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SL startup for MALET students

SL startup for MALET students



An example of some basic skills introduced within the MALET program.

An example of some basic skills introduced within the MALET program.



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    SL startup for MALET students SL startup for MALET students Presentation Transcript

    •  Begin by downloading Second Life  Then sign into Second Life using the Advanced Mode the first time Signon w/ your avatar name & the password
    • You can move around in virtual spaces in a number of ways Walk using your arrows or click Move on the screen bottom & choose other ways to navigate Be sure to practice walking, flying, and running – it is easy for kids but harder for adults – here’s a 1 min animation Move gives you access to many ways to get around – run, walk, or fly
    • You can sit on a number of objects Right click a chair > click Sit Here
    • You can zoom your camera & take / send Snapshots Click Alt on your keyboard > click on your avatar (the icon turns to a magnifying glass) > use the arrows on your keyboard to move around; use your mouse scroll-wheel to zoom in/out . Press ESC if you get stuck, then use this over. Practice – you will need to zoom in on other avatars when they are speaking. Here’s a link to a 1 min. animation on viewing. In the next slide, you will see me taking a picture.
    • You can communicate by taking & sharing SnapshotsJust like before on the top of the screen, click World > Snapshot > select the wayyou want the Snapshot to be saved; save it on your computer with a name /location that you can find. The link again
    • Find more locations by using World > World Map – here’s the link to World Map & teleporting features)This is your avatar location Double click any area to move directly there; you may want to teleport to a location where you see other avatars
    • Testing listening in Sound Pod; a pod is on the upper right of the ESC island The sound testing pod is here; walk into the Science Center
    • Testing your own speaking You can see the green waves; be sure you are zoomed out far enough to be able to see them we you take a picture. And, yes, even avatars can get caught with their eyes closed for a picture.
    • Pictures of the green waves – I did this with PrintScreen & copy/pasting into the PowerPoint – here’s the link
    • You can see the Me > Preferences > Sound & media menu too; you can test the sound this way; lots more info on sound is here