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Schome => Introductions => : Zzzzz Schomer January 09, 2008, 04:42:05 PM

: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Zzzzz Schomer January 09, 2008, 04:42:05 PM
Hi, I'm a student at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), and I am here on account of the school. When Schome park opens up on the 15th, I'm going to need a buddy to help me get my bearings in the Schome world.

                 Thanks in advance,

                         ~Zzzzz Schomer
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Achilles Schomer January 09, 2008, 04:45:09 PM
hi, welcome to schome

I think this is in the incorrect board so i'll get a moderator to move (don't worry its a common occurance)
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: An¡mus January 09, 2008, 04:47:50 PM

It's under introductions, unless it was moved already

Hi, welcome to Schome! You'll hear that phrase a lot. Could you tell us some more of what your project is, are there more people coming from your school, how did you hear about schome?
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Zzzzz Schomer January 09, 2008, 04:51:57 PM
There are alot more people from my school coming, about 20 more students. The project, as far as I know, is just interacting with others through Schome, and in the process learning to use new technology. We were offered to be apart of this project by some one in Britain, who's name escapes me.
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Trixxiee Schomer January 09, 2008, 04:54:01 PM
Hey, welcome to Schome! :)
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Explo Schomer January 09, 2008, 05:01:13 PM
Wow-sounds good. I look forward to meeting everyone.  :)
Incidentally, I think this is fine left here, otherwise I'd have moved it already.  ;)

EDIT: I hate typos.  :-\
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: An¡mus January 09, 2008, 05:01:48 PM
There are alot more people from my school coming, about 20 more students. The project, as far as I know, is just interacting with others through Schome, and in the process learning to use new technology. We were offered to be apart of this project by some one in Britain, who's name escapes me.

That'd be Peter Twining :)
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Zzzzz Schomer January 09, 2008, 05:04:16 PM
Yep, thats the guy.
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Topper Schomer January 09, 2008, 05:05:17 PM
There are alot more people from my school coming, about 20 more students. The project, as far as I know, is just interacting with others through Schome, and in the process learning to use new technology. We were offered to be apart of this project by some one in Britain, who's name escapes me.

That'd be Peter Twining :)

The begin dictarter round here >:D

*avoids urge to send clone messages to all of these pages*

Hello and welcome to the comunity, If any of the phrases/terminology/anything seems uncomman to you just ask :)

Topper
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Zzzzz Schomer January 09, 2008, 05:24:32 PM
Class is out...

Thanks for all your help,

Adieu for now...
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: An¡mus January 09, 2008, 05:26:57 PM

Those words were 'benign dictator'.

Adieu!
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: PeterT January 10, 2008, 06:04:26 PM
Hi Z (I'm pretty lazy so counting how many Zs it's meant to be is more than I can handle).    ::)

Great to have you on board.  :)

Your first post raises an interesting dilemma - cos you name your school - which is something that we have discouraged folk from doing within the project (cos it gives away your physical location - and hence raises a risk in terms of 'child protection'). If one of the students in the UK had posted their school name I would have told them they were in breach of the Acceptable Use Policy (http://schome.open.ac.uk/wikiworks/index.php/Schome_Park_Acceptable_Use_Policy) - but it is the case that there is another school in the US, which is also bringing in a group of children, where the identify of the school is known within the community. So there is a discrepancy there - which I suspect is more linked to the fact that the two US schools are brining in a teacher and a group of students than that they are in the US (though there may also be cultural differences about the level of paranoia about child protection on-line!).

I guess the key message is that folk need to be very careful about the information that they inadvertently reveal about themselves, which might make life easier for someone to locate them in the real world ...  >:D

Faz's use of my real world tag rather than my Schommunity name also makes me uncomfortable - again this is a very fuzzy one (and all the more uncomfortable because it is one of the few areas where the rules for adults are not the same as the rules for students). Students are definitely not allowed to reveal their real world names within the Schommunity. However, it is quite difficult to conceal the real-world identities of some of the adults within the project - myself included - one reason being that when communicating with your parents and schools about consent forms etc we have to use our real names, another being that when we publish journal articles etc about the Schome Park Project we have to use our real names (we did try to submit an article using our avatar names but were told we couldn't do so). So on the one hand anyone who wants to can find out my identity - so silly to pretend that is not the case. On the other hand folk new to the community might assume that it is OK to share personal info (like your real name) if they see us doing it.  :-\ 

PeterT
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Topper Schomer January 10, 2008, 08:03:36 PM
You see if I revel that my name is joe bloggs (obviosly not my RL name :P) you gollgle it and you know which school i go to which youthgroup i go to what ear I'm in. I proved to someone today hat if i much as got that persons school name i could find there name and on thier bebo there DOB, e-mail adress, picture of them etc. And I could do all of that in under 5 mins. I wouldent use it obviousl but someone just passing though the town is could quite easily do that. (NB the info about me on the ne is very limited and most of the info you would be lodical to a gnat)

Topper
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Yankee SParker January 11, 2008, 01:16:11 AM
Welcome, fellow Americans!

Can't wait to get in-world and say hello. I an my students are await you!

Just so you know, we have found the Schome Parkers to be exceptionally warm and welcoming. You and your classmates will love it here!

Best,

Yankee Sparker
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Zzzzz Schomer January 11, 2008, 05:29:23 PM
Hey everybody,

 PeterT, sorry about giving away info like that. I will be more careful in the future.

So, anyways, when the park opens up on the 22nd, I'm going to need a buddy to help me get my bearings.

I don't see alot of Hawaiian Shirts jumping at every student who needs a buddy, but if someone could get back to me soon, I would appreciate it.

Maybe even soon enough where i can ask them about these questions I have for an assignment.

Class is out again already,

So thanks again in advance...
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Topper Schomer January 11, 2008, 05:51:53 PM
Please post here for a buddy :) (http://schome.open.ac.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1944.msg39191#new)

Topper
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: PeterT January 11, 2008, 06:16:06 PM
Hey everybody,

 PeterT, sorry about giving away info like that. I will be more careful in the future.

So, anyways, when the park opens up on the 22nd, I'm going to need a buddy to help me get my bearings.

I don't see alot of Hawaiian Shirts jumping at every student who needs a buddy, but if someone could get back to me soon, I would appreciate it.

Maybe even soon enough where i can ask them about these questions I have for an assignment.

Class is out again already,

So thanks again in advance...


Hmm - I am wondering again about the buddy system - may be that there are too many budees and not enough budders (or something like that). Don't tell anyone - but I will be registering folk on Schome Park whether or not they have a buddy - though clearly in terms of getting to know people and become a part of the community having a buddy is the way to go.

Hiding now - cos I feel that was a naughty thing to say.  :-X
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: An¡mus January 11, 2008, 06:17:39 PM

How many students are there? about 20?
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: Marsbar9 Schomer January 11, 2008, 06:25:40 PM
Who's a "budee" and who's a "budder". I hope I'm the latter :P
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: PeterT January 11, 2008, 06:27:42 PM

How many students are there? about 20?

About 10 new ones from this one school - lots more in the pipeline ...
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Marsbar9 Schomer January 11, 2008, 06:29:25 PM
All from America?
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: Yankee SParker January 11, 2008, 06:33:21 PM
Given the time difference (they are on the West coast) how is it going to work? Will they be accessing SP during their school day?
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: Baso Schomer January 11, 2008, 07:27:36 PM
yes, eastern is a really difficult time zone for us Brits to work with, being 5 hours out of our time, so western is gonna bbe a real challenge...
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Yankee SParker January 11, 2008, 07:37:30 PM
But I think they will be working DURING school hours which should help a lot. Our group meets after school.
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Baso Schomer January 11, 2008, 08:07:07 PM
yeah, they should (if they do come in school time) be around the same time as you shouldnt they yankee?

That would be a real benefit.
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Yankee SParker January 11, 2008, 08:09:50 PM
They are Pacific time, which is three hours behind us, so yes, if they came in after 12:00 noon their time, it would be perfect.
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: Baso Schomer January 11, 2008, 08:11:56 PM
yeah.
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Miss. Vibia January 11, 2008, 08:13:14 PM
That would work quite well then.  :D
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: PeterT January 12, 2008, 08:54:24 AM
Zzzzz - do you know whether you are going to be working on the Schome Park Project in school time or not?  ???
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Zzzzz Schomer January 13, 2008, 11:40:16 PM
Yes. we would be working on the schome project during school.

Our class is first thing in the morning, Wednesday and Friday, 8:00 to 9:25 AM (not counting the first 20 min. minimum in which Mrs. Becker talks about stuff). Thats when we'd be schome-ing it up. Maybe a little bit on Mondays at 10:25 to 11:05, but thats not much to do anything, so Wed. and Fri. would be it.
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: PeterT January 14, 2008, 06:07:11 AM
Yes. we would be working on the schome project during school.

Our class is first thing in the morning, Wednesday and Friday, 8:00 to 9:25 AM (not counting the first 20 min. minimum in which Mrs. Becker talks about stuff). Thats when we'd be schome-ing it up. Maybe a little bit on Mondays at 10:25 to 11:05, but thats not much to do anything, so Wed. and Fri. would be it.

Thanks for that info - if you are 8 hours behind GMT (which I think you are) - then that would mean you will be active during school time from 4pm till 5.25pm (ish) on Weds and Friday and 6.25pm to 7.05pm on Mondays.

To what extent will you be able (allowed by school/have access) outside school time?
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Zzzzz Schomer January 16, 2008, 04:42:02 PM
        It might be safe to assume that the only time we would get in world would be during class at the afore mentioned times. Most of us are way too busy to stay after school ( I know I am), and it would be near impossible to coordinate everyone to get online at home, even if everyone could get the program.
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: johnny Schomer January 16, 2008, 05:12:54 PM
hello mr zzzzzzzzzz, welcome to SCHOME!
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: An¡mus January 16, 2008, 05:15:01 PM

It's strange all the fairly new people welcoming even newer people. Can't help feeling a sense of superiority, like we've escaped the system lol
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Kathy Schomer January 16, 2008, 05:56:36 PM
In this case newer people are welcoming older people, which is even stranger. :P
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: An¡mus January 16, 2008, 05:59:07 PM
The extreme would be a new person welcoming peter to schome! :P

*imagines his infuriated reaction*
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: PeterT January 16, 2008, 07:25:23 PM
        It might be safe to assume that the only time we would get in world would be during class at the afore mentioned times. Most of us are way too busy to stay after school ( I know I am), and it would be near impossible to coordinate everyone to get online at home, even if everyone could get the program.
Who said anything about coordination - most of the folk working on the project are doing so outside school and from home - we have a couple of groups (and I think it will be more soon) who are working as part of an organised group but still mostly after school (though I think this will change too). So - as far as the project is concerned - there is nothing to stop someone from logging in from home whenever it suits them.

We add info about when events are planned to the Schome Park Events page (http://schome.open.ac.uk/wikiworks/index.php/Schome_Park_Events) in the wiki so folk can see when stuff is likely to be happening (though of course folk come in at other times too).
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: PeterT January 16, 2008, 07:26:47 PM
The extreme would be a new person welcoming peter to schome! :P

*imagines his infuriated reaction*

Actually that would be rather nice - great that folk are feeling comfortable posting in here - we want more of that.  :)
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Fox Phlox January 16, 2008, 07:29:48 PM
        even if everyone could get the program.

Second Life is a free download from the Internet. It's not getting the software which tends to be the problem - it's having the hardware to run it. The specifications needed are listed here:
http://secondlife.com/corporate/sysreqs.php
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: An¡mus January 16, 2008, 07:30:18 PM
Hey PeterT, welcome to schome. Are you new to second life? Did you come as part of a group, or what interested you in schome?
Don't worry, I'm sure someone will be your buddy soon.
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Fox Phlox January 16, 2008, 07:31:18 PM
Those are my lines!  :o lol
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Achilles Schomer January 16, 2008, 07:40:34 PM
Hey PeterT, welcome to schome. Are you new to second life? Did you come as part of a group, or what interested you in schome?
Don't worry, I'm sure someone will be your buddy soon.

My long post alert is flashing on my desktop
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Achilles Schomer January 16, 2008, 07:49:28 PM
        even if everyone could get the program.

Second Life is a free download from the Internet. It's not getting the software which tends to be the problem - it's having the hardware to run it. The specifications needed are listed here:
http://secondlife.com/corporate/sysreqs.php

I have less than those requirements and it does work if your patient with it so its no worries if you don't have a comp that matches it, try getting it on then try it
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: PeterT January 16, 2008, 07:58:06 PM
Hey PeterT, welcome to schome. Are you new to second life? Did you come as part of a group, or what interested you in schome?
Don't worry, I'm sure someone will be your buddy soon.

Why thank you Faz - though I suspect we are ignoring Zzzzz whose intro message this is meant to be - sorry about that Zzzzed ...   ::) :-[
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Zzzzz Schomer January 17, 2008, 01:05:56 AM
No worries. By the way, Welcome to schome! I'll be your buddy if you still need one...^_^
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Yankee SParker January 17, 2008, 01:22:05 AM
Sorry to chime in here late but has the teacher with this group signed into the forum yet? I'd like to connect with him or her specifically!

Thanks,

Yankee
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Zzzzz Schomer January 17, 2008, 01:29:00 AM
Our teacher (she) has registered and gotten a name, but I forget what it is. If its important I can ask her about it Friday. What do you say?
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Yankee SParker January 17, 2008, 01:37:23 AM
Friday's fine. Please just have her IM me or post in this thread. Thanks, Z.
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Zzzzz Schomer January 17, 2008, 02:19:01 AM
        even if everyone could get the program.

Second Life is a free download from the Internet. It's not getting the software which tends to be the problem - it's having the hardware to run it. The specifications needed are listed here:
http://secondlife.com/corporate/sysreqs.php

Does Teen Second Life use a different program?
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Spiral Schomer January 17, 2008, 07:55:54 AM
Nope. Secondlife runs both the main grid and teen grid. Your avatar is recognised (either teen or adult) and you are sent to the apropriate grid once logged in.
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: Achilles Schomer January 17, 2008, 09:45:46 AM
It also knows your part of this project so will send you to the park straight away

its a closed project so you can't go to the remainder of the grid, just the two islands
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: An¡mus January 17, 2008, 04:24:47 PM
It also knows your part of this project so will send you to the park straight away

its a closed project so you can't go to the remainder of the grid, just the two islands

cough, yes.
: Re: Schome Park Highschool Project...
: XxDaisyLouxX Schomer January 17, 2008, 05:24:51 PM
Hi :D
I'm a bit late posting but welcome to schome ;) Z2  <--- had to be done :D

seeyou inworld soon I hope
Daise x