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VSTE Goes Green: Over the years we’ve made an effort to reduce the amount of paper waste that gets accumulated by reducing the scope of the printed program. This year we will provide a printed conference program with only a summary schedule of the sessions available during each breakout session. For the full detailed listing of each session we encourage attendees to make use of our online schedule here which will work on mobile devices and all major platforms.

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Tuesday, December 9 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Create your own virtual tropical Island classroom!

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VSTE has a new group called VSTE VE PLN. In this group, teachers ignite their creativity and experiment with Virtual Environments or VEs. Beautiful tropical islands, moon bases, or undersea worlds can easily be created. One of the tools for doing this is Unity 3D. I have used this program to raise SOL test scores in my high school science classroom, and meet the new twenty-first century technology standards of online collaboration and problem solving. Although I have mostly used Unity 3D for creating high school science content, it will work with any grade level or content area. Although it sounds like this is a hard process, it is not. I have students as young as elementary school, create new virtual worlds in Unity 3D. In this session, I will be sharing with you some of the award winning simulations my students have created over the last year. Once you create your world, you can export it to a pc, mac, internet websites or even mobile devices like an android phone or tablet! Best of all, Unity 3D is a free program to use.

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William Schmachtenberg

9th grade Earth Science Teacher, Franklin County Public Schools
High School Earth Science TeacherFranklin County High School

Tuesday December 9, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Tower Boardroom

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