This is a live mix recording of our show yesterday in Tampa, Amsterdam and Teen Second Life. We haven’t fixed the audio levels yet — and we will — but in the meantime, enjoy the show.
We’re adding a Q&A “talk back” for after the show, allowing audience members to ask questions and try out Second Life by exploring with an avatar. If you watch the live online broadcast or come to the live show in the Patel Conservatory’s TECO Theater at the TBPAC, you’ll get to meet all the creators [...]
I have to admit that I’m new to social media. Six months ago, I’d never heard of Second Life, let alone Teen Second Life (TSL). I had no Facebook or MySpace account, would have thought “Twitter” was a type of bird and had never written a blog entry. So it’s with much delight that I [...]
The Kidz Connect teachers are coming up with intriguing ways for the Tampa and Amsterdam teens to intermingle. They’ll be asking and answering questions like, in your community, *how do people greet each other? *how do people get from place to place? *what do you eat/what is your favorite meal? *what do you wear to [...]
Teen summer employment is the lowest it’s been in 60 years. Many jobs that used to be there for teens simply don’t exist anymore. Participating in Kidz Connect could be a great way for teens to spend some time in June and gain valuable experience in developing in virtual worlds. An interesting article in the [...]
Today was our last class (awwww!). We have really enjoyed teaching the classes, and it’s looked like everyone has enjoyed them. As well as the four people we were teaching, I think another half dozen people dropped in to see what was happening and now have avatars! We started today with a bit of retail [...]
Today is the teachers’ last day of training with our fabulous Second Life experts Katie and Sean Farrell who have come from Scotland to train us. It has been an amazing experience to delve into Second Life and create and experience this new world. Kidz Connect creators Josephine Dorado and Dan Winckler are here from [...]
Dan and Josephine were along this evening, but they’d had a long couple of days of meetings. Rachel wasn’t along as she was graduating, and Sheri was back having been off since the start of last week. We also had a couple of staff along who would be helping with the program. They worked through [...]
Teachers are excited to prepare for the students’ arrival. Kate & Crystal during the Second Life teach-the-teacher training. Kate & her husband Sean came all the way from Scotland to run the training. It was a treat to have them here!
On Tuesday we had asked everyone to come to class on Wednesday with a question or something they weren’t sure about and want to cover more. After writing a list we played a warmup game to practise camera controls, finding a hidden prim then IMing me after seeing the colour on the opposite side of [...]