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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 25 2013: The perfect classroom to me is one that is molded to the students it houses. The class size is like...5 kids to every 1 teacher. The building itself is just there for mailing purposes, because there are field trips constantly. Exploring and watching education happen in context, in the real world....and pizza....I don't know why...but...pizza

    I've basically described an episode of The Magic School Bus

    As for a virtual classroom. I've always imagined that if we went into an educational system where we were only in front of a computer screen watching lessons from our homes, it would cut down on the sense of community in education. Interestingly enough the world has changed so much that online IS a community now. The virtual classroom is already doing incredible things. The Center for Disease Control here in Atlanta used World of Warcraft to learn how viruses spread. We're opening up our minds.

    To sides of the coin, I guess
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      Jan 28 2013: PIZZA!! This would be the best!! Pizza in clasrooms woo!. Your view of the best classroom is the best. Really. Very cool!

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