Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Best Practices Conference Archive is live!

My presentation was "streamed" from the Best Practices Conference last week. I specifically chose not to utilize the voice function, since, for most of us, that would not be available on other occasions. Here is a direct link to my presentation: http://slcn.tv/bpe-kathy-dryburgh

A conference committee member conducted a "play-by-play" voiceover of my presentation in the video, and, although it was a bit rocky in some places since she did not have the script ahead of time (mine went smoothly in SL!), I think it came out fine. It is interesting to see how slowly the slides came into focus on the video, since, in Second Life, on my computer, they were appearing in focus right away.

This was a learning experience for all of us, and we all learned a lot, so I feel it was truly worth all of the effort. Thanks again to the hard-working conference team who put it all together!

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Kathy Dryburgh's Guide to SL for Educators

Sites presented at the
Second Life Best Practices
in Education Conference
on May 25, 2007.

Flickr slide show of slides in the presentation.

Flickr "photos" during the presentation.

Second Life Cable Network archive of presentation.

Sites to Support Teaching and Learning


Genome Island

Solar Eclipse Planetarium

Second Life Library

Second Life Medical Library

International Spaceflight Museum

Global Kids

Literature Alive

Commonspace for Progressive Organizations

Sites to Suport Professional Development


Terra Incognita

Elven Institute

NMC Campus

Angel Learning Isle

CATER (member of C.A.V.E.)

Carl F. Spackler Hall (member of C.A.V.E.)

Discovery Educator Network

ISTE Emerging Technologies Task Force (member of C.A.V.E.)

Math Playground

Podcast Central


Meg Writer

Lighthouse Learning Island

Please add any other SLURLs you find interesting and how they can support teaching, learning, or professional development!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Update on conference presentation location

I will not be presenting my session on Eduisland II. Current info is below.

Second Life Best Practices in Education Conference
May 25, 2007

Title: Kathy Dryburgh's Guide to Second Life for K-12 Educators
Time: 7am SLT
Location: Hyperstring Conference Center

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Presenting in Second Life

I have been accepted to present at the Second Life Best Practices in Education Conference to be held in-world on May 25th.

My presentation is entitled "Kathy Dryburgh's Guide to Second Life for K-12 Educators" and will be presented at 7am SLT at Hyperstring's Conference Center. Directly after the presentation, the links to the sites covered will be available on this blog.

The presentation schedule for the entire event may be found here. Please register for the conference if you are planning to attend and hope to see you there!


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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Second Life Update

Well, Kathy Dryburgh has been busy in Second Life. Kathy's Kaffeeklatsch, the professional development area, is complete and plans are underway for some upcoming sessions.

I have also purchased some plots of land on the island, Montbard, and have put up a vacation home. Decorating and figuring out how to build things has been fun! I am trying to get a geodesic dome put up, since I live in one in real life, but have not quite made that work yet.

Thanks to all the K-12 educators who have joined SL and have said hello. I have created a group just for you! Directions are below for joining the group. There is a cool t-shirt available at the Kaffeeklatsch if you are interested. I am using the group to send out messages of interest to the K-12 crowd about professional development opportunities being held in SL dealing with areas of interest to us.

To join the K-12 Educators group:

Click on the SEARCH button at the bottom of the screen and choose the GROUPS tab. Type “K-12 Educators” in the search box and look down the list until you see that specific title. Click on the group to open the description and choose join by choosing the JOIN button which is found directly under the picture of the school crossing sign. You can then right-click on your avatar, choose groups, choose K-12 Educators, and choose ACTIVATE. That will put the group name over your head.

Try it, and, if you cannot do it, send me your avatar name and I will send you an invite!

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