Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blog about Second Life

If you'd like to create an account in Second Life, create an Avatar, explore Second Life, and blog about it, you can do this instead of doing a news report or a reading report. You decide when you want to do this and make a note that you are going to do this instead of "News Report X" in your blog posting.

First, go to the Second Life website (http://secondlife.com) to create an account.

You will have to download the software to your computer (or to a university computer if that computer allows you) and create an Avatar.

The faster your computer the better. Second Life doesn't work very well on older, slower computers.

There is a bit of a learning curve so if you get frustrated or confused, you can find plenty of help here: http://secondlife.com/support/

After you've explored, write a blog posting about this (at least 250 words). Tell me how it went, what you saw, what the potential is for education, etc.