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Teen Fair at VWBPE

I have been working hard as the Teen Fair Stream coordinator for Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education.

Some of the things I have been working on for this conference can be found here. In addition to the Teen Fair I have been hard at work building temporary conference presentation areas and collaborating with some of the most impressive builders and conference designers in Second Life. Kae Novak and Chris Luchs, two fellow edupunkers, have been managing and coordinating everyone’s efforts. Kae has taken on the onerous duties of Program Chair and Chris provides the analytical support so important to these events – both thankless but important jobs.

Take a look at Academic Avatar’s posting to see some of our work.

I hope you enjoy the conference!

Be sure to check out these presentations: (All times are in SLT).

Ines Ogura’s Ideas: Friday 3-6 am

  • Mars Rover Project
  • Flip Comic Book
  • 3D Water Cycle

WoW in Schools: Friday 7am with Lucas Gillispie

Take Hold of Immersive Technology with Gord Holden at 1pm

Call to Arms with Marianne Malmstrom from 3-7pm

  • Visit her student’s project
  • Listen to her discuss the future of virtual world teen education
  • Be inspired!

Keynotes to watch:

  • Peggy Sheehy – engagement, edutainment, and the authentic application of 21st Century collaborative tools in education.
  • Virtual Worlds and Children Literacy – Jackie Marsh

About the author: Rurik

Known both as Ru (or as the title suggests, Ru Ru the Ruiner), Rurik studies ways games can designed to improve society, especially in the realm of education.