Tag: Second Life

Rod Ellis Interview

July 4, 20140 Comments

  Professor Rod Ellis talking to Carol Rainbow about the role of machinima and technology in Task Based Language Teaching. Professor Rod Ellis is a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics in University of Auckland. He holds visiting positions on the MA in TESOL at Anaheim University and is a […]

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Collecting Freebies

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training Session 4 Collecting Freebies  for Props and Costumes There are many thousands of free garments, vehicles, houses, furniture and all sorts of sundry items available in Second Life, offered as free gifts in many places such as: The White Dove http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gallii/113/53/33 YadNi’s Junkyard http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//210/28/54 Freebie Store http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jiminy/95/81/107 The Freebies Dungeon http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//10/33/57 Wonderful Denmark Freebies Warehouse http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//79/243/22 Freebie […]

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Second Life Marketplace

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training Session 4 Second Life has its own currency, the Linden Dollar: L$. The exchange rate is about 250 Linden Dollars to one US dollar: US$. You can set up an account via the Second Life homepage and logging in using your avatar name and password:http://secondlife.com. You will be required to enter your […]

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Using the World Map

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training Session 4 To access the World Map go to World menu on the Menu Bar at the top of the SL screen or right click the minimap and select World Map from the menu. The World Map, shows your current local SL environment and an icon (Me) pinpointing where you are. Green […]

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Gestures / animations / speech gestures

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training Kit Week 2 Gestures Gestures are great to use in machinima making as they enable your avatar to perform a variety of gestures, such as blowing a kiss, chuckling and crying.  To add the Gestures button to the Bottom Toolbar right-click on any button on the Bottom Tool Bar. This will bring […]

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Using a Holodeck to Film Role-Play Scenes

May 10, 20140 Comments

 Project Partner Training Kit Week 2 A holodeck is a really useful Second Life resource. The term holodeck derives from the Star Trek series, in which the holodeck is depicted as an enclosed room where realistic simulations can be created both for training and for entertainment. Holodecks in Second Life fulfill more or less the […]

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Dress one’s avatar

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training Kit Week 2 There are two main ways to dress your avatar – drag or right click and “wear” items of clothing from your inventory or right click on your avatar and choose “Edit my outfit.” For the first one simple open your inventory and search for an item of clothing for […]

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Turn the volume up of individuals in a group

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training Week 1 Often, when chatting in a group situation one person is hard to hear. Turning the master volume up with make everyone else too loud so you need to control the volume for just one person. To adjust the volume of an individual person’s voice, hover your mouse over the person’s […]

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Communication – Chat / IM / Call/ Friends

May 7, 20140 Comments

Project partner training – Week 1 Text Chat Text chat is the easiest way of communicating in Second Life. Simply click on the Chat button from the bottom tool bar menu. Click on the first button and it will open a Chat box where you can type messages, either to the whole group or to […]

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