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What is Second Life?

What is Second Life?
Exploring and Discovery Travel with friends to thousands of beautiful and exciting places — all created by the Second Life community. Join Now Filled with Friends Millions of people have already joined Second Life. Chat for free using voice or text with folks from around the world who share your passions and interests. Self-Expression Dress up and design a new 3D you. Endless Fun Every day there are thousands of new experiences and events created by the Second Life community. Artistic Bliss Discover your artistic t a lents and share them instantly with friends.

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Second Life is a 3D world site where you and your students can create a virtual community in which you will be able to talk and interact. I have used this site as a student and it is an useful tool because I don't need to be in the classroom if I want to learn, I can just be online and have a virtual life and at the same time I'm interacting with my peers and others if it's needed because you can also restrict your community to be used only by students. This website is for middle school, high school and college students and it can be used to teach any topic. by sindy11 Sep 29

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