Showing posts from October, 2009

Language and Literature in the English Language Classroom

Pionia was invited to attend the first monthly event for teachers and students on the British Council Isle in the main grid of Second Life. There she attended a seminar: the Language and Literature in the English Language Classroom   at the British Council Isle   Small Events Stage, British Council Isle (184, 229, 27)

Of course she didn't go by herself she invited her friend Era Lorber a roleplayer from Avilion and was glad to find there her dear friend, Cyber Placebo. She made new friends, too... Artemisa Pessoa, Golondrina Bracken, Nic Streusel and Creed Juran

The session was really nice. She got the chance to meet (London Inventor) Francesca Beard, who's one of the UK's leading performance poets. You can find some of her work at the BritLit site, they supports a major piece of her performance poetry. The materials there have been designed to support a series of workshops and performances of ‘Chinese Whispers'.

According to the BriLit site

"The performance is chall…

ISTE 2010

Last year, Pionia registered to the NECC Ning for ISTE’s conference. Out of curiosity, but this year as they are getting ready for ISTE 2010 conference. She's planning to participate fully in SL. Visiting their new ning, She found out that the ISTE 2010 Conference Ning Network, is where educators interested in educational technology connect to other conference attendees whether they attend physically or virtually to extend the conversations happening at the conference.There she also found this interesting video.

Where she learned about the journey of several educators working and learning in Second Life. Together with Kittygloom Cassady as a host, she could have and idea on how ISTE Island creates a powerful educator network and supports this ongoing collaboration within Second LIfe.

In the ning people participating will have the chance of:
Document and share their conference experience by posting videos and photos Interact with other members Create their own profile and find like-m…

Climate Change in SL

Pionia found this interesting post on educational uses of second life, She thought it will be a good idea to share it. Since we now participate in environmental issues and we are promoting green thinking.
OneClimate is an initiative of OneWorld UK, a not-for-profit organization who aim ‘to leverage media innovatively for a fair and sustainable world’. As part of their campaign, they have used a number of social networking tools to create a platform for education and discussion about climate change - including creating a presence in Second Life - OneClimate Island (SLurl).

OneClimate Island provides a space where visitors can meet others interested in climate change and environment issues from around the world, as well as engage in a number of educational tools and resources. The main parts of the island are:
The Eco-Village, with exhibitions and simulations of low-carbon livingThe Transport Cafe - which provides information on lower carbon emissionsRenewable Energy - the facts and the d…

The second LAN party for The K12Online Live Events

The K-12 Online Conference invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. This FREE conference is run by volunteers and open to everyone.

This year’s conference begins with a pre-conference keynote the week of November 30, 2009. The following two weeks, December 7-11 and December 14-17, forty presentations will be posted online to the conference blog (this website) for participants to download and view. Live Events in the form of three “Fireside Chats” and a culminating “When Night Falls” event will be announced.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in both live events during the conference as well as asynchronous conversations.

The K12Online Live Events Committee has announced the date for the second live event of the 2009 K12Online conference. The second LAN party will be held October 20, 2009 from 6:00pm to 8pm. Presentations from past conferences will be shown at EdtechT…