An interesting approach to education from a teacher involved in a portal I work on - Linda Giannini, a teacher, educational researcher and scholar, explains her work with 3-5 year old children, using virtual worlds. The work as it involves children interacting in tri-dimensional chatspaces with adults, who are willing to "virtually" create – with 3D constructions – the children’s desires.
Kids and Virtual Worlds - full article
Science education portal: www.xplora.org.
Download a paper that Karl Sarnow and I wrote about Xplora here.