Virtual Worlds Part I:Second Life 101<br />David W. Deeds, IT Manager/Teacher<br />Changchun American International School...
45 minute presentation<br />{If <br />Second Life works<br />(Focus on live demo and<br />Use slides for later reference)<...
Second Life:<br />Launched by Linden Labs in 2003<br />3D virtual world with built-in modeling (CAD) tools and Linden Scri...
What have we learned? <br />Students: <br />Computer-Aided Design, Programming, Project Management, Business, English<br /...
To use Second Life you need:<br />Account/Avatar<br />Second Life Viewer (check system requirements!)<br />Go to www.secon...
Virtual Changchun American International School<br />SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Teaching/127/197/21/<br />On Teach...
Second Life Tour (live or video):<br />Virtual Changchun American International School<br />Teaching Island<br />Internati...
Getting Your Turf: New Media Consortium<br />International, nonprofit organization<br />Linden Lab certified service provi...
Getting Your Turf: New Media Consortium<br />2048 sq m (64 x 32, 469 prims) US$200/year <br />4096 sq m (64 x 64, 938 prim...
Getting Your Turf: Jokaydia<br />(Also rents OpenSim regions)<br />1024 sq m (235 prims) US$350/year<br />1500 sq m (350 p...
Getting Your Turf: International School Islands<br />512 sq m (110 prims) US$95/year<br />1024 sq m (220 prims) US $190 pe...
Getting Your Turf: Timbucks<br />4096 sq m (460 prims) US$300/year<br />(Price varies if inland or beachfront, customizabl...
More information:<br />“The Second Life Grid: The Official Guide to Communication, Collaboration and Community Engagement”...
More information:<br />“Learning Online with Games, Simulations and Virtual Worlds” by Clark Aldrich,  Jossey-Bass, ISBN: ...
More information:<br />“The Entrepreneur's Guide to Second Life: Making Money in the Metaverse” by Daniel Terdiman, Wiley ...
Recommended textbooks:<br />Wiley Press: “Creating/Scripting Your World”<br />Jeff Heaton (www.jeffheatonresearch.com)<br ...
Connect/Communicate/Collaborate?<br />IB Virtual Community (https://ibo.epals.com/)<br />Groups:<br />3D Virtual Worlds: S...
Next month: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education’s (AACE) Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011 Conference:h...
Thank you…<br />Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101<br />
Changchun American International School wants to hire a PYP/MYP IT Teacher to start as of August 2011 (2-year contract)! <...
Xiexie/Thank you! Questions/Comments?<br />Facebook & LinkedIn: David W. Deeds<br />E-Mail: davidwdeeds@yahoo.com<br />Sky...
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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 the way to an IBO Island in SL soon! We invite other international schools to join us in SL!

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3D Virtual Worlds: Second Life: International Schools Education

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

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