Len Euler at Dr. Perry School

Garnett Gleim, better known to some as Len Euler, came out to Dr. Perry School on Thursday to give a presentation on the basic of Teen Second Life. Garnett shared his SL expertise with us and we are grateful that he could make it out to the classroom to reach our learners-F2F is always better! Students engaged well and quickly put their new knowledge to work “in-world” on Friday as they began to edit their land plots.

I am amazed at how quickly this group is developing design skills and I’m also glad that they are more interested in creating objects on their own rather than requesting a copy. In what will be the first of many class periods spent building out the cultures and having the students work on concrete representations of their new knowledge, I have to be happy with the preliminary results.

One of the more satisfying aspects of the project is to find a nice quite place in TSL where I, as a teacher, can sit back and observe my students actively engaged in a learnign task. Below is a picture of my avatar hovering above my students as they practice new skills on the beach.

More to come!

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Posted on November 1, 2008, in Teen Second Life Project. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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