Second Life Learning Opportunities

by jzcolby (from Julia Zangl Colby's excellent blog - Technology in the Education Area)

Barnstable Public Schools and Plymouth Public Schools will be offering Second Life learning opportunities. Beth Knittle (SL: Beth Kohnke) and myself (SL: JuliaAnn Mills) will be your hosts. If you are an educator and you wish to join us, meet us at the Lighthouse Learning Island Teleport hub, near the calendar at the Lighthouse. Please IM Beth Kohnke or JuliaAnn Mills in Second Life if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Getting around in Second Life
In this session we will tour various educational venues, as well as, some places of interest. We will learn how to make landmarks so you can easily return for further exploration. We will teleport, use the map, and search tools to help us get around in SL.
Friday November 16 at 7:00 P.M. Eastern time (4:00 P.M. Second Life time)
Repeat on Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 P.M. Eastern time (4:00 P.M. Second Life time)
Organization is Everything
You will quickly find that your inventory can become very unorganized and it can slow you down. In this hands on learning session we will help you clean out and organize your inventory. We will learn to make folders and rename items for easy retrieval.
Friday November 30 at 7:00 P.M. Eastern time (4:00 P.M. Second Life time)
Repeat on Saturday December 1 at 7:00 P.M. Eastern time (4:00 P.M. Second Life time)
Presenting in SL
We are members of a global network of educators and it is time we begin to share our expertise and experiences with others. In this learning experience we will look at the basics of how to present in SL and some of the options and tools to aid in presenting. We will also discuss how to find a venue to host a presentation and ways to advertise.
Friday December 14 at 7:00 P.M. Eastern time (4:00 P.M. Second Life time)
Repeat on Saturday December 15 at 7:00 P.M. Eastern time (4:00 P.M. Second Life time)

Peggy Sheehy's Blog on Educational Applications of Second Life: http://www.storyofmysecondlife.com/?p=125

Virtual Pioneers
by: Lynn Reedy (Lyndsay Rhiano SL)

Ning site: http://virtualpioneers.ning.com/
The Virtual Pioneers is a group of teachers that meet, collaborate, share ideas, and tour social studies themed sims to develop their professional development to enhance education. They meet every other week in SL and visit various historical sites on SL. Spiff Whitfield presented on ISTE Island about the various places they visit
Recommended places such as:
Chatuex Versaille
Antiquity Texas
Olana History Museum
Alhambra, Spain
Holocaust Museum
Land of Lincoln
Virtual Harlem
Replica Plymouth
Capital Hill North
SL Register of Historical Places http://nmsua.edu/tiopete/sl-register-of-historic-places/
Virtual Pioneers Teacher Tube Video http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=b8bbe0dd72f9a2fd9b47