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Next Tour Raymaker Field Studies Centre at Praxis

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This is the place will be visiting in our next tour in SL... Acoording to SL Destinations guide:
Your location: Raymaker Field Studies Centre at PraxisRegion: PraxisOffers residents the opportunity to learn more about geography, geomorphology, and the earth sciences by exploring the island and interacting with its exhibits. Highlights include the ability to walk directly inside a volcano, an earthquake simulator, and a climate change/reef health simulation.

ARVEL SIG in SL

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Wel, Serendipiting around.. Pio found a new community of practice that for sure it'll be helpful to her and many educators:  ARVEL SIG

In their Ning they invite educators to join them and they offer the following:

Come and visit us in Second Life. We have many exhibits archived in our cave system. (Locate the plot's map near our two assistant bots)

Check out the Virtual Reality Room where you can immerse yourselves in the landscape of projects such as Harvard's EcoMUVE and Virtual Assessment, both created in Unity3D. (hint: Welcome Tiki Hut).

Participate to the Spirit Cave's immersive presence exercise and fly back down to ARVEL on a parachute. (Entry near the waterfall).

Collaborate to the 3D mindmap on the concept of Presence at the Center for Social Presence. (Entry on the deck)


ARVEL SIG in SL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/CAVE/25/204/35

If you are interested in bringing your students and colleagues to ARVELSIG in SL, let us know (arvelsig173@gmail.com) so that we ca…

Machinima for Educators

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Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!
To get started go to:

The VWBPE Machinima playlist is located at http://tinyurl.com/4botfpg  with 2 additional playlist for Knowclue Kidd located at greek god page:  http://emsgreekgods.wikispaces.com and future school page:  http://tomorrowisland.wikispaces.com/Future+School

And now for winners and nominees…..

Best Educational Machinima
1st Place                SWIFT Virtual Genetics Lab                                          
Paul Rudman, Suzanne Lavelle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMMfHZUNpZY
2nd Place               Kansas to Cairo Project I                                               
Bernhard Drax
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GPcW2Q-b24
3rd Place               Muinji’j Becomes a Man Machinima                         
Marlene Brooks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5A1dL6WbBU

Best Production
1st Place                Muinji’j Becomes a Man Machinima
Marlene Brooks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5A1dL6WbBU
2nd Place               …

Machinima Resources

Find more videos like this on knowclue


Well, here Pionia intents to add all the resources she can find on her traveling and adventuring on this new quest of learning to make machinima for educators! She was amazed at the amount of cool resources and examples that passionate educaor.. machinima makers have shared.. mmm,, making her task easier.. well.. hope his help others educators to think of wonderful project and applications to their classes..

So, le's get started by sharing this post from the Machinima for Educators Blog:
Machinima Resources for Educators
Machinima Resouces for Educators at Knowclue


First Question: What's a machinima?

Machinima Fest at ISTE SIGVE

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The ISTE SIGVE is holding a Machinima Fest during their annual conference and looking for Machinima in the following categories:
1) Student Made
2) Educator Made
3) Organization Made
and the special challenge "So Many Worlds, So Little Times"
If you would like ISTE attendees to know more about your research, students or organization, please consider submitting your video. The Machinima Fest will be taking place on June 28th 530 - 7 pm EST. More info http://sigve.iste.wikispaces.net/Machinima+Fest+2011

The SIG Virtual Enivornments for ISTE is holding a Machinima Fest during their annual conference. They are looking for Machinima in the following categories:
1) Student Made
2) Educator Made
3) Organization Made
and the special challenge "So Many Worlds, So Little Times"

If you have a Machinima and you would like ISTE attendees to know more about your research, students or organization, please consider submitting your video.

More information here  http://sigve.iste.wi…

A visit to machu Pichu in Peru SL

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Well, on our Second visit to SL  we'll be visiting Machu Picchu in Second Life a proyect of Universidad San Martin de Porres (USMP). 

According to Wikipedia....
Machu Picchu (Quechua: Machu Pikchu[ˈmɑtʃu ˈpixtʃu], "Old Peak") is a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level.[1][2] It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World.
We'll meet at URBE EFL Center in SL at 2:00 pm (Venezuelan Time). 11:00 am. SLT  
Our Meeting Point: http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Mist/213/86/21

Watch this video from the USMP


Here you can see a Virtual Tour of the real life place in Peru. You can listen and read…