Teachers as Avatars

This text acknowledges the dynamic nature of teacher identity and its correlation to student learning.

Author: Linda Stewart

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 1612890229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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This text acknowledges the dynamic nature of teacher identity and its correlation to student learning. In this boundry-crossing collection, teachers of rhetoric and compositon, literature, professional and creative writing, and English Education describe their successes and successful failures with digitally-mediated pedagogy. Grounded in theory-based practices, this volume is a useful collection to practitioners across the range of English studies and beyond

Effects of Detailed Customization of Student Avatars on Teacher Expectations of Students

ABSTRACT: The gender and ethnicity of students have been shown to specifically affect teacher expectations of students in real-life classrooms.

Author: Dennis E. Beck


ISBN: OCLC:430115392



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ABSTRACT: The gender and ethnicity of students have been shown to specifically affect teacher expectations of students in real-life classrooms. As part of a Multi User Virtual environment (MUVE), people socially interact via avatars which have the capability to be customized to minute details of ethnicity and gender. Currently, teachers in MUVEs instruct students with little to no knowledge of their own potential biases and prejudices toward students of different genders and ethnicities. Our purpose was to examine the impact of the gender and ethnicity of student avatars on teachers' expectations and perceptions. Our study surveyed 453 teachers in Second Life, a popular MUVE. Teachers were asked to review a transcript, image and video of student avatar in Second Life and then respond to a questionnaire about the student's intellectual and relational abilities. Teachers also responded to a demographic questionnaire. Results indicate that choice of avatar gender and ethnicity does influence teachers' expectations and perceptions in a MUVE. Results may aid teachers in MUVEs to discover potential biases and prejudices toward some student avatars, as well as level the playing field for student avatars of all ranges of gender and ethnicity.

Cool Tech Tools for Lower Tech Teachers

these avatars can be uploaded to wikis and blogs, creating a catalog of review options for the end of the year. ... Once they have completed their assignment with their avatar, the teacher can go online, access the avatar, evaluate the ...

Author: William N. Bender

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452279282

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Make the painless transition from low tech to tech friendly! If you're just making the transition to tech, this is the resource for you. In understandable language, this book describes how exactly you can use tools like webquests, wikis, social networking apps, and podcasts to enhance your lessons and keep kids engaged. The authors put technology within your reach by: Framing each tool in the context of what you need to know Defining the tool in easy-to-understand language; there’s no tech-speak Guiding you through implementation step by step Providing sample lesson plans to get you started

Sai Baba

20 Avatar Higher and nobler than all ordinary ones are another set of teachers , the Avatars of Iswara . They are the Teachers of all teachers , the highest manifestations of God through men . —SWAMI VIVEKANANDA When l discovered on my ...

Author: Howard Murphet

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 0877283354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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This account relates some of the achievements of Satya Sai Baba. His followers believe him to be the reincarntion of Sai Baba of Shirdi who died in 1918. He appears to have been born with phenomenal powers, which he used in childhood and has employed constantly and openly ever since. The author, a westener devoted to science and logic, spent many months with Satya Sai Baba to substantiate these miracles.

Handbook of Research on Online Discussion Based Teaching Methods

The avatar students are controlled in real time by a trained actor, also called a simulation specialist, who uses the software together with webcam technologies to see, hear, and interact with teachers. Unique scenarios can be designed ...

Author: Wilton, Lesley

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799832935

Category: Education

Page: 536

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In this digital age, faculty, teachers, and teacher educators are increasingly expected to adopt and adapt pedagogical perspectives to support student learning in instructional environments featuring online or blended learning. One highly adopted element of online and blended learning involves the use of online learning discussions. Discussion-based learning offers a rich pedagogical context for creating learning opportunities as well as a great deal of flexibility for a wide variety of learning and learner contexts. As post-secondary and, increasingly, K-12 institutions cope with the rapid growth of online learning, and an increase in the cultural diversity of learners, it is critical to understand, at a detailed level, the relationship between online interaction and learning and how educationally-effective interactions might be nurtured, in an inclusive way, by instructors. The Handbook of Research on Online Discussion-Based Teaching Methods is a cutting-edge research publication that seeks to identify promising designs, pedagogical and assessment strategies, conceptual models, and theoretical frameworks that support discussion-based learning in online and blended learning environments. This book provides a better understanding of the effects and both commonalities and differences of new tools that support interaction, such as video, audio, and real-time interaction in discussion-based learning. Featuring a wide range of topics such as gamification, intercultural learning, and digital agency, this book is ideal for teachers, educational software developers, instructional designers, IT consultants, academicians, curriculum designers, researchers, and students.

Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

... rather than simply writing his/her narrative piece for the teacher. Avatar Creation Through Fanfiction Avatars are crucial to game play, as they are virtual representations of one's self while in the virtual environment.

Author: Kristine E. Pytash

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304351852

Category: Education

Page: 278

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Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology. Chapters explore teachers personal experiences with writing and writing instruction, effective pedagogical practices in methods writing courses, and professional development opportunities that effectively integrate technology into the writing classroom and contribute to students' growth as writers and users of technology. This collected volume provides as up-to-date understanding of how teachers are prepared to teach writing using technology.

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers Supporting EAL Learners

Talking avatars encourage participation in oral activities, particularly those requiring a more formal register. ... Teaching tip Many talking avatar tools can be found for free on the internet and some cut-down versions of products ...

Author: Chris Pim

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472946485

Category: Education

Page: 128

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This book is a brand new title in the bestselling 100 Ideas series, providing primary teachers with strategies and activities to support the induction, assessment and learning of pupils with English as an additional language (EAL). According to data collected by the Department for Education in 2016, over 20% of pupils in primary schools are exposed to a language other than English in their home, making this an essential resource for every teacher. EAL expert Chris Pim offers a range of ideas for use both in the classroom and to adopt as a whole-school approach. There is an emphasis on using ICT throughout the book, featuring advice on where to find the best software, resources and websites. Ideas include: setting up the classroom, parent conferences, cross-cultural maths, effective questioning techniques and running a 'Young Interpreter Scheme.' 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting EAL Learners is a treasure trove of adaptable ideas to use for pupils who are beginners and advanced learners of EAL.

Classroom Behavior Contexts and Interventions

incorporating avatars that represent real students. Preservice teachers engage with the avatars manned by TeachLivE interactors. The avatars respond to actions taken by the preservice teachers. The avatar responses are designed to mimic ...

Author: Bryan G. Cook

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781780529721

Category: Education

Page: 300

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Intended to be of interest to clinicians, teachers, researchers, graduate students, and others who work with students with learning and behavioral disabilities, this book focuses on identify and review issues and outcomes associated with behavioral concerns of students with learning and behavioral disabilities.

Girls and Women of Color In STEM

Asian Woman Graduate Student Middle-Grade Girl Avatar Figure 6.4 A dual role in the virtual world. shoes, a diligent and somewhat ... The warm-up activities included two one-on-one communications between preservice teachers and avatars, ...

Author: Nahed Abdelrahman

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781648020933

Category: Education

Page: 267

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The 11 chapters in this book provide a glimpse into the journeys that women from diverse backgrounds and ethnic differences take in their higher education undergraduate or graduate careers. The diverse women include ethnicities of Arabic, Asian, African-American, American Indian, and Latina.

Beyond Angels

After Avatars come teachers. The teachers lead others towards the Avatars. Teachers havea special relationship with the Avatar, a connecting lightfrom Avatar toteacher, forged atthe beginning of time.Teachers assist Avatars inspreading ...

Author: Gaile Walker

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846948404

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 219

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What exactly is enlightenment and how can this state of awareness be achieved without struggle? These are the most important questions that members of the New-Age movement currently face and this is the book which answers them. As the mind-body-spirit consciousness that has emerged from the New-Age movement begins to permeate mainstream awareness, it sends out a plea: that this movement examines, and accepts, the limitations of its present practices. This book is a calling, written to stir the reader from slumber and to invite them ‘home’ in the fastest way possible. It teaches how healing and meditation practices will be made more spiritually expanding - and so more safe and effective - by adopting a ‘consciousness-first’ approach.

Next Generation Digital Tools and Applications for Teaching and Learning Enhancement

and different types of avatars (e.g., children, police officers, doctors, varying appearances, ages etc.). The capabilities of the avatars may differ, and the technology, user training, and pricing required by different providers may ...

Author: Grassetti, Mary T.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799817727

Category: Education

Page: 266

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Digital tools and applications are an intricate part of many classroom communities. In the field of education, there is a need to continually monitor the digital landscape and keep up to date on the tools and applications that are available to classroom teachers and K-12 students. Understanding the ever-changing digital landscape and its impact on teaching and learning is critical to using digital tools and applications effectively and in ways that enhance students’ opportunities to learn. Next Generation Digital Tools and Applications for Teaching and Learning Enhancement is a critical scholarly publication that explores digital tools and applications for the PreK-12 classroom and how digital technology can enhance the preparation of teachers. Featuring a wide range of topics including education equity, social media, and teacher education, this book is essential for educators, academicians, curriculum designers, educational software developers, IT specialists, library specialists, researchers, and practitioners.

The Palgrave Handbook of Learning and Teaching International Business and Management

Chini, Straub, and Thomas (2016) liken the use of avatars in the training of student teachers to that of using flight simulators to train new pilots. Much like student pilots learning how to fly an aircraft through immersion in the ...

Author: Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030204150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 987

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This handbook, which serves as a follow-up text to The Palgrave Handbook of Experiential Learning In International Business, reviews theoretical and empirical approaches of experiential learning pedagogy, and its role in increasing the effectiveness in teaching and learning of international business, and also, in the incorporation of international business-related concepts and competences in business and non-business programs. This edition offers a broader and updated perspective on experiential learning pedagogy for international business and management, and beyond. The first part provides an updated overview of the theories of experiential learning and effectiveness of teaching and learning in international business through the use of experiential learning projects. Part two provides a collection of specific applications of experiential learning in International Business and related fields. This handbook is a one-stop source for international managers, business educators, and trainers seeking to either select and use an existing experiential learning project or develop new projects and exercises of this kind.

Becoming a teacher

Research on the work-integrated learning of student teachers Josef de Beer ... In order for the student teacher to hear what the avatar learners are saying and for him or her to interact with the avatars, large speakers are also ...

Author: Josef de Beer

Publisher: AOSIS

ISBN: 9781928523352

Category: Education

Page: 470

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This book disseminates original research on learning in and from practice in pre-service teacher education. Authors such as Lederman and Lederman describe the student teaching practicum (or work-integrated learning [WIL]), which is an essential component of pre-service teacher education, as the ‘elephant in the room’. These authors note that 'the capstone experience in any teacher education programme is the student teaching practicum… [a]fter all, this is where the rubber hits the road'. However, many teacher educators will agree that this WIL component is sometimes very insufficient in assisting the student teacher to develop their own footing and voice as a teacher. This is the ‘gap’ that this research book addresses. Most of the chapters in the book report empirical data, with the exception of two chapters that can be categorized as systematic reviews. WIL is addressed from various angles in the chapters. Chapter 6 focuses on research related to what makes Finnish teacher education so effective, and in Chapter 4 researchers of the University of Johannesburg disseminate their findings on establishing a teaching school (based on Finnish insights) in Johannesburg. Chapter 3 highlights the challenges faced in open-and distance learning teacher education contexts. Several of the chapters disseminate research findings on alternative interventions to classic WIL, namely, where “safe spaces” or laboratories are created for student teachers to learn and grow professionally. These could either be simulations, such as software programmes and avatars in the intervention described in Chapter 2; student excursions, as the findings in chapters 5, 7 and 10 portray; or alternative approaches to WIL (e.g. Chapters 11 and 12). The book is devoted to scholarship in the field of pre-service teacher education. The target audience is scholars working in the fields of pre-service teacher education, work-integrated learning, and self-directed learning. The book makes a unique contribution in terms of firstly its extensive use of Cultural-Historical Activity Theory as a research lens, and secondly in drawing on various theoretical frameworks. Both quantitative and qualitative research informed the findings of the book.

Handbook of Research on 3 D Virtual Environments and Hypermedia for Ubiquitous Learning

It's import to say that in the virtual worlds the physics are very diferent from the real world and the avatar can fly, ... The teachers choose their avatars and in another process followed by the selection of the avatars, teachers can ...

Author: Neto, Francisco Milton Mendes

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522501268

Category: Education

Page: 673

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As society continues to experience increases in technological innovations, various industries must rapidly adapt and learn to incorporate these advances. When utilized effectively, the use of computer systems in educational settings creates a richer learning environment for students. The Handbook of Research on 3-D Virtual Environments and Hypermedia for Ubiquitous Learning is a critical reference source for the latest research on the application of virtual reality in educational environments and how the immersion into three-dimensional settings enhances student motivation and interaction. Exploring innovative techniques and emerging trends in virtual learning and hypermedia, this book is ideally designed for researchers, developers, upper-level students, and educators interested in the incorporation of immersive technologies in the learning process.

Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Models for Next Generation Teaching and Learning

on the desk repeatedly if the teacher speaks for more than a certain amount of time without stopping to check for ... One of the most limiting constraints for teaching academic instruction is that teachers cannot hand the avatars ...

Author: Keengwe, Jared

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522538745

Category: Education

Page: 454

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Every generation of students comes to the classroom with different needs than that of their predecessors. Implementing new methods and styles of teaching to meet these diverse needs will provide students with the best chance of success in their educational careers. The Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Models for Next-Generation Teaching and Learning is a critical scholarly source that examines the most effective and efficient techniques for implementing new educational strategies in a classroom setting. Featuring pertinent topics including mixed reality simulations, interactive lectures, reflexive teaching models, and project-based learning, this is an ideal publication for educators, academicians, students, and researchers that are interested in discovering more about the recent advances in educational fields.

Teaching at Work

Preservice teachers enrolled in the problem-solving course developed personal teacher avatars early in the course. Each PST prepared a 15–20 minute algebra lesson to teach to the full class of MGS avatars. PSTs spent 2 weeks to plan ...

Author: Yeping Li

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463000826

Category: Education

Page: 268

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This book presents a new and important scholarship on teaching, at the time when studies on teaching in teacher education are long overdue. This book is designed to put together such a set of chapters contributed by those teacher educators who are not only taking teaching as a professional practice, but also upholding teaching improvement as a scholarly pursuit that needs collaboration and systematic studies. Teaching at Work refers to not only the importance of effective teaching in K-12 classrooms and teacher preparation, but also the importance of taking teaching and its improvement as a subject of scholarly studies. In the field of teacher preparation, this book aims to make timely knowledge contribution and is positioned to stimulate further discussion and exploration on teaching and its improvement. The book contains 13 chapters by 35 scholars in the United States. This collection presents many innovative teaching practices and approaches as well as provides new insights into this topic of interest to teacher educators, researchers, and graduate students who wish to learn about various teaching approaches and practices for advancing teacher preparation.

Games and Simulations in Teacher Education

A camera, microphone, and Internet connection allow the TLE interactor (digital puppeteer) to see and hear the teacher. Student avatars display personalities that are typical of real-life students. Teacher candidates interact with the ...

Author: Elizabeth Bradley

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030445263

Category: Education

Page: 201

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This book includes more than twenty computer games and simulations for use in teacher training. Each of these simulations is innovative and presents an opportunity for pre-service teachers to have hands-on experience in an area of need prior to teaching in the classroom. Information on the simulation origins, including theoretical underpinnings, goals, characteristics, relevant research/program evaluation results, discussion of benefits and limitations as well as dissemination, recommended use, scope of practice, etc. of each game or simulation are included. Pre-service and new teachers will gain a number of useful skills through completion of these simulations and higher education faculty and administrators will gain a plethora of research-based and effective training tools for use in their teacher training programs.

Virtual Mentoring for Teachers Online Professional Development Practices

A variety of issues are posed by the nature of SL as a learning and teaching platform. ... 2010)where the entities on the screen become real to the user and actions of the avatars have real consequence in the virtual world.

Author: Keengwe, Jared

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466619647

Category: Computers

Page: 383

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A major investment in professional development is necessary to ensure the fundamental success of instructors in technology-integrated classrooms and in online courses. However, while traditional models of professional development rely on face-to-face instruction, online methods are also gaining traction-viable means for faculty development. Virtual Mentoring for Teachers: Online Professional Development Practices offers peer-reviewed essays and research reports contributed by an array of scholars and practitioners in the field of instructional technology and online education. It is organized around two primary themes: professional development models for faculty in online environments and understanding e-Learning and best practices in teaching and learning in online environments. The objective of this scholarship is to highlight research-based online professional development programs and best practices models that have been shown to enhance effective teaching and learning in a variety of environments.

Learning and Teaching in the Virtual World of Second Life

Prior to the course meeting the faculty member has to create an avatar account . Anyone can do this by going to ... ( Linden dollars can be transferred from any one avatar to any of the teachers ' avatars . So it is still only necessary ...

Author: Judith Molka-Danielsen

Publisher: Tapir Academic Press

ISBN: 8251923530

Category: Education

Page: 194

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Virtual worlds are increasingly incorporated into modern universities and teaching pedagogy. Over 190 higher education institutions worldwide have done teaching in the virtual world of Second Life (SL). This book is based on the first Scandinavian project to experiment with the design and testing of teaching platforms for life long learning in SL. In 2007, it created a virtual island or "sim" in SL called "Kamimo Education Island." The project generated a number of courses taught in SL, and instructed educators in the use of SL. This book disseminates the experiences and lessons learned from that project and from other educational projects in SL. The book identifies the gaps in traditional forms of education. It provides a roadmap on issues of instructional design, learner modeling, building simulations, exploring alternatives to design, and integrating tools in education with other learning systems.