Posts Tagged ‘education’

Shidonni is used in Pike County computer lab

December 9, 2009

We just got a heart-warming letter from Angela Nix, a technology teacher from Pike County Primary School . She shared with us her excitement about using Shidonni with her second and first classes.

See the wonderfull slideshow she created of her class learning with Shidonni

http://www.pike.k12.ga.us/webpages/anix/pictures.cfm?newSlideID=23043

Our teachers dashboard and lesson plans for any teachers are avaliable free at: http://www2.shidonni.com/s/shidonniteacher.htm

Enjoy !

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Shidonni releases a white paper on the empowerment of children’s creativity

March 19, 2009

Hi,

We just released today a new white paper on the empowerment of children’s creativity in virtual worlds and games.

The white paper, aimed at parents and educators, addresses questions that interest anyone who is working in the field of children’s education, such as, “can fun and engaging games contribute to a child’s mental and creative growth?”

If you would like to download a copy of the white paper, please visit:
http://www2.shidonni.com/s/pages/shidonni_whitepaper_final.pdf 

We will keep the link on the right side of our blog links for a while. 

We will be happy to get your comments.

Read the full PR here :

http://www.free-press-release.com/news/200903/1237478263.html

Classroom ideas

March 18, 2009

Hi everyone,

Over the past few weeks we had a number of users send us ideas on using Shidonni in schools.

Here is a list of these ideas and we would be happy to continue and add to it your ideas – please send them in.

In the future we will create an entire section of these ideas – so keep them flowing in.

Kelly Irish:

  • The learner will contribute a sentence to a Shared Writing about the experience to create a class book…using the book creation feature on Shidonni
  • TLW independently draw a picture, illustrating an element of the common experience with the picture and sentence must represent the same concept..On Shidonni have students draw and animal and think of all the things he can do? Dogs run. Birds Fly.
  • TLW share the published story with an audience outside the classroom, save, email or screen capture your movie to share with others.
  • TLW, after listening to a selected story, discuss the setting in detail and collaboratively illustrate the setting.
  • TLW listen to a story and discuss the characters through actions, words, and pictures in the story. Add a character to the setting.

Kelly Tenkely:

  • create a Shidonni world with all of the planets (in correct order of course)  Then create aliens and spaceships to fly through their outer space.

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