Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Second Life in the Language Classroom (Belma Gaukrodger at Sharefest)
A self-process novice, Belma is first and foremost a language teacher, and she has only Internation students.
The lessons are in computer labs, and Belma was wondering how she could help enagage her students. After attrending a PD session with Claire Atkins she was introduced to Second Life and saw an opportuntiy to motivate students. Anecdotally, to date, the approach has been very effective as far as engagment and raising interest in the learning of English.
Image via WikipediaBelma then showed a couple of videos that introduced Second Life as an envrionment and what you can do there. One specific example was Cypris Village which is a space for learning English.