Virtual Worlds for teens

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Teen Grid: Eye4You Alliance Claudia Linden interviews teen and adult in Second Opinion, Linden Lab Online newsletter, March 2007

Meet the New You: In Teen Second Life, Librarians can leap tall buildings in a single bound and save kids from boring assignments-all before lunch School Library Journal, January 2007 by Kelly Czarnecki and Matt Gullett

Topeka Shawnee County Public Library in the News InfoIsland blog, January 2007

My So-Called Virtual Life: as teens experiment with identity in virtual reality environments, marketers are rushing to meet them. Here are some things they should keep in mind." by Anastasia Goodstein, BusinessWeek, December 2006

Libraries in Virtual Worlds with teens

Eye4You Alliance Island the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, Alliance Library Systemand SirsiDynix. Partners: Lower East Side Girls Club of New York, Chicago Public Schools Department of Libraries and Information Services, Squirrelverse

Oz Islandthe Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library with Hope Street Academy

Presentations

Teaching & Learning in Massively Multiplayer Virtual Worlds: Second Life Adventures in Learning December 5, 2006

Serving Teens: A Second Life Discussion March 29, 2007

YALSA members in Second Life and/or Teen Second Life

BlueWings Hayek (Second Life Main Grid)/ Saryn Fanwood (Second Life Teen Grid) Kelly Czarnecki- Eye4You Alliance Island Co-Director, Teen Grid
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Cerulean Vesperia (Second Life Main Grid) / Sabriel Petronius (Second Life Teen Grid)

Eiseldora Reisman (Second Life Main Grid) / Eiseldora Weissenberger (Second Life Teen Grid)

Lucy Theewues / Linda W. Braun

Klutzy Marx

Elaine Tulip (Second Life Main Grid)/ChicagoGal Oh (Second Life Teen Grid) Lisa Perez - Chicago Public Schools Dept of Libraries CPS in Second Life A

List of Virtual Worlds

Cyworld
'A new way to connect with the people in your world. Design a 'Minihome' A place to tell stories and bring your dreams to life'
Entropia Universe
'The first virtual universe with a real cash economy'
Meez
'Expressing yourself online and having fun doing it'
Neopets
'the greatest Virtual Pet Site on the Internet'
Synthravels
Virtual travel agency
There
'an everyday hangout where you can have fun with your friends and meet new ones'
Virtual Worlds Review
Snapshot of virtual worlds
Whyville
'where 1.7 million registered "citizens" come from all over to learn, create, and have fun together.'

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