Second Life suffering from Inflation!!!

From a tweet from Kevin Jarrett, I saw this article “Second Life needs a bailout after all

“…it's a tad shocking that the company was forced to create a bailout plan of its own this week – jacking up the price of the cheapest Second Life land by $50 – a 66 per cent increase. The resulting outcry has been predictable.”

 This is why I couldn't buy land – I budgeted at old prices but don't have the money to create my student island now. Of course, I'd wait until this past week to buy the island, but I wasn't ready until then.

So, our digiteen island is now squarely on Lively, which although it doesn't have as many features, can suit our purpose just fine for a little while. 

I still hunger for that little island to call my own where my students and others can teach digital citizenship.  Guess we'll have to look for sponsors, but who has time?

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Falconswiki November 5, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Is there such a thing as a ‘walled garden’ for educational 3D worlds? A virtualworld ‘edublogger’? Today of all days, it would have been so great for our girls to go online and communicate face to face with kids from across the world; we’re revising our History scheme of work at the moment, and the potential of ‘virtual Rome’ (as you blogged about some time ago) seems amazing. What’s the best way into this?

Vicki A. Davis November 5, 2008 - 3:03 pm

@Falconswiki — I don’t have an answer as to the best way to do this. I wish I did. Some of the OpenSim projects look promising — I have a feeling it will be a group of people getting together who have a passion and vision for what it could be to make this happen. It is still in the infancy of what is going to happen — we’re making places in Lively but not sharing the links in the directory – while not “private” per se (anyone could click on the links if they found them) — they aren’t really public and no one but us shows up in the rooms.

This is where we’re starting.

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