculty last fall. Dallas Trefoil: Yes, Laura is top knotch. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Dallas Trefoil: Enjoyed her courses Calisto Encinal: Good luck with all your work! Louise Borgnine: OK.. I will send out a notice Dallas Trefoil: Thank you so much, Calisto! and you to Louise!

Virtual Professional Development 80 Dallas Trefoil: Appreciate the support. Calisto Encinal waves. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Dallas Trefoil: I'm presenting some research in San Diego next month Louise Borgnine: It starts today at 1:00 SLT? Dallas Trefoil: Yes. Dallas Trefoil: Hi Joker. Welcome Group Subscriber: No avatars on list. Dallas Trefoil: Appreciate all the work ISTE does. Dallas Trefoil: I suspect ISTE has been the most valuable player in the edtech game. Dallas Trefoil: :-) Calisto Encinal is Online Louise Borgnine: Playing with the new Beta Viewer... trying to figure out how to attach your notecard Dallas Trefoil: It's really nice. I use both. Professor Denver here is my other avatar and he's on the new viewer. Dallas Trefoil: I couldn't figure out how to attach either. Dallas Trefoil: Had to return to the other viewer to create my announcement. Louise Borgnine: It doesn't let you keep you notecard open while searching your inventory Dallas Trefoil: exactly Dallas Trefoil: I tried to drag something from an object's contents but doesn't work either. Airam Vaher is Online

Virtual Professional Development 81 SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Louise Borgnine: I will have to go into the old viewer to do it... Dallas Trefoil: I agree. Thank you again. No worries if you get tied up time-wise but appreciate any help I can get to complete this research this semester. Louise Borgnine is Offline Joker Elman: hi guys Dallas Trefoil: Hello Joker Elman: is there any lecture here and whe n ? SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Dallas Trefoil: Yes we'll begin at 1pm SLT Joker Elman: GMT ? Joker Elman: when in GMT ? Louise Borgnine is Online Dallas Trefoil: Hang on.... SLT is Pacific time...where Linden labs is located :) Dallas Trefoil: checking Joker Elman: ok im waiting :) Dallas Trefoil: Looks like it's GMT+8 so is that 10 GMT? Dallas Trefoil: Or I mean 9 GMT? Trill Lomu is Online Joker Elman: 1pm pacific time Joker Elman: mmmmmmmmmmmm

Virtual Professional Development 82 Joker Elman: it's too much :( Joker Elman: i will be sleeping Joker Elman: what a bad timing :( Dallas Trefoil: Where are you located? I'm in Arizona Dallas Trefoil: Mountain time. Joker Elman: middle east Joker Elman: Saudi Arabia Joker Elman: far away Joker Elman: won't they change this time :( ? Dallas Trefoil: I'm available to help when you need it. Dallas Trefoil: You can also participate on your own by following my tutorials here in the course. Dallas Trefoil: Are you a teacher? Joker Elman: im an admin Joker Elman: but do not know where to start :( Joker Elman: sloodle is too complicated Joker Elman: and got a lot of wiki pages without a starting point Joker Elman: am i right ? Dallas Trefoil: Yes, you are very right. Dallas Trefoil: It's getting easier all the time and there are other options. Dallas Trefoil: Plus... Dallas Trefoil: The new SL viewer will change the game entirely. Dallas Trefoil: Have you tried it yet?

Virtual Professional Development 83 You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. Joker Elman: im using emerald Joker Elman: it's the best viewer Joker Elman: is that right ? Dallas Trefoil: Ah yes, nice viewer no? Dallas Trefoil: SL has a new beta viewer... let me give you the link. Joker Elman: but they say Emerald is the best one Joker Elman: ok give it to me Dallas Trefoil: http://secondlife.com/beta-viewer/ Joker Elman: i wish i know where to start learning how to use sloodle in a simple way Joker Elman: thank you for the link bro Christie Starsider is Online Dallas Trefoil: There is a great YouTube channel with tutorials well labeled. I can give you the link... Joker Elman: i saw it Dallas Trefoil: http://www.youtube.com/fire2006 Joker Elman: it contains a lot of tutorials with old versions of Joker Elman: vending machine Dallas Trefoil: If you want fast help, hire Fire Centaur (RL: Paul Preibish). Dallas Trefoil: He helps schools get completely setup.

Virtual Professional Development 84 Dallas Trefoil: Unless you are more interesting in learning the process yourself... Dallas Trefoil: ? You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. Dallas Trefoil: Hi Milly. Feel free to look around. Dallas Trefoil: Ask if you have ?'s... I'll intro the place at 1pm SLT Joker Elman: is Fire for free ? Milly Abrahams: Thank you Joker Elman: or how much her costs ? SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Milly Abrahams: Hello, there is a lesson at 1pm Dallas Trefoil: @Joker, he does some free, some fee, depends. IM him to see Dallas Trefoil: @Milly, yep. Dallas Trefoil: :-) Oronoque Westland: hello everyone Joker Elman: mmm Dallas Trefoil: Howdy Joker Elman: i prefere to teach myself Oronoque Westland: Dallas...just the person I was looking for Dallas Trefoil: @Joker, I understand. Dallas Trefoil: Yes? Oronoque Westland: just saw your notices

Virtual Professional Development 85 Dallas Trefoil: Great! Oronoque Westland: looked at the course on Moodle too...did the survey Oronoque Westland: VERY INTERESTING Dallas Trefoil: Super. Thanks! Oronoque Westland: is today am overview of a course or the course itself? Dallas Trefoil: Hello Christie! Christie Starsider: hi Christie Starsider: I'm just getting used to this again, haven't been here since last time we hung out Dallas Trefoil: Today is Lesson 1 which is the overview/intro as well. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Oronoque Westland: is ther ea fee? Dallas Trefoil: No fee. Oronoque Westland: sorry about typos Dallas Trefoil: :-) we all make them Oronoque Westland: so each week there will be another session? Joker Elman: i will look at youtube channel ? is it up to date, professor ? Christie Starsider: remind me how Dallas Trefoil: Same time each week, yes. And Fire's channel on Youtube is not completely up to date, no. Oronoque Westland: GREAT! Dallas Trefoil: :-)

Virtual Professional Development 86 Joker Elman: so, which is the best place to learn how to use sloodle very well ? Dallas Trefoil: Best place to start is with the yellow disk that says "start here". Joker Elman: where is that ? Dallas Trefoil: Next I would go inside the classroom upstairs and click the Intro box. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Joker Elman: where ? Oronoque Westland: Haven't read your proposal yet, but from what I looked at so far this is a perfect course for me (and free is nice too!) PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. Dallas Trefoil: Follow that with the Lesson 1 box in the classroom upstairs. PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. Joker Elman: ok i wll go up Milly Abrahams: :-) Dallas Trefoil: These can be done individually or in our group session at 1 SLT Christie Starsider: i can hear you Oronoque Westland: I hear you but no mic at the moment Christie Starsider: how do you do voice again? Oronoque Westland: o-ro-noke

Virtual Professional Development 87 Joker Elman: where is START HERE :( ? Oronoque Westland: 3 syllables Joker Elman: can't find it PathGive: Read this Notecard to Begin PathGive: Thanks! You're ready for the next activity Joker Elman: im upstairs Oronoque Westland: right! Joker Elman: there is no START HERE at all SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. Oronoque Westland: OK, I'll be back in a little while...grading to finish up first Joker Elman: ok Joker Elman: ya SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. Group Subscriber: There are new group subscription requests. Oronoque Westland: yes Oronoque Westland: 1 SLT...right? Joker Elman: ya i got the card Oronoque Westland: ok...later Joker Elman: which is full of instruction Joker Elman: i will follow it now

Virtual Professional Development 88 Tamsin Barzane is Offline Joker Elman: ok thank you bro :) Dallas Trefoil: u r welcome! PathEnd whispers: The path is now complete. Thanks for taking this path. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. Joker Elman: brb Dallas Trefoil: Oik Dallas Trefoil: Hi panda You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. You decline Intro to NAU's Sloodle Project from A group member named Dallas Trefoil. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Joker Elman: hiii Dallas Trefoil: Christie, can you hear me? Christie Starsider: can you see my chat Christie Starsider: my voice button Christie Starsider: stopped working and yes i can hear you fine Louise Borgnine is Offline Christie Starsider: ohhh yes Christie Starsider: i got all the cards Christie Starsider: i dont know where my home is

Virtual Professional Development 89 Christie Starsider: can i set here to home? Christie Starsider: ok Christie Starsider: how do i do that Joker Elman: dallas, i head a lot about the word HUD, what's that ? Christie Starsider: ok i did that Joker Elman: heared * Joker Elman: hold on please Christie Starsider: any way to get rid off all the spam? Joker Elman: ok .. head up display ? Joker Elman: scavenger what ? Joker Elman: ya Christie Starsider: ok i left some groups i joined at the start not knowing what that was all about lol Joker Elman: let me that HUD, the scavenger hunt Joker Elman: see * SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Christie Starsider: ya im so glad to know that OK makes them all go away lol Joker Elman: so scanvenger hunt is an example of a HUD, is there other examples ? Joker Elman: of HUDs Christie Starsider: can you send me an invitation to your trainings that i can include on my website? i wanted to include several PD opportunities Joker Elman: like Radar ?

Virtual Professional Development 90 Dallas Trefoil: http://uniques.com/nau Joker Elman: yes Christie Starsider: okay Christie Starsider: cool Joker Elman: ya Joker Elman: you said that scanvenger is a moodle module ? Joker Elman: now got mixed up : sloodle is a moodle module SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Joker Elman: ya Joker Elman: ya i know it Joker Elman: im an admin Joker Elman: i linked sloodle to my moodle PathEnd: Try some other activities before this one - I'll point out ones you can do PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. PathGive: Read this Notecard to Begin PathGive: Thanks! You're ready for the next activity Dallas Trefoil: Hi Hank Ariadna Dorado is Online Connecting to in-world Voice Chat...

Virtual Professional Development 91 Connected Connecting to in-world Voice Chat... Connected --Scene Crate-- Bloom's Taxonomy: Welcome to HORIZONS! Please click REZ on the menu or pickup this crate and install it in a Horizons-compatible system. Chat WebIntercom: Chat logging is on! Chat WebIntercom: Join this Moodle chat at http://www.uniques.com/nau/mod/chat/view.php?id=37 Chat WebIntercom: Touch logger to record your chat Chat WebIntercom: There is no configuration available to download. Please visit the configuration web-page first. SLOODLE 1.0 Sloodle Set Revision 14: There is no configuration available to download. Please visit the configuration web-page first. Chat WebIntercom: Already recording Dallas Trefoil SLOODLE 1.0 Sloodle Set Revision 14: There is no configuration available to download. Please visit the configuration web-page first. Chat WebIntercom: There is no configuration available to download. Please visit the configuration web-page first. Chat WebIntercom: You can access the Web Chat room at http://www.uniques.com/nau/mod/chat/view.php?id=37 SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Starting quiz for Joker Elman SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Fetching quiz data...

Virtual Professional Development 92 SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Ready to attempt: Quiz Chair Experience Intro. Chat WebIntercom: Dallas McPheeters: enter SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Resetting... SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Received Awards Configuration SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Configuration received Christie Starsider: /afk SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. PathEnd: You've already done this one - here are arrows toward the next one Object: you're done with this path, nothing more to do Joker Elman: can't start it Joker Elman: where to start the scavenger hunt ? Sloodle Awards Cup 1: Congratulations! You found a Cup! Checking to see if we've added points for you yet... Sloodle Awards Cup 1: We have already recorded 10 points for you. Joker Elman: ya Joker Elman: ya Joker Elman: ya Group Subscriber: Group 1: 1 avatar(s)... Oronoque Westland Chat WebIntercom: Dallas McPheeters: exit Chat WebIntercom: Dallas McPheeters: enter

Virtual Professional Development 93 Joker Elman: whenever i try to touch the fourth cup (beside the walll) it won't give me a congratulations message Dallas Trefoil: There's five cups.... Hmmm Dallas Trefoil: The one in the classroom ? Joker Elman: nope Joker Elman: the one outside .. Joker Elman: beside the wall Joker Elman: here Sloodle Awards Cup 3: Congratulations! You found a Cup! Checking to see if we've added points for you yet... Sloodle Awards Cup 3: We have already recorded 10 points for you. Ariadna Dorado is Offline Ariadna Dorado is Online Sloodle Awards Cup 4: Configuration received Sloodle Awards Cup 4: Configuration received Sloodle Awards Cup 4: Awards Cup is ready! Joker Elman: nope the one beside the wall over there Joker Elman: :) Joker Elman: ok Joker Elman: lol Joker Elman: oooh Joker Elman: it's hard location

Virtual Professional Development 94 Joker Elman: i will get it now :) Fleep Tuque is Offline Joker Elman: bull's eye ;) SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. Dallas Trefoil: Congrats Second Life: Your object 'Guide' has been returned to your inventory lost and found folder by you from parcel 'Classroom H Dallas Trefoil <dallasm12@gmail.com>' at Sloodle 23, 136. Ariadna Dorado is Offline Ariadna Dorado is Online Joker Elman: http://uniques.com/nau Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Configuration received Airam Vaher is Offline Group Subscriber: Group 1: 1 avatar(s)... Oronoque Westland Joker Elman: ok . i got the sloodle toolbar on Dallas Trefoil: Awesome! So it's connected? Joker Elman: sounds connected .. Joker Elman: yes it's ready ..

Virtual Professional Development 95 Joker Elman: the typing goes in the chat box down ? Joker Elman: testing Joker Elman: oops it's showing here Joker Elman: where to customize it Joker Elman: ya Sloodle Toolbar v1.4 owned by Dallas Trefoil gave you 'Sloodle Toolbar Help' ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sloodle/27/144/22 ). Joker Elman: how to enter title or body !! i can't differentiate between the both Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Blogging to: http://uniques.com/nau Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Please chat the subject line of your blog entry. Dallas Trefoil: test fromdallas Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Please chat the body text of your blog entry. You can use multiple chat messages, up to a total of 985 characters. Dallas Trefoil: here's my test blog fromSL Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: 958 character(s) remaining. Joker Elman: there is no message like this Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Please wait while your entry is sent... Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Updated blog entry successfully. You decline 'Sloodle Toolbar Help' ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sloodle/27/144/22

Virtual Professional Development 96 ) from Sloodle Toolbar v1.4. Joker Elman: i clicked the title Joker Elman: nothing happens Joker Elman: testing title Joker Elman: this is the body Joker Elman: yup worked Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Dallas Trefoil raises his/her hand. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Dallas Trefoil waves. Joker Elman: yaaaaa AviLister: Requesting identification of 4 avatar(s) from: http://uniques.com/nau AviLister: (SL) Joker Elman -> Murad Jamal AviLister: (SL) Professor Denver -> Professor McPheeters AviLister: Number of avatars identified by Moodle: 2 Joker Elman: now, can i go to my moodle account and check the blog ? Joker Elman: there must be a shortcut for the address Joker Elman: i lost it Joker Elman: the moodle site address Dallas Trefoil: http://uniques.com/nau Joker Elman: it worked !! Joker Elman: :)

Virtual Professional Development 97 SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. Joker Elman: ok what is it Joker Elman: chatting :) ? Joker Elman: chat history ? Joker Elman: yes Fleep Tuque is Online Dallas Trefoil: http://www.uniques.com/nau/mod/chat/view.php?id=37 Joker Elman: ok Joker Elman: start chatting please Joker Elman: to test Dallas Trefoil: Here I am in SL Joker Elman: still loading hold on plesae Joker Elman: it does not load Chat WebIntercom: Dallas McPheeters: Here I am in Moodle Joker Elman: i pressed on "click here to enter chat now" Joker Elman: but nothing happened toBe Destiny is Online Joker Elman: im logged in already Anjel Diavolo is Online Joker Elman: i will open it with my IE hold on Chat WebIntercom: Murad Jamal: enter

Virtual Professional Development 98 Chat WebIntercom: Murad Jamal: hi Dallas :) Dallas Trefoil: hello Joker Elman: coool Joker Elman: so i can chat with you in local chat and from moodle ? Joker Elman: but how do you know where from did i send my chat message from ? Joker Elman: local chat or moodle ? Joker Elman: opened Joker Elman: local chat yes PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. Joker Elman: ya exactly .. chat intercom Joker Elman: pretty cool Joker Elman: this is amazing SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Joker Elman: and the history toBe Destiny: hi Joker Elman: where is the web intercom thing toBe Destiny: yes toBe Destiny: i will relog to get voice toBe Destiny is Offline Joker Elman: voice is cutting Joker Elman: the problem is from here i guess

Virtual Professional Development 99 Joker Elman: the thing on the ground (white square) is the web intercom ? toBe Destiny is Online SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Joker Elman: yes SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Chat WebIntercom: There is no configuration available to download. Please visit the configuration web-page first. SLOODLE 1.0 Sloodle Set Revision 14: There is no configuration available to download. Please visit the configuration web-page first. Joker Elman: hold on Joker Elman: i connected my moodle with a sloodle set before a month now Joker Elman: but it has been removed Joker Elman: from sloodle island Joker Elman: ya Joker Elman: in the public sand box Joker Elman: what's the main difference between reg booth and enrollment booth ? SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Joker Elman: vending machine is something like sloodle related objects package ? toBe Destiny is Offline Bluebird Tolsen is Online toBe Destiny is Online

Virtual Professional Development 100 SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Joker Elman: but i guess sloodle set works like the vending machine : a package of sloodle related objects SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Calisto Encinal is Offline SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Joker Elman: but i guess sloodle set works like the vending machine : a package of sloodle related objects Joker Elman: but why they use the vending machine as a package, why not relying on the sloodle set ? Chat WebIntercom: Murad Jamal: exit SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Joker Elman: sorry for dropping in :) ..... Joker Elman: but why they use the vending machine as a package, why not relying on the sloodle set ? toBe Destiny accepted your inventory offer. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database

Virtual Professional Development 101 Bluebird Tolsen is Online SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Dallas Trefoil: Hi Natasja Nastasja Nagy: ㋡ ☆*¨¨*:•.•:*¨* hallo hello hi hola *¨¨*:•.•:*¨*☆ ㋡ Dallas Trefoil: Hola. Feel free to look around SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Nastasja Nagy: bai bai Dallas Trefoil: Bye toBe Destiny: www.secondschool.net/bridge.pdf SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated.

Virtual Professional Development 102 SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. Anjel Diavolo is Offline Anjel Diavolo is Online Free Radar HUD v1.1 by Crystal Gadgets Helen Pixelmaid is Online SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Dallas Trefoil: http://bit.ly/9f4hz0 SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated.

Virtual Professional Development 103 SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database toBe Destiny: thank you toBe Destiny: 2 b PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Oronoque Westland: lions and tigers and bears of virtual environments SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database

Virtual Professional Development 104 PathGive: Read this Notecard to Begin PathGive: Thanks! You're ready for the next activity SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Oronoque Westland: should we enroll in the Moodle Course? PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. PathGive: Read this Notecard to Begin PathEnd: Try some other activities before this one - I'll point out ones you can do PathGive: Thanks! You're ready for the next activity PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. Group Subscriber: There are new group subscription requests. PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. PathEnd whispers: The path is now complete. Thanks for taking this path. PathEnd: You've already done this one - here are arrows toward the next one Object: you're done with this path, nothing more to do PathGive: Read this Notecard to Begin PathGive: Thanks! You're ready for the next activity Group Subscriber: There are new group subscription requests.

Virtual Professional Development 105 Oronoque Westland: It says "This course requires an 'enrolment key' " PathStart whispers: You've started the path. Walk along the path and click each activity. Follow any arrows you find. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Esparanza Freese: no Oronoque Westland: I have in the past toBe Destiny: i am a little Dallas Trefoil: golumberjacks Esparanza Freese: I have in the past Oronoque Westland: heehee toBe Destiny: yes toBe Destiny: yep SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Helen Pixelmaid: Which one is it? Helen Pixelmaid: I see it Dallas Trefoil: Two black boxes Dallas Trefoil: One says introduction. The other is lesson 1 Angelndskyz Galicia is Online Professor Denver accepted your inventory offer.

Virtual Professional Development 106 SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. Esparanza Freese accepted your inventory offer. Hara Babii accepted your inventory offer. Helen Pixelmaid accepted your inventory offer. Professor Denver accepted your inventory offer. Christie Starsider: i see 2 black boxes Oronoque Westland accepted your inventory offer. Helen Pixelmaid: Why does it look like I am typing? toBe Destiny accepted your inventory offer. Christie Starsider declined your inventory offer. Christie Starsider: i have it SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Starting quiz for Hara Babii SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Fetching quiz data... SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Ready to attempt: Quiz Chair Experience Intro. toBe Destiny: it is here Helen Pixelmaid: It is not moving for me Helen Pixelmaid: Your avatar looks okay toBe Destiny: ok

Virtual Professional Development 107 Christie Starsider: looks fine Oronoque Westland: I'm OK Oronoque Westland: there is an echo Oronoque Westland: Christie pls toBe Destiny: Christei Oronoque Westland: Christie's mic is open SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Fleep Tuque is Offline Lavinia Sixpence accepted your inventory offer. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4 (Sloodle.org): Configuration received PathGive: Read this Notecard to Begin PathGive: Thanks! You're ready for the next activity Oronoque Westland: so we are using Moodle, Sloodle and Path what? Thanks. Oronoque Westland: the name Oronoque Westland: Pathway? Oronoque Westland: I have seen the demos Oronoque Westland: its nice...but could not remember the name Oronoque Westland: thanks Christie Starsider: i need to do the quiz chairs SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Lavinia Sixpence: no SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database

Virtual Professional Development 108 Lavinia Sixpence: actually Iwent to NAU and got 2 degrees ther Lavinia Sixpence: and dwanted tosee what you are dong! Lavinia Sixpence: ah Lavinia Sixpence: yeah Lavinia Sixpence: in Las Vegas now, a teacher now Lavinia Sixpence: no Lavinia Sixpence: educaton Lavinia Sixpence: high school Lavinia Sixpence: ok, I just wanted to scheck you out and say hey Lavinia Sixpence: Ilove it, I will let you get to work, ok Lavinia Sixpence: I will, ty Lavinia Sixpence: I amon the iste group SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Resetting... SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Received Awards Configuration SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Configuration received Oronoque Westland: failed :~( SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. PathEnd whispers: The path is now complete. Thanks for taking this path. SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Helen Pixelmaid: How do we start the scavenger hunt? toBe Destiny is Offline

Virtual Professional Development 109 Milly Abrahams: Thanks SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Starting quiz for Christie Starsider SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Fetching quiz data... SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Ready to attempt: Quiz Chair Experience Intro. SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Received Awards Configuration SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Configuration received Bluebird Tolsen is Offline Angharad Greggan accepted your inventory offer. Bluebird Tolsen is Online SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Resetting... Milly Abrahams accepted your inventory offer. SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Received Awards Configuration SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Configuration received SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Error Message: Object not found in database Oronoque Westland: not me Oronoque Westland: or not I as my fifth grade teacher used to say Helen Pixelmaid: I cannot find the stage Helen Pixelmaid: cup 4

Virtual Professional Development 110 Helen Pixelmaid: Got it Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Helen Pixelmaid raises his/her hand. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Helen Pixelmaid waves. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Helen Pixelmaid claps. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Helen Pixelmaid scratches his/her head. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Helen Pixelmaid nods his/her head. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Helen Pixelmaid shakes his/her head. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Helen Pixelmaid has got it! Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Helen Pixelmaid falls asleep. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Helen Pixelmaid claps. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Oronoque Westland raises his/her hand. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Oronoque Westland claps. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Oronoque Westland claps. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Oronoque Westland scratches his/her head. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Oronoque Westland scratches his/her head. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Oronoque Westland nods his/her head. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Oronoque Westland waves. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Oronoque Westland falls asleep. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Oronoque Westland falls asleep. Helen Pixelmaid: Hello Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Oronoque Westland has got it! Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Oronoque Westland has got it!

Virtual Professional Development 111 Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Oronoque Westland shakes his/her head. Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Oronoque Westland shakes his/her head. Helen Pixelmaid: It is asking me to put in the address or something Dallas Trefoil: http://uniques.com/nau Helen Pixelmaid: http://uniques.com/ Oronoque Westland: http://uniques.com Dallas Trefoil: http://uniques.com/nau Helen Pixelmaid: http://uniques.com/nau Oronoque Westland: http://uniques.com/nau Oronoque Westland: still the yellow not ready sign Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Configuration received Oronoque Westland: ok, now its green Christie Starsider: http://uniques.com/nau Oronoque Westland: so "site" means only the class Christie Starsider: i dont remember my username or password Oronoque Westland: ? Oronoque Westland: where do you type the blog pls? Helen Pixelmaid: This is a test of the blog Oronoque Westland: Fearless Helen Pixelmaid: Nothing happens when I click on the click here to start button Christie Starsider: ok i can barely hear you Christie Starsider: your voice is soft - i turned up all my volumes

Virtual Professional Development 112 Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Helen Pixelmaid raises his/her hand. Oronoque Westland: In SL Oro is fearless, in RL her friend gets nervous that the tech will not work when she is with her class Oronoque Westland: Challenges Oronoque Westland: I have vertigo and it is sometime triggered by the way people do textures or their builds , flickering, etc....it has made me more sensitive to the general challenge of accessibility Oronoque Westland: Most promising Helen Pixelmaid: Have not Helen Pixelmaid: yes Christie Starsider: it says a rquired paramer sloodleuuid was missing Helen Pixelmaid: Mine said it was missing something Christie Starsider: k Helen Pixelmaid: what was the address Dallas Trefoil: http://uniques.com/nau Oronoque Westland: I have the immersiveness (is that a word?) to be the most promising. I teach Caribbean studies at a NYC university. It is not possible for students to go back in time in RL and going to the Caribbean is cost prohibitive. Virtual learning environments open up the possibility of exploring these places as though we were there. Helen Pixelmaid: http://uniques.com/nau Oronoque Westland: blog Christie Starsider: ok do i need to re log on the website

Virtual Professional Development 113 Oronoque Westland: yes Christie Starsider: i have the sloodle menu , course categories, and blog menu now Oronoque Westland: Tamsin did a guest lecture to my class this past Thursday Oronoque Westland: the students were OVERWHELMED Ariadna Dorado is Offline Helen Pixelmaid: It says that the sloodleuuid is still missing Oronoque Westland: both by Middle Passage and the possibility for guest lectures via SL Helen Pixelmaid: I can perhaps try this again later. 1.4 Oronoque Westland: Helen, this is a great way to learn Helen Pixelmaid: yes Helen Pixelmaid: Dallas I am afrraid I will have to go in a couple ofminutes Christie Starsider: i saw it Annie Obscure is Online Oronoque Westland: SURPRISE! toBe Destiny is Online Oronoque Westland: bye Helen Helen Pixelmaid: Bye Oronoque Westland: see you next week Helen Pixelmaid is Offline Christie Starsider: i was busy falling off the roof lol Oronoque Westland: yes Oronoque Westland: mystitool

Virtual Professional Development 114 Christie Starsider: no Oronoque Westland gave you Terra E-Chute 2.2. Christie Starsider: a flight feather?? ok Christie Starsider accepted your inventory offer. Christie Starsider: thank you Oronoque Westland: it is nice to use the group chat Oronoque Westland: yes Oronoque Westland: I answered all of your queries Oronoque Westland: yes Christie Starsider: yes i did that too Christie Starsider: :) my pleasure Dallas Oronoque Westland: NAU=? Oronoque Westland: ok Oronoque Westland: Hunter College in NYC Christie Starsider: i copied it into a word doc so i can look at it later too Oronoque Westland: heehee Oronoque Westland: I like it for professional development for myself Oronoque Westland: for my students we have had several guest lectures Oronoque Westland: and used ideation quests Christie Starsider: no elementary school Christie Starsider: k-8 Christie Starsider: they would love it

Virtual Professional Development 115 Oronoque Westland: so not even Teen Grid :~( Oronoque Westland: k-8 Christie Starsider: they are not old enough Oronoque Westland: right Oronoque Westland: you are immersed in something and then explore ideas about it Oronoque Westland: one of the great ones is Green Ideation Quest Christie Starsider: wow Oronoque Westland: I am looking forward to my students discussion of it next week Oronoque Westland: yes...let me look Oronoque Westland gave you Green Ideation Quest - Arrival, University of Innsbruck (7, 7,. Group Subscriber: Group 1: 3 avatar(s)... Oronoque Westland, toBe Destiny, Esparanza Freese Oronoque Westland: used my parachute Oronoque Westland: I think I actually have one Christie Starsider: hmmm no Oronoque Westland: where can we see the blog pls Oronoque Westland: yes Oronoque Westland: thanks Oronoque Westland: no Oronoque Westland: this is my first blog in Sloodle Lauryn Bissell: hello Dallas Trefoil: Hi Dallas Trefoil: Welcome

Virtual Professional Development 116 Lauryn Bissell: thank you Dallas Trefoil: Can you hear me? Oronoque Westland: do you provide your own server for Sloodle or use a host? Lauryn Bissell: yes Oronoque Westland: no :~( Christie Starsider: i finally got shoes on Christie Starsider: lol Oronoque Westland: my school uses Blackboard and the administration is not SL-sold Christie Starsider: i dare not do any other clothe experiments here lol Lauryn Bissell: I thought there was a class but I believe I am too late Oronoque Westland: its a guide to the NAU classroom Lauryn Bissell: Yes it was scheduled for 1pm sl time Christie Starsider accepted your inventory offer. Lauryn Bissell: sorry to interfere Christie Starsider: thank you Oronoque Westland accepted your inventory offer. Oronoque Westland: thanks toBe Destiny is Offline Lauryn Bissell accepted your inventory offer. Christie Starsider: see you next week Dallas, it was nice to meet you Oronoque Oronoque Westland: you too Christie Christie Starsider is Offline

Virtual Professional Development 117 Lauryn Bissell: thanks for your hospitality I will come back another time Louise Borgnine is Online Lauryn Bissell: great resource I will be back thanks again Oronoque Westland: I am organizing your Notecards into a folder Oronoque Westland: just a suggestion --- you have 5 cards named hint Oronoque Westland: not yet Oronoque Westland: that was my plan for today Oronoque Westland: then I found out about you lol Oronoque Westland: only pity is that what you create mediawise in the new browser can only be seen by those using the new browser Corwin Howlett is Online Oronoque Westland: agreed Oronoque Westland: imagine what it means for SLOODLE Oronoque Westland: I would like that Oronoque Westland: but it opens a lot of new possibilities for Sloodle Tamsin Barzane is Online Bluebird Tolsen is Online Oronoque Westland: for the tour next week will the creators be available Trill Lomu is Offline Oronoque Westland: no Oronoque Westland: I NEED THAT! Oronoque Westland: when you do not teach k-12 it is not something you are taught

Virtual Professional Development 118 Oronoque Westland accepted your inventory offer. Oronoque Westland: Green Ideation Quest has some scripts that break down over time so you need the creator to make sure everything is working right when you bring a class over Oronoque Westland: sustainable development esp energy Oronoque Westland: it is really nice Oronoque Westland: has some interesting learning/collaboration tools at the end steps Oronoque Westland: almost like Decka Decks Oronoque Westland: do you know about Decka Decks? Oronoque Westland accepted your inventory offer. Oronoque Westland: like breakout rooms Oronoque Westland: ok Oronoque Westland: like asking a student "do you understand?" and thinking that a yes answer really means yes Oronoque Westland: I look forward to that Oronoque Westland: it is not something university faculty is taught to do --- write objectives Oronoque Westland: we are supposed to be SME's not "teachers/facilitators" Oronoque Westland: Caribbean history and politics this term Corwin Howlett is Offline Oronoque Westland: history and economics in the fall Oronoque Westland: and history and women's studies next spring Oronoque Westland: yes Oronoque Westland: que bueno

Virtual Professional Development 119 Oronoque Westland: un poquito Oronoque Westland: high school Spanish Oronoque Westland: I did AP Spanish 40 years ago Oronoque Westland: no Oronoque Westland: studied Oronoque Westland: this has been a great afternoon Oronoque Westland: thanks SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. Oronoque Westland: have already warned my partner Oronoque Westland: thanks Dallas Trefoil: a ti! Oronoque Westland: this is a great way to experinece Sloodle too Oronoque Westland: no SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. Oronoque Westland: have you built concept maps in SL? Airam Vaher is Online Oronoque Westland: Idid a workshop on it Oronoque Westland: I am trying to find the tool we used Oronoque Westland: floating text Oronoque Westland: but the new browser would make that much easier

Virtual Professional Development 120 SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. Process Map Starter Cube - yellow: nodo inserted in content Process Map Starter Cube - yellow: Salahzar Map inserted in content Group Subscriber: Group 1: 3 avatar(s)... Oronoque Westland, toBe Destiny, Esparanza Freese nodo: llSetPin inserted in content nodo: Name me inserted in content nodo: Salahzar Map inserted in content Oronoque Westland: this is it Dallas Trefoil: Can you explain? nodo: llSetPin inserted in content nodo: Name me inserted in content nodo: llSetPin inserted in content nodo: Name me inserted in content nodo: Salahzar Map inserted in content SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. Oronoque Westland gave you Process Map Starter Cube - yellow. Oronoque Westland: change the name Oronoque Westland: change the name Oronoque Westland: I did not mean for you to change the name Oronoque Westland: I was changing the floating text

Virtual Professional Development 121 Concept Map Starter Cube - yellow: nodo inserted in content Concept Map Starter Cube - yellow: Salahzar Map inserted in content Oronoque Westland: thats fine I think Oronoque Westland: you can change the colors Oronoque Westland: shapes Oronoque Westland: floating text Oronoque Westland: I think it is full perm Oronoque Westland: so you can do group or not Louise Borgnine is Offline Oronoque Westland: you can insert objects Oronoque Westland: I only played with it...not an expert Oronoque Westland: it can give the object that's inserted change the name: Color changed to 'BLACK' Oronoque Westland: not sure about using the "standard" flow chart shapes change the name: Please chat: Say in chat name of this concept Dallas Trefoil: Atlas Atlas: Name changed to 'Atlas' Oronoque Westland: he has some great tools Oronoque Westland: and used to give workshops Oronoque Westland: don't know if he still does Bluebird Tolsen is Online Oronoque Westland: I think he is/was an SL mentor

Virtual Professional Development 122 Oronoque Westland: cleanup Oronoque Westland: lol Dallas Trefoil: :) Oronoque Westland: can't remember what he built it for...someone else used it to develop mind maps Wiki 3D MindMap v0.1: nodo inserted in content Wiki 3D MindMap v0.1: Salahzar Map inserted in content Bluebird Tolsen is Offline Oronoque Westland: I think this was the one the actual workshop leader gave us...not sure nodo: llSetPin inserted in content nodo: Salahzar Map inserted in content Wiki 3D MindMap v0.1: Stop rezzing Oronoque Westland: yep Oronoque Westland: she put on the texture Bluebird Tolsen is Online nodo: Stop rezzing Oronoque Westland: I think you can link it and take it in nodo: llSetPin inserted in content nodo: Salahzar Map inserted in content nodo: llSetPin inserted in content nodo: Salahzar Map inserted in content Oronoque Westland: so that the whole mind map can be "pulled out of the box"

Virtual Professional Development 123 Airam Vaher is Offline Oronoque Westland: I went to something like that here last week Airam Vaher is Online Oronoque Westland: that is so cool for a teacher without their own land Oronoque Westland: yes...that's what I saw last week Oronoque Westland: which one? Oronoque Westland: no but I understand it is popular Dallas Trefoil: Horizons Pro Oronoque Westland: 2 weeks ago Edunation had an exhibit with all different holodecks, mostly made with Horizon Oronoque Westland: retrofitting not as easy Oronoque Westland: and everything has to be full perm Oronoque Westland: ok, time to go for me Oronoque Westland: almost 6 pm Oronoque Westland: yes...thank you Oronoque Westland: bye until next week Dallas Trefoil: bye SLOODLE 1.0 LoginZone VLE 101: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your avatar was already authenticated. Teleport completed from http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sloodle/27/142/23 Connecting to in-world Voice Chat...

Virtual Professional Development 124 Connected Object owned by Calisto Encinal gave you 'Instructions for Mi Casa' ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/GCCAz/45/75/23 ). Mi casa es su casa: Bienvenido/a, Dallas! Left Living Room Door: ¿Cómo se dice <<THE LIVING ROOM>> en español? Left Living Room Door: Lo siento. Se acabó el tiempo. Object owned by Calisto Encinal gave you 'Mi Casa Es Su Casa: Escuela La Pluma Lista, SLanguages 2009' ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/GCCAz/47/102/23 ). Mi casa sign: Welcome to Mi casa es su casa. The area is maintained by Calisto Encinal/James T. Abraham. Mi casa sign: Welcome to Mi casa es su casa. The area is maintained by Calisto Encinal/James T. Abraham.

2/28/10 First class Reflections: The first class was a success. Not knowing what to expect, I was surprised by the turnout! Participants from near and far (as far away as Arabia) included teachers, IT admin, Faculty, and graduate students.

Participants and Profiles:

Virtual Professional Development 125 Christie Starsider (mitchell) - Newbie K5 online teacher. ToBe Destiny - Mathematics and Computer Theory professor from Vermont Calisto Encinal - Professor from Glendale Community College in Arizona Louise Borgnine - ISTE official Joker Elman (Murad Jamal) - Admin from Arabia Oronoque Westland - Social scientist and educational technologist from Hunter College in NYC Milly Abrahams - Graduate student in U.K. MSc in information and library studies, The RGU, UK (to conclude in 2010). PG Diploma in Information and Library Studies. RGU, UK. Bachelor of Education, specialized in Educational Technologies and Distance Education. Instructional Designer Helen Pixelmaid (Crompton) - Ph.D. student at UNC. Esparanza Freese - Professor at Kansas State U. Hara Babii Lavinia Sixpence - H.S. teacher in Las Vegas (former NAU graduate) Lauryn Bissell - arrived late Blue Artful - arrived 4 hours late but plans to take the class!

Challenges: late arrivers technical issues with sound

Virtual Professional Development 126 Positives: Teachers love the immersive and collaborative environment in SL. The sloodle tools blogging from SL

Lessons learned: Clear instructions with visuals are imperative. Consider language learners when describing processes. Have a helper to give notecards or assistance to latecomers. Maybe place a latecomer notecard giver at teleport arrival area?? Allow for more verbal feedback participation.

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Lesson Two Lesson 2 virtual field trips day. VLE-101 LESSON 2 Rev 3/01/10 http://uniques.com/nau ========================== LESSON 2 OVERVIEW: VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS (NETS-T std#1) ========================== This week we will take small group field trips, take snapshots, gather information, add to our Moodle blog, and report to others. Some popular destinations in Second Life include... 1. The Holocaust Museum 2. The Smithsonian Latino Museum 3. Catalayouk Archeological reproduction 4. The Middle Passage Slave Trading experience 5. The Padi Dive School 6. Nasa's Discovery Island 7. NOAA's atmospheric interactive 8. American Chemical Society Museum 9. University of Innsbruck's Green Ideation Quest 10. Mi Casa Spanish language immersion experience 11. RIT learning activities for the Deaf

Virtual Professional Development 128 12. Cape Able Coffee House for the Deaf 13. Virtual ability island for those with disabilities and the chronically ill 14.Autistic liberation front 15. ASA 16. Wheelies for Wheel Chair bound Can you find some others to add to the list? (Click Cmd+F and select the Destination Guide tab for more ideas) REMEMBER! If you get lost, you can always return to the classroom by clicking this landmark... ========================= LESSON 2: THINK • DO • REFLECT ========================= Think…………………………………………………... The NETs for teachers, standard #1 requires "technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face to face and virtual environments." Field trips have often been used to facilitate such learning objectives. Virtual field trips are becoming another popular way to engage learners. What benefits do you believe a virtual fieldtrip can offer that even a live one cannot? (Time/Space/Identity)

Do…………………………………………………........ Try your best to follow the 4 steps below then complete the Reflection exercise and the brief survey at the end... 1. Form groups of 2s or 3s and choose a destination from the list above or from SecondLife.com's Showcase here: http://secondlife.com/whatis/destinationguide/ Everyone will be given Linden dollars to afford the uploading of snapshots from your trip. :-) 2. Offer friendship to each other in the group so you can easily find one another if any should get lost (Make sure everyone in your group knows how to locate friends and offer a teleport. Ask for help if you don't know). 3. Take 30 minutes to visit your chosen destination. Blog your experiences using either the Sloodle HUD or recording on a notecard. Take snapshots of your group in front of something interesting that you can show the class upon your return.

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Think about... • unique features of your destination for learning • advantages of a virtual site over the real thing • key benefits for teachers and learners 4. Return to class to report your findings and earn as many points as you are able according to the following Rubric scale: • 50 Pts: Give a verbal explanation. and... • 100 Pts: Rezz a cube and resize it to become a presentation object with 6 surfaces. Place your photo/s on it as textures to show us. and... • 250 Pts: Place a notecard inside to be given when touched. or... • Send the snapshop to: party16deep2blog@photos.flickr.com and your subject line and comments will become a title and post of the classroom blog at http://dallasm12.blogspot.com

Reflect………………………………………………… Please use your Moodle blog to comment on the following research-based observation from Chronicle Research Services reporting on what the College of 2020 will look like: "Students’ convenience is the future. More students will attend classes online, study part time, take courses from multiple universities, and jump in and out of colleges. Students will demand more options for taking courses to make it easier for them to do what they want when they want to do it. And they will make those demands for economic reasons, too. The full-time residential model of higher education is getting too expensive for a larger share of the American population. More and more students are looking for lower-cost alternatives to attending college. The trend toward low-cost options also will open doors for more inexpensive online options." Reference: http://research.chronicle.com/asset/TheCollegeof2020ExecutiveSummary.pdf Please complete this brief Constructivist Online Environment Survey: http://www.uniques.com/ nau/mod/survey/view.php?id=51

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================== Optional Extras... ================== * Visit the links below for more Field Trip destinations in SL that would appeal to educators... http://clipmarks.com/clipmark/BD750762-9F85-4C8C-ABC8-84300A417293/ http://ccsl.wetpaint.com/page/Showing+Off+Sites ================== Come back next week for Lesson 3 ================== References: http://delicious.com/dallasm12/secondlife

Introductory Voice chat text: Welcome to class everyone!

If you don't have a text chat window open, click 'control+H' and then text where you're from and your primary career responsibility at this time in your life.

In the next 55 minutes we will explore some of the possible venues for learning available in virtual worlds.

* Here's what you'll need to have and know...

Notecard for Lesson 2 from the box upstairs in the classroom.

Virtual Professional Development 131 Know how to take snapshots in SL. Know how to record thoughts on a notecard. Linden $ to upload your snapshots. I'll give you each some L$'s for this. Know how to post your snapshots to a blog. Know how to call others and join group calls.

First, as an intro, why are we doing this exercise as part of our VLE research? Text chat, according to your own experience, the benefits of Field trips.

Has anyone here taken 2D virtual field trips such as Webquests?

The NETs for teachers, standard #1 requires "technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face to face and virtual environments."

The notecard for this lesson lists 15 immersive designs in Second Life. As you explore the ones of interest to you, think about (and record on a notecard)

• unique features of your destination for learning • advantages of a virtual site over the real thing • key benefits for teachers and learners

Virtual Professional Development 132 Remember, we want top explore how VLEs can extend learning environments beyond space, time, and identity barriers.

* Photography in Second Life is an art. Flickr has an entire channel devoted to SL photography and if you research it, you will discover the nuances of fine picture taking in VLEs, worthy of a photography or graphic design course.

Movie making in VLEs is also popular and called Machinima. You can see examples by searching YouTube.

For today, just take a snapshot of your Avatar near some indicator of where you are visiting.

There is a menu option for taking snapshots or you can use the keyboard shortcut: 'Cmd+Shift+S'

Practice now if you like. Use your camera controls to pan around for a good shot.

Try this: use the "send" option and email your SL snapshot to: party16deep2blog@photos.flickr.com

Your subject line will become the title of your post and what you type in the comment area will be posted to my mobile blog. Try it and we will all be able to view what we've learned today from one repository. :)

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You can do this yourself by connecting a Flickr account with a Blogger account and posting to it from remote locations like your mobile phone or from within Second Life!

Another option is to...

* Record your observations on a notecard. Right now, go ahead and open your 'Inventory / Create / New notecard' and minimize it on your screen until you need it.

When you get to your destination, you may have to look around a bit to orient yourself. You may find some places harder to navigate than others. Make notes about why you think that is and how you would improve it.

* Remember, if you get Lost or concerned, just teleport back to our classroom site. The landmark is in your Lesson 2 Notecard at the top of the page.

I recommend keeping this notecard open, just minimize it on your screen until you need it.

* Now about communication. There are two ways to voice chat in SL; locally like we're doing now; and spatially.

Virtual Professional Development 134 Local voice only carries about 90 meters. Spatial chat allows us to talk while in different places entirely.

To make this work, everyone needs to join the Virtual Learning Explorers group and activate it for today's lesson.

I can then call the entire group and you can join the call. I also recommend offering friendship to your fieldtrip partners so you can easily contact each other if anyone get's lost.

I will issue group notices if necessary to indicate how much time we have remaining before returning to class to present our discoveries.

* The last thing you will do is take a 2 minute survey linked in the notecard.

Text Chat: [2010/03/06 20:10] Second Life: SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Correct! Ken Olson, president, chairman, and founder of Digital Equipment Corp. made this claim way back in 1977) [2010/03/06 20:10] Second Life: SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Correct Dallas Trefoil. [2010/03/06 20:10] Second Life: SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): So you must be aware of the Blood Orange. Good thinking!

Virtual Professional Development 135 [2010/03/06 20:10] Second Life: SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Correct Dallas Trefoil. [2010/03/06 20:10] Second Life: SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Correct! [2010/03/06 20:10] Second Life: SLOODLE 1.0 Sloodle Set Revision 14: There is no configuration available to download. Please visit the configuration web-page first. [2010/03/06 20:10] Chat WebIntercom: There is no configuration available to download. Please visit the configuration web-page first. [2010/03/06 20:10] Second Life: SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Correct Dallas Trefoil. [2010/03/06 20:10] Second Life: SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Ouch! Better try again. [2010/03/06 20:10] Second Life: SLOODLE 1.0 Sloodle Set Revision 14: There is no configuration available to download. Please visit the configuration web-page first. [2010/03/06 20:10] Chat WebIntercom: There is no configuration available to download. Please visit the configuration web-page first. [2010/03/06 20:10] Second Life: SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Incorrect Dallas Trefoil. [2010/03/06 20:10] Second Life: SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Quiz complete Dallas Trefoil. Your final score was 4/5. [2010/03/06 20:10] Second Life: SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Resetting...

Virtual Professional Development 136 [2010/03/06 20:10] Second Life: SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Received Awards Configuration [2010/03/06 20:10] Second Life: SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Feb 2010 Rev 2.2 (Dallas): Configuration received [2010/03/06 20:11] Second Life: SLOODLE Choice (Horizontal) Access Affordances: Thank you Dallas Trefoil. Your selection has been updated. [11:38] Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Now using chat channel 0. [11:38] Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Now using site visibility. Only registered users will be able to see your post in Moodle. [11:38] Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Checking authorisation... [11:38] Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Configuration received [11:38] TLE Educational Network: 10 11am English as a Second Language (ESL) - Need to improve on your English Language skills? TLE are now running a weekly class on English as a second language, taught by Shay Blaisdale. The lesson is conducted in voice, so you will need voice chat enabled IM Tutor, Shay Blaisdale, if you need a TP to the classroom. Raziel (147,222,42) [11:38] Group Subscriber: There are new group subscription requests. [11:42] Group Subscriber: Group 1: 3 avatar(s)... Professor Denver, Misaki Shamen, Havanuther Latte [11:45] Chat WebIntercom: Chat logging is on! [11:45] Chat WebIntercom: Join this Moodle chat at http://www.uniques.com/nau/mod/chat/ view.php?id=37

Virtual Professional Development 137 [11:45] Chat WebIntercom: Touch logger to record your chat [11:45] Chat WebIntercom: There is no configuration available to download. Please visit the configuration web-page first. [11:45] SLOODLE 1.0 Sloodle Set Revision 14: There is no configuration available to download. Please visit the configuration web-page first. [11:47] You have added "Working Relationships Training Town Center" to your Landmarks folder. [11:47] Teleport completed from Sloodle (22,144,23) [11:55] Star Cinema whispers: Calling lift. Please wait... [11:56] Elven Lift whispers: Lift activating. Please stand back. [11:56] Teleport completed from Los Arboles (6,191,3012) [11:59] Shailey Garfield: Hello Dallas [11:59] Shailey Garfield: I have come for the tour [11:59] Shailey Garfield: An SL colleague gave me a note card regarding today's tour [11:59] Shailey Garfield: I hope it is OK to be here [12:00] Dallas Trefoil: Let me know if you need any info. [12:00] Dallas Trefoil: Feel free to look around. :) [12:00] Visitor Counter 1: Done resetting. [12:00] Dallas Trefoil: We will have a fun class in 1 hour if you can join us. :) [12:02] Shailey Garfield: Sorry I got the time wrong. I will come back in an hour. [12:02] Shailey Garfield: Thanks. [12:12] Free Radar HUD v1.1 by Crystal Gadgets

Virtual Professional Development 138 [12:17] Winsome Classito: I dont hear anything yet [12:17] Winsome Classito: can you hear me [12:17] Dallas Trefoil: hang on... [12:17] Dallas Trefoil: Darclee, meet Winsome. [12:17] Dallas Trefoil: Winsome, meet Darclee. [12:17] Winsome Classito: Hi Darclee [12:17] Darclee Carter: nice to meet you Winsome [12:17] Dallas Trefoil: Winsome is a technology coach [12:17] Dallas Trefoil: Darclee is a Sociologist. [12:17] Winsome Classito: nice to see we are all typing, [12:18] Darclee Carter: smile [12:18] Winsome Classito: I'm not the only one who doesn't hear yet [12:18] Darclee Carter: I prefer typing because my English is not so good [12:19] Darclee Carter: but anyway I don't hear yet any sound [12:19] Winsome Classito: Typing is quicker for me, if I can spell right [12:19] Winsome Classito: me neither [12:19] Winsome Classito: I can hear feedback in my headset [12:20] Dallas Trefoil: Darclee.... re: scavenger hunt... [12:20] Darclee Carter: yes Dallas [12:20] Dallas Trefoil: Click the gold award cup behind me. [12:21] Darclee Carter: I received 10 points as a present? [12:21] Dallas Trefoil: Yes. now read the hint and find the next cup.

Virtual Professional Development 139 [12:21] Dallas Trefoil: Welcome Tanya! [12:21] Tanya Smedley: hi ty [12:21] Winsome Classito: Hi tanya [12:22] Darclee Carter: the hint? [12:22] Darclee Carter: hi Tanya [12:22] Tanya Smedley: hi darclee [12:22] Dallas Trefoil: Darclee, you should have rec'd a notecard with a hint on it. [12:22] Darclee Carter: I don't have [12:23] Tanya Smedley: notecard? [12:23] Darclee Carter: yes I know [12:23] Sloodle Awards Cup 1: Congratulations! You found a Cup! Checking to see if we've added points for you yet... [12:23] Winsome Classito: looks like we are mostly un ready [12:23] Darclee Carter: to notecard but i is not [12:23] Sloodle Awards Cup 1: We have already recorded 10 points for you. [12:23] Darclee Carter: it* [12:24] Tanya Smedley: i can hear [12:24] Tanya Smedley: just noisy here [12:24] Tanya Smedley: i can hear you both fine [12:24] Sloodle Awards Cup 1: Configuration received [12:24] Sloodle Awards Cup 1: Configuration received [12:25] Sloodle Awards Cup 1: Awards Cup is ready!

Virtual Professional Development 140 [12:25] Sloodle Awards Cup 1: Congratulations! You found a Cup! Checking to see if we've added points for you yet... [12:25] Sloodle Awards Cup 1: We have already recorded 10 points for you. [12:25] Sloodle Awards Cup 1: Congratulations! You found a Cup! Checking to see if we've added points for you yet... [12:25] Sloodle Awards Cup 1: We have already recorded 10 points for you. [12:25] Darclee Carter: thank you Dallas [12:26] Dallas Trefoil: Darclee can you hear when I speak? [12:26] Darclee Carter: I receive the notecard [12:26] Dallas Trefoil: I put a sign that explains the concept of the scavenger hunt. [12:27] Dallas Trefoil: It's not exact for this particular exercise but explains the concept. [12:27] Dallas Trefoil: You can teach lessons or assess understanding using this tool. [12:28] Dallas Trefoil: Students or groups can work to find award cups and obtain the next step/ hint until they finish the hunt with some award. [12:28] Dallas Trefoil: Not sure why it's not giving the notecards... ?? [12:29] Darclee Carter: sorry for this pause [12:29] Darclee Carter: I can hear you now but not very clear [12:29] Dallas Trefoil: We begin officially in 30 minutes. [12:30] Group Subscriber: Group 1: 3 avatar(s)... Professor Denver, Misaki Shamen, Havanuther Latte [12:30] Darclee Carter: it's ok I will stay [12:30] Dallas Trefoil: cool!

Virtual Professional Development 141 [12:31] Dallas Trefoil: Pardon me while I prepare some other matters for class.... [12:31] Darclee Carter: it's the most interesting place I was in SL [12:31] Dallas Trefoil: I'm here but not paying a lot of attn... [12:31] Darclee Carter: nop [12:32] Sloodle Awards Cup 2: Configuration received [12:32] Sloodle Awards Cup 2: Configuration received [12:32] Sloodle Awards Cup 2: Awards Cup is ready! [12:32] Tanya Smedley: florida [12:32] Sloodle Awards Cup 2: Congratulations! You found a Cup! Checking to see if we've added points for you yet... [12:32] Tanya Smedley: i did [12:32] Sloodle Awards Cup 2: We have already recorded 10 points for you. [12:33] Tanya Smedley: it worked for me [12:33] Sloodle Awards Cup 3: Configuration received [12:33] Sloodle Awards Cup 3: Configuration received [12:33] Sloodle Awards Cup 3: Awards Cup is ready! [12:34] Tanya Smedley: cup 3 works fine [12:34] Sloodle Awards Cup 4: Congratulations! You found a Cup! Checking to see if we've added points for you yet... [12:34] Sloodle Awards Cup 4: We have already recorded 10 points for you. [12:34] Sloodle Awards Cup 4: Configuration received [12:34] Sloodle Awards Cup 4: Configuration received

Virtual Professional Development 142 [12:34] Sloodle Awards Cup 4: Awards Cup is ready! [12:34] Tanya Smedley: yes i am [12:35] Sloodle Awards Cup 5: Configuration received [12:35] Sloodle Awards Cup 5: Configuration received [12:35] Sloodle Awards Cup 5: Awards Cup is ready! [12:35] Tanya Smedley: he he [12:35] Tanya Smedley: the one on top of the board is not working [12:36] Tanya Smedley: yes [12:36] Tanya Smedley: oh ok [12:36] Tanya Smedley: wrong one then [12:37] Tanya Smedley: use your camera winsome [12:39] Tanya Smedley: do i want toolbar 1.4 or toolabr lite? [12:39] Dallas Trefoil: 1.4 [12:39] Dallas Trefoil: :) [12:40] Tanya Smedley: 4:00 EST [12:41] Tanya Smedley: no i go to aot of the iste things and i got a notice [12:42] Tanya Smedley: no i have not [12:42] Tanya Smedley: all that was in there was a lm [12:42] Tanya Smedley: i got it but it is lost in my closet [12:42] Free Radar HUD v1.1 by Crystal Gadgets [12:43] Dallas Trefoil: be back in 15 minutes and we'll start! :) [12:44] Terra E-Chute 2.2: Say E HELP for instructions.

Virtual Professional Development 143 [12:44] Terra E-Chute 2.2: Ready. [12:47] Group Subscriber: There are new group subscription requests. [12:55] Terra E-Chute 2.2 whispers: Freefalling at 46 meters! Deploying emergency parachute!! [12:55] Meg Jyraffe: my first class too! [12:55] Terra E-Chute 2.2: Parachute closed. [12:55] Terra E-Chute 2.2: Ready. [12:56] toBe Destiny: greetings [12:56] Group Subscriber: Group 1: 4 avatar(s)... Professor Denver, Misaki Shamen, Havanuther Latte, Tanya Smedley [12:56] Winsome Classito: Hi meg [12:57] Meg Jyraffe: hi! [12:57] Aurora Kitaj: hi there Meg [12:57] Winsome Classito: Where are you from, I'm in Tucson AZ [12:57] Meg Jyraffe: hey, there! [12:57] Aurora Kitaj: hi toBe, thanksfor the tp [12:57] toBe Destiny: welcome [12:57] Meg Jyraffe: I'm from Colorado... outside of Denver. [12:57] Aurora Kitaj: me, I'm in London [12:57] toBe Destiny: i am hoping to listen [12:57] toBe Destiny: and work here [12:58] Meg Jyraffe: Wow, I'm moving to England this summer! [12:58] Aurora Kitaj: that's nice,

Virtual Professional Development 144 [12:58] Winsome Classito: Job or family [12:58] Aurora Kitaj: it's a bit cold here a the moment [12:58] Meg Jyraffe: both, actually. I heard you had a very cold winter! [12:58] Aurora Kitaj: Hi Rudy [12:58] Rudy Schwartzman: Hi. [12:58] Aurora Kitaj: Hi Tanya [12:58] Rudy Schwartzman: Is this the education class? [12:58] Aurora Kitaj: and Hi dallas [12:59] Rudd Denver: Hello. I was afraid I had no power to fly up to some skybox [12:59] Aurora Kitaj: ythanks [12:59] Rudy Schwartzman: Hearing voice, yes. [12:59] Aurora Kitaj: yes fine thanks [12:59] Tanya Smedley: hear you fine [12:59] Aurora Kitaj: Hi Prof [12:59] Rudd Denver: there is alot of static to your voice [12:59] Rudd Denver: y [12:59] Aurora Kitaj: it's find for me [12:59] Aurora Kitaj: your voice [12:59] Rudy Schwartzman: The level's a bit high. Somewhat distorted. [13:00] Rudy Schwartzman: Yes, it's pretty low and still distorted. [13:00] Rudy Schwartzman: But no unintelligible. [13:00] Oronoque Westland: oops forgot my hair

Virtual Professional Development 145 [13:00] Rudd Denver: afraid it's your mic a bit on oversensitive side. [13:00] Oronoque Westland: your voice is a bit fuzzy [13:01] speakeasy HUD: Welcome to class everyone! [13:01] speakeasy HUD: If you don't have a text chat window open, click 'control+H' and then text where you're from and your primary career responsibility at this time in your life. [13:02] Rudy Schwartzman: Software engineer; Silicon valley. [13:02] Dallas Trefoil: graduate student in Arizone [13:02] Dallas Trefoil: *Arizona [13:02] Meg Jyraffe: I'm a virtual librarian for an online university. [13:02] Rudd Denver: Grad. student, Stockholm Univ., Sweden [13:02] Oronoque Westland: I teach Caribbean studeis courses at Hunter College, City University of New York [13:02] DanaeLee Brennman: Faculty in San Antonio, TX [13:02] Winsome Classito: Ed tech student at NAU [13:02] Tanya Smedley: trainer in school district [13:02] Professor Denver: i'm Dallas' other Avatar :) [13:03] Rudd Denver: =) [13:03] speakeasy HUD: In the next 55 minutes we will explore some of the possible venues for learning available in virtual worlds. [13:03] Oronoque Westland: I think Shailey crashed [13:03] Tanya Smedley: less [13:03] Rudy Schwartzman: ~2 yrs.

Virtual Professional Development 146 [13:03] Meg Jyraffe: -1 [13:03] Rudd Denver: -1 [13:03] Oronoque Westland: c. 2 yrs [13:03] toBe Destiny: 6 [13:03] Winsome Classito: less than 1 month [13:03] DanaeLee Brennman: 2-3 years [13:03] Aurora Kitaj: 2 year [13:03] toBe Destiny: or maybe 15 [13:03] toBe Destiny: grins [13:03] toBe Destiny: 1886 [13:03] speakeasy HUD: * Here's what you'll need to have and know... [13:03] toBe Destiny: 1986 [13:04] speakeasy HUD: Notecard for Lesson 2 from the box upstairs in the classroom. [13:04] Dallas Trefoil: http://uniques.com/nau [13:04] speakeasy HUD: Know how to take snapshots in SL. [13:05] speakeasy HUD: Know how to record thoughts on a notecard. [13:05] Shailey Garfield: Yes, sure Dallas [13:05] speakeasy HUD: Linden $ to upload your snapshots. I'll give you each some L$'s for this. [13:05] Rudd Denver: y [13:05] Winsome Classito: not yet [13:05] Meg Jyraffe: not yet

Virtual Professional Development 147 [13:05] speakeasy HUD: Know how to post your snapshots to a blog. [13:06] speakeasy HUD: Know how to call others and join group calls. [13:07] speakeasy HUD: First, as an intro, why are we doing this exercise as part of our VLE research? [13:07] speakeasy HUD: Text chat, according to your own experience, the benefits of Field trips. [13:07] speakeasy HUD: Has anyone here taken 2D virtual field trips such as Webquests? [13:07] speakeasy HUD: The NETs for teachers, standard #1 requires "technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face to face and virtual environments." [13:07] speakeasy HUD: The notecard for this lesson lists 15 immersive landmarks in Second Life. As you explore the ones of interest to you, think about (and record on a notecard) [13:07] Group Subscriber: There are new group subscription requests. [13:07] Group Subscriber: There are new group subscription requests. [13:07] Winsome Classito: yes [13:07] Shailey Garfield: yes [13:07] Rudy Schwartzman: Don't think so. [13:07] speakeasy HUD: • unique features of your destination for learning

[13:07] DanaeLee Brennman: yes [13:08] Tanya Smedley: no [13:08] Meg Jyraffe: n [13:08] Tanya Smedley: yes virtual field trips here on sl [13:08] Oronoque Westland: yes...this morning Shailey and I were on an ISTE field trip

Virtual Professional Development 148 [13:08] Tanya Smedley: awesome [13:08] Group Subscriber: There are new group subscription requests. [13:08] Winsome Classito: no [13:08] Tanya Smedley: tried it once [13:08] Rudd Denver: not right now, but yes [13:08] Aurora Kitaj: no [13:08] Darclee Carter: hello again [13:08] Shailey Garfield: not as yet [13:08] Meg Jyraffe: no [13:08] Rudy Schwartzman: Is thatg Snowglobe? [13:08] Tanya Smedley: no [13:08] Shailey Garfield: no [13:08] Rudy Schwartzman: It freaked out my video when i tried it. [13:09] Dallas Trefoil: http://secondlife.com/beta-viewer/ [13:09] Oronoque Westland: the new viewer gave us trouble on the tour this morning [13:09] Rudy Schwartzman: Is the beta viewer availalbe for Linux? [13:09] Oronoque Westland: someone could not get LMs [13:10] Angharad Greggan: where is the group invite? [13:10] Rudd Denver: LMs from 2.0 to 1.23 are very tricky [13:10] Meg Jyraffe: may I have one too, please? [13:10] Angharad Greggan: Thanks [13:10] speakeasy HUD: • advantages of a virtual site over the real thing

Virtual Professional Development 149 [13:10] speakeasy HUD: • key benefits for teachers and learners

[13:11] speakeasy HUD: Remember, we want top explore how VLEs can extend learning beyond space, time, and identity barriers. [13:11] Winsome Classito: what is the group name? how do we know if we are members [13:11] Rudy Schwartzman: EDTECH Community [13:11] Rudd Denver: ? [13:11] Rudd Denver: virtual world explorers [13:11] Oronoque Westland: Virtual Learning Explorers [13:11] Rudy Schwartzman: Is _that_ the group? [13:12] Oronoque Westland: yes [13:12] Meg Jyraffe: I am not yet a member [13:12] Oronoque Westland: Learning not World [13:12] Aurora Kitaj: please send me an invite [13:12] Blue Artful: neither am I [13:12] Rudy Schwartzman: I need an invite, then. [13:12] Winsome Classito: over the avatar it says virtual explorer? [13:12] Rudy Schwartzman: I go the notice of this event via EDTECH Community. [13:12] Meg Jyraffe: right here! :-) [13:12] Blue Artful: thanx [13:12] Rudd Denver: now I'm not sure. VLE is headed by you [13:12] Meg Jyraffe: thanks! [13:12] Rudd Denver: VIU is Vancouver Island Univ.

Virtual Professional Development 150 [13:13] Oronoque Westland: no, we cannot give invites to others [13:13] Rudy Schwartzman: Can I get a group invite? [13:14] DanaeLee Brennman: I need an invitation please [13:14] Winsome Classito: very few [13:14] Angharad Greggan: not [13:14] Oronoque Westland: only in the broad sense of using internet, web 2.0, but not virtual worlds [13:14] Aurora Kitaj: me too please [13:14] DanaeLee Brennman: Thanks [13:14] Rudy Schwartzman: Thank you. [13:15] Rudy Schwartzman: I'm curious how much overlap there is between professional distance collaboration and education as you're discussing it. [13:15] Winsome Classito: tell me just where it is I don't think I got it yet thanks [13:16] Winsome Classito: Thanks, [13:16] Rudd Denver: y [13:16] DanaeLee Brennman: yes [13:16] Oronoque Westland: y [13:16] Shailey Garfield: yes [13:16] Angharad Greggan nods [13:17] Winsome Classito: Thanks for the notecard [13:17] Dallas Trefoil: Machinima [13:18] Rudy Schwartzman: Or control-shift-S

Virtual Professional Development 151 [13:18] Dallas Trefoil: Cmd+Shift+S [13:19] Dallas Trefoil: party16deep2blog@photos.flickr.com [13:20] Rudy Schwartzman: Only beautiful people in Second Life... [13:20] Amethyst Flinders: hello all [13:21] Rudy Schwartzman: What's the URL for that Flickr page? [13:21] Tanya Smedley: amethyst ask dallas for a membership to virtual explorer [13:21] Aurora Kitaj: Please ca nyou send me and toBe an invite to the group [13:21] Aurora Kitaj: Please Dallas!! [13:22] Amethyst Flinders: thank you [13:23] Aurora Kitaj: I'm not in the group, nor is toBe [13:23] toBe Destiny: smiles [13:23] toBe Destiny: Dallas is preoccupied [13:23] toBe Destiny: am I in the group [13:23] toBe Destiny: which group [13:23] toBe Destiny: gosh [13:24] toBe Destiny: i may already be in [13:25] Oronoque Westland: do you want us to wear the toolbar? [13:26] Aurora Kitaj: thanks for the invite dallas [13:26] Oronoque Westland: e-mail...ok [13:26] Shailey Garfield: yes [13:26] Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Blue Artful raises his/her hand. [13:26] Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Blue Artful shakes his/her head.

Virtual Professional Development 152 [13:26] Oronoque Westland: ok [13:28] Tanya Smedley: ok now i am confused [13:28] Tanya Smedley: no sound no chat [13:28] Dallas Trefoil: Tanya can you answer the group call? [13:29] Rudd Denver: is there a call? [13:29] Tanya Smedley: how? [13:29] Amethyst Flinders: no sound here either [13:29] Rudy Schwartzman: How does the group call notice appear? A blue drop-down in the upper-right? [13:29] Tanya Smedley: what is the group call? [13:29] Rudy Schwartzman: So far, nothing's happening. [13:29] Shailey Garfield: activate the group [13:29] Rudd Denver: who initiated it? no call received? [13:29] Rudy Schwartzman: I have VLE activated. [13:30] Rudd Denver: how many ARE on the call successfully? [13:30] Meg Jyraffe: I don't think I am... [13:30] Rudd Denver: ok I'm trying to join anyway [13:31] Dallas Trefoil: drop down right. but your group [13:31] Dallas Trefoil: needs to be active [13:31] Rudd Denver: you can only be in one call [13:31] Rudd Denver: if you are able to talk in local, you're not in call [13:32] Tanya Smedley: i guess i am not on the call

Virtual Professional Development 153 [13:32] Meg Jyraffe: I apologize...how do we get on the call? [13:33] Dallas Trefoil: I'm here to help each of you... :) [13:33] Amethyst Flinders: cannot get on call either [13:33] Oronoque Westland: yes [13:33] Oronoque Westland: I am helping someone [13:33] Tanya Smedley: i got an invitation to join the group then a messaage saying i am already in the group [13:33] Tanya Smedley: then [13:34] Dallas Trefoil: You should have an invitation to join the call [13:34] Meg Jyraffe: where does that show up? [13:34] Dallas Trefoil: Click your communicate button. There may be a tab [13:35] Meg Jyraffe: Hmmm...I don't see it. [13:35] Oronoque Westland: if you highlight our group on the contacts window, you can then click on IM/Call [13:35] Meg Jyraffe: ok [13:36] Teleport completed from Sloodle (27,138,23) [13:39] Blue Artful: now what am I doing? [13:40] Blue Artful: i see the word stadium [13:41] Oronoque Westland: sorry, thought I wasin the Group Chat [13:41] Shailey Garfield: Thanks for the note cards and Sloodle bar - very helpful indeed [13:42] Blue Artful: np [13:42] Tanya Smedley: no

Virtual Professional Development 154 [13:42] Winsome Classito: I get some noise [13:42] DanaeLee Brennman: n [13:42] Meg Jyraffe: no [13:42] Blue Artful: n [13:43] Winsome Classito: I hear music [13:43] Rudy Schwartzman: Seems like group chat would be the better choice [13:43] Oronoque Westland: Winsome, you need to join the group call [13:44] Dallas Trefoil: Doug, activate your Virtual Learning Explorers group [13:44] Oronoque Westland: it would be easier if we all text in the group chat window [13:46] Oronoque Westland: I was just trying to get everyone into the Group window [13:47] Winsome Classito: yes [13:48] Winsome Classito: where are the bats? [13:49] Tanya Smedley: woohooo [13:50] Rudd Denver: both work [13:50] Blue Artful: no [13:51] Meg Jyraffe: yes [13:51] Meg Jyraffe: but sadly I have to dash... [13:52] Meg Jyraffe: Yes, I'll do that. Thanks! [13:52] Meg Jyraffe: You, too. [13:52] Winsome Classito: a little help with the uniform [13:55] Rudd Denver: oh, for a European [13:55] Blue Artful: what's a SIM restart

Virtual Professional Development 155 [14:00] Rudd Denver: was the plan to visit all 16 today? :) [14:00] Oronoque Westland: @Blue, a sim restart means a re-log for the sim [14:00] Rudd Denver: Oh, ty. [14:04] Pitfall - Stepping Stone with Prize - Plot whispers: Angharad Greggan Congratulations!!! You win a prize. [14:04] Pitfall - Stepping Stone with Prize - Plot whispers: Winsome Classito Congratulations!!! You win a prize. [14:05] Pitfall - Stepping Stone with Prize - Plot whispers: Rudd Denver Congratulations!!! You win a prize. [14:05] Pitfall - Stepping Stone with Prize - Plot whispers: Congratulations!!! You win a prize. [14:05] Pitfall - Stepping Stone with Prize - Plot whispers: Congratulations!!! You win a prize. [14:07] Pitfall - Stepping Stones - Finish Line: start. [14:07] Pitfall - Stepping Stones - Finish Line: end. [14:10] Pitfall - Stepping Stone with Prize - Plot whispers: Congratulations!!! You win a prize. [14:16] Dallas Trefoil: Hi Deb [14:16] Deb Quintessa: Hi Dallas ... all ok? [14:16] Dallas Trefoil: We're on a group call. :) [14:16] Dallas Trefoil: Going well. People impressed [14:22] Elven Lift whispers: Lift activating. Please stand back. [14:22] Elven Lift whispers: Lift activating. Please stand back. [14:22] Elven Lift: Dallas Trefoil is using that. [14:22] Elven Lift: Dallas Trefoil is using that.

Virtual Professional Development 156 [14:22] Elven Lift whispers: Lift activating. Please stand back. [14:24] Dallas Trefoil: party16deep2blog@photos.flickr.com [14:25] Angharad Greggan: OK yes [14:25] Dallas Trefoil: party16deep2blog@photos.flickr.com [14:25] Winsome Classito: how to do the picture again please [14:26] Dallas Trefoil: http://www.uniques.com/nau/mod/survey/view.php?id=51 [14:26] Angharad Greggan: snapshot tab at bottom [14:28] Teleport completed from Los Arboles (134,189,22) [14:29] Dallas Trefoil: Winsome, can you hear me? [14:29] Winsome Classito: good program [14:30] Dallas Trefoil: Let me give you the blog link... [14:31] Dallas Trefoil: http://vle101.blogspot.com/

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Lesson Three Lesson 3 Building virtual classrooms and linking to web-based Moodle courses. Announcement of Class sent to Group: VLE101 Sunday 1pm SLT Learn how to connect the Sloodle Set to your Moodle course and Rez learning objects. Step by step guide and opportunity to practice! Register free at http://uniques.com/nau Free notecard explains Lesson 3 at the NAU classroom in the attached landmark. Classroom H / Dallas Trefoil / Sloodle (22, 132, 22) http://tinyurl.com/nauclassroom

Comments from Participants: Dallas really understands the technology and is an accomplished educator with a nice personal touch. I was easily able to transfer my learning to my own Moodle.

Virtual Professional Development 158 Glen Gatin, Ed.D.

Today was an interesting lesson. I had a little frustration at first as I tried to connect my moodle to the sloodle set, but once I was able to figure out the process things became easy. The second time around when I came back and created my activity I was able to move much more quickly through the notecard and activation process. This was pretty cool to be able to master this skill. I am very excited for what is in store for the remaining two lessons. Lots of fun! Romo Brunswick

Can't wait for the next lesson. Bone Mumfuzz

Great practical lesson to get the concepts of linking SLoodle tools to Moodle. Wonderful step by step instructions on the notecard. Good tutorial. Easier as I already know Moodle. Decka Mah learns to link SLoodle tools

Hi Dallas, I got to point 9 and was a bit lost. I will need to spend more time later checking this out. It is useful but I don't think I am a learner who can focus when there is a lot of talking. As soon as i

Virtual Professional Development 159 was behind on a point I felt a little lost. The instructions were great and I think I may be able to follow these later. It was useful meeting the other people. H.C., Doctoral Graduate Student from England

Spanish Conversations: [2010/03/14 14:10] Juliet Belwraith: Juliet Belwraith received your inventory offer. [2010/03/14 14:37] Juliet Belwraith: Juliet Belwraith received your inventory offer. [2010/03/14 16:31] You have offered friendship to Juliet Belwraith [2010/03/20 15:03] Juliet Belwraith: Hola Dallas [2010/03/20 15:04] Dallas Trefoil: Hola! :) [2010/03/20 15:04] Juliet Belwraith: mañana cuando llegue te pido Tp verdad? [2010/03/20 15:04] Juliet Belwraith: para lo dl curso [2010/03/20 15:04] Juliet Belwraith: espero que Margarita y flori puedan tambien [2010/03/20 15:04] Dallas Trefoil: Claro. Gracias! Nos vemos manana entonces. :) [2010/03/20 15:05] Juliet Belwraith: si gracias [2010/03/20 15:22] Juliet Belwraith: Dallas disculpa [2010/03/20 15:23] Juliet Belwraith: veo que en SL cuando se usa el chat se usa mucho este tipo de escritura [2010/03/20 15:23] Juliet Belwraith: aww ty [2010/03/20 15:23] Juliet Belwraith: podrias orientarme donde conseguir un resumen de ellas [2010/03/20 15:23] Juliet Belwraith: por favor [2010/03/20 15:31] Second Life: Juliet Belwraith is Offline

Virtual Professional Development 160 [2010/03/20 15:50] Dallas Trefoil: no se que significa aww pero ty es thank you o gracias.. :) [2010/03/20 15:50] Second Life: User not online - message will be stored and delivered later. [2010/03/21 13:43] Juliet Belwraith: dallas or favor enviame un TP [2010/03/21 13:44] Inventory item offered [2010/03/21 14:11] Juliet Belwraith: Juliet Belwraith received your inventory offer. -- Instant message logging enabled -[14:18] Juliet Belwraith: Hola Dallas estas en Clases? [14:23] Juliet Belwraith: me gustarìa saber como quedo grabado lo de ayer [14:23] Juliet Belwraith: si eso era la grabacion de un video y donde lo puedo descargar o verlo [14:24] Dallas Trefoil: Estas en la clase? [14:24] Juliet Belwraith: en el salon de ayer [14:25] Juliet Belwraith: y me gustarìa a demas pratciar con lo de sloodle aunque sea un poco [14:25] Inventory item offered [14:25] Inventory item offered [14:26] Inventory item offered [14:27] Juliet Belwraith: gracias dallas ya tengo lo que me diste pero como hago para ir al sandbox abrir lo que nos enseñaste de sloodle [14:29] Dallas Trefoil: O refieres al clase antes de ayer? [14:29] Dallas Trefoil: El sloodle set?? [14:30] Juliet Belwraith: recuerdas cunado margarit asisitiò que estabamos en el sandbox y el modulo de sloodle que incluso nos diste un password [14:30] Juliet Belwraith: eso quiero practicarlo

Virtual Professional Development 161 [14:30] Dallas Trefoil: La informacion esta en tu notecard "Lesson 2" [14:30] Juliet Belwraith: dejame y veo [14:30] Dallas Trefoil: Y el sloodle 1.0 esta en tu inventorio. [14:31] Dallas Trefoil: Rez el sloodle 1.0 en el sandbox [14:31] Dallas Trefoil: Y se puede connectar de nuevo. [14:31] Juliet Belwraith: si es lo que quiero practicar [14:31] Dallas Trefoil: recuerdas el numero de tu Avatar ? [14:31] Juliet Belwraith: tengo la lesson 3 y la 4 pero no la 2 [14:31] Juliet Belwraith: si 09 y tengo la clave [14:32] Dallas Trefoil: lo siento... lesson 3 [14:32] Dallas Trefoil: Las instrucciones estan en el Moodle tambien [14:32] Dallas Trefoil: http://uniques.com/nau [14:32] Juliet Belwraith: selecciono Sloodle public sandbox verdad? [14:32] Dallas Trefoil: Si [14:33] Juliet Belwraith: voy para alla e intentare entrar a sloodle [14:33] Dallas Trefoil: :) [14:38] Juliet Belwraith: dallas ya hice e l Rez el sloodle 1.0 en el sandbox [14:38] Juliet Belwraith: ya esta en verde y le di clic [14:39] Juliet Belwraith: y me saliò o y 1 [14:39] Juliet Belwraith: selleccione 1 e hizo rez an object [14:40] Dallas Trefoil: ignore it y clic otra vez [14:40] Juliet Belwraith: me salò un menu de 9 opciones cual escojo

Virtual Professional Development 162 [14:40] Dallas Trefoil: Hay segunda pagina tambien [14:40] Juliet Belwraith: escojo el que dce sloodle 1.. login zone? [14:40] Dallas Trefoil: mas que 9 opciones. [14:41] Dallas Trefoil: Bueno, trata de rez el Metagloss objeto [14:41] Juliet Belwraith: si ya lo vi hay 14opciones [14:41] Dallas Trefoil: Y sigue la segunda parte de leccion 3 [14:41] Dallas Trefoil: No tengo voz chat hoy. :( [14:41] Juliet Belwraith: aah [14:41] Juliet Belwraith: y skype? [14:42] Dallas Trefoil: Ocupado con cosas de escuela :( [14:42] Juliet Belwraith: ok [14:42] Juliet Belwraith: cual opcion escojo [14:42] Juliet Belwraith: ahi si no se [14:42] Dallas Trefoil: anade una actividad en el Moodle [14:42] Dallas Trefoil: Rez el objeto corespondiente en el Sloodle set [14:43] Dallas Trefoil: Genera una notecard en el Moodle atravez del controller [14:43] Dallas Trefoil: Crea una notecard en SL y renombra "sloodle_config" [14:44] Dallas Trefoil: Pone adentro del objeto para connectar el objecto con la actividad. [14:44] Dallas Trefoil: :) [14:44] Dallas Trefoil: Ok? [14:44] Dallas Trefoil: Es much yo se [14:44] Dallas Trefoil: Por eso, las instrucciones estan enumeradas

Virtual Professional Development 163 [14:45] Juliet Belwraith: dejame ver si tengo suerte y lo gro hacerlo [14:51] Juliet Belwraith: dallas me metì a la pag http://uniques.com/sloodle segun el pto 3 de la lesson 3 le puse el usernaem avatar09 y login avatar09! pero me dice que login invalido [14:51] Dallas Trefoil: contrasena comienza con mayuscula [14:52] Dallas Trefoil: avatar09 [14:52] Dallas Trefoil: Avatar09! [14:52] Dallas Trefoil: me entiendes? [14:52] Juliet Belwraith: sorry [14:52] Juliet Belwraith: let me try again [14:52] Dallas Trefoil: np :) [14:52] Juliet Belwraith: you are my heroe [14:52] Juliet Belwraith: ya entre sigo adelante [14:52] Dallas Trefoil: de nada [15:01] Juliet Belwraith: llegue al aso 5 y lo salve como AV109B por que al ponerle AV109 me mandaba un error [15:02] Juliet Belwraith: y ahora no se donde quedo eso que salve [15:02] Dallas Trefoil: si, cada nuevo curso necesita numero diferente. [15:02] Juliet Belwraith: ya le di al Turn edition On y no lo veo [15:02] Juliet Belwraith: si pero no lo veo [15:04] Dallas Trefoil: que actividad vas a connectar? [15:04] Dallas Trefoil: El curso existe en el Moodle. [15:04] Dallas Trefoil: Pero

Virtual Professional Development 164 [15:04] Dallas Trefoil: necesitas conectar actividades en el curso a objectos aqui [15:05] Juliet Belwraith: ya hice el paso 3 al 5 que consistiò en crear un nuevo curso y lo llame AV109B [15:05] Juliet Belwraith: pero no lo veo [15:06] Juliet Belwraith: ya le di a la opcion de Turning edition on [15:06] Juliet Belwraith: y tampoco lo veo [15:06] Dallas Trefoil: click "turn editing on" [15:06] Juliet Belwraith: ya lo hice [15:06] Dallas Trefoil: Bueno. [15:06] Juliet Belwraith: y solo veo el glosario y sloodle controller [15:06] Dallas Trefoil: Ahora tienes el curso. [15:06] Dallas Trefoil: Pero [15:06] Dallas Trefoil: necesitas una actividad en el curso [15:07] Dallas Trefoil: anade una actividad [15:07] Juliet Belwraith: correcto pero no se como abrir el curso para añadir una actividad [15:07] Juliet Belwraith: tengo un SCORM que pued probar pero el problema es que no veo el curso AV109B [15:07] Dallas Trefoil: Yo estoy en el curso. Hmm.... ? [15:08] Dallas Trefoil: http://www.uniques.com/sloodle/course/view.php? id=16&edit=0&sesskey=vsXLdlytlE [15:08] Dallas Trefoil: http://www.uniques.com/sloodle/course/view.php?id=16 [15:08] Juliet Belwraith: entro a estas paginas?

Virtual Professional Development 165 [15:08] Dallas Trefoil: La segunad, si [15:08] Dallas Trefoil: segunda [15:08] Dallas Trefoil: Entones, turn editing on [15:09] Juliet Belwraith: ya listo [15:09] Dallas Trefoil: vea el menu "add an activity? [15:09] Juliet Belwraith: ok y que escojo [15:09] Dallas Trefoil: Un quiz? [15:10] Dallas Trefoil: lo que quiere [15:10] Juliet Belwraith: ok para probar [15:10] Dallas Trefoil: si [15:10] Dallas Trefoil: anade un quiz y salvala [15:12] Juliet Belwraith: ya listo [15:12] Juliet Belwraith: ok es facil [15:12] Dallas Trefoil: Y anadiste preguntas entonces? [15:12] Juliet Belwraith: no me dio tiempo pero ya puedo abrir la actividad de quiz [15:12] Juliet Belwraith: no tiene [15:13] Juliet Belwraith: dejame agregar una [15:13] Dallas Trefoil: Cuando esta lista, avisame para la proxima etapa. [15:21] Juliet Belwraith: estoy tratando de colocar un Scorm que ya tengo hecho [15:21] Dallas Trefoil: No he usado Scorm todavia. [15:21] Juliet Belwraith: uups [15:21] Juliet Belwraith: bueno hare otra cosa

Virtual Professional Development 166 [15:22] Juliet Belwraith: es que en el quiz hice una pregunta pero no la veo cuando corro el quiz [15:22] Dallas Trefoil: Hay 2 pasos.... [15:22] Dallas Trefoil: 1. crea la pregunta. [15:22] Dallas Trefoil: 2. Transfiere al quiz [15:24] Dallas Trefoil: Hay flechas para mover la pregunta al quiz a la izquierda. [15:24] Juliet Belwraith: eso hice pero no te preocupes [15:24] Juliet Belwraith: ya lo corregirè [15:24] Dallas Trefoil: no problema [15:24] Juliet Belwraith: ahora puse un chat para las 9:20 de la noche de mañana [15:25] Juliet Belwraith: lo unico que me queda duda es qe paso con el curso que yo cree que se llama AV109B [15:25] Dallas Trefoil: bueno, so quiere connectar el chat entonces? [15:26] Juliet Belwraith: bueno lo configure para mañana a las 9:20 p.m. [15:26] Juliet Belwraith: pero no te preocupes cuando tenga todo listo te aviso para que me lo rvises [15:26] Dallas Trefoil: Si pero necesitamos un objeto en SL [15:26] Dallas Trefoil: conectado [15:27] Dallas Trefoil: Rez un Chat objeto del Sloodle Set [15:27] Juliet Belwraith: de cualquier manera lo que hoy queria hacer de practicarla coneccion y demas si lop ude hacer [15:27] Juliet Belwraith: aaah [15:27] Juliet Belwraith: bueno tengo que ir a trabajar

Virtual Professional Development 167 [15:27] Dallas Trefoil: Ok. :) [15:27] Juliet Belwraith: no puedo quedarme pero intetare hacer el rezx del chat no se si puedas mandarme instrucciones ami correo [15:27] Juliet Belwraith: schomba@yahoo.com [15:28] Dallas Trefoil: ok [15:28] Juliet Belwraith: y lo intento el miercoles [15:28] Juliet Belwraith: mañana me es imposible [15:29] Juliet Belwraith: te agradezco muchisimo tu atenciòn [15:29] Juliet Belwraith: por lo menos hice cosas correctas hoy jajaja [15:29] Juliet Belwraith: tengo 30 min para llevar a la Universidad [15:29] Juliet Belwraith: seguimos en contacto esto esta super [15:29] Juliet Belwraith: chaooo [15:30] Juliet Belwraith: :) [15:30] Juliet Belwraith is Offline

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Lesson Four Lesson 4 Affordances Activity Announcement of Class Sent to Group: VLE101 Sunday 2pm SLT - Constructivist Learning Strategies Lesson 4 is ready! Pick up a notecard today from the Sloodle Vending machine at the attached landmark. Here is a foretaste... What is constructivism? What is constructivist learning? What strategies should be implemented in lesson plans to ensure the best experiences? How can this be done in a virtual learning environment (VLE)?

VLE-101 LESSON 4 ! Rev 3/20/10 http://uniques.com/nau ========================== LESSON 4 CONSTRUCTIVIST STRATEGIES FOR COLLABORATION IN VLEs (NETS-S std#2*) ========================== * “Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.” In this lesson we will...

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• Chat about Constructivist Learning Strategies • Experience a constructivist activity • Have fun trying out the new Sloodle Gameshow resource • Complete the brief exit survey for this lesson. After lesson three's intense learning session, this week should be all fun and games. We will work in small groups on an enlightening activity and then try out the new Sloodle Gameshow object. ========================== THINK ... DO ... REFLECT ========================== THINK... Why work in groups? What are the benefits? (Think about feedback loops and cognitive reinforcement). We will text chat a bit about this and the strategies involved. Do... First, click the webchat intercom box in the center of the room to add your Avatar's participation to the text chat history in our Moodle course. Second, from the vending machine in the corner, get a copy of the Affordances of Web2.0 texture and open it. Look at the diagram of Affordances that Web 2.0 technologies offer. New technologies can be grouped by their affordances – that is, their action potential – in six categories: 1. Access resources 2. Declare or state presence (as currently online or in declaring physical proximity through GPS) 3. Expression through tools offering profile features 4. Creation of new content and resources 5. Interaction with others through asynchronous and synchronous tools 6. Aggregation of resources and relationships Each tool possesses multiple affordances. Blogs, for example, can be used for personal reflection and interaction. Wikis are well suited for collaborative work and brainstorming. Social networks tools are effective for the formation of learning and social networks. Matching affordances of a particular tool with learning activities is an important instructional design and teaching activity. Third, break into groups of twos or threes if possible. Each group will be given an Affordances Grid Object to work on. The grid depicts affordances across the top and some Web 2.0

Virtual Professional Development 170 technologies along the left side. In your groups, work together to determine the top three affordances of each technology shown in the grid. Rank the affordances of each technology from 1 to 3 or leave blank if you don't believe a particular technology offers any action potential in that category. We will reconvene in the classroom to reflect on our learning.

Reflect... Discuss with the class, your thoughts about this experience. Do affordances change and if so, why? Under what circumstances? Who determines the changes if they indeed occur? Please complete the exit survey by the door before leaving the classroom. We will now go to the Gameshow area landmarked below and experience this new and exciting creation in Second Life! ! Thank you! See you next week for our wrap up professional development lessons on VLEs as we learn about constructivist assessment strategies. ===================== ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ===================== http://delicious.com/tag/etc647+lesson1+fall2009 http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/wikis/etl/index.php/Tools

Introductory Text Shared for benefit of language learners and hearing impaired: Welcome to Lesson 4! Please click the white chat logger box in the middle of the room and select the 'record me' option from the drop down menu. You should also obtain the Lesson 4 notecard from the vending machine in the corner of the room. My name is Dallas Trefoil in SL and Dallas McPheeters in RL This professional development classroom is part of my graduate program research.

Virtual Professional Development 171 The focus of my research is to determine the usefulness of virtual learning environments as a platform for PD directed toward technology integration. My research has shown there are 3 major challenges with regard to the use of technology in education today. The three barriers are infrastructure, equality of access among student populations, and integration of tech by teachers in the classroom. I chose to focus on the last item, integration of tech in the classroom. It seemed to me that an immersive, technology-rich environment such as that offered by Virtual worlds, would be ideal for helping educators become comfortable with and knowledgeable about the nuances of technology integration. Hence, this site in SL. Sloodle.org granted the land for my research. This structure along with its lessons is open to all educators for their participation and use. Feel free to bring your own students and colleagues here and use the lessons as you like. The lessons are designed to be available for group use; individual, self-paced use, and are even available in 2D via the Moodle course at http://uniques.com/nau Everyone is welcome to use voice and chat to ask questions and add comments. Can everyone chat something about what you do in RL and where you are located today? This class is designed as a constructivist learning environment where we all generate new knowledge by building on our existing frameworks of understanding. Let's talk about frameworks. Frameworks give shape and form to ideas and concepts.

Virtual Professional Development 172 Even a few days spent reading about all the emerging learning technologies reveals an overwhelming array: Twitter, blogs, wikis, podcasts, identity and presence tools, synchronous classrooms, and so on. Making sense of these tools requires a framework. Making sense of the information that flows through these tools requires yet another framework. And, using these tools for teaching and learning requires a third. Frameworks are a particular way of seeing. As such, a framework is incomplete – it simply cannot capture a holistic perspective. While this is an inconvenience, it is necessary to take a certain perspective in order to begin to make sense. A holistic perspective can be approached through the use of multiple perspectives. Today we will begin with an activity that ranks some of these new tools based on how they contribute to the changed information cycle. Let's look at social software. A defining trait of social software today is the ability to speak into the context others have created. For example, a newspaper editor is able to project a certain voice (i.e. the slant of a publication) on political or social events. Feedback from readers is limited to letters to the editor – a context controlled by the editor. Social tools permit individuals – through annotations and discussions – to have a voice. The ability to speak directly into the context of others reshapes and redistributes power in message control.

Virtual Professional Development 173 New technologies can be grouped by their affordances – action potential – in six categories: * Access resources * Declare or state presence (as currently online or in declaring physical proximity through GPS) * Expression through the profile features of most social networking sites * Creation of new content and resources * Interaction with others through asynchronous and synchronous tools * Aggregation of resources and relationships Each tool possesses multiple affordances. Certain tools, for example, can be used for personal reflection and interaction. Others are well suited for collaborative work and brainstorming. Social networks tools are effective for the formation of learning and social networks. Matching affordances of a particular tool with learning activities is an important instructional design and teaching activity. Now let's look at the third item to-do in the "DO" section of your Lesson 4 Notecard.

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Lesson Five Announcement of Class sent to Group: Wonder how assessments can be done in a virtual learning environment? Here's a chance for a first-hand demonstration. Free T-shirt for participants today. Landmark is in the attached notecard. All education stakeholders are welcome. Lesson 5 classroom setting Introductory text chat to help language learners and hearing impaired: VLE-101 LESSON 5 Rev 3/25/10 http://uniques.com/nau ========================== LESSON 5 CONSTRUCTIVIST STRATEGIES FOR ASSESSMENT IN VLEs (NETS-S std#2*) ========================== * “Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.” ============== FIRST! Touch the webchat box in the middle of the seating area to include your text chat contributions.

Virtual Professional Development 175 ============== Welcome to the finish line! This week we will wrap up our virtual learning experience with a debriefing session. We will engage in some group discussion, some private reflection, and some peer review to evaluate the overall experience. In this lesson we will... • Chat about Constructivist Assessment Strategies • Engage in a group activity on ideal learning environments • Consider an assessment strategy for VLEs • Complete a brief Post Project survey. ========================== THINK ... DO ... REFLECT ========================== THINK...................................... Johnson and Aragon (2003) argue that strategies that promote collaboration and social negotiation, multiple perspectives, exploration, and self-directed learning provide the strongest support for constructivist learning. However, assessing the quality of learning that occurs in such environments can be a challenge. How does one assess self-reflective evaluations? Some argue that peer evaluations are moot since students are not qualified to evaluate fellow students on subject matters both are in the process of learning. And what about learning styles, multiple intelligences theory, and cultural differences that limit personal frameworks of understanding to a unique and individual perspective? How can I objectively assess from my point of view, the performance of another based on their own framework of understanding? These are some of the challenges we want to explore in this lesson. Do............................................ Step 1: Read the 4 signboards. Each offers a unique perspective of what constitutes the best learning environment for the next generation.

Virtual Professional Development 176 Step 2: Stand by the one that describes the type of environment in which you would most enjoy teaching. Discuss with others in your group, why? Step 3: Create a group notecard that lists the names of those in the group and explains in no more than 3 sentences, why your group believes learning is best facilitated in such an environment. Rename the notecard something appropriate to the task and drop it in the Assignment Box prim in the middle. Step 4: In your same group, walk across to the signboard opposite of you and create a notecard that explains why your group finds this perspective less than ideal. Be sure to include the names of those in the group. Rename it appropriately and drop this card in the Assignment Box prim as well. Step 5: When finished, have a seat to indicate you are ready for class review and the peer evaluation exercise and review this texture for a couple of minutes, considering the implications it portends. ! Step 6: We will take turns reading the notecards aloud to ferret out any new insights we might glean. Step 7: Open the notecard below and complete a mock evaluation of yourself and anyone you worked with today (or recently). Drop it in the Assignment Box prim. Reflect...................................... Reflection is considered by constructivist learning experts to be a great way to build knowledge on existing frameworks of understanding. What does this exercise help you discover about yourself, your preferred learning and teaching style, the expectations of others, and the challenges of constructivist evaluation strategies. Now, please complete this brief Post-Survey: http://www.uniques.com/nau/mod/survey/ view.php?id=52 Thank you for participating in these 5 lessons about Virtual Learning Environments. I trust you enjoyed the experience and found it valuable to your own learning.

Virtual Professional Development 177 Let me know any additional comments or questions by emailing me at dallasm12@gmail.com ===================== REFERENCES ===================== Johnson, S., & Aragon, S. (2003) An instructional strategy framework for online learning environments. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, (100), 31-43. http:// libproxy.nau.edu:3854 English Text Chat Portion: [2010/03/27 21:55] Sloodle Awards Cup 5: We have already recorded 10 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Sloodle Awards Cup 5: We have already recorded 10 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Sloodle Awards Cup 5: We have already recorded 10 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Sloodle Awards Cup 5: We have already recorded 10 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Sloodle Awards Cup 5: We have already recorded 10 points for you.

Virtual Professional Development 178 [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Sloodle Awards Cup 5: We have already recorded 10 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:55] Pick Axe: We have already recorded 0 points for you. [2010/03/27 21:59] receiver: Calling elevator for Dallas Trefoil to Floor 1 [2010/03/27 21:59] elevator: Moving to Floor 1 [2010/03/27 21:59] elevator: Moving to (No Description) [13:30] SLGadget v2.1: READY (enter '/1 help' for more information.) [13:30] Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Now using chat channel 0. [13:30] Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Now using site visibility. Only registered users will be able to see your post in Moodle. [13:30] Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Checking authorisation... [13:30] Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Configuration received [13:30] TLE Educational Network: 10 11am English as a Second Language (ESL) - Need to improve on your English Language skills? TLE are now holding a weekly class on English as a second language, taught by Shay Blaisdale. The lesson is conducted in voice, so you will need voice chat enabled. IM Tutor, Shay Blaisdale, if you need a TP to the classroom. Raziel (147,222,42) [13:33] SLOODLE 1.0 WebIntercom works with Awards System: Chat logging is on! [13:33] SLOODLE 1.0 WebIntercom works with Awards System: Join this Moodle chat at http:// www.uniques.com/nau/mod/chat/view.php?id=37

Virtual Professional Development 179 [13:33] SLOODLE 1.0 WebIntercom works with Awards System: Touch logger to record your chat [13:36] SLOODLE 1.0 Password Reset whispers: Identified object type as pwreset-1.0 [13:36] SLOODLE 1.0 RegEnrol Booth whispers: Identified object type as regbooth-1.0 [13:36] SLOODLE 1.0 Password Reset: Configuration received [13:36] SLOODLE 1.0 RegEnrol Booth: Configuration received [13:38] SLOODLE 1.0 Password Reset: Sorry Dallas Trefoil. There is an email address associated with your Moodle account at http://www.uniques.com/nau. Please use Moodle to reset your password. [13:39] receiver: Calling elevator for Dallas Trefoil to Floor 1 [13:39] elevator: Moving to Floor 1 [13:39] elevator: Moving to Floor 3 [13:39] Dallas Trefoil: show [13:39] elevator: Moving to (No Description) [13:42] Dallas Trefoil: hide [13:42] Second Life: No room to sit here, try another spot. [13:42] elevator: Moving to Floor 3 [13:43] receiver: Calling elevator for Dallas Trefoil to Floor 1 [13:43] elevator: Moving to Floor 1 [13:43] elevator: Moving to Floor 3 [13:43] elevator: Moving to (No Description) [13:44] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Starting quiz for Southern Georgia [13:44] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Fetching quiz data...

Virtual Professional Development 180 [13:44] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Ready to attempt: Quiz Chair Experience Intro. [13:44] Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Blogging to: http://uniques.com/nau [13:44] Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Please chat the subject line of your blog entry. [13:44] Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Dallas Trefoil raises his/her hand. [13:46] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Resetting... [13:46] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Starting quiz for Southern Georgia [13:46] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Fetching quiz data... [13:46] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Ready to attempt: Quiz Chair Experience Intro. [13:46] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Received Awards Configuration [13:46] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Configuration received [13:49] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Resetting... [13:49] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Starting quiz for Southern Georgia [13:49] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Fetching quiz data... [13:49] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Ready to attempt: Quiz Chair Experience Intro. [13:49] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Received Awards Configuration [13:49] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Configuration received [13:49] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Resetting... [13:49] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Starting quiz for Southern Georgia [13:49] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Fetching quiz data... [13:49] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Ready to attempt: Quiz Chair Experience Intro.

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[13:49] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Received Awards Configuration [13:49] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Configuration received [13:50] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Resetting... [13:50] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Received Awards Configuration [13:50] SLOODLE 1.0 Quiz Chair Jan 2010 Rev 2.1 4: Configuration received [13:50] elevator: Moving to Floor 2 [13:50] elevator: Moving to Floor 1 [13:51] elevator: Moving to (No Description) [13:54] Sloodle Toolbar v1.4: Timeout waiting for blog subject. Cancelling blog entry. [13:57] Oronoque Westland: hello...just left 1920s Berlion [13:57] Dallas Trefoil: Hi Oronoque! [13:57] Oronoque Westland: Berlin* [13:57] Dallas Trefoil: Would love to see it. [13:57] Dallas Trefoil: Have an LM? [13:58] Dallas Trefoil: Hi Kristall. [13:58] Dallas Trefoil: Welcome [13:58] Kristall Silverweb: Hi Dallas, thank you .) [13:58] Dallas Trefoil: :) [13:59] Dallas Trefoil: Hey Chaz [13:59] Kristall Silverweb: Well, it is the first time I come to one of this group's event. What is this event about? [13:59] 4chaz Abbot: Hello Dallas...Thanks for the Invite.......

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[13:59] Dallas Trefoil: Sure [14:00] Dallas Trefoil: Kristall, there are notecards that explain a lot in the vending machine to your right. [14:00] Dallas Trefoil: Hi Suzanne [14:00] Dallas Trefoil: Welcom [14:00] Susanne Patrono: HI Dallas [14:00] Kristall Silverweb: oh ok [14:00] SLOODLE 1.0 WebIntercom works with Awards System: Started recording Oronoque Westland [14:01] Susanne Patrono: thanks for doing this [14:01] UnaCata47 Guardian: hi dallas [14:01] UnaCata47 Guardian: yup [14:01] Susanne Patrono: tes [14:01] SLOODLE 1.0 WebIntercom works with Awards System: Started recording Susanne Patrono [14:01] Oronoque Westland: cannot believe 5 weeks have gone by...:~( [14:01] SLOODLE 1.0 WebIntercom works with Awards System: Started recording UnaCata47 Guardian [14:04] Oronoque Westland: yes 5=6 [14:04] Juliet Belwraith: hi [14:05] Oronoque Westland: can everyone hear? [14:05] Susanne Patrono: yes [14:05] Kristall Silverweb: yes

Virtual Professional Development 183 [14:05] Oronoque Westland: Dallas is speaking [14:05] Oronoque Westland: yes [14:05] Oronoque Westland: college faculty, nyc [14:05] Ncl Wozniak: graduate student/Mississippi [14:05] Dallas Trefoil: I'm a grad student from Tucson Arizona [14:05] Susanne Patrono: I support Second Life at Case Western Reserve [14:05] UnaCata47 Guardian: I live in Alabama and I work as a technologist for my church. [14:06] Kristall Silverweb: student teacher-Bogota, Colombia [14:06] Oronoque Westland: ola [14:06] Kristall Silverweb: gracias :) [14:06] Oronoque Westland: brb [14:09] Oronoque Westland: back [14:10] Oronoque Westland: lol [14:10] Juliet Belwraith: hi [14:10] SLOODLE 1.0 WebIntercom works with Awards System: Started recording Ncl Wozniak [14:11] Oronoque Westland: up to what distance does the chat log pick up the chat? [14:11] Juliet Belwraith: sorry [14:12] Juliet Belwraith: I have a problem with the internet [14:14] VWBPE 2010 Information: No items to offer. [14:14] UnaCata47 Guardian: teaching a varied group of kids/people? [14:14] UnaCata47 Guardian: hi susanne [14:14] Susanne Patrono: come on and join me

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[14:14] Susanne Patrono: I [14:14] UnaCata47 Guardian: ok [14:15] Dallas Trefoil: Esmeraldas? [14:16] Bones Mumfuzz: 05 lesson [14:16] Dallas Trefoil: Correct [14:17] Kristall Silverweb: todo bien [14:17] Kristall Silverweb: :) [14:19] Juliet Belwraith: hola dallas [14:19] Juliet Belwraith: que pena que apareci con este vestido pero no se por que ya me habia vestido para la clase [14:19] Juliet Belwraith: y no se que paso [14:19] Juliet Belwraith: tampoco tengo chat de voz [14:21] Juliet Belwraith: estoy perdida [14:21] Juliet Belwraith: que hago [14:21] Dallas Trefoil: No problema. cual lista describe el ambiente mejor para ensenar y apprender? [14:21] Dallas Trefoil: Hay 4 listas aqui [14:21] Juliet Belwraith: escojo una? [14:22] Dallas Trefoil: Escoge tu favorita y pasa por alla para [14:22] Dallas Trefoil: hablar con el grupo [14:22] Dallas Trefoil: porque? [14:22] Dallas Trefoil: :)

Virtual Professional Development 185 [14:22] Juliet Belwraith: ok [14:22] Dallas Trefoil: Click the teleporter to find the others. [14:26] Juliet Belwraith: dallas no encontre a nadie en la que escogi [14:26] Damani MediaPRO Viewer - 1.63: Your mediaviewer is ready for use. If you don't see a welcome text on the screen. Please press the 'media play' button on your SL toolbar. (The right one.) [14:28] Dallas Trefoil: Entonces, escribe una notecard que explica porque tu crees asi [14:28] Dallas Trefoil: Traiga la notecard aqui al techo [14:28] Dallas Trefoil: Ok? [14:32] Susanne Patrono: exactly [14:32] UnaCata47 Guardian: i think it will come naturally for them [14:32] UnaCata47 Guardian: more than it was for us [14:33] Drop Box 1.2: Please touch to receive items. [14:33] Drop Box 1.2: Dallas Trefoil already receives items. Touch again to remove yourself from the list. [14:35] Ncl Wozniak: Here is what the card says so far... [14:35] Ncl Wozniak: The teaching and learning environment must meet the requirements of the goals and objectives. Our preference is for activity oriented, hands-on, dynamic, fun, competitive, and active learning exerpiences. However, there must be a balance between the behavioral, congnitive , and constructionist when engaging in learning. [14:35] Dallas Trefoil shouts: When finished with your notecard, go to list at the opposite corner and repeat the experience. [14:35] Universal Translator: Welcome to the Universal Translator. To configure options type "translator" into public chat. For privacy use channel #777 by typing "/777 translator". [14:36] Ncl Wozniak: Have any of you taught in SL? [14:38] elevator: Moving to Floor 3

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[14:39] elevator: Moving to (No Description) [14:39] Ncl Wozniak: K...dropped it in [14:40] Bones Mumfuzz: Which corner interest you all [14:40] Ncl Wozniak: Do you mean kitty corner? [14:40] Ncl Wozniak: basically [14:40] Ncl Wozniak: So I think that means the Instruction one [14:40] Ncl Wozniak: Instruction oriented [14:40] Ncl Wozniak: See you all there. [14:41] Dallas Trefoil: todo bien Juliet? [14:42] Ncl Wozniak: I was lonely! [14:42] Ncl Wozniak: =) [14:42] Ncl Wozniak: LOL! [14:42] Ncl Wozniak: Yep! [14:43] UnaCata47 Guardian: how do i put my card into the dropbox? [14:43] elevator: Moving to Floor 1 [14:43] UnaCata47 Guardian: ok [14:44] elevator: Moving to Floor 1 [14:44] UnaCata47 Guardian: nope [14:44] elevator: Moving to (No Description) [14:44] VWBPE 2010 Information: No items to offer. [14:45] UnaCata47 Guardian: no

Virtual Professional Development 187 [14:45] UnaCata47 Guardian: ok [14:45] UnaCata47 Guardian: let me try again [14:45] Imaging Iadyl: Thank you [14:46] Imaging Iadyl: I am on a mac with the beta viewer [14:47] UnaCata47 Guardian: no, I'm doing something wrong [14:48] UnaCata47 Guardian: I have the card, but it's not going anywhere [14:48] UnaCata47 Guardian: do I X out of it after I save it? [14:48] UnaCata47 Guardian: no [14:48] UnaCata47 Guardian: supportive learning [14:48] UnaCata47 Guardian: yes [14:49] UnaCata47 Guardian: do I X the card first? [14:49] UnaCata47 Guardian: then drag it from inventory? [14:49] UnaCata47 Guardian: how do i save it 2 inventory? [14:50] Imaging Iadyl: Okay so I am new to this, what was I suppose to write? [14:52] UnaCata47 Guardian: still no notecard. I saved it and Xed out but do not see it in my inventory [14:52] UnaCata47 Guardian: hmmm [14:52] UnaCata47 Guardian: how do I give it a name? [14:53] UnaCata47 Guardian: i now saved it [14:54] UnaCata47 Guardian: i gave it a description but it still doesn't show in my inventory under cards [14:54] Journey Plutonian: Hi [14:54] Oronoque Westland: @Dallas, can you hear me?

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[14:54] UnaCata47 Guardian: oh [14:55] UnaCata47 Guardian: nothing shows in my "recent" which is why i don't think i'm doing someing [14:56] Oronoque Westland: Kristall and I discussed whether or not there is an "ideal" or if the criteria should be the needs of the students [14:56] receiver: Calling elevator for Christie Starsider to Floor 2 [14:57] receiver: Calling elevator for Christie Starsider to Floor 2 [14:57] elevator: Moving to Floor 2 [14:57] receiver: Calling elevator for Christie Starsider to Floor 2 [14:57] elevator: Moving to Floor 2 [14:57] Oronoque Westland: doubt it...no matter what my style is [14:57] Christie Starsider: how do you get up there? [14:57] Oronoque Westland: my classes have 45 [14:57] elevator: Moving to (No Description) [14:58] receiver: Calling elevator for Christie Starsider to Floor 2 [14:58] Dallas Trefoil: Christie, take the elvator [14:58] Christie Starsider: im trying [14:58] Ncl Wozniak: Wow Oro...45 is big...is that f2f or online? [14:58] Oronoque Westland: I use a variety of approaches hoping I pls some today and others tomorrow, then I chase away the rest lol [14:58] elevator: Moving to Floor 1 [14:58] Ncl Wozniak: LOL [14:58] Oronoque Westland: F2F

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[14:58] Oronoque Westland: blended [14:58] Ncl Wozniak: Ok. [14:59] Juliet Belwraith: F2F ??? [14:59] Juliet Belwraith: please explain [14:59] Ncl Wozniak: Oh...face to face Juliet [14:59] Oronoque Westland: face to face F2F [14:59] Juliet Belwraith: thanks [14:59] Ncl Wozniak: I was upset with my 33...I'll stop complaining! [14:59] Ncl Wozniak: =) [14:59] Oronoque Westland: the time flies once again [14:59] Ncl Wozniak: OH...he needed to do something real quick [15:00] <nolink>Teleporter to1st floor meeting room <70, 195, 27></nolink>: Object position recorded. [15:01] UnaCata47 Guardian: ok [15:01] receiver: Calling elevator for Dallas Trefoil to Floor 3 [15:01] elevator: Moving to Floor 1 [15:01] UnaCata47 Guardian: sorry about the notecard - i'll figure it out soon [15:02] elevator: Moving to (No Description) [15:02] UnaCata47 Guardian: mine, but u don't have it [15:02] Oronoque Westland: The Evaluation notecard refers to Std 3, the texture refers to Std 5??? [15:03] Juliet Belwraith: GQ

Virtual Professional Development 190 [15:03] Juliet Belwraith: good question [15:03] Dallas Trefoil: Their Active/Competitive card says: The teaching and learning environment must meet the requirements of the goals and objectives. Our preference is for activity oriented, hands-on, dynamic, fun, competitive, and active learning exerpiences. However, there must be a balance between the behavioral, congnitive , and constructionist when engaging in learning. Ncl Wozniak Bones Mumfuzz Juliet Belwraith Journey Plutonian [15:04] Journey Plutonian: I LIKE it - well thought out :) [15:04] Ncl Wozniak: Yes... [15:05] Juliet Belwraith: yes [15:05] Ncl Wozniak: I think that each learning environment has its place! [15:05] UnaCata47 Guardian: i agree [15:05] Bones Mumfuzz: Yes [15:05] Oronoque Westland: Group members - Kristall Silverweb and Oronoque Westland Students learn by doing. They can internalize the topic. Students are able to choose topics that interest them with assistance from the instructor when needed. [15:05] Ncl Wozniak: y [15:05] UnaCata47 Guardian: yes [15:06] Dallas Trefoil: Oronoque and Kristall Chose Discovery Learning first: Group members Kristall Silverweb and Oronoque Westland Students learn by doing. They can internalize the topic. Students are able to choose topics that interest them with assistance from the instructor when needed. [15:06] Oronoque Westland: It is difficult to say that this approach is "less than ideal." Every single student has his/her own learning pace. Some are more responsive to a collabortative and nurturing learning environment, and do not learn as well in a self-paced setting.

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[15:06] Ncl Wozniak: I agree... [15:06] Oronoque Westland: Cooperative Learning Pace - It is difficult to say that this approach is "less than ideal." Every single student has his/her own learning pace. Some are more responsive to a collabortative and nurturing learning environment, and do not learn as well in a self-paced setting. [15:07] Juliet Belwraith: yes, and depends the activity their doing [15:07] Oronoque Westland: we are independent collaborators! [15:07] UnaCata47 Guardian: lol [15:07] Dallas Trefoil: As a former Editor, Ifeel strongly that Field Trips are the most important method of learning. One cannot write about a subject which one does not know well - and head knowledge is not sufficient. In order to back up assertions, you need to interview, and verify. [15:08] Journey Plutonian: :I am in California [15:08] Dallas Trefoil: For my discipline (photography), Cooperation Oriented would work best for me. Work towards work groups that emulate real world work environment. Students need to develop learning relationships that are supportive, helping each other organize shoots. This field requires a lot of personal interaction, and developing these skills is essential. [15:09] UnaCata47 Guardian: do u want me to put my note into the text or i can use my mic supportive learning. [15:09] Dallas Trefoil: Ncl Wozniak Bones Mumfuzz Juliet Belwraith Topic: Instruction oriented, organized, directed, punctual, clear rules, duties In the behaviorst modality, the instruction must be sequencial and predictable, step by step. This type of teaching/learning can be applied to any of the others. For example, for an activity to be

Virtual Professional Development 192 fun or competitive in SL for example then there needs to be good organization, direction, clear rules, etc. Instruction is much better when the student is oirented with a goal by th [15:10] Oronoque Westland: I thought we had to choose the one opposite from us...not a choice [15:10] Dallas Trefoil: Correct Oronoque [15:11] UnaCata47 Guardian: objectives are very important [15:11] UnaCata47 Guardian: they must be met first [15:11] Ncl Wozniak: Yes...and if you are in SL...you need to make sure studetns are ready to be "set free" so to speak [15:11] UnaCata47 Guardian: before the student can learn [15:11] Oronoque Westland: many of my students come from educational backgrounds which emphasize the "learned professor"...you cannot make an abrupt break from that and succeed [15:12] Ncl Wozniak: Yes...very much so [15:12] UnaCata47 Guardian: some students have a difficult time with "facilitator" [15:12] UnaCata47 Guardian: Supportive learning. Small class/group can allow better interactive support. Interactive activities allow for better understanding. Virtual learning among a small group allows for increased learning time. Small supportive learning is also good for those students who are intimidated in front of a large group/class. they are more likely to open up in a small supportive environment. Susanne Patrono and UnaCata47 Guardian [15:12] Bones Mumfuzz: To our benefit [15:12] Oronoque Westland: I tend top fallback on "instruction-oriented" when time is short [15:13] UnaCata47 Guardian: i can't remember now :0( [15:13] UnaCata47 Guardian: we have many hispanics [15:13] Journey Plutonian: I don't think you can avoid that? [15:13] UnaCata47 Guardian: but the children can speak english well [15:14] Ncl Wozniak: I think it is a combination...

Virtual Professional Development 193 [15:14] UnaCata47 Guardian: mostly instructional in the beginning. [15:14] Ncl Wozniak: My mother works for a VERY large bank [15:14] Journey Plutonian: I think thhat they are stab in the back places :) [15:14] Ncl Wozniak: and she is given tons of PPT training [15:14] Ncl Wozniak: on new policies/procedure [15:14] Ncl Wozniak: Haha [15:14] Oronoque Westland: it depends on your level...I was upper middle mgt in the corp world and we had a lot of collaborative and then the SVP decided lol [15:14] Ncl Wozniak: And they do a ton of time tracking/project management...which is very procedure based [15:15] Journey Plutonian: You want to prepare the kids for that, without teaching them that :) [15:15] UnaCata47 Guardian: i agree [15:15] Bones Mumfuzz: You come the workplace with the basics, and then are given the role of going forward and figuring out. PBL type of learning [15:15] Ncl Wozniak: Yes...problem based learning [15:15] Ncl Wozniak: Yes...very common...really that is what teaching is [15:16] Imaging Iadyl: There is some information that requires instruction like how to use a new system, but the older students get the less instruction they need [15:16] Oronoque Westland: Kristall spoke to it also [15:16] UnaCata47 Guardian: i find that many kids want the answers spoon fed to them. [15:16] Dallas Trefoil: Group members - Kristall Silverweb and Oronoque Westland It is difficult to say that this approach is "less than ideal." Every single student has his/her own learning pace. Some are more responsive to a collabortative and nurturing learning environment, and do not learn as well in a self-paced setting. [15:16] Ncl Wozniak: I agree Una

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[15:16] Journey Plutonian: True, UnaCata [15:16] UnaCata47 Guardian: yes... [15:16] UnaCata47 Guardian: wii [15:16] Bones Mumfuzz: LOL [15:16] Journey Plutonian: Right - need to break that habit [15:17] Bones Mumfuzz: Yes [15:17] Oronoque Westland: British colonial appraoch to education...the learned professor [15:17] UnaCata47 Guardian: it is a habit which leads to laziness [15:17] Juliet Belwraith: yes but remember this new generation is oriented to the action no tothe instruction [15:17] Imaging Iadyl: It depends on the subject matter, some needs more than other, nursing students need specific instruction on certain topics [15:18] Juliet Belwraith: yes but more easy this new tecnlogies [15:18] Juliet Belwraith: and this new kind of educations [15:19] UnaCata47 Guardian: step 5 or 7? [15:19] Juliet Belwraith: ??? [15:20] Imaging Iadyl: I don't have that notecard [15:20] Kristall Silverweb: excuse me, where can i get the notecard from? [15:20] Bones Mumfuzz: Who is that guy? [15:20] Imaging Iadyl: Thank you, sorry this is my first virtual experience [15:20] Journey Plutonian: yes [15:20] Bones Mumfuzz: No

Virtual Professional Development 195 [15:21] Bones Mumfuzz: LOL [15:21] Oronoque Westland: a mystery man lol [15:21] Bones Mumfuzz: I got it [15:22] Ncl Wozniak: Yes! Congrats! [15:22] Oronoque Westland: HOOOOORAY! [15:22] Kristall Silverweb: great [15:22] Bones Mumfuzz: Youre never alone when your a schizophrenic [15:22] Juliet Belwraith: okaay [15:22] Oronoque Westland: rubric say std 5, notecard says std 3 [15:23] Oronoque Westland: standard [15:24] Oronoque Westland: note card says assess on std 3, the rubric refers to std 5 [15:27] Bones Mumfuzz: Are you using the membership life cycle for participation [15:28] UnaCata47 Guardian: for some reason my notecards are not being saved in my inventory. [15:28] Dallas Trefoil: I'll help you with that after, Una. :) [15:28] UnaCata47 Guardian: ok [15:29] Bones Mumfuzz: Amy Jo Kim - membership life cycle [15:29] Bones Mumfuzz: Part of the ETON conference [15:29] Dallas Trefoil: http://www.uniques.com/nau/mod/survey/view.php?id=52 [15:30] Ncl Wozniak: If I was only at this session...? Do you want me to complete the post survey? [15:30] Ncl Wozniak: That would be great! [15:31] UnaCata47 Guardian: thanks

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[15:31] UnaCata47 Guardian: i'm sorry, but i have to leave - i'll be in touch later. bye. [15:33] Ncl Wozniak: Is it the colles survey? [15:33] Ncl Wozniak: It is telling me I don't have permission [15:33] SLOODLE 1.0 WebIntercom works with Awards System: Started recording Christie Starsider [15:33] Ncl Wozniak: I did... [15:33] Ncl Wozniak: Oh...in world [15:33] Ncl Wozniak: sorry [15:33] Ncl Wozniak: got it... [15:35] Journey Plutonian: Not yet - still doing the NC :) [15:36] Juliet Belwraith: do we have to login in this web page [15:36] Imaging Iadyl: How long have you been teaching in SL? [15:37] Oronoque Westland: it is a good sloodle-model [15:37] Oronoque Westland: heehee [15:37] Imaging Iadyl: I just learned about SL as assignment in my grad class for my edtech degree and this is all new [15:37] Oronoque Westland: they need traffic lights now [15:38] Kristall Silverweb: where is the assignment box? [15:38] Imaging Iadyl: University of Central Missouri [15:38] Imaging Iadyl: In Warrensburg MO [15:38] Oronoque Westland: with Bryan Carter Mnemonic? [15:38] Imaging Iadyl: My daughter is at MU

Virtual Professional Development 197 [15:39] Ncl Wozniak: I am having some trouble registering...are there directions somewhere? [15:39] Oronoque Westland: did you mention the survey? [15:39] Dallas Trefoil: http://uniques.com/nau [15:39] Survey Guru PD Exit Questionnaire: Thank you. One moment while I submit these results... [15:39] Ncl Wozniak: ok [15:39] Oronoque Westland: the survey in Moodle I mean [15:40] Dallas Trefoil: http://www.uniques.com/nau/mod/survey/view.php?id=52 [15:40] Christie Starsider: if we do the survey here then does that cover it? [15:41] Oronoque Westland: 1920 [15:41] Ncl Wozniak: 20s [15:41] Ncl Wozniak: =) [15:41] Dallas Trefoil: The survey on the moodle site is separate. [15:41] Christie Starsider: okay thanks [15:41] Kristall Silverweb: should i register? [15:41] Dallas Trefoil: Very important though brief [15:41] Dallas Trefoil: Please register if you are able, Kristall. [15:41] Dallas Trefoil: Thanks [15:41] Kristall Silverweb: :) [15:42] Oronoque Westland: sorry [15:42] Oronoque Westland: ?? [15:42] Christie Starsider: trouble logging in again

Virtual Professional Development 198 [15:42] Oronoque Westland: my brain is frazzled [15:42] Juliet Belwraith: do we use the avatar09 and Avatar09! [15:42] Bones Mumfuzz: Nice shoes Dallas [15:42] Juliet Belwraith: because I have trouble [15:43] Dallas Trefoil: http://uniques.com/nau [15:43] SLOODLE 1.0 WebIntercom works with Awards System: Already recording Christie Starsider [15:43] Bones Mumfuzz: Very cool Dallas [15:43] Ncl Wozniak: I am still having some problems...my avatar is not registering... [15:43] Dallas Trefoil: Can you register via the webpage? [15:43] Ncl Wozniak: I am registered online [15:43] Ncl Wozniak: I have a log in [15:43] Ncl Wozniak: But it indicates "no avatar" [15:43] Christie Starsider: can you email me a link to the survey [15:44] Christie Starsider: capgrad1983@gmail.com [15:44] Dallas Trefoil: Ok. [15:44] Christie Starsider: ihave to run Dallas, thank you [15:44] Juliet Belwraith: Dallas I can use any password that you gave me before [15:45] Juliet Belwraith: sorry I cant [15:45] Dallas Trefoil: Juliet, you have to register anew at the http://uniques.com/nau [15:46] Ncl Wozniak: LOL! [15:47] Oronoque Westland: There are some accessibility issues that I think should be addressed but that is hard when you are a "one man band."

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[15:47] Imaging Iadyl: Are you going to predominantly teach in SL? [15:47] Oronoque Westland: And Shailey was here from the UK one day [15:49] Oronoque Westland: There are some accessibility issues that I think should be addressed but that is hard when you are a "one man band." [15:50] Oronoque Westland: I have been at many of the Sloodler gatherings, but I feel I have a better pedagogical/andragogical sense of Sloodle now. [15:50] Dallas Trefoil: party16deep2blog@photos.flickr.com [15:51] Oronoque Westland: OUCH! [15:51] Ncl Wozniak: oh no!!!! [15:52] Kristall Silverweb: i have already registered and have access to the course on Moodle, but it says i have no access to the post survey [15:52] Oronoque Westland: always lock the door when leaving lol [15:52] Juliet Belwraith: Dallas finally I get in [15:52] Juliet Belwraith: and now what next? [15:53] Ncl Wozniak: Thanks! I have to run...RL. It has been great. [15:53] Ncl Wozniak: Which group is it? [15:53] Ncl Wozniak: Ok [15:54] Juliet Belwraith: hey Oronoque are get in the edutech? [15:54] Oronoque Westland: are there any Sloodle hosts you would recommend...I am reluctant to go with a free service for student-related security issues but at the same time have no financial support from my instiutution [15:54] Ncl Wozniak: Ok..night! [15:54] Oronoque Westland: college

Virtual Professional Development 200 [15:55] Kristall Silverweb: oh I have to go now, hope to see you guys again If any of you need help with Spanish, just IM me [15:55] Kristall Silverweb: muchos gusto en concerte tambien :) [15:56] Juliet Belwraith: bye Kristell estamos hablando despues [15:56] Kristall Silverweb: por supuesto ciao [15:56] Oronoque Westland: thanks...I can work out a "mock up" using a free host and then look into RG for the actual implementation [15:56] Juliet Belwraith: dallas que debo hacer tu curso de Edutech [15:57] Oronoque Westland: a new course I want to have linking some internet sites, Moodle and SL [15:58] Oronoque Westland: its a history course in which I want to link some internet databases with SL immersive environments and the collaborative, etc, tools of Moodle [15:58] Dallas Trefoil: Juliet, necesitas enrolment key? golumberjacks [15:59] Oronoque Westland: I will e-mail you about it [15:59] Imaging Iadyl: Correct [15:59] Oronoque Westland: many thanks [15:59] Bones Mumfuzz: Dallas, on a side note, you seem to be a mac guy, have you seen Papers by Mekentos [15:59] Oronoque Westland: heehee [16:00] Juliet Belwraith: what ashmed but I dont know where is this: enrolment key? golumberjacks [16:01] Juliet Belwraith: I am get in into edutech [16:01] Oronoque Westland: not sure [16:02] Dallas Trefoil: By registering anew and using the enrollment key: golumberjacks, you will be registered for VLE 101

Virtual Professional Development 201 [16:02] Imaging Iadyl: For me, this is a lot of work just to get to a collaborative environment and requires a lot of computer power, I have also had issues with things not working on my mac [16:03] Bones Mumfuzz: Go Moores Law [16:03] Imaging Iadyl: I have a mic can I try speaking? [16:03] Juliet Belwraith: we dont have voice only chat Imaging Ladyl [16:04] Oronoque Westland: I find the investment is more in time in SL, than it is in $ [16:05] Oronoque Westland: I expose my university students to SL more than teach them in SL...for me the BIG PLUS in SL has been my own professional development [16:07] Dallas Trefoil: three words: Time, Space, Identity. [16:07] Juliet Belwraith: and experience I think [16:07] Oronoque Westland: there is a learning curve but I think it is worth it for the opportunities to meet with other educators from around the world [16:08] Bones Mumfuzz: Thank you Dallas!!! [16:08] Oronoque Westland: there are some great science-related sims [16:10] Oronoque Westland: scientists travel to major conferences....a different type of distance education [16:10] Juliet Belwraith: definitely I learn so much form all of you because sloodle , SL and all the things that I see here have been a great experience for me [16:11] Juliet Belwraith: thanks for share your experience with me [16:11] Dallas Trefoil: Gracias! [16:12] Oronoque Westland: plus the access that students have that they would seldom if ever have in the physical world [16:13] Dallas Trefoil: Do you have spanish speakers, Bones? [16:14] Oronoque Westland: exactly....those linkages that the students can now make that otherwise they would miss out on

Virtual Professional Development 202 [16:15] Juliet Belwraith: guys it was a plasure be with you [16:15] Juliet Belwraith: see you the next class [16:15] Oronoque Westland: bye Juiliet [16:17] Oronoque Westland: 1920s Berlin [16:18] Dallas Trefoil: Please write that in an email to me! dallasm12@gmail.com [16:18] Oronoque Westland: lol [16:19] Oronoque Westland: yes [16:19] Imaging Iadyl: This has been the most productive experience in SL. Thanks so much!!!! [16:19] Oronoque Westland: you must visit [16:19] Oronoque Westland: gave it [16:20] Oronoque Westland: I think an hour is problematic if everyone in the class is not at the same level regarding SL tech [16:21] Oronoque Westland: there was one fellow who I heard speak here who was quadraplegic due to a traffice accident...he said he was suicidal before discovering SL [16:22] Oronoque Westland: earn or learn? [16:23] Dallas Trefoil: all my profiles are dallasm12 [16:23] Dallas Trefoil: posterous.com [16:25] Oronoque Westland: a friend of mine is building a SIM now and she keeps a refelctive journal in Ning of the process...I have learned so much from her posts and people also make suggestions to her via the Ning [16:26] Oronoque Westland: some people are into technology overkill [16:26] Oronoque Westland: too many different tools [16:26] Dallas Trefoil: agreed [16:27] Oronoque Westland: I worry about archiving

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[16:28] Oronoque Westland: bye Bones and Dallas too...I will be in touch soon [16:28] Oronoque Westland: have a good night [16:28] Oronoque Westland: and thanks so much [16:28] Oronoque Westland: bye Denver [16:28] Oronoque Westland: heehee [16:29] SLOODLE 1.0 WebIntercom works with Awards System: An archive of this session can be found at http://www.uniques.com/nau/mod/chat/view.php?id=37 Spanish Participation Text Chat: [2010/03/26 12:27] Juliet Belwraith: this is the error [2010/03/26 12:27] Juliet Belwraith: I am in sloodle web page as a teacher [2010/03/26 12:28] Juliet Belwraith: Let me tell you my quiz have 4 questions [2010/03/26 12:28] Juliet Belwraith: now [2010/03/26 12:29] Dallas Trefoil: are you in the sandbox now? [2010/03/26 12:29] Juliet Belwraith: yes [2010/03/26 12:29] Dallas Trefoil: in a mtg.... hang on. [2010/03/26 12:29] Juliet Belwraith: mtg ???? [2010/03/26 13:32] Second Life: Juliet Belwraith is Offline [2010/03/26 13:40] Juliet Belwraith: Pam is you wife? [2010/03/26 13:40] Dallas Trefoil: yes. [2010/03/26 14:37] Juliet Belwraith: sorry [2010/03/26 14:38] Dallas Trefoil: Here's the reply from Sloodle: One possibility is that as an admin user, she is not enrolled on the course - admin's sometimes need to manually enrol onto courses if they wish to take part.

Virtual Professional Development 204 I assume that her avatar is linked to her moodle account - worth checking with a reg-enroll booth. [2010/03/26 14:38] Dallas Trefoil: :) [2010/03/26 14:39] Juliet Belwraith: ok thanks [2010/03/26 14:40] Juliet Belwraith: me necesitas en algo? [2010/03/26 14:40] Juliet Belwraith: para algo? [2010/03/26 14:40] Dallas Trefoil: Rez an enrollment booth. [2010/03/26 14:40] Dallas Trefoil: Add a config card [2010/03/26 14:40] Dallas Trefoil: You can then enroll in your course. [2010/03/26 14:40] Second Life: Juliet Belwraith Started a voice call [2010/03/26 14:40] Second Life: You Joined the voice call [2010/03/26 14:42] Juliet Belwraith: ya estoy en el sandbox [2010/03/27 19:22] Juliet Belwraith: hi dallas [2010/03/27 19:22] Juliet Belwraith: are you workint yet? [14:09] Juliet Belwraith: hi dallas [14:09] Juliet Belwraith: I was ready for you class [14:09] Juliet Belwraith: dressed properly but I dont know what happen [14:09] Juliet Belwraith: jajaj [14:12] Juliet Belwraith: Hi dallas [14:12] Juliet Belwraith: I have to shutdown m y internet I will back en 10 min [16:11] Juliet Belwraith: que mas vamos hacer Dallas [16:11] Dallas Trefoil: Ya terminamos para hoy, Juliet

Virtual Professional Development 205 [16:12] Juliet Belwraith: disculpa todo el enredo que tuve con SL que hasta de vestido formal llegue a pesar de que ya habia dejado eso listo pero la experiencia fue interesante [16:12] Dallas Trefoil: :) [16:13] Juliet Belwraith: no me quedo claro lo que querias que hicieramos en EducTech pero mi claves son juliet 1867 y Juliet1867! [16:13] Juliet Belwraith: si me orientas puedo regresar a profundizar un poc mas [16:13] Juliet Belwraith: y vemos si podemos echar andar lo del quick chair [16:13] Dallas Trefoil: Claro. No problema. :) [16:14] Juliet Belwraith: ok [16:14] Juliet Belwraith: el procimo domingo hay otra lesson? [16:14] Dallas Trefoil: espero que si! [16:14] Dallas Trefoil: A ver. [16:14] Juliet Belwraith: I willbe there [16:14] Juliet Belwraith: chao [16:14] Dallas Trefoil: chao [16:14] Dallas Trefoil: No puedo darte suficiente gracias. [16:15] Juliet Belwraith: y eso? no entiendo que quieres decir [16:16] Juliet Belwraith: ademas no tienes por que darlas yo soy la super agradecida por todo lo que me has enseñado

Virtual Professional Development 206

Images Above; Left to right; Top to bottom: Groups meet to chat privately then come together as a class to give feedback.

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