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Presentation at Region VI Service Center on February 2, 2012, TexasPresenters:Rochell R McWhorterDiana McBurnettDemetra Baxter-Smith

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  • 1.Beyond the Walls of the Classroom Technology Trends for 2012 Rochell R. McWhorter, M.Ed., PhD Diana McBurnett, M.Ed., MAISDemetra Baxter-Smith, M.Ed., M.S. Copyright 2011 R. McWhorter, D. McBurnett & D. Baxter-Smith

2. Project ShareA State-Wide Learning Management System with Professional and Student ePortfolios http://www.projectsharetexas.org A global online learning communitywhere educators collaborate, shareresources and showcase accomplishments.--Student Accounts Now Available--Copyright 2011 R. McWhorter, D. McBurnett & D. Baxter-Smith 3. http://polleverywhere.com Copyright 2011 R. McWhorter, D. McBurnett & D. Baxter-Smith 4. Region 6 Contactsfor Project ShareSpecial EducationDeanna Wickes936-435-8258dwickes@esc6.netProject ShareMelissa McClatchy936-435-8380mmcclatchy@esc6.nettechnology.esc6.netCopyright 2011 R. McWhorter, D. McBurnett & D. Baxter-Smith 5. Other Useful Technology Trendsfor LearningVirtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality Virtual Reality is a created digital environment (i.e. Virtual Worlds; see Mancuso, Chlup & McWhorter, 2010)Copyright 2011 R. McWhorter, D. McBurnett & D. Baxter-Smith Augmented Reality is the layering of digital information over the normal world (see: New Media Consortium, 2011, p. 5)Source: R McWhorter Source: wired.com 6. Other Technology Trends to Consider Technology Examples/Description Icon or VisualElectronic Versions of Novels, Electronic BooksTextbooks and Papers (eBooks)Copyright 2011 R. McWhorter, D. McBurnett & D. Baxter-SmithMobile LearningSmart Phones, Digital TabletsGame-Based Learning or Learning Activities that Gamification earn Points or Social Badges Gesture-Based Kinect LearningSources : Amazon.com; Apple.com; New Media Consortium (2011); orangesoda.com; pcworld.com 7. Contact Us:Rochell R. McWhorterThe University of Texas at Tylerrmcwhorter@uttyler.edu blog: http://virtualhrd.wordpress.comDiana McBurnett903-988-6909dmcburnett@esc7.netDemetra Baxter-Smithdbaxtersmith@uttyler.eduCopyright 2011 R. McWhorter, D. McBurnett & D. Baxter-Smith 8. Dialogue in your classroom at TodaysMeet.com Also, continue the discussion with us at a 3 hour hands-on Pre-Conference at the Council forExceptional Children-Texas (CEC-Texas, formerly TCEC),San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, June 28, 2012. o See: http://tcecweb.org/ o for details or email: rmcwhorter@uttyler.edu Copyright 2011 R. McWhorter, D. McBurnett & D. Baxter-Smith 9. Our Favorite ResourcesAugmented Reality http://virtualhrd.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/augmented-reality-for-virtual-hrd/ Electronic Polling Polldaddy: Create surveys, polls and quizzes - http://polldaddy.com/ Polleverywhere: http://polleverywhere.comElectronic Portfolios (ePortfolios) Project Share Texas: http://www.projectsharetexas.org/ Technology TrendsNew Media Consortium Horizon 2011 Report: http://csn.edu/PDFFiles/OTS/Website%20documents/getconnected/HR2011.pdf Virtual Worlds Rochells blog on her adventure in Second Life (2007-2010): http://exploresecondlife.blogspot.com/ Second Life Virtual World: http://secondlife.com Visual Organizer Pinterist --online pinboard to organize and share things you love! http://pinterest.com/ Copyright 2011 R. McWhorter, D. McBurnett & D. Baxter-Smith 10. References Mancuso, D. S., Chlup, D. T., & McWhorter, R. R. (2010). A study of adultlearning in a virtual environment. Advances in Developing Human ResourceDevelopment, 12(6), 691-699. New Media Consortium (2011). The horizon report: 2011 edition. Retrievedfrom http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2011/ Project share (2012). Retrieved from http://www.projectsharetexas.org Virtual Human Resource Development (2012). Augmented Reality for VirtualHRD (2012). Retrieved fromhttp://virtualhrd.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/augmented-reality-for-virtual-hrd/ Copyright 2011 R. McWhorter, D. McBurnett & D. Baxter-Smith