Harnessing the Power of Your“Second Life”for Professional DevelopmentMarie BoozCoordinator, Instructional TechnologyVirgin...
What is Second Life?MUVE  Multi-User Virtual Environment  Over 100 Virtual Worlds (Both 2D & 3D)Avatar  Self Representatio...
Why Second Life?
Why Second Life?
Why Second Life?              Free Basic Account
Why Second Life?                  Free Basic Account             Interoperable (PC, Mac, Linux)
Why Second Life?                     Free Basic Account             Interoperable (PC, Mac, Linux)                        ...
Why Second Life?                     Free Basic Account             Interoperable (PC, Mac, Linux)                        ...
Why Second Life?                     Free Basic Account             Interoperable (PC, Mac, Linux)                        ...
Why Second Life?                     Free Basic Account             Interoperable (PC, Mac, Linux)                        ...
“I don’t have time for my first life ~ why       do I need a Second Life?”
“I don’t have time for my first life ~ why       do I need a Second Life?”It’s is NOT a “second life!” It is a rich, reward...
Innovative Professional Development Virtual worlds have the potential of delivering effective and meaningful professional ...
Potential Obstacles  Access  Budget constraints  System requirements  Broadband connection  Learning curve
Getting Started in Second Lifewww.secondlife.comSecond Life Educators Program
ISTE in Second LifeVolunteer DocentsOrientations for NewcomersNetworking OpportuntiesGuest SpeakersWorkshopsSocial EventsS...
Professional Development Opportunities      in Second Life for Educators ISTE Island ~ Tuesday and Thursday Nights ISTE To...
Virginia Society for   Technology in Education(VSTE) whose vision is to be                               VSTE Island Siman...
VSTE Island Facilities
VSTE Island FacilitiesVSTE SL HeadquartersCommunity CenterMeeting PavilionSandboxTeacher Resource CenterJamestown Settlement
Virtual Jamestown on VSTE IslandJames Fort         Powhatan Village  Meeting House     Longhouses  Susan Constant    Scare...
Introducing Virginia’s Natural Bridge          on VSTE Island          December 2010
Professional Development    Opportunities on VSTE IslandGuest Speakers             Second Life Skills Kathy Schrock       ...
VSTE in SLMeeting every Monday night at 8PM EST (5PM SLT) ~We have been meeting every week for over two years!We have near...
VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation
VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation
VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation
VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation
VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation
VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation
VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation
VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation
VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation
VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation
VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation
VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation
VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation
VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation
VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation
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  • VSTE Conference 2010 SL for PD Presentation

    1. 1. Harnessing the Power of Your“Second Life”for Professional DevelopmentMarie BoozCoordinator, Instructional TechnologyVirginia Beach City Public SchoolsVSTE 2010 ConferenceMarie.Booz@VBSchools.com
    2. 2. What is Second Life?MUVE Multi-User Virtual Environment Over 100 Virtual Worlds (Both 2D & 3D)Avatar Self RepresentationRequires a Viewer Free Download
    3. 3. Why Second Life?
    4. 4. Why Second Life?
    5. 5. Why Second Life? Free Basic Account
    6. 6. Why Second Life? Free Basic Account Interoperable (PC, Mac, Linux)
    7. 7. Why Second Life? Free Basic Account Interoperable (PC, Mac, Linux) ISTE is Here! (International Society for Technology in Education)
    8. 8. Why Second Life? Free Basic Account Interoperable (PC, Mac, Linux) ISTE is Here! (International Society for Technology in Education) Over 6000 K-12 Educators
    9. 9. Why Second Life? Free Basic Account Interoperable (PC, Mac, Linux) ISTE is Here! (International Society for Technology in Education) Over 6000 K-12 Educators Over 200 Universities Worldwide
    10. 10. Why Second Life? Free Basic Account Interoperable (PC, Mac, Linux) ISTE is Here! (International Society for Technology in Education) Over 6000 K-12 Educators Over 200 Universities Worldwide Over 5000 Higher Ed
    11. 11. “I don’t have time for my first life ~ why do I need a Second Life?”
    12. 12. “I don’t have time for my first life ~ why do I need a Second Life?”It’s is NOT a “second life!” It is a rich, rewarding,entertaining, fun and professionally valid extension ofmy life, the only life I have to be a part of a creativeand challenging new realm. Scott Merrick
    13. 13. Innovative Professional Development Virtual worlds have the potential of delivering effective and meaningful professional development by providing educators with... Innovative ways to accomplish travel Flexible time Variety of modalities Engaging speakers Immersive technologies Relevant curriculum content Professional Learning Networks
    14. 14. Potential Obstacles Access Budget constraints System requirements Broadband connection Learning curve
    15. 15. Getting Started in Second Lifewww.secondlife.comSecond Life Educators Program
    16. 16. ISTE in Second LifeVolunteer DocentsOrientations for NewcomersNetworking OpportuntiesGuest SpeakersWorkshopsSocial EventsSIGMS and SIGVE
    17. 17. Professional Development Opportunities in Second Life for Educators ISTE Island ~ Tuesday and Thursday Nights ISTE Tours ~ Every Other Sunday VSTE Island ~ Every Monday Night Virtual Pioneers ~ Every Other Sunday Night Metanomics ~ Every Wednesday Afternoon Virtual Worlds Educational Roundtable ~ Every Tuesday Afternoon
    18. 18. Virginia Society for Technology in Education(VSTE) whose vision is to be VSTE Island Siman influence in technological innovation in education andbe recognized as an agent of change across theCommonwealth, recognizes that VSTE Island in Second Life is dedicated to promoting excellence in education through professional development endeavors for its membership base and thewider educator community in a multi-user virtual environment.
    19. 19. VSTE Island Facilities
    20. 20. VSTE Island FacilitiesVSTE SL HeadquartersCommunity CenterMeeting PavilionSandboxTeacher Resource CenterJamestown Settlement
    21. 21. Virtual Jamestown on VSTE IslandJames Fort Powhatan Village Meeting House Longhouses Susan Constant Scarecrow Discovery Eastern Woodlands Godspeed Dugout Canoes First Landing Drying Racks First Africans Meeting Circle Canons Deerskins Blacksmith Oyster Shells
    22. 22. Introducing Virginia’s Natural Bridge on VSTE Island December 2010
    23. 23. Professional Development Opportunities on VSTE IslandGuest Speakers Second Life Skills Kathy Schrock Getting Around Matt Monjan Building Virginia Trekkers Taking Photographs John Hendron Sim Tours Chris O’Neal Great Wall of China Henny Zimer DublinBook Discussions Mexico Understanding by Design Teaching/Instructional Blood on the River: Web 2.0 Tools Jamestown 1607 iPhone/iPad Apps
    24. 24. VSTE in SLMeeting every Monday night at 8PM EST (5PM SLT) ~We have been meeting every week for over two years!We have nearly 600 Second Life membersVSTE In Second Life Ning: http://vsteonline.ning.com/group/secondlifevstemembersResources: www.vstesl.wikispaces.comMeeting space available

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