Yesterday I spent some more time in Second Life. I am having fun meeting people although can't keep real names and SL straight so I never seem to remember who I am talking with.
I am still waiting for the big AH HA moment that makes me realize how this site is anything more than a social network. I did see something Peggy Sheehy wrote about doing a health class on body images using avatars. I thought that was a great idea. I just can't see setting up accounts for all my students and teaching them how to navigate around, would be worth it for a health lesson. I need more.
Today I'm taking Ali to see the Harry Potter movie. Must get away from this computer. I'm actually dreaming about Web 2.0 apps. It's summer and I really need to shut down for a few days or weeks or I'll be burned out before school even begins. Oh my poor brain.
But I am having fun. Made a VoiceThread this morning..very cool, can see the application to the classroom. Skyped a conference call last night with Ginger and Christine. That was exciting, especially when Frank joined in to discuss virtual fieldtrips. The tricky part was that I was chatting with Durff et. al. at the same time. I was loving the conversation and hope to join again soon. I also played around with ZoHo and Google apps yesterday. And this is why I dream about Web 2.0.
I'm going to have breakfast now...away from the computer. Whew!