Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Second Life Amendment"

I need to make an amendment to an earlier post that I made about Second Life. I had very minimal knowledge about it and its capabilities...and I still do. However, after being in my Paperless Classroom class tonight, I was exposed to a few of the capabilities and how it can be used as a teaching aid. I mean can pretty much go anywhere at anytime without leaving your computer seat: different parts of the world and even back in time. Again this is something that I would now definitely lobby for in my classroom, it is the perfect way to differentiate instruction by 'what your doing and exposing the students to' and 'how you are doing it,' using technology.

See it, Do it, Teach it!



  1. In all honesty, I also had my judgments about Second Life. But after talking to a few other teachers and reading an article by TeachHUB, I realized maybe I simply was in the dark about its features and benefits.

    Anyway just thought I'd share the TeachHUB article with you, it's a good read. Check it out--

    sidenote: Your Paperless Classroom sounds interesting!

  2. Virtual tours of cities, museums, and colleges, are all great eye-opening experiences for your students and SL gives you the option to visit those places from your classroom.

    I think we're going to see a LOT more development in virtual worlds for teaching in the near future.

  3. I agree with you Bryan, second life was pretty tough for me to get use to, but it was an amazing program. You are able to go anywhere in the world through a character you have created, CRAZY!!!!! I know that if I can lobby for it at my school, I'm going to use it all the time. Through Second Life I can show my students the Spanish world that exist outside of the Park Heights neighborhood, their eyes can be open without leaving the classroom. Even though I might not be on Second Life all the time, I know that it exist, and it's just another great resource at my hands.