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3D Printing - What's the Big Deal?
Quest Atlantis Presentation Resources
NJECC 3/16/10 - Sarah Rolle and Fil Santiago
SL DEN Presentation 2/10/10 - Sholi Oh / Sarah Rolle
CIE09: Virtual Worlds, Real Learning Conference
is a 3D virtual world created for children from 9-16. They have educational quests to complete and the environment was created around the idea of combining
Education, Entertainment and Social Responsibility
(learning, playing and helping others). It was created by and continues to be updated and supported by the School of Education at Indiana University.
The Plague Unit, based on Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, is one of the units that demonstrates to children how their action effect their environment. An Overview of this unit is
gives a snapshot view of a Mathematical unit where students experience how their decisions effect an area in Quest Atlantis.
Teacher Resource page
within the QA website you will find helpful information, including more unit snapshots and mission descriptions. (Don't forget that if you are trying to convince an administrator of the value of Quest Atlantis, the best thing to do is show them a unit. They show educational connections very well.)
The Voices of QA
: The Official Blog of Quest Atlantis
Quest Atlantis Teacher Community
- great tips and ways to get involved
Visions of Quest Atlantis
- Bron Stuckey's aggregation of
cool stuff about Quest Atlantis from teachers, classes and kids around the globe. "
Think you might want to bring kids in to Quest Atlantis? See the schedule for online
In addition to the videos below, check out
for a multi-part interview with Steven Caldwell on the impact of QA on his students.
Sasha Barab, professor at Indiana University about engaging students in Quest Atlantis
The current legend (back story) as of December 2009
Past legend includes a bit more information as why earth children are needed to help out.
Multi-User Virtual Environment
Virtual World Hangouts
via TechCrunch (Mark Hendrickson August 5, 2007)
Teen Second Life
Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game
List of Popular Games
World of Warcraft
Pirates of the Caribbean
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