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Teen Second Life

Given that everyone had such strong opinions on Second Life, I decided to do a bit of research on it and discovered that there is also a Teen Second Life (TSL).  It’s basically the same idea as the original, but targeted towards 13 to 17 year olds.

 

Many people posted blogs saying that they were a bit uncomfortable with different aspects of the Second Life world. I originally thought that introducing this to the adolescent world create a whole new set of issues and concerns.

 

However, as I learned more about TSL I discovered some articles listing some positive aspects of the program. One of the more in depth articles can be found here – http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6403251.html

 

The article is written by a school librarian and talks about how her and other educators have ‘taken up shop,’ on TSL and really shows what a huge phenomenon this virtual world really is.

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June 1, 2009 - Posted by | Comment on Course Material |

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