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Silvia Marinova


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How about a VIRTUAL classroom?

What do you imagine as the perfect classroom?
Me and my students were wondering ...
Is it big and full of light?
Is it in the middle of the jungle?
Are there many books in it?
Is there music in it?
What about a VIRTUAL classroom where you study in a virtual environment as if in a video game? Can we learn more from the virtual world than we actually think? Please, share some ideas and opinions ...
Waiting for your replies: Radina, Iliana and Silvia Marinova (teacher) from Sofia, Bulgaria.

Topics: education school

Closing Statement from Silvia Marinova

Thank you all for answering our question! It's been a pleasure answering and reading all the suggestions. :) We learned a lot as well. So you guys were very helpful and gave us some great insights!
A classroom has to be most of all effective and fun for both teachers and students. :)
Have a great time and enjoy the lifetime learning.

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  • Jan 21 2013: Hmmm !
    Well, what seems interesting to me in a virtual classroom is one thing : basically we learn from our environment we learn all the time, any kind of things big or tiny, maybe good or bad ; but what if we could control this environment ?
    You could make a quest out of a math exercise (possibly). Some games with really infinite creative possiblilityes can already be used for such purposes, I'm talking about minecraft. (open environment you can build "anything" with
    This is very abstract but the concept is to be able to control and guide the students through the virtual environment that surrounds them.
    I think there is something to be done with this.
    Bye !
    (frustrated sudent)
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      Jan 23 2013: You're a wise mortal *o* If we could control the envionment, it would be very cool and easy to learn new thins.. I mean, we will learn what we want to... it's hard to explaiin!! Well, you're right. ^-^

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