Today we had a full day session so we started looking at building. First of all we 'rezzed' a cube and looked at moving, rotating and resizing. We tried different shapes and changing the colour and texture, hollow and path cut before our first challenge of the day: make a chair. It was great that no-one went for a conventional chair, instead we got space sofas and beanbags.
We then looked at flexi-prims, glow and light, twist and taper, then tried another challenge - making a hat.
At lunchtime we headed for some Caribbean food at the Jerk Hut where we met up with Ilene and Joe, a couple of Second Lifers from the University of South Florida in Tampa. It was great for the teachers who are fairly new to SL to meet people who have been using SL in education for a while.
After lunch we looked at repeat rates on textures using a brick wall as an example. We then set our final challenge of the day - to make a learning space. We asked them to think beyond a classroom with cairs facing a blackboard and, after discussions about giant boomboxes, there was a plan to make a giant body. We set up three platforms and then the head, torso and legs were created, all facing a different way!