While exploring second life and learning about its features, I was amazed at all of the things you can do. You can change your appearance to make it exactly how you want, make friends, join groups, do activities, visit sites, almost anything imaginable. This really is a second life, and for some it may be a second chance.
If you have missed out on some things, or wish you could have done things differently, this is a chance to do so. This lets you connect with people that you may not otherwise be able to connect to, join groups that may not be a real group in your everyday life, etc. This program lets you be yourself, with a twist. Scared of sharing things about yourself in public? You can share them on Second Life with others who have the same feelings, and make new friends who share the same views.
The educational benefits of this program are endless. You can create so many activities on Second Life and have your students work through quests. Along with this, you can set up meetings with people from all over the world that you may never get to meet with otherwise. This would be a great opportunity for students to meet with people from other countries across the world. Finally, what student wouldn't want to play a computer game for homework? Using Second Life doesn't even feel like schoolwork, which could also be a key factor in getting students to accomplish what you have planned out for them.
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