I will present two workshops at the CLMS/CLHS/CUE Technology Conference Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2007. On Friday, Nov. 30 from 1-2pm I will present "Virtual Worlds for Language Arts and Social Studies". The workshop includes time to participate as either a Native American or a white settler in the online virtual world of "Yosemite Valley" during the 1850's. Teachers will learn beginning steps in how to design their own virtual world, and will explore already-created virtual worlds they can use for language arts and social studies. Using a MOO environment, these already-created, free virtual worlds include Poetry KaMOO, Trojan Horse KaMOO, and Aeneid KaMOO. Complete lesson plans and links for the Aeneid KaMOO can be downloaded from Aeneid Lessons.
On Sunday, Dec. 2, from 9:30-10:30am I will present "Multimedia Keys to Reach All Students". This workshop will presents practical ideas on how to harness the power of multimedia to help our diverse student population achieve academic success. This workshop includes a free drawing for CD's of multimedia presentations used in the workshop.