Mark Your Calendar – October Events

October is just around the corner, so here’s the listing for all that’s happenin’ at the DEN in SL this upcoming month.  So go mark your paper calendar, enter it in your phone, add it to your Google calendar, just make sure you come on in to the DEN in SL!

NOTE:  All times are 5 p.m. SLT (7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST) unless otherwise stated.

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October 1, 2008

WORKSHOP: Newbie 101

PRESENTER:  JessieMarie Flanagan

Do you have questions? Need help getting around in SL? Need some new hair or clothes?

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October 6, 2008 (THIS IS A MONDAY!!!)

WORKSHOP:  Book Talk: ‘Brain Rules’

PRESENTERS:  Beth Kohnke & Laelia Laval

This evening we will cover chapters 1 – 3.  Taken from the Brain Rules website (www.brainrules.net): “Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge?”  Join us as we explore in depth the concepts in each chapter and how we can change what we do in our schools and in our classes to enable our students to learn better. 

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October 8, 2008

WORKSHOP: The Virtual Pioneers- Exploring History Through Virtual Worlds

PRESENTER: Spiff Whitfield

Spiff Whitfield will begin a discussion of how his group The Virtual Pioneers is using Second Life as a collaboration and learning tool for Social Studies educators around the United States and beyond.  A brief introduction to the group and then a tour of some of a few trend setting historical sites will follow.

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October 13, 2008 (THIS IS A MONDAY!!!)

WORKSHOP:  Book Talk: ‘Brain Rules’

PRESENTERS:  Beth Kohnke & Laelia Laval

This evening we will cover chapters 4 – 6.   Taken from the Brain Rules website (www.brainrules.net): “Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge?”  Join us as we explore in depth the concepts in each chapter and how we can change what we do in our schools and in our classes to enable our students to learn better. 

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October 15, 2008

WORKSHOP:  OneNote for Teachers

PRESENTER:  Celestia Cazalet

OneNote has been around for awhile, but OneNote 2007 has lots of features that teachers can use. It’s a screen capture program, a research and organization tool, a drawing tool, a web-conferencing tool, and more. If you use Microsoft Office 2007, come see what this often neglected program can do for you.

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October 20, 2008 (THIS IS A MONDAY!!!)

WORKSHOP:  Book Talk: ‘Brain Rules’

PRESENTERS:  Beth Kohnke & Laelia Laval

This evening we will cover chapters 7 – 9.  Taken from the Brain Rules website (www.brainrules.net): “Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge?”  Join us as we explore in depth the concepts in each chapter and how we can change what we do in our schools and in our classes to enable our students to learn better. 

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October 22, 2008

WORKSHOP: Trivia

PRESENTER: Riptide Furse

Come and test your knowledge about murder, mayhem, & mystery!  Riptide will once again MC our popular Trivia Evening.  Come win some Lindens and perhaps a costume or two!

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

EVENT:  Halloween Party

Does the DEN in SL Halloween Party REALLY need a description?  Of course not!  If you attended last year, then you KNOW you want to be in-world for this one.  Come join us for an afternoon of dancing, gaming, and fun, fun, fun!!!

SLT TIME: 12 p.m. SLT (2 p.m. CST, 3 p.m. EST)

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October 27, 2008 (THIS IS A MONDAY!!!)

WORKSHOP:  Book Talk: ‘Brain Rules’

PRESENTERS:  Beth Kohnke & Laelia Laval

This evening we will cover chapters 10 – 12.   Taken from the Brain Rules website (www.brainrules.net): “Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge?”  Join us as we explore in depth the concepts in each chapter and how we can change what we do in our schools and in our classes to enable our students to learn better. 

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October 29, 2008

WORKSHOP: Newbie 102

So you feel comfortable communicating using chat and voice, you know how to teleport to various locations in-world, you’ve even learned how to open a box filled with your purchases, but now what?  Want to get to that next level of comfort?  Join us for an evening where you’ll learn how to ‘tweak’ your menus and master some of the tools to make your SL experience all that more enjoyable!

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