Saturday, December 10, 2011

Flat Classroom Project


          Beginning my journey with the flat classroom project, I was excited about working with students throughout the world. First we had to select a topic we are interested in. The topic I selected is "Personal Learning Environments and Social Networking". After selecting which topic I would like to be an Expert Advisor of, I introduced myself  to my group in the discussion board. The discussion board is how expert advisors and students stayed connected and communicate with each other. After posting my introduction, many students replied to me by introducing themselves and told me where they are from and the schools they went to. For example one of the students attends Midpark High school in Ohio, and another students attends Mount Carmel High School. From there I begin to think about how great it will be to be able to watch students across the world work together online on this project.

I kept update with the project by staying connected with students and checking there progress on there work. As we know, working in a group project can be a little difficult at times, and this is where some students experience this at first when they first started on the project. One student question their teammate "Is anyone else working on this project besides me?'' But as time progress the students started to work on their projects together. I think it's great how they worked together on this project. This showed me that we don't have to be together in person to collabortively work together, we can have a global collaboration.

Here is a video from past flat classroom students where they share their reflections and experiencs of the flat classroom project!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Quest 4!!

 For this quest we had to change the look of our avatar. We had to take a before and after picture!!
This is the BEFORE picture!!
 Here is this picture I was wearing a pink dress with white spots on it, with a black belt wrapped around my waist, with black leggings, and black heels!!! My avatar was looking pretty dull I must say.

Now here comes the AFTER picture!!

The AFTER picture

Here, Ms. LovelyBlu18 is now wearing a nice short sleeve blue top, with black pants, and open toe flat shoes! I wanted to change my avartar clothes where fits my avatar's name. Besides the clothes, I also changed the size of her nose, her eye color, the muscles of her legs, and her height. I wanted her to be a little bit taller than what she was before. Now below are a few snapshots I shot while browsing around in Second Life.

Here in this picture I was in a women's store again looking at there products. I did want to buy a shirt that was $25, but it turns our I have $0... I really had a sad face then. That made me wonder how can I make money in Second Life??

In this picture I decided to take a ride on the City Bus!!!! I didn't know that I could actually ride on the bus in Second Life but I did!!

After finishing touring around on Lionheart Orientation Island, I decided to go to LONDON!!! Once I appeared in London so many people was greeting and socializing with me! I felt welcome to the community immediately! Here in this picture I was at a gathering. As you can see the other's were dancing and enjoying themselves!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Quest 3!!

Reading directions in orientation

In Quest 3 we had to go to Lionheart Orientation room where we had to follow a green arrow and read directions on how to use tools in Second Life. I had no trouble  following the green arrows, but I did have a struggle picking up the beach ball.

Dancing after sitting on the green ball

 To your right this a picture I took dancing after I took a seat on the green ball!! I didn't know what she was doing at first!! I had to capture a picture of me dancing in second life!

Completeing Orientation

This picture on the left shows me completing orientation! After orientation was completed I did some site seeing on the island. I even tried chasing after the a bus I seen moving just to see if I could catch up with it! I also visited a women's clothing store too! It had some nice clothes in there!