Tuesday, November 12, 2013

How about a tour of Second Life?

Hello everyone!  In my last blog post I talked about the game Second Life and my challenges I was facing while using the virtual world.  Through the couple week stint of Second Life, we were encouraged to go ahead and tour different parts of Second Life and then go ahead and create our own tour.  These were produced on a notecard that you can send to other Second Life users and they can go to each of the destinations that you have chosen.  In this posting I wanted to give you all a glimpse of where I went and what I thought.

In this tour, I wanted everyone to get to see all the relaxing vacation type spots in the SL world.  I first wanted to go to fun places where everyone could dance but I ended up meeting more creepy people than friendly people.  Thats when I decided that I wanted to go visit places that I would love to actually see in real life.  In this tour there are a lot of beaches, forests, and even a trip to Ancient Greece!

Second Life Relaxation Tour:
The first stop on my tour is Bora Bora!  Here I was able to ride whales and dolphins, go swimming or just hang out under a palm tree.  It was such a fun location to go see and it made me want to actually take a vacation there!

New Port Yacht Club
This is a great location for you to go look at boats and other watercrafts.  Here you can also go relax in a clubhouse or take in the sights around the club. 

Tranquility Grove
Here is a real relaxing place where you can explore grottos, swing in trees and go in a Japanese house to meditate. This is one of my favorite places on the Relaxing Tour.

Creations Park
This site is a beautiful place to relax and view some lovely waterfalls.  There are also some awesome building to stroll through.

OTIUM Leisure and Laziness
Here you can let go of your obligations and hang out on the beach next to the sea.  This place is really key on having a quiet and respectful community, so it is safe for whoever wants to visit.

Ed and Gia's Little Bit of Ireland
At the Little Bit of Ireland you can dance in the ballroom, view art galleries and even go out into the open fields.  If you've ever wanted to visit Ireland, this spot is for you!

City Fishing-- Barcola Double Prim Corner Waterfront
At this waterfront you can have a blast by fishing, chatting or dancing to 80s music.  The people here are very friendly and it is a nice place to relax on Second Life.

Tiny's Haven
At Tiny's Haven, you can go and mini golf, join a yacht club and even go fishing.  I love this place because it is unlike anything I've ventured to in Second Life.

The Pillars of Hercules
Welcome to my absolute favorite place in Second Life!  The Pillars of Hercules is an amazing place that makes you feel as though you are in Ancient Greece.  There are Chariot Tours, Amphitheaters, Light Houses, Beaches and much more to explore here!

Heart's Desire Mountain and Forest Resort
This location is very small, but the views here are cute enough that I wanted to include it on the tour.  Here there are cabins that you can stay in or you can just walk around if you want that relaxing forest feel.

After doing all of these tours, I realized that Second Life really has a lot of cool places to go visit and see.  However, the great thing about these technology classes at UNI is that it gives you a good idea of of different programs that you do and don't want to use in your classroom.  Every teacher is unique, so it is awesome that these classes reach out to everyone in their own way.  I discovered that I myself wouldn't use this in my own room, but it was cool to see how other classmates enjoyed the program and would use it.  I'm hoping to follow them in the future to see how these work in their rooms and maybe as I get more comfortable with the program, I'll use it myself.

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