Though student engagement seems like a tough thing to measure, Gallup recently did, calling it the education version of “the fiscal cliff” so much in the news at the turn of the year. In a survey of 500,000 students in grades 5 through 12, Gallup Education found that, while nearly 80% of elementary students its [...]
Category Archives: Virtual Worlds
You’re an avatar in Whyville (a virtual world with some 1.5 million users aged 8-16) and you’re tired of tweaking your (design of your) avatar, so you’re thinking about focusing more on earning clams (virtual currency) and building a career – maybe even a real-world one. So here’s an interesting opportunity: Because Whyville now has [...]
Great tutorials for understanding, if not using, the virtual world Second Life and other social media tools.
Insights from a teen Ypulse adviser and former virtual world user into safety in kids’ virtual-world safety.
Arbopals is a kids virtual world that taps into children’s natural inclination to do good and be green.
Sales of Barbie, Liv, Moxie Girlz, and other dolls have declined 20% in the US since 2005, and kids as young as 8 and 9 are passing them up for the live “doll play” – or avatar play – of virtual worlds, the Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported, citing NPD Group figures. It tells of 8-year-old [...]