1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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, […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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. […]

  8. Gentle Reminder: Newbie Session

    Do you wonder how you can keep your avatar from slumping over mid-conversation (not polite) or use your camera tool to view what’s on the second floor without going actually going up there? Do you know how close someone needs to be to hear “chat” conversation? Or when to “whisper” or “shout”? Do you want […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. Save the Date – September 30th

    Join us this Wednesday as Smellslike Magic (Mike Bryant – RL) presents ‘Power to the Students:  Student Access for Discovery Education Streaming’.   Join us to learn all about Student Access to Discovery Education’s services.  We’ll dive into the Classroom Manager and Student; showcasing the many ways you can easily assign Discovery resources to your students. […]

  13. Looking Ahead

    Because of the Discovery Streamathon the DEN in Second Life is taking a break from weekly workshops tonight.  But don’t go far, because the next few weeks are jam packed with a variety of events:  Sept. 30 – Get up to speed on Student Access to Discovery Education services with Smellslike Magic (RL Mike Bryant) […]

  14. Save the Date – September 30th

    Join us on Wednesday, September 30th as Smellslike Magic (aka Mike Bryant – RL) presents, ‘Power to the Students: Student Access for Discovery Education Streaming’. Join us to learn all about Student Access to Discovery Education’s services. We’ll dive into the Classroom Manager and Student; showcasing the many ways you can easily assign Discovery resources […]

  15. It's a Wrap – Creative Online Projects for PreK – 6th Classrooms

          Macsmom Alcott (Jennifer Wagner – RL) of www.jenuinetech.com presented on creative online projects for the PreK-6th classroom.        Why does Macsmom do projects (and why should you consider doing online projects)? 1.    Creativity – projects breath new life into lessons 2.    Collaboration – let’s face it, we all work better when we work […]

  16. It's a Wrap! Campfire Chat

    Several educators gathered around the DEN in SL campfire to just chat and share tonight. We even roasted virtual marshmellos!  There were questions about copyright, discussions about how to handle keeping the computers clean from germs. Of course there was some venting on budget cuts, not enough time, how to help teachers take risks. We […]