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Interested in Teaching with Sim-on-a-Stick? Start here!

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If you're interested in teaching with SoaS, the best place to start is this page: An Introduction to Sim-on-a-Stick
After that, you might want to take at look at Teaching with SoaS Frequently Asked Questions.
If you're a librarian, Using SoaS to Create Portable Virtual Libraries might interest you as well.
Also, if you have questions about these topics, please consider joining Teaching with SoaS group on Facebook.

Flash Fiction Center: a Free OAR to use with SoaS

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Flash Fiction Center is an OpenSimulator Archive (OAR file) for educators interested in teaching creative writing online using virtual worlds.

The environment is designed to help students learn about flash fiction and to motivate them to write this type of concise story.

On this region, students will find information about flash fiction, micro-fiction, drabble, nano-fiction, along with writing tasks and working laptops connected to the Internet - in this case to wordcounter.net. Students will also be able to add their stories to ‘story boxes’ placed near each writing task panel. Teachers can later add those stories to the 'writing task libraries'.

Free Full Avatar Kits
Because entering a virtual world will probably be a new experience for some students, free full avatar kits (for male and female) are provided at the center.

Here's a video made at Flash Fiction Center running on Sim-on-a-Stick:



Find out more about this project here.

Flash Fiction Center OAR file is licensed …

OAR and IAR files: what is the difference?

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OAR and IAR files are very useful but they can be a bit confusing at first.


OpenSimulator Archive (OAR) The OpenSimulator Archive (OAR) function has existed since OpenSimulator 0.5.9. The facility does a similar job to load-xml2/save-xml2 in that it saves prims so that they can be later reloaded. However, OpenSimulator archives (OAR) go a step further in that they can save all the necessary asset data so that you may fully restore the terrain, region parcel data, the textures of objects and their inventories when loaded onto a completely different system using a different asset database. Source: OpenSimulator.org
OpenSimulator Inventory Archives (IARs) OpenSimulator Inventory Archives (IARs) are a means by which inventory folders and items can be saved offline to a single file (an IAR). This file can then be loaded into a different OpenSimulator installation. Like OpenSim Archives, IARs save all the necessary asset data required to fully restore the items including textures, sounds, s…