Friday, March 09, 2007
Re-Inventing the Wheel!
Yesterday six remarkable educators visited us (in real life) at Suffern Middle School! Representing many of the BOCES regions of the Hudson Valley, they drove impressive distances to actually experience what our students do in SL each day. The feedback I received was very validating and I believe my visitors contributed as much as they gained. The best part of the day for me was watching my kids shine! They not only demonstrated the skills they have mastered in the virtual environment, but they were poised, direct, and amazingly succinct in their reponses to questions and conversations. As always, an hour with the kids is worth more than all the presentations I could ever deliver. This is their frontier, and they want us to understand and support it! Since I neglected to directly ask permission of my guests to publish their names and affiliations I will await their comments in this forum but I wish to extend my thanks to them. One remarakable resource that was shared is this blog: http://www.puritansguidetosecondlife.blogspot.com/ also in my list to the right. Don't miss it!