Meeting and relaxing with colleagues and friends
ISTE Island: Resources for Educators -- free landmarks to interesting places
ISTE Island Information Station: Info and Free Goods for Educators.
Includes textures and building tools, SLOODLE kit, skins, houses, and free
ISTE Bloggers’ Hut: click on a blog ball and get the URL to the blog
A presentation at the ISTE Pavilion (Best Practices in Virtual Education 2009)
Bowling Green State University Island: Writing Center (video tutorials
available at the entrance; this is the meeting place—very peaceful!)
Best Practices in Education Video Presentation
Intellagirl Tully (aka Sarah Robbins, Ball State University) in pink hair
Serena at work in her skybox office in Wodka—I can hold online office hours
here, and can receive messages via this virtual computer; students can see if
I am online.
Watching the Melbourne Writers’ Festival video in the skybox office
Second Life Education Roundtable (SLED) meeting with students. SLED
holds weekly meetings for educators. The link to the transcript is available in
on the last page.
Orientation Tour at University of Caledon Oxbridge, great for noobies and full of
useful tips for all. Just follow the arrows.
Earworms Language Training System. This is a commercial product that runs
through your audio stream, accompanied by music, and is immersive.
Café 101 Educators’ Lounge and resources at the virtual campus of Texas
State Technical College (vTSTC). Many events, including poetry readings and
training sessions, are held here. Lots of free tools.
vTSTC Sandbox—Anyone can practice building and open their packages
here, even if you don’t have land of your own.
http://delicious.com/cynthiadavidson (I have many URLs related to education in SL, about 7 pages)
http://homepage.mac.com/jessid/slroundtable/090512.html (a transcript of the SLED Roundtable Discussion May 12, 2009—college
students discuss their opinion of SL for classes)
http://writing2.richmond.edu/jessid/eng216/ (Dr. Joe Essid’s Literature, Technology and Society course, U. of Richmond)
http://sleducation.ning.com/ (Second Life Education Videos, by educators K-20)
http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2009/04/educational-uses-of-second-life.html (“New World Notes: Educational Uses of SL” by Wagner
James Au, a former Linden Lab staffer and author)
http://virtualworlds.flexiblelearning.net.au/content/homepage.htm (Virtual Worlds: Real Learning project)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMGR9q43dag (You Tube video: “Education in Second Life: Explore the Possibilities” by
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_6KQp7CYYI&feature=related (You Tube orientation for real-life students in SL by xxArete2xx)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BIEm44BsA0&feature=related (You Tube video: “Hey Avatar: Create your Second Life Account”
by Mo Hax)
http://www.slideshare.net/intellagirl/second-life-education-presentation?src=related_normal&rel=1483297 “Second Life Education
Presentation” by Sarah Robbins (Intellagirl Tully) Well-substantiated presentation by a researcher and instructor at Ball State