Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Roy H. Park School island

Our first island was delivered a couple of days before the semester started. Big dilemma - finish class prep or tour hte island; read one more chapter in the textbook or scatter some houses i built around the island to play with. I did both - but let me tell you - i wanted to play a lot more in SL than i did in those first days.

And I still don't get to play as much as I'd like - 4 different classes, 2 brand new. And a bunch of independent studies with kids that want to do stuff in SL. Gotta get them motivated and moving before the semester gets too far along.

Here are some pictures of our island when we first got it:

We bought an island with a mountain. Why? WHy not. Actually tho, the top of the mountain has a great 360 view of the ocean - well so far of the water. There will soon be 2 other islands visible - one of ours and one from another college. The possibilities for a drive in movie - ok - you can't actually drive in, it's on a mountain top. But it will be a great presentation space. We may put a welcome area up there too. And we hope to build an open air amphiteatre into the side.

So far we've just been trying stuff out, trying to set permissions so the independent study students can build and leave things on the island, trying to convince other profs they want to try it out.

But right now - we're waiting for SL to come back online. Darned ol biweekly updates.

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