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Can I set this up in my classroom?

Postby Jenkingdom » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:14 pm

How can I use this effectively in my classroom in conjunction with reading 1984?

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Postby King Wolfgang III » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:20 pm

Jenkingdom wrote:How can I use this effectively in my classroom in conjunction with reading 1984?

Easy. Create several nations in front of your class, that shows them types of governments. Then get them to see what effect issues have and do one so it is like Oceania. Show them what that civilization would be like, and ask them how Oceania, might respond to each issue. Compare this with an ideal nation, that they vote on and see what how it compares. Ask them to write an essay about how they would set up their utopian civilization and deal with teacher-created problems with their country.

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Postby Jenkingdom » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:10 am

King Wolfgang III wrote:
Jenkingdom wrote:How can I use this effectively in my classroom in conjunction with reading 1984?

Easy. Create several nations in front of your class, that shows them types of governments. Then get them to see what effect issues have and do one so it is like Oceania. Show them what that civilization would be like, and ask them how Oceania, might respond to each issue. Compare this with an ideal nation, that they vote on and see what how it compares. Ask them to write an essay about how they would set up their utopian civilization and deal with teacher-created problems with their country.


All great ideas. Is there a way I can supervise (see) what they do in their own nations?

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Postby Soviet Laikas » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:12 am

Jenkingdom wrote:
King Wolfgang III wrote:Easy. Create several nations in front of your class, that shows them types of governments. Then get them to see what effect issues have and do one so it is like Oceania. Show them what that civilization would be like, and ask them how Oceania, might respond to each issue. Compare this with an ideal nation, that they vote on and see what how it compares. Ask them to write an essay about how they would set up their utopian civilization and deal with teacher-created problems with their country.


All great ideas. Is there a way I can supervise (see) what they do in their own nations?

Have them all in a region together.
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Postby Xanama » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:13 am

Jenkingdom wrote:
King Wolfgang III wrote:Easy. Create several nations in front of your class, that shows them types of governments. Then get them to see what effect issues have and do one so it is like Oceania. Show them what that civilization would be like, and ask them how Oceania, might respond to each issue. Compare this with an ideal nation, that they vote on and see what how it compares. Ask them to write an essay about how they would set up their utopian civilization and deal with teacher-created problems with their country.


All great ideas. Is there a way I can supervise (see) what they do in their own nations?

You could designate sernames and passwords,
Thus finding things that are not appropriate ect

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Postby Tekeristan » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:14 am

May I ask why?

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Postby Marxist-Leninist Germany » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:36 am

I believe there us also a way to have your nation designated as being used for educational purposes, though I am not entirely sure how myself.
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Postby The High Lords » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:38 am

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Why

Postby Jenkingdom » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:02 am

Tekeristan wrote:May I ask why?


I teach a British Literature class and we are currently reading 1984. I plan to use participation in this as part of their grade and would like to be sure they check their nation daily and are behaving in a school appropriate manner.

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Postby The High Lords » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:06 am

Jenkingdom wrote:
Tekeristan wrote:May I ask why?


I teach a British Literature class and we are currently reading 1984. I plan to use participation in this as part of their grade and would like to be sure they check their nation daily and are behaving in a school appropriate manner.


Well, I have some tips for you... NS isn't exactly a kid-friendly place in the forums, so maybe it's best that you tell them to stay off the forums. Also, when they join, they should block all telegrams, barring regional telegrams (that you'll be sending out), and personal TGs that you and other students will use to collaborate.

As for the moderation on their nation activity, they get an issue every 12 hours to answer. You can tell when the students have answered an issue, since that's part of the "happenings" feed for their nation. If they're not answering issues, there won't be any effects being reflected in that feed.
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Postby Greater vakolicci haven » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:05 am

The High Lords wrote:
Jenkingdom wrote:
I teach a British Literature class and we are currently reading 1984. I plan to use participation in this as part of their grade and would like to be sure they check their nation daily and are behaving in a school appropriate manner.


Well, I have some tips for you... NS isn't exactly a kid-friendly place in the forums, so maybe it's best that you tell them to stay off the forums. Also, when they join, they should block all telegrams, barring regional telegrams (that you'll be sending out), and personal TGs that you and other students will use to collaborate.

As for the moderation on their nation activity, they get an issue every 12 hours to answer. You can tell when the students have answered an issue, since that's part of the "happenings" feed for their nation. If they're not answering issues, there won't be any effects being reflected in that feed.

However, a blanket ban on forum activity may serve to be counterproductive, since their are at least some intelligent debates on the forums which they could benefit from.
They could also (given that your class is English related) take part in some of the roleplay activity which goes on on the forums, improving writing skills.

Also, is this in the correct forum? I'm not sure it is as this is an IC forum for roleplay.

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Postby Dread Lady Nathicana » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:50 am

As previously stated, http://www.nationstates.net/page=educators is the best place for information on setting up a classroom region. There are limits to what classroom nations can do, but you should be able to get an overall view of what they're up to day to day. Thanks, and good luck.


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