Category Archive for 'building'

ISTE Island

On ISTE Island in Second Life, the International Society for Technology in Education hosts a Tuesday evening speaker series and Thursday evening Educator Socials. They have also provided a venue for a number of other activities, such as the online portion of the educators tracks for the Second Life Community Convention and for the National [...]

NMC Campus

Soon after the New Media Consortium (NMC) Campus opened in 2006, it became a hub of activity for educators in Second Life, hosting numerous seminars, discussions and exhibits.
The NMC rapidly added more islands to the archipelago, including several on which they rent spots to educators who want G-rated space amidst other educators. The New Media [...]

International Spaceflight Museum

Ride a Titan II rocket into low earth orbit. Stroll among towering replicates of the world’s major rockets. Watch live video from NASA. See how the planets were aligned the day you were born. The International Spaceflight Museum hosts exhibits and events about real-world spacecraft, rockets, and space travel. The museum is located on the [...]

Svarga

Svarga’s lush landscape includes interdependent species of artificial life, complete with genes that sometimes mutate and produce new variations. Former Lionhead game developer and SL avatar Laukosargas Svarog programmed the weather, flora and fauna to influence each other as in a real-life ecosystem. At the entrance port, you can take a tour of the island [...]

Virtual Morocco

The Casablanca region captures the essence of Morocco with an outdoor market, mosque, gardens, music and other details. Students from Johnson & Wales University traveled to the real-life Morocco, then entered Second Life to build a representation of what they had seen abroad. You may don a red “Info Fez” that triggers chat messages explaining [...]

Tutorials on Second Life Skills

There are many places in Second Life to take classes on building, scripting, and other in-world skills. The best way to find these classes is to click your Search button and on the Events tab, choose to search on the Education category. In addition, here are several places with self-paced tutorials:

College of Scripting, Music and [...]

Campus: Second Life

Educators who would like to try Second Life for a class without investing in virtual land may apply for an acre to use for free for one semester through the Campus:Second Life program. In addition to being a good place to browse student projects in progress, the Campus region includes several areas suitable for meetings [...]