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Sunday, June 22, 2008


Well, I have spent the past two or so weeks loading-up my alt av (Learnus Constantine) for the trip to Hatters Island. LC is one of the basic av style that we can choose from. I haven't yet found the time to alter his appearance or clothing; I figured that can be done on Hatters Island once some headway has been made.
Several folks from the SLED (SL Educators) and SLEDT (SL Teen Educators) have been nice enough to donate objects, textures and scripts to LC for the trip. I have even been offered a copy of a anatomical simulation (more on that later). I do appreciate their generosity very much.
I have spent the balance of the time tagging freebie sims on del.icio.us and have started shopping at them , one at a time. About another week or so, an then off to the Teen Grid. I wonder if this is what Christopher Columbus would have felt like with a credit card and QVC?
If anyone out there would like to donate any freebies, I would be much appreciative! Thanks.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hatters Island has been delivered!

I just got an email from LL stating that Hatters Island is up. The next time my av logs into SL, he will be permanently teleported to the island. Hmmm. I guess I better start loading-up on those freebies. I'll put out an email to the SLED and SLEDT listservs in the morning requesting (pleading?) for freebies. Wow. This happened a lot faster than I expected!!!


My clearances have been sent to Linden Labs for review. Hatters Island should be processed and delivered in about 10 days. I need to start loading-up my alt av (Learnus Constantine) with freebie clothes, textures, furniture, scripts, etc...for the one-way trip to the Teen Grid. Anyone out there willing to contribute their inventory, I would be grateful! Thanks.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

I just want hot dog rolls!

I received a request for help from a K-12 teacher over the weekend regarding how to purchase an island on the TG. She seemed a bit overwhelmed at the amount of material and resources out there on SL. I agree. At times I am not sure where to start. It's like going to the grocery store to get a pack of hot dog rolls; there are a myriad of choices to select from.

Here is my step-by-step take on how to get started purchasing an island on the TG for educational purposes...

Go to http://secondlifegrid.net/programs/education.

This site has some good education and SL resources, including the link to order an island with the educators discount: http://specialorders.secondlife.com/

Scroll down to “Island Set Up Fee (Educational/Non-Profit Discount)

Click on the hyperlink.
Pick an island name.
Select Teen Grid from the drop-down menu.
Select an island shape (1-4).
Enter your av name.
Choose your payment cycle.
Enter your institution name.
Enter your entity type.
Enter your tax ID# (ask the accounting folks in your district).
Enter the expected use for your island.
Click “Buy”.
Click “Proceed to Checkout”.
Enter your New Customer Registration Information.

Follow the prompts and await your confirmation email with further directions.

You will be required to provide proof of proper clearances (criminal history, etc...) before your island is processed.

Once proof is received by Linden Labs, then they will send your district an invoice.

Your district then can write out the PO with the exact amount due etc...