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Changchun American International School (CAIS) was the first (we know of!) International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) World School to establish a cybercampus in Second Life (SL)! We hope to lead ...

Changchun American International School (CAIS) was the first (we know of!) International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) World School to establish a cybercampus in Second Life (SL)! We hope to lead the way to an IBO Island in SL soon! We invite other international schools to join us in SL!

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  • Virtual Worlds Part I:Second Life 101
    David W. Deeds, IT Manager/Teacher
    Changchun American International School
    Flat Classroom Conference: Beijing, China
    February 25, 2011
  • 45 minute presentation
    {If
    Second Life works
    (Focus on live demo and
    Use slides for later reference)
    Else
    (Death by PowerPoint and
    Watch machinima)
    EndIf}
    // Option: Attendee participation?
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • Second Life:
    Launched by Linden Labs in 2003
    3D virtual world with built-in modeling (CAD) tools and Linden Scripting Language
    Not a game (per se): connect, communicate and collaborate (also conduct commerce!)
    Been in Second Life since 2006, taken over 500 students inworld for different classes
    Basic membership FREE, Premium $75/year
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • What have we learned?
    Students:
    Computer-Aided Design, Programming, Project Management, Business, English
    Social Constructivism (Reality, Knowledge, Learning), Learner-Centric Instruction, IB Design Cycle: Investigate, Design, Plan, Create, Evaluate
    Teachers:
    Inclusion, Differentiation, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)
    Problem-/Task-Based Instruction, Action/Active Learning, Reciprocal Guidance, Inquiry-Based
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • To use Second Life you need:
    Account/Avatar
    Second Life Viewer (check system requirements!)
    Go to www.secondlife.com and click:
    “Join Now” to create account/avatar.
    “Download Second Life” to download viewer. (Version 1.23 recommended to start.)
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • Virtual Changchun American International School
    SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Teaching/127/197/21/
    On Teaching Island, New Media Consortium turf
    Cyberneighbors: University of San Diego, Tulsa Community College, Global Kids
    Teach MYP5 and DP1 students (MYP5 = Technology, DP1= Information Technology in a Global Society)
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • Second Life Tour (live or video):
    Virtual Changchun American International School
    Teaching Island
    International School Islands
    International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Islands
    Jokaydia, Timbucks, China Sichuan, Shopping Mall, etc., as time permits
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • Getting Your Turf: New Media Consortium
    International, nonprofit organization
    Linden Lab certified service provider
    Offers discounts for educational organizations
    Mutual facilities on each sim, plus entire islands with facilities
    Other services available, up to designing and building entire island
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • Getting Your Turf: New Media Consortium
    2048 sq m (64 x 32, 469 prims) US$200/year
    4096 sq m (64 x 64, 938 prims) US$400/year
    8192 sq m (128 x 64, 1875 prims) US$800/year
    Entire sim (256 x 256, 15000 prims) US$5000/year
    http://virtualworlds.nmc.org/services/
    Contact: Nancy Reeves (nancy@nmc.org)
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • Getting Your Turf: Jokaydia
    (Also rents OpenSim regions)
    1024 sq m (235 prims) US$350/year
    1500 sq m (350 prims) US$450/year
    http://slurl.com/secondlife/jokaydia/127/127/24/
    http://jokaydia.com/rentals/index.php
    Contact: Jo Kay (joannamkay@gmail.com)
    (Jokay Wollongong in Second Life)
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • Getting Your Turf: International School Islands
    512 sq m (110 prims) US$95/year
    1024 sq m (220 prims) US $190 per year
    Individual mini-island , 512 sq m (130 prims) US$200 /year
    http://slurl.com/secondlife/International%20Schools/68/82/24/
    http://www.shambles.net/secondlife/isi_renting/index.htm
    Contact: Chris Smith (shambles.guru@gmail.com)
    (ShamblesguruVoom in Second Life)
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • Getting Your Turf: Timbucks
    4096 sq m (460 prims) US$300/year
    (Price varies if inland or beachfront, customizable)
    http://slurl.com/secondlife/Timbucks/123/245/23/
    Contact: Tammy DeCoste (Knotawriter@gmail.com)
    (Knota Writer in Second Life)
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • More information:
    “The Second Life Grid: The Official Guide to Communication, Collaboration and Community Engagement” by Kimberly Rufer-Bach, Wiley Publishing, ISBN: 978-0-470-41291-6
    “Learning and Teaching in the Virtual World of Second Life” (edited) by Judith Molka-Danielsen, Tapir Academic Press,ISBN: 978-82-519-2353-8
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • More information:
    “Learning Online with Games, Simulations and Virtual Worlds” by Clark Aldrich, Jossey-Bass, ISBN: 978-0-470-43834-3
    “Learning in 3D” by Karl Kapp, Pfeiffer Publishing, ISBN: 978-0470504734
    “The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education” by Curtis J. Bonk, Jossey-Bass, ISBN: 978-0470461303
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • More information:
    “The Entrepreneur's Guide to Second Life: Making Money in the Metaverse” by Daniel Terdiman, Wiley Press, ISBN: 978-0470179147
    “A Practical Guide to Using Second Life in Higher Education” by MaggiSavin-Baden, ISBN: 978-0335242146
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • Recommended textbooks:
    Wiley Press: “Creating/Scripting Your World”
    Jeff Heaton (www.jeffheatonresearch.com)
    “Introduction to Linden Scripting Language”
    “Scripting Recipes for Second Life”
    “Introduction to Textures, Animation, Audio and Sculpting”
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • Connect/Communicate/Collaborate?
    IB Virtual Community (https://ibo.epals.com/)
    Groups:
    3D Virtual Worlds: Second Life
    3D Virtual Worlds: OpenSim
    IT Teachers/Managers
    RezEd: http://rezedhub.ning.com/
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • Next month: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education’s (AACE) Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011 Conference:http://www.aace.org/conf/glearn
    Then: Formal Proposal to the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO): http://www.ibo.org
    IBO Island in Second Life and/or IBO Grid!
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • Thank you…
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • Changchun American International School wants to hire a PYP/MYP IT Teacher to start as of August 2011 (2-year contract)!
    3D virtual world experience preferred but not absolutely required. Interest is essential!
    Contact Darrie Dai (dailiaaa@sina.com) or me.
    Other jobs (Art/Math/Etc. Teachers) available too. Contact Darrie.
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • Xiexie/Thank you! Questions/Comments?
    Facebook & LinkedIn: David W. Deeds
    E-Mail: davidwdeeds@yahoo.com
    Skype: davidwdeeds
    Twitter: dwdeeds
    Second Life: Deed Davids (visit us on Teaching!)
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101