A Day In the Life of Booralie Island, our School's Virtual World
A typical day in our virtual 3D island:
At lunch each Friday we all meet to build, swap ideas, and so on.
I noticed one student - a boy in Year 8 - had built a little ANZAC memorial in front of his shop:
In Australia it is 'ANZAC day' in a couple of days from now - where we remember Australian and New Zealand soldiers and their sacrifice in World War 1.
The sign needs updating, of course :-)
Then, some of the Year 9 girls said they had built a recording studio. Here is one small part of it:
They have programmed the drums, keyboard and guitar so that it looks like you are actually playing them, i.e. it's animated.
When I arrived home from school, I thought I'd log back into Booralie Island, and found some students working on a Coliseum - style arena. Some other students were logged in and were chatting:
Booralie is a great 'equaliser' in social interactions, partly because of the social codes and culture we've established, and I think it helps that students have pretend names too.
Just another day, where as normal I am highly impressed at students from my school and what they are creating in our little virtual world!