He is my youngest student (and my math geek) but he has built the biggest house so far. Not satisfied with just the size, he applied some scripts in the objects around his house. Look! He's flying while building the wall. Sher cool!
This time, my students and I were learning to build a spinning stool in Nanoland sandbox. (We love this sandbox so much because it's open to public, it has no time limit, and it's in educational sim-just a few meters from the Nanoland museum) They learned to make an accurate allignment and copy of an object. They also learned to use the rotation script. My friend Diraitout, a teacher from Belgium, observed our class for our future collaboration. Meine Stundenten sind schlau, nicht wahr Diraitout?
How can you possibly make an object which has the same physical characteristics as the object in real life? It's possible in SL. It was a world cup season and that day Germany has just won a match against Argentina (4:0) so we decided to make Jabulani (the official world cup soccer ball) that could be kicked, rolled and affected by gravity. Treten gegen den Ball, liebe Kinder. LOL (Thanks Cozy! You know what I mean)
Tidak pernah terbayangkan sebelumnya kalau mengajar dari jarak jauh itu benar-benar bisa dilakukan. Jangankan hanya mengajar teknis graphic nya tetapi mengajarkan teknik scripting yang logikanya lebih sulit ternyata juga bisa dilakukan dari jauh. Dan murid saya rata-rata hanya berumur 9 tahun. Teknologi memang mengesankan. Tidak hanya berhasil membuat roket yang bisa meledak dan menyemburkan kembang api di langit beserta bunyinya, mereka juga bisa mengajar teman-temannya yang pada hari itu absen hal yang sama. (Cozy, thank you for the script. Well, they are still in the stage of using the script, not making it but I am expecting them to be able to edit a script very soon)