2017 EDU: Educator commons, freebies, and educators in virtual worlds.

Educator commons, freebies, and the educator network in virtual worldsThe Metaverse Tour visited Educator Commons on a recent Saturday.  Educator Commons is intended to support the faculty using OpenSim educational simulations. “My idea for the Educator Commons shop is to focus the educator community on how to build vibrant digital learning centers complete with case study simulations, interactive displays, interactive lecture filming sets, voice-enabled discussion spaces” –Kay McLennanThe Educator Commons buildingEducator CommonsSupporting the faculty using OpenSim educational simulationsKay McLennan, a professor of practice at Tulane University.Go thereHypergrid address:hg.osgrid.org:80:Wright PlazaPut the HG address in the Find bar of the world map, Click Find, TPIn Osgrid, use Firestorm hop:hop://hg.osgrid.org:80/Wright Plaza/211/39/21 Put the hop in the address bar of Firestorm, enterMetaverse ToursMeets Saturdays at 1 pm California timeStart at Kitely Welcome CenterHG address:  grid.kitely.com:8002:Kitely Welcome CenterMetaverse Tours (Google community)*******************************************************************(More after the break, scroll down!)********************************************************************** Metaverse events, current and upcomingNext WIP showNext WIP show: Sun. March 26, Noon SLT Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TPgrid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22Singer Girl built a web-world.Infinite Metaverse Alliance, organization for the metaverse.Want to try Halcyon?  Infinite Metaverse Alliance test grid IMA on G+Cybalounge updated: now with voice!Javascript for beginnersLearn Javascript for programmersOSCC presentation videos availableCRASH! Site, the musical under development by people like usMal Burns: Inworld ReviewTry a browser-based virtual worldSelby’s daily news collection:  Virtual worlds are real   Virtual Outworlding news collection Events on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsEntertainment on the HypergridHYPERGRID EVENTSDestination guide: OpenSimWorldOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESVirtual world G+ communities:  Communities virtual worlds G+MOSES software developmentIn a virtual world, your deodorant never fails.***********************************************************Google+ comunities for educationBooks for EDUCATIONAL learningEducation Community to discuss educationEducation A communication hub for teachers, students, and parentsEducator Commons Supporting faculty using OpenSim educational simulations…Educators on G+: Education, Edtech, K-12, Higher Ed, Teaching, and LearningVirtual EducatorsVirtual Worlds Teacher NetworkVWER (Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable)CVL – Community Virtual Library in SL  (Libraries are also educators)Seanchai LibrariesVirtual Worlds Best Practices in Education FriendsRelatedArticles for educators in this blogEducation in Virtual Worlds. Summary  Educator commons, freebies, and educators in virtual worldsSome things virtual worlds offer for learning–Click image to enlarge–Utility scripts—–Listed below1.    Land – Where to Find Free Land (open web page to list)2.    Land – How to Host Your Own Grid (open web page to article)3.    Land – List of Hosting Service Providers (open web page to directory)4.    Facilities/Buildings – Universal Campus (open web page to downloads)5.    Facilities/Buildings – OpenVCE Campus Buildings (open web page to downloads)6.    Facilities/Buildings – iZone iRoom (take copy of building)7.    Facilities/Buildings – Modified OpenVCE Building (take copy of building)8.    Facilities/Buildings – MOSES OAR Files (open web page to downloads)9.    Terrains – Prefab and DIY (note card with instructions)10.  Facilities/Buildings/Terrains/Landscaping – OniKenkon Creations (open web page to directory of available assets)11.    Landscaping – Sample List of Available Assets (note card with landmarks and links)Showcase of learning sites–To Educators – please feel free to suggest an educator showcase (college-level or K-12) hypergrid destination (in a note card with the name of the destination and hypergrid address) in the mail box in front of the Educator Commons shop (located on Wrights Plaza island @ 211,37,21). SciEthics InteractiveWebsiteThe second simulation in the SciEthics Interactive project, Rainforest Research Island, is focused on preservation of a rainforest habitat.  Students analyze trees for carbon storage using allometric equations, explore this island, and produce a final report.  They experience a variety of environmental issues, an indigenous population, and financial concerns.Showcasing: TransGen Island–Universities and art galleriesArtlandia on DIgiworlds. Spiral Silverstar, Gracie Kendal, Alpha Auer, Freewee LingShowcasing: Ball State UniversityWhy an OpenSimulator Virtual Campus? REDgrid, of Ball State UniversityScience reports and advocacy. Ball State University honors projects**********************************************************************************News and NotesThe Hypergrid WIP ShowThe Hypergrid WIP is a one hour “show & tell” of works in progress or recently completed. Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, promotion, entertainment– whatever you are working on.Selby will be doing test video capture of presentations in voice.  These may be posted on YouTube.-Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog and elsewhere.Next WIP showNext WIP show: Sun. March 26, Noon SLT Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TPgrid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.world.narasnook.com:8900Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click Find. TPAt Narasnook, use World Map to search for PandoraPrevious Articles from the WIP show Glimpses of Hypergrid Work-in-Progress (WIP) showWIP Show: How to with NPC, Nara Malone. Storytelling of the futureWIP on Cookie II, Kitely, 9/20 Dolls, Discos, and DiscussionWIP August 23, A conversation about being creativeThe WIP show, 7/18/2015: Virtual mobile art by Lucy AfarensisWIP Show at Hobo Sandbox on Cookie II, KitelyWIP Show, works in progress on the Hypergrid June 3, 2015Hypergrid WIP meeting. The creatives of the hypergrid************************************Entertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ community   HYPERGRID EVENTS   Hypergrid DestinationsHypergrid-related articles in this blogHG links– depending on your interests Use your head! They always tell you that. They never tell you howAbout  educationAbout artDinosaurSailing in virtual worldsAbout VideosSights of the virtual worldsPeople of the virtual worldsAbout business  The incomplete works of Ann Tree PrenyourOutworldz One-Click Hypergrid  (Install your own HG)Binder’s OSWorlds Stats and Status (past week)Google Calendar tutorial (Used for notices of HG events)Hypergrid Tour 2016-01– 167 virtual worldsSign of the KiteEvents on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsCommunities in the virtual worldsArcadia Asylum All Around   G+ community: Hypergrid SafariG+ community: Metaverse ToursOpensimworld. Destination guide for the HypergridBest metaverse communities Radio in the virtual worldsOpenSimWorkingRadioStreams (OSWRS). Invited article by shawnkmaloneyAviation radio: Music to fly by. And to promote your aviation event.Radio for your place – Radio for the metaverse. Anyone for podcasts?Metaverse beginner helpNMA entry path How to Enter Kitely Virtual WorldsMetaverse 101 Info + Tutorials for getting started in OpensimFr43k Paine/Dealing With GriefersA Dimension BeyondVirtual Outworlding Table of Contents. SummaryNewcomer help in virtual worldsVirtual worlds are about people. Communities, communication, shared

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