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Connected Hour, Connected Kids

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On December 11 at 9 PM EST ISTE SIGVE in partnership with G.A.M.E. (Gamers Advancing Meaningful Education) will host a Connected Hour using Google Hangout, Second LIfe, Youtube, and an array a kid friendly games.  The December Connected Hour is … Continue reading

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EduBlogger Nominations

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Edublogs annually recognizes social media that promotes and demonstrates value to educators.  It’s great to see when the list comes out as there is always something new and useful.  My nominations focus on the use of 3D immersive environments and … Continue reading

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It’s About Time and Space

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When teachers are asked “What is your biggest challenge?” A common response is TIME; Time to learn new strategies, time to plan, time to make improvements, time to have meaningful collaboration with colleagues, time to practice new learning, time to just … Continue reading

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The Online Educator

Teaching in virtual spaces has become more than publishing information for learners to read and respond to.  Thankfully, technology advances have made virtual spaces more creative, engaging, and interactive for teachers and learners.  Today, there are no tested standards for … Continue reading

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A Virtual World Educator Badge

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Badges are a hot topic in education these days.    Edutopia has a list of badges you can self-select or apply for,  Mozilla’s Open Badge Project provides an infrastructure (still in Beta), including code, for the designing, earning and issuing of … Continue reading

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New School Year in 2 Worlds for Middle School Art Students

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Monday was a hurricane day so I got to spend it visiting a colleague who teaches in another state devoid of hurricanes.  Norma Underwood  invited me to meet her first hour class on Art Island in Jokaydia Grid, the class … Continue reading

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A Connected Educators Hour Inworld

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In celebration of Connected Educator’s Month, SIGVE is hosting a Connected hour with some of the most innovative educators around.  On August 21 at 9PM EST a tour covering 6 virtual destinations will begin at SIGVE headquarters on Second Life. … Continue reading

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Effective Online Teaching Requires Skill – Take the Gloves off

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Ironically, while Common Core is causing a shift in pedagogy in traditional face-to-face classrooms, online classrooms are proliferating with the previously used pedagogy. The Common Core movement has veteran teachers rethinking and changing the way they teach. It is not … Continue reading

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ISTE SIGVE 2012 – Post Conference Momentum or Business as Usual

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Large international conferences always create a buzz, feeling of excitement and lots of talk about “where do we go from here?”  Often it dissipates over the following weeks, not with ISTE’s SIGVE. The ISTE  SIGVE  2012 Playground at the annual … Continue reading

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ISTE SIGVE EDuMachinima Fest …and the Winners are

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On June 26th the SIGVE EDuMachinima Fest was held in the San Diego Convention Center as well as in Second lIfe at the new SIGVE Drive In Movie Theatre.  Attendees watched all entries and heard the names of the winners. … Continue reading