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.
Kidz Connect is in its second week and the kids are connecting. That’s what it is all about, peeps! As the resident cynic, I was apprehensive about a program that encourages teenagers to spend MORE time online. Not only is that not the case, but Kidz Connect is so much more than that. A group [...]
Wow – Opening day for Kidz Connect was yesterday, and sappy as I am, I was so moved that I literally had to fight back tears. Watching the kids enter the room, wait in awkward silence for something to happen, nervously introduce themselves and talk about what they knew – or wished to know – [...]
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 [...]
Registration is now open for teens ages 13-17 for the Patel Conservatory’s Kidz Connect workshop, which will bring together teens in Tampa and Amsterdam for a collaborative effort incorporating live music, theater and dance and proficiency in the virtual world Teen Second Life. Spots have been filling quickly, but there are a few opportunities left [...]
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 [...]
Kidz Connect is going to be such an excellent program! Yesterday weÂ had a brilliant brainstorming/planning meeting with several of the teachers: Ranney who will create music with the students; DJ, a choreographer who will teach hip hop to Ranney’s music; Rachel Bishop who will teach collaborative performance; Sheri Wittington, who will teach Second Life, and [...]
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!