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Educators Social Media in VWs and MMORPGs

Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Here's a list of educators and educators' organizations that tweet, blog, archive and curate education taking place in immersive 3D environments and games. This does feature many of the organizers of SITE CITY LIMITS, ARVEL SIG, and VWBPE. Blogerverse Sign Twitter @siteconf        SITE conference @bsuedtech   Boise State University EdTech @arvelsig        AERA  Special Interest Group @vwbpe… Read More

The Next 2 Weeks in the Twitterverse

Monday, June 13th, 2011
For Educators, DIYers, EduPunks, Leading and Bleeding Edge Teachers - the next two weeks on the twitterverse will be an all you can eat buffet! On June 15, the Games, Learning and Society  7.0 conference will kick off. Look for hashtags - #gls7  and #gbl. If you aren't already following them - you may want to follow two of our fave gbl ( game based learning) educators Marianne Malmstrom @knowcluekidd on twitter and John Carter Mc Knight SL: Kaseido Quandry @ john_carter on twitter.  Knowclue will be on a panel discussing Lego Universe… Read More

UnSymposium

Monday, March 14th, 2011
2011 Virtual Worlds UnSymposium November 4-6, 2011 Following up on the Virtual Worlds Graduate UnSymposium in 2010 (Schedule from last year VWGUS Calendar At a glance_Rev2 ) We will begin planning in June (after we all recover… Read More

Teach the Egyptian Revolution

Saturday, February 12th, 2011
Here's a compilation of some of the best the internet has to offer to students and teachers seeking a better understanding of the Egyptian Revolution. Teachers: feel free to use this in any way that helps you inform your students. Students: feel free to use this to inform your teachers! The Egyptian revolution was accomplished by a diverse movement of people from all walks of life. Christians, Muslims, and atheists in all countries might consider putting their differences aside and working together.  Imagine what we can accomplish when we share love and respect! Fight the forces of divide and rule. Read More

EduPunxer Counterpoint in L & L

Friday, December 3rd, 2010
A certain EduPunxer (Rurik) wrote the counterpoint in the Dec/Jan ISTE Leading & Learning with Technology.   Can your PLN replace your traditional PD?  Give it a read and do you agree? Read More

PLE and PLN focused Virtual Worlds Events – CFP Oct 8th

Friday, September 24th, 2010
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2010 Virtual Worlds Graduate UnSymposium CFP video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow1cTgqxn6Q The Virtual Worlds Graduate UnSymposium welcomes graduate presentations, sage on the stage presentations, facilitated discussions and non-traditional presentations. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): 1) Expertise and Knowledge sharing Across Worlds -What are you researching and what are you learning? How are you linking ideas and people?  2)  Capabilities and Possibilities - Tell us what is out there. What opportunities,… Read More

Where Good Ideas Come From

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
I’d like to see Conviviality Corners’  suggestion of  Where Good Ideas Come From?  TED Talk and raise him When Ideas Have Sex TED Talk. Read More

Second Life Group for PLENK2010

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
If you're participating or even just lurking - come lurk with us in Second Life.

A Second Life group - "PLENK2010 in SL"  hangs out together during the #PLENK2010 Elluminate session on Wednesday and Friday at 9 am SLT. We meet up at Conviviality Corner in Chilbo http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madhupak/24/43/65 during the session and afterwards.

If you're new to Second Life and want to try it out for PLENK2010 go to http://plenk2010insl.wikispaces.com/ for more information. Read More

Volunteer Meeting – Virtual Worlds Graduate UnSymposium

Monday, September 20th, 2010
The Virtual Worlds Graduate UnSymposium is holding a volunteer meeting on Sunday September 26th at 11 am SLT at Ralanora. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ralanora/83/207/39/  If you are interested in helping out please come - we need social media people, outreach, reviewers and people to facilitate during the event. If you can't make the meeting and would like to volunteer please go to the form at http://tiny.cc/50k2q The Virtual Worlds Graduate UnSymposium http://unsymposium.wirededucator.org/… Read More

EduBloggerCon Reflections

Sunday, June 27th, 2010
The EduBloggerCon 2010 Unconference gave EduPunxers almost a full day of being around people who "get it." Educators who actually believe new media literacy and critical thinking skills are vitally important for students, learners and people. You could say PLN and not have to define it. If you used tweet as a verb, no one snickered.   There were disagreements and the PC people definitely were in the minority. Ipads were the favorite accessory of most fashion forward participants. EduPunxers even offered up a session, "Do You Have an Avatar?" Not a highly attended session, but… Read More