Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Orientation in Second Life

This video is voicing how "second life" is hard and not interesting to learn how to use, so they are going through the steps on how to ake this program more interesting, easier and fun for it's different users.

"second life" is an online program where people can create an avitar and learn how to navigate the program through the program itself.

This video was really hard to watch, it's really boring and really hard to understand! Even after watching this video i'm not positive what "second life" is or what the point is. I have things to do, a full time job and I'm a full time student I do not have time to sit down and create avitar and go through and searh how to use this program!

If I had the time I think I would love and really enjoy creating an avitar and playing around with this program and I KNOW that students would love to be able to do things like this, But it would take lots of time and work to teach the students how to us the program, and I Think there are more important things to be taught in school, such as reading, writing, math skills, thing s that would be the students think a little more. Not just sit in front of the computer trying to learn what is going on with this program.

1 comment:

  1. Kayleigh: Did you watch this entire video? I'm not sure how you could and not have at least some idea of what Second Life is.

    You wrote, "This video was really hard to watch, it's really boring and really hard to understand!" Learning is often NOT easy. Your students are going to have to work hard, and so are you. Did you try watching this video more than once? Did you pause and rewind in sections you didn't understand? Did you take notes as you watched it?

    Don't expect learning to be easy, and don't quit when it is not.

    I'm not convinced Second Life is a viable space for K-12 students now, but virtual worlds definitely are a technology we need to be aware of and understand.