Suffern Middle School in Virtual Worlds

A running account of the process of the proposal, acquisition, development and integration of a virtual presence for education at Suffern Middle School, Suffern, New York, USA.

Suffern Middle School in Virtual Worlds

Entries from September 29, 2007

One of the more interesting examples…

September 29, 2007 · 4 Comments · Musings

I am posting this chat example from this year’s body image unit – as I promised to share the real deal and this represents where a chat could go, an how being VERY clear about rules and expectations seemed to keep it cool! The kids are taking care of business, and have begun to establish […]

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Need More EVIDENCE ? ? ?

September 26, 2007 · 1 Comment · Musings

If you are having your doubts about the level of engagement and investment our students experience while working in SL check out this chat:[10:40] You: ARe you home?[10:40] Atami SMSJourneyer: yeah i stayed home sick today[10:41] Atami SMSJourneyer: wat time does 8th period start[10:41] You: How cool is it that you’re able to attend class […]

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HOLY PRIMS BATMAN!

September 24, 2007 · 1 Comment · Musings

OK OK – I know I brag about these kids a lot–but thise is what one of my students (ehehem–a GIRL) did last night from home: Today the kids in Whiting’s classes were pretty amazing – they have managed to change their appearance pretty authentically, create and deliver a note-card, join a group, all the […]

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First day chaos~

September 21, 2007 · No Comments · Musings

OK – Thursday we gave the kids their accounts, assigned a few minor “housekeeping ” tasks for them and – what eles but the grid was down for updates! I heard one frustrated student exclaim “Well, I hate Second Life already!” I explained the nature of the grid to them, the frequent updates, and the […]

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Whiting First at Bat!

September 19, 2007 · No Comments · Musings

Our health teacher, Diane Whiting, was first in line this year to return to teaching in Second Life. She has her students for 10 week semesters and is anxious to revisit her experience with the Body Image Unit. We briefly discussed last year’s experience and what perhaps we would approach differently this year. One thing […]

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SLCC 2007

September 3, 2007 · 1 Comment · Musings

Here is my badge from SLCC 2007! Being my third community convention, the enormity of the growth in the Education Track is nothing short of amazing! Besides having great fun, I made invaluable contacts, renewed precious friendships and added an abundance of ideas and practices to my education inventory! Thanks to all who have supported […]

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Here we go …

September 3, 2007 · No Comments · Musings

First off, I apologize for my absence theses past weeks, and I hope to catch you up on the latest innovations on Ramapo Islands. We now have acquired three new sims – to be named Airmont, Indian Rock, and Harriman, and Firesabre Consulting is working with Ramapo to create these engaging learning spaces for our […]

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