Global Kids continues to contribute to the MacArthur Foundation blog spotlighting Digital Media & Learning.
This time we had the teens weigh in about their thoughts on the Virtual Summer Camp, then opened it up for discussion:
"When you think of summer camp what images come to mind? Perhaps getting outdoors, leaving one’s home, physical challenges, and bugs? Well, for participants in last summer Camp Global Kids program, in the teen grid of Second Life, they might respond: flying on floating platforms, watching hippos fall from the sky, and taking action on world issues."
The conversation can be followed below and also viewed on the MacArthur blog - here.
Youth Discussion #2: Teens Reflect on Virtual Summer Camp
The summer program took 15 teens, plus two teen interns, through an intensive experience three hours a day, five days a week, for four weeks. Details of this unique program, funded by the MacArthur Foundation, can be found in this short video presentation or in this just-released 12-page comic book (based on photos and chat logs from the program).