It's A Wrap – The Virtual Pioneers- Exploring History Through Virtual Worlds

Wowie kazowie! If you weren’t able to join us last night, you missed a great presentation that included field trips to places in Second Life that I have never seen before. Spiff Whitfield introduced many of us to The Virtual Pioneers. They are a group located on sim Lighthouse Learning in the Wnyric building. They focus on sites in Second Life that have historical realism. Whether it is accuracy in a sturctural layout or plan to role playing during a historical period, they have what must be the master list. We’re talking SOCIAL STUDIES in capital letters. We only stopped at a few places on a very big list of places. I, myself can’t wait to get back in and explore more of these places plus many of them had excellent freebie period costumes. Perfect for the DEN’s upcoming Costume Party at the end of the month.

 

 

Virtual Pioneers Presentation for the DEN in SL-18.png
Virtual Pioneers Presentation for the DEN in SL-18.png

 

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Virtual Pioneers Presentation for the DEN in SL-17.png

 

Virtual Pioneers Presentation for the DEN in SL-16.png
Virtual Pioneers Presentation for the DEN in SL-16.png

 

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Virtual Pioneers Presentation for the DEN in SL-15.png

 

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Virtual Pioneers Presentation for the DEN in SL-12.png

 

Virtual Pioneers Presentation for the DEN in SL-8.png
Virtual Pioneers Presentation for the DEN in SL-8.png

 

 

a quickr pickr post

Comments

  1. Andrew Wheelock

    Thanks so much to one and all who came and listened to my presentation and explored some history sites with my avatar Spiff.

    It was great fun, and an honor to meet all of you.

    Andy/Spiff

  2. Emilia Cornwall

    Was there a list of links to the various sites visited or available to visit? If so, could you please post here or on the DEN Google site? Thanks!

  3. Andrew Wheelock

    Oh Emilia,

    I am so sorry to not have replied to your post in a more timely manner.

    I would recommend going to our Ning site. That has our links and a review of places we have gone. One of my projects that I would like to develop is a better blog with information and the SLURLs of the places we have gone. Oh how time flies when you are having fun however. Maybe over the holidays I can make that a reality. Please stay tuned. I do have a list in Second Life that I would be happy to send to you with all of the links we have gone too. Also, our WNYRIC building has a meeting notes board with landmark and notecard information. Please visit our building using the following SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lighthouse%20Learning%20Island/212/222/24

    Again, sorry for the delay in updating.

    Andy/ Spiff Whitfield

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