Using Second Life in Secondary Education

This is a wiki for secondary teachers to help them think about using Second Life in schools.

* How do I justify using it?

We used Second Life with a group of 13-18 year olds in New York with Kids Connect.

Kids Connect ran a program of workshops for young people in New York and Amsterdam. The young people worked together using performance, storytelling, video streaming and networked collaboration via Second Life .

The kids learned skills in VJ-ing, playback theatre, digital storytelling, sound recording, filming and video editing, and 3D modeling. In Second Life everyone met and collaborated to build a virtual island.