So I mentioned recently that I’ve been spending some time in Second Life, and with some great help from Kevin Jarrett, I’ve now actually got my own “office” space with a view on EduIsland II. If you click on the picture, you’ll see that last night as I was decorating with the help of “Clare Lane” when lo and behold, in walked some guy named “Suriwang Dapto” who looked strangely familiar. Glasses…beard…lookin’ like a 70s holdover…WAIT! It’s David Warlick! Seems he’s setting up an office right next door!
Anyway, I’m still not sure what all of this means for learning and education, and on one level, it makes me scared. Especially since here at 6:30 am in Chicago, as I was in my space straightening things up, who should appear? Suriwang! We both need to get real lives, I think…
If you want to visit, the SL coordinates are 129, 24, 22 and the name is Blogsar Lumpen.
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David Warlick says
Hey! You outed me! Nice picture, though!
— dave —
Will Richardson says
Uh-oh. Was that a no-no? My apologies if I broke an SL rule of ethics.
Dave in VT says
I think SL will be a very powerful tool for learning and collaboration! I have been on since I read about it in ISTE and I have learned so much. I have connected with Keith and many other ed tech folks that I would not have had the opportunity to meet “in person.” I have learned quite a lot in the web 2.0 way we talk about. My daughter has a teen account and I have been amazed at the skills she is learning. She has created a group around her love of Harry Potter and has 19 group members. She is negotiating how to find a place to have group meetings. She has learned so much from other kids in SL. She has truly enjoyed getting to organize a group – a powerful experience for any student! I recommend everyone who is interested in ed tech to get a SL account and go straight to ISTE. (You can get there by searching for ISTE in the places tab.)
Lisa Linn says
When this whole adventure began for me, I told Kevin, “I want to play with the big dogs.” I guess this is it! I’m happy to be of help to you and any other residents who woyld like it. Thing is, you’re already doing more in a few weeks than I learned in twice as long! I guess I’ll have to start peddling faster 🙂
Tom Hoffman says
It is fascinating to watch the pundit class being dragged along to the next big thing in real time.
Brian Grenier says
I dropped by your office today….great view!
Jeff Utecht says
Looking good, stopped by your place, you must have been out doing a conference. Now I’m just wondering how to approach my wife and tell her I think I found a real estate investment.
Hey, I’m Kayla from Mrs.Albanese’s class and on the wiki/protopage. Thank you for putting us on your blog. I have my own blog as well and for the most part is is educational. Feel free to check it out: http://sweetie004.learnerblogs.org/
It has some things about what we are doing in school and all. Thank you for your time and your blog is amazing.
D'Arcy Norman says
just checked out your office. very cool. tried to play some chess, but I was alone 🙂