Saturday, April 26, 2008

Second Skin

"Second Skin is a documentary that takes an intimate look at people whose lives have become transformed by virtual worlds."

Blue Book: A Consumer Guide to Virtual Worlds

"The Association of Virtual Worlds has just released its new title The Blue Book: A Consumer Guide to Virtual Worlds listing over 250 virtual worlds and is pleased to offer it free to anyone who is interested in the rapidly growing field of virtual worlds. The Blue Book contains over 250 virtual worlds. Each world is listed alphabetically and includes a web address and brief description. In addition each world is classified as to whether it is live or in development, whether it is appropriate for kids, tweens, teens, or adults; and type of virtual environment it is, for example, a MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game), a social network, a mobile application or a custom world."

Thursday, April 24, 2008

AASL Standards align with Gaming

April 2008, Genesee Valley BOCES
"The new AASL standards are very supportive of the ideas and skills that make up gaming as can be seen in the gaming alignment below. This document, created by the member libraries of the School Library System of Genesee Valley BOCES provides support for the use of games as a learning resource in school libraries."

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

gaming @ your library 2008

"During National Library Week, libraries of all types will host special gaming programs in support of a new literacy initiative called gaming @ your library."

Check out ALA's new page!