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superstar teacher and students present SoaS at university

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Ms Booth and her students are superstars in all imaginable educational ways and they use Sim-on-a-Stick in innovative ways that positively impact learning and retention. i’ve often referred to Ms Booth and shared her classroom successes with SoaS here on the blog

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recently, she lectured at Southern Cross University about her virtual world technology platform of Sim-on-a-Stick and, as a true superstar educator, she had four students present their experiences with SoaS. nothing speaks louder about how effective a technology is than to have students express their experience

their lecture was also broadcast to two other campuses – this is phenomenal way to share the educational benefits of OpenSim when it is placed first in the hands of a passionate teacher and then into the hands of students

read her post about it: CHPS students speak at Southern Cross University

hats off to Ms Booth and Teira, Sharlah, Wakjira, and Luke for sharing their positive experiences and helping others see what a great tool OpenSim can be  =)

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written by Ener Hax

March 27th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

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  1. The kids were great (and Mrs Booth as well!). All undergrad students at SCU are doing an assignment using Sim-on-a-Stick. We’ll let you know how they go. This morning Dunoon school skyped with Arkansas as they are doing a project on Dunoon History using SOAS and will be sharing it with Arkansas who are doing a project on their local history. Here’s some pics of what they have done so far – http://www.dunoon-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/our-school/class-years-3-and-4

    Lisa Jacka

    27 Mar 13 at 5:47 pm

  2. Hi Ener,

    First of all I want to thank you and all the other contributors on this forum for providing so much useful info about how to use Sim on a stick, for example how to make multiple avatar accounts and log in to the world from different computers! I’m an elementary school teacher doing graduate research in education in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, looking at using a virtual world platform for Irish language learning for children. I have zero background in computers – MS office was as far as I got until the last few months! This website has been my go-to place for everything I’ve needed to learn in the last while – I would just type ” how do you ….. in sim on a stick” and would always find a clear intelligible explanation here…

    I’m using your Giant tree as the basis of my world – it’s really cool. I’ve furnished it with Linda Kellie freebies, I must email her too to say thanks. I’ve incorporated a kind of team treasure hunt in the world for the children by putting in objects and scripting them to change colour, sparkle and display a clue in Irish when clicked (that was fun, found the sparkle script online too!) When the team has found all their clues they need to make up a story in Irish using all the words. I’m trying it out with a group of 28 ten year old children next Monday, just getting the last few things ready now. I’ll let you know how it goes :) I’m going to be presenting the results at an international computer assisted language learning conference in Hawaii in May, so will be raising the soas profile!

    It’s really exciting to read about what people are using soas for around the world – loved hearing about Ms Booth… Looking forward to keeping up to date with the international soas community…

    Thanks again for all your work and for making it available free,
    Gene

    Gene Dalton

    3 Apr 13 at 11:40 am

  3. very cool Lisa! please do keep us updated – the undergrad work would be great to point out here and reinforce OpenSim as a viable educational tool at all levels! good luck Lisa! =)

    very cool Gene and know that i am a closer peer than you may think! i also am not that computer literate, nor do i have a desire to be more so. computers are a wonderful tool and i only learn enough to accomplish my goals (kind of like learning to sharpen a pencil when it gets dull). i am somewhat persistent and that comes across as computer literate sometimes

    cool about the tree, i am glad it works for you – that was the original thought behind it (and inspired by a real tree)

    the success of your deployment to kids will depend on a lot of prep on your part, including testing all the machines. Lisa found out that many of the PCs in her lab needed the .NET updates and those had to be done by IT – a very frustrating task that would cause many teachers to give up

    Lisa and Kate spent a lot of time in that prep, but once done, it goes very smoothly

    i’m certain you are doing that as well and it is quite a task. the plus side is that once setup, the cost is incredible low and virtually no further action is needed

    please do fill me in, i would dearly love to blog about it! and the very best of luck on this incredibly worthwhile endeavor! =)

    (email – enerhax at yahoo)

    Ener Hax

    4 Apr 13 at 8:54 am

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