Posts By Nancy Sharoff

  1. Meet the SL-Team!

    Check out the Second Life ™ Leadership Council! As we all know (well, I hope you know) there are real people behind those avatars that constitute the DEN in SL Leadership Council.  We were most fortunate to have been able to attend an LC Retreat in Boston a few weeks ago.  We spent our time […]

  2. Even Second Life is Involved in Earth Day

    If you have a chance, you might want to check out OneClimate Island which “…provides information about OneClimate.net, an organization which believes people need to be fully aware of the threat of climate change and work together to bring about a fair and sustainable world.” In fact, you might want to check out the following […]

  3. Save the Date March 25th

    Digital Age of Aquarius Join DEN and ISTE for a 60′s style sit-in courtesy of Kevinski Braveheart (Kevin Honeycutt in RL) explore the difference between a focus on firewalls versus teaching kids positive digital behaviors. With a combination of music and fun, we’ll seek to enlighten, not frighten about the issues of online safety. *Costumes […]

  4. Gentle Reminder – March 10th – Book Talk

    Mark your calendars!  This Wednesday, at 5 p.m. SLT (7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST) we’ll be meeting around the campfire at 2DP to further discuss Sir Robinson’s book, ‘The Element’.  In particular, our focus for the evening’s conversation will be how we can help facilitate our students’ finding their ‘element’. Come join us, dress […]

  5. Gentle Reminder – March 10th – Book Talk

    Mark your calendars!  This Wednesday, at 5 p.m. SLT (7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST) we’ll be meeting around the campfire at 2DP to further discuss Sir Robinson’s book, ‘The Element’.  In particular, our focus for the evening’s conversation will be how we can help facilitate our students’ finding their ‘element’. Come join us, dress […]

  6. It's a Wrap – Quest Atlantis

    On Wednesday, February 10, we had the pleasure of having Sholi Oh (Sarah Rolle, Director of Technology, The Elisabeth Morrow School – RL) present on Quest Atlantis. Looking for an alternative to Second Life that you can safely use with students?  Look no further!  Quest Atlantis is the location for you. Sholi did a FABULOUS […]

  7. Save the Date! February 10th

    This is going to be AWESOME!!!  Come into a virtual world to learn about a virtual world!  If you’re like me, you’ve heard about Quest Atlantis, but have not had an opportunity to explore it further (at least that’s my excuse!).  I am very excited to have Sholi Oh share her experiences about a free […]

  8. Second Life in the 'Fast' Lane

    I know that some of you have upgraded your computers so that your experiences in virtual worlds are enhanced.  (I know that was my ‘excuse’ when I decided to upgrade my laptop.)  I ‘needed’ more RAM, I ‘needed’ a better graphics card, I ‘needed’ those bells and whistles — well, maybe not the bells and […]

  9. Gentle Reminder – November 11th

    Did you do your homework?  Join us for part 2 of our discussion on Tony Wagner’s book, The Global Achievement Gap”.  Bring a notecard with your favorite PBL sims and sites and your imagination!  We’ll be doing a little building and exploring along with our discussing.. SLT TIME:  5 p.m. SLT ( 7 p.m. CST, […]

  10. Gentle Reminder – November 4th

    Please join us this Wednesday around the campfire as Telos String moderates a book discussion on the book mentioned by Scott McLeod during the August DEN Leadership webinar series — The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—And What We Can do About It by […]

  11. It's a Wrap

    I logged in at 7:47 p.m. (EST) and the next time I looked at my clock it was already 9 p.m. (EST)!!!  The time just flew as Knowclue Kidd shared her experiences in using machinima with her students.  The clips she shared were those in which her students played a central role. For those of […]

  12. Join Us Tomorrow!

    Yup, it’s Wednesday Workshop time at the DEN in SL. This week we are thrilled to have Knowclue Kidd (Marianne Malmstrom – RL) presenting, “Machinima and 21st Century Literacy”. Knowclue will share her experiences, thoughts and rationale about why we should be considering machinima as a serious tool for delivering 21st century skills & literacies. […]

  13. Get Ready for Our Upcoming Book Discussion

    Join us on November 4th and November 11th around the campfire at 2DP for a practical discussion of this powerful book, “The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—And What We Can do About It” by Tony Wagner. After the book discussion, the MD/VA Leadership […]

  14. Gentle Reminder – October 14th Workshop

    Join us this Wednesday as Clio Jacobus (Jennifer Dorman – RL) presents ‘Get Your ‘Og On!’. Blogs, Glogs and Vlogs – what the heck is an ‘og anyway?  Come join us as we get our ‘ogs on and learn about these simple applications. At the end of this session you’ll learn how you can plant […]

  15. Save the Date – October 7th

    Ooooooooh, this is exciting!  We’re taking a ‘field trip’ (hmmmmm….wonder if that’s what one calls it in Second Life?).  This Wednesday we will be visiting Shamblesguru Voom as he presents on ‘Networking, Data Mining, Surival Skill…and Other Ramblings’ (Subtitled:  ‘Personal Learning Networks and Second Life’).  Actually, let me rephrase that — according to Shamblesguru, this […]