Published on September 24, 2008
Learning Global Science Using Second Life Working with Global Kids at the High School for Global Citizenship, New York
High School for Global Citizenship
First day of term
Engagement and Enjoyment "Learning science in Second Life keeps you interested in your work, which is normally very hard for me to do, except for in this class." -- Shaquille
Access to ICT
Second Life Curriculum How to teach SL skills? " I would recommend this style of learning for any subject because it keeps us (students) pushing because we are using a game for learning." -- Ernesto
Texturing Prims "Using Science in Second Life made it a lot easier for me to do projects and homework." -- KoraAnne
3D Modelling Environment
Prim twisting "Learning in Second Life was fun and taught me a lot of things because its learning and having fun instead of just learning and being bored." -- Latisha
Learning Global Science How to teach Science in SL? "I did not like science before I did this course. I wish I could have Second Life in each class. This is the most amazing thing that I've experienced in high school so far." -- Andrysse
Variety of activities "I would recommend this style of learning to anyone who loves science and online games. It would appeal to what they like." – Eaon
Science at home "I never thought global science could be so fun to learn." – Naomi
Science at home
Waste Management in Naples "It was also educational because we learned science while we were having fun." -- Zana
Waste Management in Naples
Non-renewable Resources "I got to learn science in a fun way and still get education." -- Rakeem
Renewable Resources "I did not like science before I did this course. I wish I could have Second Life in each class." -- Andrysse
Virtual Fieldtrip "I would recommend this program to other teachers and student because it shows science in a whole different way." – Shabede
Final Project "It was fun and a great learning experience I enjoyed going on second life to do science." – Lucius
Final Project "I recommend this [class] to people all over the world because they would be able learn things about science and have fun at the same time." -- Asha
Other skills How to teach everything else? "In class instead of just writing every day we would use the computer to type our notes, look up information, and sometimes get pictures to do class work and homework." -- KoraAnne
Assessment through daily blogging "I think that it was fun because we got to do something different instead of reading a regular text book." -- Zana
Researching with Google Earth "This class has changed my life, physically and mentally, as it has helped me learn about computers and other places around the world." -- Shaquile B.
Successes "One thing I learned about science in Second Life is that science is really not that hard. I always thought, "I can't do this," but now I have learned so much, like about sustainability and how I can help to make our earth better. I never knew I was this smart." – Egypt
Sharing and collaboration "If I was to recommend it to anybody I would because it was a fun and exciting experience. I will miss it very much." -- Zana
Engagement and Enjoyment "IT WAS REALLY FUN!!!! ." -- Ernesto
Attendance (during exclusion!) "This is the most amazing thing that I've experienced in high school so far." -- Andrysse
Resources Global Kids Second Life Curriculum is available in PDF format at RezEd.org www.rezed.org/group/GKslcurriculum www.globalkids.org digitalkatie.typepad.com [email_address]
Global Kids Second Life Curriculum is available in PDF format at RezEd.org www.rezed.org/group/GKslcurriculum
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