From the Global Kids Connect curriculum, I chose the topic Getting Around: Taking A Closer Look. I believe this to be something many people miss while experiencing Second Life, and a critical skill: being able to view in detail objects and people, without having to walk or approach anything.
So the basic idea of this assignment is to come up with an activity to help put in practice the following skills (or "powers", in Global Kids' terminology):
- Using the computer keyboard to focus, zoom and pan
- Using the camera control feature to focus, zoom and pan
The first "container" would simply be a panel in front of the object; then two panels; then a box; then a closed box (yes, one can use the camera controls to see inside); then these can be combined with small - very small - objects, for use of the zoom controls; and finally, there could be rocks on top of objects, or sheets of paper, or boxes within boxes.