Dialogue, Data, Direction – Second Life The Discovery Educator Network and ISTE in SL are trying to figure out how to revitalize Second Life for education. Please help us decide on a direction. The results of this data will be discussed at an ISTE/DEN SL Event on Thursday, January 28th from 6 p.m. -7 p.m.
This week’s Wednesday Workshop will focus on Gender Equity: Recruitment and Retention of Girls in STEM and will be presented by Celestia Cazalet (Elaine Plybon RL). Enrollment of girls in higher level science, technology, engineering, and math programs is traditionally much lower than that of boys. Is there something we, as teachers, can do to turn
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
Want to know how to create signs for your SL organization? Do you want to deck your virtual halls with some holiday wreaths? Do you know what an alpha texture is? (The correct answers are: Yes, Yes, and “The one before Beta?”). Or are you new, unsure, and just want to feel more at ease
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,
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
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
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.
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
Just to let everyone know, the workshop scheduled for this Wednesday, October 14th will be canceled. Something about, ‘Planes, Trains, and Automobiles’…..LOL Actually, due to last minute travel changes, our presenter will (hopefully) be airborne at the time of the workshop.