(Image Credit: "Teaching: Using Second Life to Teach Business English" in Carl Dowse 2009, 9 March 2009)

Images, Links, Etc.
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"With the WoWinSchool after school project I’ve decided I won’t be giving students lessons on math, literacy, leadership, etc. I’ll be giving students quests .... that revolve around the rich story world that Blizzard has created? The outcomes, pedagogically, will be the same: they’ll be writing, they’ll be doing math, and they’ll learn the 21st-Century skills. The method of delivery, however, will be immersive."

ISTE Island in Second Life
"ISTE's Second Life space provides a venue for educators to network and learn from each other about real-life education opportunities and best practices in Second Life.
ISTE sponsors an in world group, hosts weekly networking socials and topical events, and sponsors a television series broadcast live from Second Life."

Old talks have been archived.

Islands of Jokaydia
"space to explore the uses of virtual worlds in education, the arts and social change"
"designed to assist new residents to gain competency and confidence in using the Second Life interface ; also support mixed reality events, professional development activities and a number of other projects"
*link to Islands of Jokaydia Wiki


Articles about Math Education in Second Life

KerryJ's Neotenous Tech
"**What is Neoteny?** For me, it’s about being willing to take risks when learning and experiencing the excitement and wonder a child feels when she learns something new about her world."

"MathBear approaches the initiative with the firm belief that teaching mathematics in Second Life can be made into a more meaningful and engaging learning experience for students than is generally possible in real life schools."

"MathBear is actively seeking out math educators who are considering using Second Life for math instruction. He offers inworld training in computer, web-based and virtual technologies, classroom space and multimedia access, all in a prime hilltop location next to Linden Village. If this interests you, IM "MathBear Cyberschreiber" with requests for more information or to join the group Math Bear Education Initiative. MathBear will provide presentations on his methods to anyone who requests them, or just show up informally and chat with him. He is always enthusiastic about discussing teaching mathematics in SL."

"students build mathematics knowledge in online collaborative environment"

Geoff Roulet
"Nicola creates unique, hand-crafted clothing for virtual world avatars. Currently Nicola's clothing can be worn and experienced in Second Life®."
fashion, tutorials, journal

" the online hub for practitioners using virtual worlds, offering access to the highest quality resources and research in the field to establish a strong network of those using virtual worlds for learning"

Second Life Wiki by Linden Labs

Second Life's Youtube Channel
"Official YouTube channel for Second Life, a free online virtual world imagined and created by its Residents. From the moment you enter Second Life, you'll discover a fast-growing digital world filled with people, entertainment, experiences and opportunity."
see Torely's how-to videos

"SecretBuilders is a virtual world for children 5 to 14 years old powered by a web 2.0 community of children, parents, educators, writers, artists and game developers. On SecretBuilders, children will explore virtual lands, undertake quests, play games, maintain a home, nurture a pet, and interact with their friends."

On the Home page you''ll find a list of participating schools.

Teachers can create accounts and add students who are already members to their classes.
  • Children learn through immersing themselves in the stories, themes, and concepts from the best in literature, arts and humanities. They will interact with famous historical and fictional figures and be introduced to content and characters from world civilization and the great thoughts and ideas of human creativity.
  • Children will create this site, not just consume it. They are directly involved in creating this world with their ideas, critiques and contributions on virtually every aspect of the site and many of their ideas will be implemented!
  • Children publish their works – writings, art, videos – making SecretBuilders their own personal store of creativity. They can invite friends and family to view their works, and comment upon them. Seeing their works published and enjoyed by others instills tremendous for self-confidence as well as motivation to do more.
Martha Lackey
Shamblesguru's (aka Chris Smith's) SL Tutorials blog
latest seems to be 2008, but his stuff is usually great
"Explore and browse our database, submit new content or take part of the newest Second Life Tutorial, Tipps & Tricks discussions! We hope you enjoy your stay on this site!"
Tutorial example

Virtual Worlds for Educators
(article by Steve Dembo, Oct. 08)
Promotes uses in classrooms and for Pro-D; profiles Discovery Education's amphitheatre on Edu-Island II
DEN Second Life Blog