Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Creating my Avatar
Joni Peony, is my name in Second Life or I should say she is my avatar. It is definitely a "virtual" experience. I've never entered anything like it. It was truly an awesome experience to recreate yourself in an avatar. We did this in my Emerging Instructional Technology class right along with Dr. Zeitz. He helped us navigate through the different virtual worlds. My favorite was choosing the clothes for my avatar and flying. Of course it takes a little bit of practice to learn how to properly navigate your avatar but after bumping into walls and other people you eventually learn how to "drive." If you've never tried it be sure to give it a go. I really would like to check out and see if there are any virtual worlds out there that I could share with my 4th graders. Second Life is not the place to take 4th graders much to my disappointment. So if any one has any recommendations I'd love to hear from you.
My friend and fellow classmate Sara writes a wonderful blog. She has taken the time to research more about virtual worlds. She found some virtual worlds that would be appropriate for elementary students. She blogged about them so check out her blogg to read more.