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virgin islands pilot has completed

Postby teefal » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:30 pm

We've just posted two new videos from the St John Waveplace pilot, which concluded three weeks ago. The first shows mentoring during the pilot. The second shows students presenting their Etoys storybooks.

1) Scenes from the St John pilot (4 minutes)

http://waveplace.com/locations/usvi/movie.jsp?id=45

2) The St John Storybook Awards (8 minutes)

http://waveplace.com/locations/usvi/movie.jsp?id=44

We will be posting the actual storybooks to our website soon. In other news, our Haiti pilot will resume next week, since things have calmed down in Port-Au-Prince. The kids and teachers are well.
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Re: virgin islands pilot has completed

Postby VI » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:21 pm

Good news from the Virgin islands Project. Looking forward to getting the entire Virgin Islands hooked up just for the children's sake. This is a good educational tool to break social, educational, cultural and other boundaries.
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Re: virgin islands pilot has completed

Postby doug » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:13 pm

Nice and looks like great work. I would love to see what they do at the end of the semester after they had plenty of time outside of school to experiment.
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Re: virgin islands pilot has completed

Postby teefal » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:51 am

The students are continuing to work on their stories. We plan to have them present again to a larger audience from the community after the semester is out, so we should have video of that as well.
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Re: virgin islands pilot has completed

Postby doug » Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:06 pm

teefal wrote:The students are continuing to work on their stories. We plan to have them present again to a larger audience from the community after the semester is out, so we should have video of that as well.


thanks, I look forward to seeing how they do.

This has probably been brought up before but if not, I wonder if anyone has put together pages on the "value" each activity brings to the learning experience? For instance, this story telling exercise seems to have atleast these attributes:
1) motion is essentially a sequence of steps and sometimes simple small steps can lead to complex results. If they don't see it in their own work, they see steps others have used and the results.
2) writing skills in the visual story telling and how written words can enhance what is seen. Sometimes the visual cue is what the story is about, sometimes the visual cue is only part of the story.
3) general computer skills as in copy-paste and the modification of the copy. Move operations and general painting with the mouse/pointer types of things. This might be enhanced in the future with pen operations when the table pad is enabled for pen use.

When others look at integrating the various XO activities into their classes, it would be great if they could look at a section of the Activity wiki to find out what others have used the activity for and the learning attributes expected based on a short brief of how it was used.

Good work and thanks for sharing.
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