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Digital Storytelling: What is Your Story for Social Good for the May 17th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

 
This Friday, May 17th, Nonprofit Commons in Second Life will feature a discussion led by Cynthia Calongne (Lyr Lobo in Second Life) on digital storytelling and discovering what your story is for social good.  Join us as we explore how to identify and share your story about what makes you feel good, stay well, and care about social good.
 
Join us in Second Life, 8:30 AM PT / SLT, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT)
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements 
9:00 am Featured Discussion - Digital Storytelling: What is Your Story for Social Good 
9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org
 
#VirtualGood #nptech #EdTech

Digital Storytelling - Achievement and Recognition for the May 10th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, May 10th, Nonprofit Commons in Second Life will feature Renne Emiko Brock / Zinnia Zauber is sharing her Digital Storytelling lesson “A Feather in Your Cap - Achievement and Recognition” about motivation, awards, and rewards. 
 
Renne is an artist and multimedia professor at Peninsula College and she has taught her coursework in Second Life for 11 years. She states, “Imparting knowledge and acknowledgment is vital for encouraging curiosity and confidence in students.” and presented this at the 2019 Virtual Worlds: Best Practices in Education to inspire educators. 
 
Join us in Second Life, 8:30 AM PT / SLT, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT)
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Renne Emiko Brock / Zinnia Zauber 
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org
 
#VirtualGood #EdTech
 

Increasing Diversity in Recruitment and Retention for the May 3rd Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, May 3rd, Nonprofit Commons in Second Life will feature a mentor's presentation "Increasing Diversity in Recruitment and Retention," and chance to discuss diversity, team-building, and other topics. It will also be an opportunity to ask any burning tech, social media, or community questions you might have.
 
Join us in Second Life, 8:30 AM PT / SLT, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT)
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:40 am NPC Announcements 
8:50 am Mentors Central & Open Discussion
9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Mental Health Symposium 2019 for the April 26th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, April 26th at 8:30AM PST, Nonprofit Commons in Second Life will attend as a community Virtual Ability’s Mental Health Symposium 2019 event. 

The theme of this Symposium is “Mental Health in the 21st Century: Digital Destruction or Support?” Our international group of presenters will offer a wide interpretation of the theme, based on their interests and academic backgrounds.

The Symposium will being at 8:30AM PST and take place in Virtual Ability’s Sojourner Auditorium, on Virtual Ability island. The SLurl for the auditorium is: Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability Island.

The Virtual Ability community hosts this annual Symposium to share information about mental health and mental disabilities with the general population. Within our cross-disability community we have members who deal with a variety of mental health issues. 

More information and the full conference schedule can be found at https://virtualability.org/mental-health-symposia/mental-health-symposium-2019/

Exploring Lit Fest & Fantasy Faire for the April 19th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, April 19th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting featuring a field trip to both Lit Fest & Fantasy Faire. 

image by carthalis rossiniimage by Carthalis Rossini

Celebrating its eleventh year, Fantasy Faire 2019 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, role-players and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 18 to Sunday May 5, treat yourself to shopping, dance and theater performances, DJ parties, auctions, questing, our Literary Festival, fantasy art, events and role-playing as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.
Fantasy Faire has hosted the Literary Festival within it since 2015. It has featured speakers and workshops, authors and poets, special guests and region tours. It has celebrated the imagination and the works of Terry Pratchett, William Shakespeare, J.R.R. Tolkien and George RR Martin with their own days of events. This year they celebrate April 24th as a day of events around the author Ursula K. Le Guin! Lit Fest has escorted the curious through the Fairelands and encouraged them to put their discoveries into words.
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, April 19th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Touring the CVL HyperGrid Resources Libraries for the April 12th Nonprofit Commons in Second Life Meeting

Our Friday, April 12th the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life features a field trip to the #VWBPE post-conference expedition - the Community Virtual Library Hypergrid Resources Library Poker Run. Embark on a hypergrid adventure and poker run to visit two OpenSimulator hosted Hypergrid Resource Libraries in development on the Kitely and Avacon grids with Bethany Winslow, Project Lead for CVL’s Hypergrid Resources Library; and Valerie Hill / Valibrarian, Director, Community Virtual Library.

Join us in Second Life, 8:30 AM PT / SLT, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements 
9:00 am Help on using OpenSimulator and how to Hypergrid from grid to grid 
9:30 am OpenSimulator Tour - Community Virtual Library Hypergrid Resources Library Poker Run

Info on how to create an account on the AvaCon OpenSimulator grid or hypergrid to it can be found at https://www.avacon.org/blog/avacon-grid/

More info of the HyperGrid tour at http://vwbpe.org/event/cvl-presents-hypergrid-resources-library-poker-run?instance_id=5650&fbclid=IwAR3QwO5f6vrPnJYxAETbhNvScjozfVbrjydTLrDiZ7Zyr9-sDtf2AL0Oong 

April 5th Nonprofit Commons Past Reflections, Future Directions at VWBPE

This Friday, April 5th at 8:30 AM PDT/SLT we will be meeting at Nonprofit Commons  Amphitheater in Second Life then heading over to the 12th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference for the Keynote with Dr. Tuncer Can at 9:00 AM SLT. 

Tuncer Can is no stranger to the vLanguages community, a VWBPE 2019 partner. His most recent collaboration with vLanguages is GUINEVERE, an EU Commission funded language learning project. An exploration of the GUINEVERE project in OpenSim will be offered as an Immersive Experience after the conference. More info at https://vwbpe.org/event/teacher-training-within-virtual-worlds?instance_id=5684

Then join us at 10:00 AM PDT/SLT for “Nonprofit Commons Past Reflections, Future Directions” Compass Point Discussion! 10 AM PDT here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Central%202/6/196/26

 

 

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is a global grass-roots community event focusing on education in immersive virtual environments. This open conference is organized by the Second Life community to provide an opportunity to showcase the learning that takes place using virtual worlds. https://vwbpe.org 

Preview of the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference for March 29 Nonprofit Commons

This Friday, March 29th, Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is hosting the exceptional Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education team as they preview the upcoming 12th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference taking place on April 4-6, 2019!

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is a global grass-roots community event focusing on education in immersive virtual environments. This open conference is organized by the Second Life community to provide an opportunity to showcase the learning that takes place using virtual worlds. https://vwbpe.org 

Join us in Second Life, 8:30 AM PT / SLT, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Virtual Worlds: Best Practices in Education
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

I Forgot How To Get Home & Other Memory Stories for March 22 Nonprofit Commons Meeting

At 8:30 AM SLT, Friday, March 22 at the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life, Namaara MacMoragh / G Ronnie Kraegel will present “I Forgot How To Get Home & Other Memory Stories”. Our ability to remember things - big and small, important and irrelevant, far in the past or just a moment ago - is an integral part of how we live our lives in the moment and often informs our relationships with others. What happens when our memories are gone? What can we do to support a loved one with Dementia? All this and more in an engaging presentation with optional audience participation. 

Join us in Second Life, 8:30 AM PT / SLT, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements - including an update on G+
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - I Forgot How To Get Home & Other Memory Stories
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

 

March 15th - Trusted Friends: Archival and Digital Legacy Preserving Your Digital Work at Nonprofit Commons

Join us Friday, March 15th the Nonprofit Commons will feature Budd Turner / Josain Zsun presenting on “Trusted Friends: Archival and Digital Legacy Preserving Your Digital Work”. Promoting the need for all Virtual Worlds and social media users to determine a Trusted Friend with their account info. Learn what can be done so VW users stop having to see too many great builds fade away with silent friends.

Friday, March15, 8:30 - 10:00 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements
9:00 am Featured Discussion - Trusted Friends: Archival and Digital Legacy Preserving Your Digital Work
9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is peer governed and funded! If you would like to help support NPC, you can donate via PayPal to donate@nonprofitcommons.com or send a donation in world to the avatar: NonprofitCommons Actor

#VirtualGood #NPSL

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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