I just came back from helping do a workshop on Second Life for educators, and of course today I would find a good resource. If you don’t already have an account in SL, or you’re getting another one, rather than use the orange button on the main SL site I recommend you use the Educator Programs page on the SecondLifeGrid.net site instead. The reasons are twofold:
- Instead of getting dumped on the wide-open, griefer-strewn Orientation Island, you will go to the orientation island for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), complete with docents, tools, and tutorials to help you get started as an educator in SL.
- You will find at this Web page a very clear and useful listing of resources for educators, as well as a succinct explanation for how SL can help educators.
Even if you already have your account (as do all of the people who took part in yesterday’s workshop), it’s worthwhile going to this page.