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my SoaS perspective for the classroom

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David (subQuark) Cc’d me on an email to a LinkedIn inquiry and i thought it was a great response (and maybe not as long winded as mine would be) for an educator thinking of using Sim-on-a-Stick – On 06/04/13 2:11 PM, GH wrote: ——————– And yes, cannot have students using SL/Opensim browsers, I’m wondering if […]

written by Ener Hax

June 5th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

self-contained HTML pages for Sim-on-a-Stick

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how awesome is the VW community? pretty friggin’ awesome! (yes, friggin’)  =D Dana P. asked a scripting question to which i had no clue how to answer (if it isn’t an omega rotation or simple sit, then i am clueless!) =p his question was how to open an HTML page in a browser from clicking an […]

written by Ener Hax

May 16th, 2013 at 11:04 am

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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 recently, she lectured at Southern Cross University about her virtual world technology platform […]

written by Ener Hax

March 27th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Third Grade Math projects in OpenSim

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behold the power of a great and innovative teacher mixed with the creative awesomeness of kids using Sim-on-a-Stick! =) direct YouTube link

written by Ener Hax

February 15th, 2013 at 9:43 am

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School version of Sim-on-a-Stick

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Lisa Jacka and Kate Booth are what i would call ubermega SoaS users. Kate Booth actively uses Sim-on-a-Stick in her classroom for many innovative projects that truly excite and engage her students together, Lisa and Kate published an award winning paper to help other teachers adopt the use of OpenSim in the classroom: Virtual Worlds […]

written by Ener Hax

January 30th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

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3D education – reality vs “are you kidding?”

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at the classroom level, educators deal with the reality of small budgets. the average teacher in the US spends over $400 a year out of their own pocket for classroom related supplies so when i see education journals going on and on about 3D learning and fancy 3D projectors and 3D glasses, i get frustrated […]

written by Ener Hax

January 16th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

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are you a teacher thinking of using OpenSim?

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Kate Booth’s article is a must read – Virtual Worlds Kate is an innovative power user of OpenSim and particularly sim-on-a-stick. i write about her often and this latest article by her is full of examples and her experience if you have not used OpenSim yet but are curious, her article is well worth the read as […]

written by Ener Hax

June 21st, 2012 at 10:28 am

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Kate’s Worlds – how one teacher makes a world of difference

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yes, i know – Kate Booth is not offically a teacher because she is working on her degree down under – nevertheless, Kate is a teacher in the truest sense! if you have no idea who Kate Booth is and why she is a Officially Certified Enerific, here’s a post on her and what she […]

written by Ener Hax

February 23rd, 2012 at 7:37 am

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what students want and teachers need

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Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, spoke at an educational conference two weeks ago and discussed the results of their K-12 Speak Up Survey and she summed it up with this: frustration among students, not just with the lack of technology in their schools, but by the lack of sophisticated use of that technology. she broke it down saying […]

written by Ener Hax

February 14th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

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remote guest lecturers for classrooms

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i had an email, via LinkedIn, asking how to stream an avatar into an elementary classroom. the teacher has experience in Second Life but knows that his elementary students won’t be able to access it. of course i suggested OpenSim! (Ener “OpenSim” Hax at your service) =p at first i was thinking of streaming screen capture like […]

written by Ener Hax

February 3rd, 2012 at 8:50 am

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Educators more free to pursue OpenSim?

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last night in Mr Obama’s State of the Union address (PDF transcript) he mentioned something that has bothered me about secondary education – the No Child Left Behind Act. one of the issues that many feel is negative about that programme was directly mentioned: To teach with creativity and passion; to stop teaching to the […]

written by Ener Hax

January 25th, 2012 at 8:56 am

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sample video walkthrough for teaching

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yesterday i mentioned making videos for media-rich eLearning. in this case, OpenSim acts as a 3D animation application to create video for illustrating middle school science activities planned and written sripting would help make a better video than below to make sure key elements are in frame long enough to be meaningful (adding narration and closed […]

written by Ener Hax

January 23rd, 2012 at 8:41 am

posted in OpenSim,virtual worlds

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hybrid of tablet and PC access for Enclave Harbour

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as you know, what i have been doing for nearly two years in OpenSim is make stuff for Enclave Harbour which will be used as supplemental science activity stuff for middle school kids. for myself and subQuark, OpenSim is a great illustrative tool for science concepts. so rather than a nice drawing of something like […]

written by Ener Hax

January 22nd, 2012 at 2:39 pm

An Argument for the “Simple Look” of OpenSim

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I keenly read Ener’s posts and I am almost as passionate about virtual worlds but from a slightly differing perspective. They can be a wonderfully immersive media that can increase user engagement particularly in training and education. In education circles we like to discuss learning styles such as visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (tactile). There are other models […]

written by subQuark

October 31st, 2011 at 11:09 pm

design of 3D learning spaces survey for ASU

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nifty survey for a professor looking at 3D design in virtual worlds for learning spaces The purpose of this survey is to found [sic] out more about the different types of 3D spaces within virtual worlds that are being created and used in online learning. Within this survey, please consider the term “3D learning space” to […]

written by Ener Hax

October 12th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

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