In late December Quest Atlantis won the Edublog Award for Best Educational use of a Virtual World. This award was nominated for and voted by our teachers, so that now the world knows what we all know about Quest Atlantis: it really is the best! Of the 500 votes in this category Quest Atlantis received [...]
Come share your ideas on a Student Congress. An idea had been mulling for some months now about creating a world in Quest Atlantis where students can take up ownership, leadership and have opportunities to share their lifeworld experiences in the QA social commitments. The first formal meeting of our steering group happened this week [...]
Teacher Connections restarted back in September and the last 4 months have raised some very interesting discussions as well as opportunities for QA teachers to locate mentors, local teaching buddies, join collaborative projects and source prospective co-questing classes. The December meetings were small but very engaging as many Southern Hemisphere schools are now preparing for end of the year and retiring their QA classes and US counterparts were getting back in the swing after Thanksgiving celebrations.
Each of the main Units currently have theme parks: Taiga, Virtual Mesa Verde, Plague and Statistics. In the coming months, additional theme parks for Spacenik and Drakos will also be found in Teacherville.
The Quest Atlantis experience is taking over the Central Florida area like a storm. As Central Floridians, we have grown accustomed to all kinds of storms, but Quest Atlantis is “blowing everyones mind”. Starting with the first two schools last year, we now have nine trained schools within the Seminole County area. At the same [...]
My post here builds on Donna’s recent comments about the fun quotient in teacher learning in Quest Atlantis. Teacher involvement in Quest Atlantis is not only a chance to get back in touch with your sense of play but a chance to be part of a burgeoning professional learning community. Let me describe some of [...]