Today was our last class (awwww!). We have really enjoyed teaching the classes, and it's looked like everyone has enjoyed them. As well as the four people we were teaching, I think another half dozen people dropped in to see what was happening and now have avatars!
We started today with a bit of retail therapy and a trip to GuRLywood - the biggest and best hair shop in Second Life! :-)
Unfortunately the grid started to get a bit iffy so we went to Torley Linden's youtube site and all watched the video on creating your own SL animations. We then attempted to make our own animation, but the version of Qavimator for the Mac is buggy.
We switched to the FreeSound site instead and showed how to download short sound clips and import them into SL. We then made a giant piano with five keys each which all made strange noises. Mine had a trumpet fanfare, a meow, a laugh, a comedy toot toot horn, and an old-fashioned ringing phone.
We had a quick look at editing the land terrain, then Dan and Josephine arrived and we turned to testing streaming and setting up blogging.
We were joined by others at lunchtime, Sheri, Ranney (songwriter and comedien), DJ (the hiphop teacher), as well as a vast quantity of food. We then spent the rest of the afternoon discussing the summer program.
Afterwards we helped tidy up, including opening up all the sealed packaging on the headsets, mice and mousemats for the program. We then headed to the Jerk Hut for some jamaican food with Dan and Josephine before they headed off to the airport.
We've had a fantastic time teaching this class. I'm really going to miss everyone we've been working with, although I'm sure we'll still meet them online in SL! I'm looking forward to keeping an eye on the Kidz Connect island and seeing what they get up to with the kids there this summer.