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One Billion Rising for the February 8th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

On Friday, February 8 at the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life, Kess Crystal is presenting about One Billion Rising in Second Life at 8:30 AM SLT. She will be sharing about this global campaign of "One Billion Rising” to stop violence against women and girls and how Second Life Residents make a difference on February 14 inworld and out. #VirtualGood #OneBillionRising   
 
More info on 1Billion Rising at https://youtu.be/5IETh6zIr70
 
Join us in Second Life at 8:30 AM PT / SLT at our Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL  

Understanding Lag in Virtual Worlds for the February 1st Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Too Laggy? On Friday, February 1 at 8:30 AM SLT at the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life Weekly Meeting for a presentation by Bluezy Bleac on “Lag and how to deal with it”. Bluezy has been part of the Firestorm Viewer Support Team longer than there has been Firestorm and has been teaching about it and the grid for nearly 8 years. She will be explaining the three types of lag we encounter in Second Life, the reasons behind each, and possible solutions for each of them. 

 

Also, Gentle Heron will be presenting “Prepare Now for Your Year-End Review“ for NPC Mentor Central during the meeting.

 

Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, February 1, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements
9:00 am Featured Discussion - Lag in Virtual Worlds
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

Teaching Digital Ethnography for the January 25th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, January 25th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will feature Fulbright Scholar Dr. Mary Lou Stokrocki (Marylou Goldrosen in SL) presenting on “Teaching Digital Ethnography at the Art Ark.” She will be sharing her Second Life Art Teaching ideas from over 10 years including defining digital ethnography stages, her early work at Floaters, her work on NMC, to now teaching at Plush Nonprofit Commons in her Art Ark and Sky School Builds.
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, January 25th, 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 - Teaching Digital Ethnography
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

Exploring Animesh for the January 18th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, January 18th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will feature Jeroen Frans (Frans CHarming in Second Life) for an interactive exploration of Animesh objects in Second Life. Wondering what Animesh is? Or how to view it, and possible ways to use Animesh objects in your virtual builds.
 
Make sure to have the latest version of the Second Life or Firestorm viewer installed if you want to view and work Animesh objects. There will also be slides and text chat from the meeting for others to follow along with.
 
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, January 18th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Exploring Animesh
  • 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

Open Forum for the January 11th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, January 11th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will feature an open forum and is a chance to share success stories, solutions, tech tools, and updates on what other NPC community members are working on. It will also be an opportunity to discuss upcoming events such as the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education and ask any burning tech, social media, or community questions you might have.

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, January 11th, 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 - Open Forum
  • 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

 

Exploring Tech & Marketing Trends for 2019 for the January 4th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us for this Friday, January 4th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life first meeting of 2019! We will explore technology and marketing trends to plan for this year.
 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting, Friday

January 4th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT / SLT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central - Mentor's Central, with Gentle Heron 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Trends for 2019
  • 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
 

CVL Nonprofit Library Grand Opening & Holiday Party - Dec 21 Nonprofit Commons

Put on your winter skates and come skate through the library!

On Friday, December 21st at 8:30 AM SLT, join us for the Grand Opening of newly renovated Community Virtual Library Nonprofit Resource Library! Come ice skating to celebrate our last NPC meeting of 2018 and the grand opening to learn how the library can help you and other Second Life residents. #virtualgood

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting, Friday

December 21st, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

At Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL



AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:40 am Mentors Central - Mentor's Central 8:55 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - CVL Nonprofit Resource Library tour/dance
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
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The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Dickens Project Tour for the December 14th Nonprofit Commons in Second Life Meeting

Join us for this Friday, for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life December 14th Meeting for the Community Virtual Library Dickens Project Tour!

Come tour the Dickens Project 2018 with Community Virtual Library staff and interact with research on the Victorian Era and the work of Charles Dickens. We will meet at the NPC weekly meeting spot in Plush at 8:30 AM PST and then we will teleport to the Dickens Project at 9:00 AM SLT. Victorian attire requested, yet optional.

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting, Friday
December 14th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT / SLT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central - Mentor's Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Dickens Project Tour
  • 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
 

Superheroes’ Transformative Digital Storytelling for the Dec 7th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

On Friday, December 7, please join us for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting with a presentation by Renne Emiko Brock / Zinnia Zauber on "Superheroes’ Transformative Digital Storytelling" at 8:30 AM SLT!
 
It is about how to empower agency and reveal superhero skills with immersive lessons that activate educational transformations using storytelling techniques including reflective origins, challenging problems, and creative solutions to evolve students into exceptional mentors utilizing technology, art, and imagination.
 
Students are superheroes and education is an equity mutation. Virtual environments unlock their potential because anything is possible. We recognize the catalyst and hero’s journey that makes each student unique through positive persistence to persevere achievements beyond the classroom.
 
See you in Second Life at Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater!
Here's your landmark - http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 

#OSCC18 and the Mainstreaming VW Learning Colloquium - Nov 30th Nonprofit Commons

Join us for the November 30th Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, featuring a discussion on the upcoming immersive events, the Mainstreaming Virtual Worlds Learning Colloquium and the 2018 OpenSimulator Community Conference. Come to learn about each of these events and the presenters and topics being covered.
 
The Mainstreaming Virtual World Learning Colloquium will be held on December 1, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Central Time). The event is sponsored by the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement with funding from the Carol Lavin Bernick Faculty Grant Program and organized by AvaCon, Inc. Registration: https://mainstreaming-virtualworlds.eventbrite.com
 
The OpenSimulator Community Conference 2018 is the 6th annual conference for the developer and user community using the open-source virtual world OpenSimulator platform. This year it takes place December 8-9th and features 50 speakers, along with hypergrid tours, community, and social events. More info and registration at https://conference.opensimulator.org/2018/register-now/
 
Join us in Second Life!
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting, Friday
Nov 30th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central - Mentor's Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured 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

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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