This is a partial list of on going events of value to educators. Please check the calendars page for other events. I can not list them all here. Second Life is reach with opportunities to connect with hundreds of others like your self, using SL as tool for teaching or just starting out. Get out there, see what’s happening, share ideas make connections. But be sure to go exploring the other non-educational sims. They will give you the opportunity to see the possibilities.
The Alliance Virtual library Calendar of Events:
The Alliance Library is very active with something going on every day of the week often with mutiple events in a day. Check out their calendar to see if there is anything of interest to you our your students. Librarians from all over the world voluteer their time here to help you find what you are looking for in the Metaverse.
Alexandrian Free Library Events
Alexandrian Free Library (libraries of Caledon, Steelhead, Winterfell, New Toulouse, New Babbage, Amatsu Shima, & West of Ireland) offer something of interest every day of the week. Sometimes they are on going curated exhibits, live poetry and book readings, Radio Theatre, and creative writing. There is always something wonderful going on in this library system. Have a look at their calendar and go check them out.
- Science at Play – Making short science-themed plays in SL – at The Kira Café:
Timer: 2:00pm SLT (5:00pm ET)
Go there: http://slurl.com/secondlife/BaikUn/247/95/251
- Newbie Educator Meet-up Marlboro College Graduate Center:
Time: 6:00 PM SLT (9:00 ET)
Go there: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Marlboro%20Grad%20Center/199/54/26
This group meets every Tues to discuss and demo. tools that educators can use in the SL classroom. They also host guest speakers who discuss many other aspects of virual worlds that educators will find extreamly useful as well as tool creators who are interested in your feedback.
Time: 9:30-10:30 SLT (12:30-1:30 ET)
- EDUCAUSE VW Group
Time: 2:30 SLT (5:30 ET)
Go there: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Montclair%20State%20CHSSSouth/129/158/22
- ISTE Speaker Series Sessions
Every Tuesday at 5:00 SLT (8:00 ET)
- The First Question Quiz Show Live
The fast-paced, fact-based, fun hour of science related merrymaking, audience participation, prizes, wit & wisdom. Pooky Amsterdam & Hydra Shaftoe make it all happen in a broadcast hour, shown live on SLCN.tv!
Time: 7:00 pm SLT/10:00 pm ET
Go there: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Spindrift/70/241/701
Read more or watch old shows on the web: http://www.the1stquestion.com/
- Ask an Astronomer
An astronomer or astronomers will be present so you can ask them questions about astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, etc. All are welcome! This event series is organized by the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics (MICA).
For more information about MICA: http://mica-vw.org
Time: 10am SLT (1:00pm ET)
Go there: http://slurl.com/secondlife/StellaNova/24/108/32
- Metanomics – Every Wednesday at ( Starting up again in the fall) Live weekly talk show coming from Cornell University featuring – Business, education, economics, science and policy in the metaverse of virtual worlds!
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm SLT (4:00-5:00 pm ET)
Go there: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Metanomics%20II/240/129/24
- Train For Success-Gronstedt Group
Gronstedt Group’s weekly Second Life sessions bring together training and communication professionals globally to explore how leading corporations are rethinking learning and transforming workplace performance with virtual worlds and Web 2.0. Do a search and join their group for weekly meeting place.
Time: 9:00-10:00 am SLT (12-1:00 ET)
- Science-Fiction Writing Group
Want to write a SciFi story? With other people? In Second Life?
Every Thu. 12pm – 1pm SLT 3:00pm ET
Go there: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Elucian%20Islands/110/84/47
For more details, see: http://network.nature.com/people/joannascott/blog/2009/03/12/want-to-write-a-scifi-story-with-other-people-in-second-life
- ISTE Island Educator Social
ISTE is host to a social event for educators to meet and network.For further information see: http://secondlife.iste.wikispaces.net/events
Time: 6pm – 7pm SLT (9:00pm ET)
Go there: http://www.slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/90/80/30
- Science Friday (Yes the NPR Radio Show) at Science Friday
National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation radio program. SciFri is hosted by Ira Flatow with Joe Palca stepping in when Flatow is away. The focus of each two-hour program is nature, science, and technology and the news and information.Science Friday is a weekly call-in talk show that is part of !
Questions can be submitted via text chat in Second Life.
Time: Fri, 11am – 1pm SLT (2:00-4:00pm ET)
Go there: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Science%20Friday/217/232/23
Read about it on the web: http://www.sciencefriday.com/
- The Naked Scientists (BBC Radio Show) at the SciLands
Time: 10am SLT (1:00pm ET)
Go there: http://slurl.com/secondlife/SciLands/102/129/26
Web page: http://www.thenakedscientists.com/
Note: The show is in the UK, because the UK and the USA change to/from daylight savings time on different days the show time will change around that time.