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Overview of Educational Resources

Page history last edited by Dr. Kathryn Murphy-Judy 11 years ago

Educational Resources

 

 

 

SL Places for Education

 

In the following SL educational resources we encourage you to explore with the critical mind of an educator. Try to discover/notice the educational values that can be found in each place. For example, you can learn about the place/project, collect notecards, notice opportunities for collaboration and interaction, as well as investigate buildings, objects, and structures used for educational purposes – in short: Gather inspiration from current educational resources.

 

  • Campus: Second Life - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Campus/154/140/28/

    In this place you can meet students and educators. By clicking on "Looking for Real Life Education Places in Second Life" you will receive a notecard with information about different projects, including their landmarks. If you click on "SLED PICAYUNE" you will get a notecard with information about current education projects in Second Life.

 

 

Searching for SL resources on the Web 

 

SL uses a Google search API that keeps it up-to-date daily. A simple Google search can be quite effective.

 

Try sites like

Secondlifeupdate - http://www.secondlifeupdate.com/ 

  • Find new exciting places, events in Second Life and learn about technologies you can explore in SL.
  • Also use the resources on this page to inpire you to visit various places depicted in videos and machinimas.

 

Second Life Search - http://www.buscopio.net/secondlifesearch.html

A specially conceived and designed SL Google Search Engine. You can add a SL search bar to your browser here that looks like this:

This links to a video that show how to use the toolbar.

 

Edumove.com - http://edumuve.com/tour/

  • "This site describes a small sampling of the ever-growing number of places of interest to educators in the 3D virtual world called Second Life."

 

Sample Google searches 

 

“learn German in second life” -

link

 

 

“learn Russian in second life” -

link

 

 

“learn about the United States in Second Life” -

link

 

Searching for SL resources in-world

 

Second Life is not known for its robust in-world search engine.  Still, it is readily available on your SL interface screen. On the bottom tool bar, click Search :

You can search all categories or just Classifieds, Events, Showcase, Land Sale, People, Places, or Groups.  A more targeted seach in a specific category will yield 'cleaner' results.  Then again, you may need to use a more general keywork (like "China") in Places (which offers a dropdown menu of sub-categories) with the menu choice of "Education". 

 

You can also search in-world from the Map Button (see above, two buttons to the right of Search). This option allows you to check the categories in which you may want to seek your topic (eg. person, infohub, events, etc., and which differ somewhat from the sub-categories of the Places dropdown menu on the Search page).

 

The SL wiki has a search FAQ here : http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Searching_FAQ.

 

Language/culture specific sites for FL educators

French

On the map, under location, type in France and you'll find a host of sites for France and all her regions.

English

Spanish

Danish

Ancient Rome

   

Arabic

   

Spanish

   

Chinese

   

Japanese

German

Italian

 

Embassy of Estonia

 

Portuguese

 

Japanese

 

Thanks to Graham Davies for this part of his site on searching :

http://www.ict4lt.org/en/en_mod1-5.htm#secondlife

 

Comments (1)

Graham Davies said

at 4:42 am on Mar 11, 2009

Some great resources, Kathryn. Take a look sometime at Section 14.2.1 of Module 1.5 at the ICT4LT website. This is an introduction to SL for newbies, with lots of links to resources, plus a downloadable tutorial in Word format that I wrote for the Second Life workshop at last year's EUROCALL conference:

http://www.ict4lt.org/en/en_mod1-5.htm#secondlife

The EUROCALL HQ in SL (which I maintain) is at:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/9/29/22/

Graham Davies (UK)

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