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Immersive Learning made Interactive in SL for the April 6th NPC Meeting

Join us Friday, April 6th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will feature Laura Jeffcoat (Lowry Mills in Second Life) leading a tour of the Learn It Town sim and a chance to see how it is made interactive for students.

Laura Jeffcoat is the CEO of Learn It Town, a developer of Immersive learning for the Learn It Town team. They have the Learn It Town sim in Second Life and teach ESL learners from SKODA and other individuals and schools. Lowri is from Texas, living in Spain. She was a pioneer in immersive learning starting back in 2006 with Languagelab.com as a developer.

 

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, April 6th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

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 - Touring Learn it Town
  • 9:45 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Learning from Mistakes for the March 30th NPC Meeting

Join us Friday, March 30th for the NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will feature Niela Miller (Marly Milena in Second Life) leading a discussion on mistakes. We all make them. Let's take a look at some of the usual and unusual ones and what we can learn from them, and lessons we HAVE learned, both in our personal and our work lives.

Please come to the meeting with a short example on a notecard of a mistake you have made, and what you learned from it. We will share these at the session.

Niela Miller, M.S. Ed/Communications has a combined background in humanistic psychology, organization development, group facilitation, many arts and education. Her group in SL is Octagon: Creative Exploration. See http://www.peoplesystemspotential.com for more.

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, March 30th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Niela Miller (Marly Milena)
  • 9:45 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. http://nonprofitcommons.org

BEST - Brain Energy Support Team Project for the March 23rd Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, March 23rd for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting featuring Gloria Kraegel (Namaara MacMoragh in SL) presenting on BEST and how Brain Injury affects individuals, families, and workplaces. 

Gloria's current project with the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) gives her an even greater opportunity to blend real-life situations with Second Life experiences that raise awareness, model healthy living skills, and provide educational opportunities for individuals, professionals, classrooms, and businesses within, and outside of, the brain injury community. More on BEST at http://brainenergysupportteam.org

You can learn more about Gloria's work at http://greatkreations.com and http://etopiaisland.org

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, March 23rd, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - BEST: Brain Energy Support Team
  • 9:45 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.

http://nonprofitcommons.org

March 16 - Join NPC at 8AM for Labor Tech panel at Virtual Ability - then VWBPE at 3PM

Join us this Friday, March 16th for Nonprofit Commons community Field Trips, starting off at 8 AM PT/SLT at Virtual Ability, Inc. and then on to NPC's 

Understanding the General Data Protection Regulations for March 9th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Please join us this Friday, March 9th for a discussion on the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which are EU laws going into effect in May, designed to make sure people have control over their personal information and what it is being used for. The laws cover how people are informed of how the data is used, how they consent to its use (or limit use), the right to “be forgotten”, to export their data, and to seek damages if they suffer from misuse or breach of their data. 
 
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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, March 9th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT)
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - GDPR
  • 9:45 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.
http://nonprofitcommons.org

NPC Brainstorm: using technology to connect people to the arts for the March 2 Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, March 2nd for the NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature a brainstorm session on using technology to connect people to the arts. The Knight Foundation opened up a grant call last month looking for individuals and organizations to submit ideas on how technology can be used to connect people to the arts. For those selected, these ideas would be prototyped and shared.

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, March 2nd, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central - Gentle Heron
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Using Technology to Connect People to the Arts
  • 9:45 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.

http://nonprofitcommons.org

Learning to Design Using Canva for the February 23rd Nonprofit Commons meeting

Join us Friday, February 23rd for the NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will explore using Canva to create print, web, and social media graphics. Have no graphic design experience or tools? That's ok, we will walk you through Canva and how to design images, posters, graphs, and more.

 

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, February 23, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Learning Design Using Canva
  • 9:45 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.

http://nonprofitcommons.org

Open Forum for the February 16th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, February 16th for the NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will feature an open forum and is a chance to chat on upcoming events and conferences, and updates on what other NPC community members are working on. It will also be an opportunity to ask any burning tech, social media, or community questions you might have.

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, February 16, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
▪ 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
▪ 8:45 am Mentors Central
▪ 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Open Forum
▪ 9:45 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.

http://nonprofitcommons.org
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Visualizing Vision and Open Forum for January 26 Nonprofit Commons meeting

Join us this Friday, January 26th, 2018 where members of the Nonprofit Commons board will share how they have been using in-world building tools to help visualize the vision of the Nonprofit Commons community. We will then have an open forum discussion where we can continue to discuss NPC vision and mission, upcoming events, and updates on what other community members are working on. It will also be an opportunity to ask any burning tech, social media, or community questions you might have. 

 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, January 26, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

 8:30 am Introductions & Updates

 8:45 am Mentors Central - using in-world build tools to visualize NPC's vision

 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Open Forum 

 9:45 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

 

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