Sunday, July 24, 2016

New Adventures!!!

So here I am, heading to a brand new adventure in our Games and Simulation class. And where am I going? Can you make a guess? Yeah, you are right, MinecraftEDU, the educational version of Minecraft. 

I purchased and created an account, downloaded and installed the MinecraftEDU software and here are the pictures of my very first login into this exciting game......or is it that exciting? Well am about to find out. 

Stay tuned for the more on my adventures into the world of MinecraftEDU!!!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Exploring EdTech Island In Second Life

I was browsing locations in second life and came across EdTech Island. I decided to have a look and to explore what is in the island. 

My arrival at EdTech Island.

Welcome sign

Went to the virtual gallery

More pictures from my virtual gallery expedition
Asian cultural exhibition

 Educational games simulation


I was later joined by a random lady and we talked for a while

 I went to this tree house
Ended my adventure with a visit to the Sushi Bar

Monday, June 27, 2016

Second Life

I have just made my arrival to the second life and my first port of call was the Island of Jokaydia

Saturday, June 18, 2016

I Went To Skowhegan World!!!

Now the exploration continues. I visited Skowhegan World and made some interesting discoveries.

I explored this Arcade in Skowhegan World

 Skowhegan is the only place so far that I have seen a sports complex inworld. I guess I"ll be coming back here often. 
 This is a floating maze. There are a lot of floating object here.
 If you like shopping—I know a couple of people who do—this is a place to go.
Just teleported to Skowhegan

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Meetup at Skowhegan Cybernauts

Our Marlboro class went on a visit to the Skowhegan Cybernauts. This meeting was arranged by one of our own, SB 42 and facilitated by Paul Skowhegan. Enjoy some pictures of the event.

Just arrived in the space and it take sometime for my avatar to rez

Look how beautiful it is after it rezzed.
Things that were created by Paul's students

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Getting the hang of it!!!

I have been leaning more about JokaydiaGrid and meet a few people in world for some adventure. Here is a picture Gallery:

Tried the amazing maze. 

Enjoyed an evening at the fire pit with friends

Had dinner all by myself

Dance lesson by the lady

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Few Explorations

Ok folks, I decide to explore today. My first stop was Marlboro College. In the picture below, I was looking at the puzzle cube game and just getting around to familiarize myself with the activities at Marlboro.

Then I went and read a few presentations at something that looked like a projector. I guess it is a lecture board, am not sure.

Then I went to Tranquil Cove and meet this lady. Tried to have a conversation with her but she totally ignored me. I didn't take it personal though. 

I took off to catch a boat ride but it was empty and just sitting right there at the shore. 

My final stop was ADDlexcity. I was amazed how organized it is with signs that point you to any direction you want to go. At this time I have had it and returned home (scooter) to catch some rest. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Here We Go....

Ok, folks. Welcome to my blog on Games and Simulation. This will be my journal post on my adventures in the virtual world and reflections on my growth in the Games and Simulation class. I am going into a new territory and it seems it will push me out of my comfort zone. However, I am excited to explore how games and simulations can be used as an educational tool.

I have downloaded Firestorm Viewer and created an account in JokaydiaGrid. My Avatar name is Don Bret so if you see me inworld, don't hesitate to say hello. Below is a snapshot of my arrival. For now, I am just learning the different button and how to move around by either walking, running or flying. Already, I have given my avatar a make over in this blue and silver house. There are so much to buy in there. I guess I'll be a constant visitor to this house to shop for new accessories.

My next stop is going to be Marlboro College. I already searched and found it. Now I will teleport myself there to see what I can find. Stay tuned!!!

Here is me, just arriving in the virtual world!!!