Tonight on VSTE Island http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VSTE%20Island/67/46/24 we will share things we learned at the conference this past week with folks who were unable to attend. Please come share about the sessions you attended if you are a Second Lifer.
We meet at 8 PM EST (which is 5 PM SLT) on VSTE Island.
Added by Kim Harrison on December 10, 2012 at 6:17pm —
There are several exciting meetings in VSTE's virtual world coming up this fall. We meet at 8 Eastern time (5 PM Second Life Time/Pacific Time). The bowling alleys remain on the island from this week's meeting. Come play anytime. It's surprising how fun bowling is in a virtual world. I scored a 198! Unheard of in my first life!
Monday, October 1st, Emilia Cornwall will share her Second Life shopping secrets. She always looks cute and professional at the same time and she finds… Continue
Added by Kim Harrison on September 25, 2012 at 10:12pm —
Monday, September 17th at 8:00 PM Virginia time (5:00 PM Second Life time)…
Added by Kim Harrison on September 13, 2012 at 4:59pm —
Once again there will be a Second Life presence at the VSTE Conference in December. This will be year four of VSTE Island. We plan to share at the digital sandbox on Monday to show what VSTE Island is and how we use it for networking and professional development. Then Tuesday morning we will assist anyone who wants to try it. We'll set up shop, so to speak, for a couple of hours and help you create an avatar, join the VSTE group in SL, find the island and learn the basics.…
Added by Kim Harrison on July 14, 2012 at 9:37pm —
If you have attended a Second Life session or visited the playground we thank you. They are still some sessions tomorrow. We'd love for VSTE Island to be over-flowing with new avatars from the VSTE conference.
Join the Second Life group here on the ning. Contact one of us to let us know you are starting up and well create a new users group in SL to help you.
Added by Kim Harrison on December 5, 2011 at 6:01pm —
The problem with computer skills workshops is that they tend to be either for newbys or experts and those poor souls, virtual or real in the middle get left out. Not any more! This workshop is intended for those who know the very very basic operation of Adobe’s Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. For you....just a smidgeon of added simple skills can allow you to do some really cool things in SL, or even to solve those pesky issues like correcting for photos taken at an angle, or creating… Continue
Added by Kim Harrison on May 19, 2011 at 6:53am —
Join us Monday night, May 2nd at 5 PM Second Life Time (8 PM EDT) for Open Mic Night. Bring an idea you want to share, recite a poem, sing a song, discuss an issue, or come to listen. We hope to start some discussions, networking, or maybe come up with some ideas for future VSTE meetings. What's your favorite Web… Continue
Added by Kim Harrison on April 30, 2011 at 3:23pm —
Several VSTE members sought out the Second Life gang during our conference and expressed interest. It was a shame we couldn't show you very much without a robust Internet connection, but we still managed to meet you and find that there are administrators, teachers and ITRTs out there who want to know more about… Continue
Added by Kim Harrison on December 11, 2010 at 12:52pm —
Monday, November 15th at 8 PM EST, 5 PM Second Life Time, we will present Glogster
as a tool for education. Jim Dachos, Glogster
EDU Education Manager, is joining Second Life in order to participate! We will share what Glogster
EDU is and how to begin for novices, talk about what we have learned using Glogster
in one elementary school, and look at several examples sent to us by teachers across the… Continue
Added by Kim Harrison on November 7, 2010 at 2:55pm —
The stage is set. We decorated two "haunted" houses this week. VSTE members came and added bits all week. They are both full of spooky surprises. We'd love to have you all come and vote for your favorite! Take a break from your fright, pull up a hay bale, and sit with friends to listen or dance to one of Second Life's most popular live musicians, Joaquin Gustav, singing and playing his guitar.
Don't miss it! Monday at 8 PM Eastern Daylight Time.…
Added by Kim Harrison on October 24, 2010 at 12:37pm —
What do a Director of Small Business Development Center and Accounting Instructor, an Educator with the OSU system and teacher of social media for the Oregon Community College system, and
an Instructional Designer and Student Success Coordinator of Online
Learning at Front Range Community College in Colorado have in common?
They will all be presenting and facilitating a discussion of Mobile Apps
in Education on VSTE Island Monday, September 20 at 8 PM Eastern
Added by Kim Harrison on September 19, 2010 at 11:22am —
Boy, we have had fun and learned a lot! This is VSTE Island's one year celebration (Monday, Feb. 22 @9 PM EST) and we want YOU to be there. Many of you share VSTE Island's birthday because you came to the VSTE face to face conference in Virginia Beach and gave Second Life a try. Come back and celebrate with us. There will be fireworks!
Check out our calendar of events and think about making some of the meetings!… Continue
Added by Kim Harrison on February 20, 2010 at 10:01am —
Three more days until the face to face VSTE Conference, Pioneers Shaping the Future! We hope you will be there, but there will be several opportunities to connect with us from Second Life, even if you aren't. The first is Monday night. Our usual VSTE Island meeting will begin 30 minutes later, at 5:30 PM SLT. Tha'ts 8:30 PM Eastern Standard Time. We will become pioneers and visit a role play sim!
Meet us at the VSTE Pavilion… Continue
Added by Kim Harrison on November 27, 2009 at 9:53am —
Second Life Pioneering New Frontiers
Monday Night, November 30th, 8:00-9:00 PM
The VSTE Team will take you into a Pioneer Role Playing Sim where you may be an in-world observer, or participate in role play. We will be met by native American, frontier animals, and pioneer avatars who will stay in character as we explore Montana, Dakota, Utah, Colorado and Kansas Territories, Texas and Arizona in the 1860s and more. We will begin on VSTE Island with a little instruction about… Continue
Added by Kim Harrison on November 12, 2009 at 9:07am —
If you are new to Web 2.0 tools you might find this helpful. I attended Gail Lovely's Ten Ten Web Tools for Younger Learners. She was focused on K2 and used tools that work with non-readers. Of course they can also be used with older students. http://glovely09.wetpaint.com/page/TopTen+for+Young+Learners
In addition to sharing mandatory sessions and information about new software and hardware… Continue
Added by Kim Harrison on July 13, 2009 at 10:57am —
We will begin discussing Understanding by Design
, by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, on June 22, at 8 PM EDT, on VSTE Island in Second Life
. The plan is to read three chapters at a time and meet the fourth Monday of the summer months to share our impressions. Our own Karen Richardson
will facilitate the talks. Get… Continue
Added by Kim Harrison on June 12, 2009 at 9:11am —
VSTE Island in Second Life will host the Virtual Pioneers this week at the VP regular Sunday evening time. This will also be our weekly meeting. Come gather with us at Lighthouse Learning Island at 5 PM Second Life Time (8 PM EDT). We will teleport to VSTE Island soon after for a brief presentation in the Pavilion. Those of you familiar with the island can explore with our VP guests making sure they don't miss any of the exciting history or built in interactivity.
There will be no… Continue
Added by Kim Harrison on March 26, 2009 at 4:35pm —