Two events that may interest you (the grid seems very busy this week!).
Integrating Visual Thinking Strategies into Educational Web Resources
6:00 p.m. SLT
Three dimensional spaces like Second Life require us to incorporate visual thinking and how spaces communicate into our virtual world strategies. This event promises to give some intriguing insights into anyone who must re-think communication for these spaces. The description below and more information is available here:
The ISTE Media Specialists SIG is sponsoring a program, “Integrating Visual Thinking Strategies into Educational Web Resources” in the virtual reality environment Second Life (www.secondlife.com). This online program will take place on Tuesday, June 12th at 9 pm ET, 8 pm CT, 6 pm PT. Christie Thomas, an MS-SIG member from the University of Chicago, and Wendy Ennes , of the Oriental Institute Museum, will provide information about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), a facilitation technique that uses art and artifacts to teach visual literacy using communication and critical thinking skills. Learn about the technique and how it was used to develop the website “Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History” (http://mesopotamia.lib.uchicago.edu). We will also see what is believed to be the first use of this technique to interpret objects in a virtual reality environment. The program will be held in the ISTE Skypark at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eduisland/51/204/549. Instant message Elaine Tulip, moderator, for a teleport.
Digital Hollywood Conference Party
6:30 p.m. SLT
You are invited to attend an event on University Project Island in Second Life tomorrow night that will mirror a real life party at Digital Hollywood Conference at Le Merigot Hotel, Santa Monica, CA. During the party, Keystone Bouchard (Clear Ink 3D Architect Jon Brouchoud) will build a gateway for the island, which is being donated by Sun Microsystems to a consortium of universities, for the purpose of facilitating collaboration in a 3D environment among students, teachers and partnering agencies.
June 11, 2007