If you are an educator in Second Life you simply must join the SLED (Second Life Educators) email list. It is full of incredibly helpful people who have done a lot of hard work compiling guides and lists and links to video tutorials and more. Courtesy of the very kind Ed Lamoureux (isn’t that absolutely the most fantastic surname ever!), here is one such list:
Mark Pepper’s Annotated Bibliography of Second Life Educational Online Resources
Under the grid: excellent technical posts by Tateru Nino
YouTube location of Torley Linden’s instructional videos. Very helpful collection
the _SLED Builders_ mail list.
Second Life: The Educational Possibilities of a Massively Multiplayer Virtual World.
MSN/Encarta Online Degrees:
Mike Pepper SL bib
Angel learning island on SL
SLED Picayne (online and inworld paper)
University of Cincinnati resources for SL educators
SLED list archives…
Basics of Linden Scripting Language.
Second Life: The Official Guide (Paperback)
Virtual Reality (MOO & MUD): Second Life (QuickTime Player required)
The Unofficial Complete Fool’s Guide to Second Life
http://youtube.com/view_play_list?p=FE3EE856673AF8BA [summary of machinima about SL]
http://www.nmc.org/sl/2006/06/12/seriously-engaging-movie/ [nmc machinima]
http://secondlife.com/showcase/ [be sure to watch this. it is SO cool]
A lot of the visual guides (screencasts, pdfs) are aggregated here –
Torley Linden has done an excellent video tutorial on how to use the camera controls –
You can also do a keyword search for ’second life’ –
Second Life videos are also starting to be aggregated here –
Making things in the Virtual World: Second Life Primer –
Voice chat just got a lot easier in Second Life.
Managing disabilities in sl:
New land owner questions:
try the archives – http://lists.secondlife.com/pipermail/educators/ –
which can be searched using this – http://tinyurl.com/y234ht