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IWB Resources - Useful links

General Promethean iwb IWB Research Forum Why use an iwb? Comenius Resources Images Exploding Dog DK clipart Microsoft clipart Corbis Images Sounds Collect Britain (Accents, etc) Routes of English Poetry Jukebox Video iFILM Prelinger Archives Other Links Online ILT Activities BBC Schools Big Brown Envelope English Resources

Is there a demand for studying English in Second Life?

In Japan, 30% of those surveyed by Goo Research’s online monitor group would like to . Or at least that's what was said in April this year (I've only just seen this now) - I wonder, if you asked the same people now, would the answer be any different? How many of those people have tried to study English in Second Life? And, Perhaps the answer would have been different if they had used a different verb instead of study - learn or practise , for example. It's amazing what you find by chance... I came across the What Japan Thinks survey (" Are you interested in studying English in Second Life? ") while trying to find out the source of an extremely annoying error message* that keeps nagging my avatar ( see below ). Needless to say, I got sidetracked and now find myself blogging about the survey instead of finding the solution to my Second Life problem. Learning a language in Second Life This topic was discussed extensively at the 2007 Second Life Languages Semina

Webheads Tour Second Life #2

WEBHEADS DISCUSSION TOUR #2 REAL LIFE EUROPEAN CITIES IN SECOND LIFE For anyone out there interested in meeting up in Second Life on Mondays, I thought it would be interesting to continue the tour of Real Cities we started last week. We only got to visit two, and there are lots more that we can take a look at. As the best part of last week's tour was having a guide speak us through it in Wonderful Denmark , I thought I could attempt to do something similar in.. * Barcelona * Liverpool and if anyone comes along who'd like to give a tour of another destination, please let us know. Here are some of the other cities I proposed visiting last week... * Moscow * Amsterdam * Lisbon * Brussels * Dublin FOR DISCUSSION: Second Life has its fair share of Real Life cities that people have created. Why build a recreation of a Real Life city in a virtual world where what you build is confined only by your imagination? Do these places attract native spea

Webheads Tour #1 of Second Life: Real Life Cities in Second Life

The idea behind this tour was to visit a number of cities in Second Life that have been based on their Real Life counterparts. There are lots of these and they are mainly European cities for some reason, so we decided to visit a number of them: Venice Moscow Amsterdam Barcelona Wonderful Denmark Berlin Liverpool In the usual Webheads fashion, it didn't turn out as planned, but what did happen was very educational ("inspiring, even" was a comment I received from one of the participants) The general idea I had in mind was for us to visit these places and try and find out the answer to some of these questions: why do people choose to recreate Real Life places in in a virtual world where what you build is confined only by your imagination? Do these places attract native speakers from these countries? Are these places interesting visits for learning the language associated with the cities? What can you learn about culture from visiting these places? I was surprised at the t