Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Virtually the same
Today was the big push with the Barnsley Virtual Worlds group (wish I could do a link here, but it’s protected material) - the place is nearly ready for the pilot schools. I became clearer about differences of emphasis in the planning group today. I’m primarily interested in what the children will do in the world…others around the table seem more interested in what children will get out of the world. We have different understandings of literacy (and in particular of digital literacy). The differences aren’t problematic, but because they exist I’m looking forward to finding out how the teachers make connections between the 3D world and their existing practices. And on a separate, but related note, this looks good – I remember chairing a presentation with Suzanne and Jennifer a couple of years back.