Transcript of January 25th NPC meeting featuring Ines Puspita (Ines Ogura)

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    •    8:30 am Introductions

    •    8:40 am TechSoup Announcements

    •    9:00 am Main Speaker: Ines Puspita (Ines Ogura)

    •    9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements


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[08:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Hello everyone, let’s start off with Introductions!


Please state your real name, location, org, and the ways we can find you online.


And if you are new to NonProfit Commons, how you found about today’s meeting.


[08:36] Buffy Beale: Buffy Bye, Bridges for Women, Victoria BC Canada, @bridges4women

[08:36] Thunder: is anyone speaking?

[08:36] Jen: Bruce Hestley, Transgender American Veterans Association, Akron, OH,,!/TAVAUS

[08:36] Gentle Heron: THunder, this is all text.

[08:36] CarynTopia Silvercloud: jCaryn Heilman, Topia Arts Center in Adams, MA in the Berkshires of NW, MA,, @topiaartscenter

[08:36] Thunder: thank you Gentle

[08:36] Andy Evans: Andy Mallon, First Opinions Panel in SL Social Research Foundation, NYC in RL

[08:37] Jerry Buchko: Jerry Buchko, MA, AFC | Counselor, Coach, & Tutor of Personal Finance in Private Practice | | @jerrybuchko

[08:37] Gentle Heron: Virtual Ability, Inc.

[08:37] Rhiannon Chatnoir: we are doing this meeting in text only, helps with having a great transcript and accessibility

[08:37] Adalace Jewell: RoSa Library & Documentation Centre, Brussels, Belgium. @adalace

[08:37] Dancers Yao: Kara Bennett, Elder Voices, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Health Care and Human Rights

[08:37] Thunder: understood

[08:37] Chad Mikado: Chad

[08:37] Brena Benoir: Brenda Bryan, Preferred Family Healthcare, Kirksville, MO ,, @brenabenoir

[08:37] Chayenn: Monique Richert, Protect Yourself 1, Inc.,Baltimore MD,, , @PY1US

[08:37] alebez: Ale Bezdikian, TechSoup Global, SF, CA, @TechSoup, @alebez

[08:37] ArthurConan Doyle: Tom Layton

[08:37] Glitteractica Cookie: Susan Tenby, TechSoup and Caravan Studios, San Francisco CA USA @suzboop @techsoup @caravanstudios @npsl

[08:38] Coughran Mayo: Dick Dillon, Innovaision, LLC St. Louis MO @innovaision

[08:38] Rhiannon ChatnoirRhiannon Chatnoir is the community manager of TechSoup’s NonProfit Commons here in SL,, @RhiannonSL

[08:38] Thunder: K5 Computer Resource Specialist in one school Virginia Beach, VA Twitter K4sons

[08:38] ArthurConan Doyle: aka ArthurConan Doyle – Alice Academy

[08:38] Grizzla: Chris Robinson, Georgia Gwinnett College, metro Atlanta

[08:39] Ozma Malibu: Sandra Andrews, Floaters Gallery & Tech Outreach to Homeless, Arizona, Mexico and On the Road, @ozma

[08:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: If you joined us late, please still introduce yourself!

[08:39] Simargl TalajSimargl Talaj is a former teacher of secondary school English in the USA, in midst of career change to library technical assistant..

[08:39] keelan Oconnell: hello all, i’m keelan, college educator, health sciences

[08:40] MiaMia shakes head at Andys joke, haha

[08:40] Tank Thibedeau: Ricky Davis DJ social media consultant Protect Yourself 1, Inc.,Baltimore MD,, , @PY1US

[08:40] Prof. DeSantis: Patois DeSantis, faculty, private university, Illinois

[08:40] Ramesh Sharma: Hello, I am Ramesh Sharma from New Delhi, India

[08:40] Tori Landau: Patricia Dean, volunteer event coordinator for the Open University’s Deep Think campus and volunteer owner of the Moonstone sim, currently International Schools island.

[08:40] Glitteractica Cookie: welcome Ramesh!

[08:41] Mia: hi, Praxislady here, educator, and now student




[08:42] Rhiannon Chatnoir: It is time for TechSoup Announcements!

[08:42] Items successfully shared.

[08:42] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Ale, would you like to say something for that, and then maybe Susan can followup

[08:43] alebez: good day everyone!

[08:44] Buffy Beale: yay Ale!

[08:44] Glitteractica Cookie: wow, serious hat lag on my end

[08:44] Glitteractica Cookie: good day

[08:44] Simargl Talaj: Hello Pado. I like your tee shirt. Perhaps you do not realize that you are sitting on my lap..THe seat to your left is available.

[08:44] Glitteractica Cookie: chat lag

[08:44] Ines Ogura: 😀

[08:44] Glitteractica Cookie: (things you only hear in a SL meeting)

[08:45] alebez: just wanted to remind ya’ll that the Windows 8 contest is liiiiiiiive!

[08:45] alebez: Windows 8 Apps for Social Good contest w/ $40,000 in prizes!


The contest is open to new or previously-developed apps and has $40,000 in prizes with $15,000 for the top entries in each category.


[08:45] alebez: Learn more and enter your Windows 8 app into the contest at


[08:46] alebez: There are 3 categories of prizes:


1. Best Overall Windows 8 App wins $15,000

2. Best Overall Windows 8 Phone App wins $15,000 

3. People’s Choice App wins $10,000


[08:48] Glitteractica Cookie: Also, apps that are already existing in the marketplace are eligible

[08:48] Glitteractica Cookie: They must be Windows8 apps

[08:54] Coughran Mayo: is everyone crashing?

[08:54] Gentle Heron: I did wonder that, Coughran.

[08:55] Dancers Yao: just lag so far

[08:55] Jerry Buchko: Feel like we’re in the middle of a slow motion Inception moment… ;D

[08:55] CarynTopia Silvercloud: I just ended up at an airport

[08:55] alebez: hello everyone. yes, we’re crashing. one after the other

[08:55] Coughran Mayo: bad lag, but we’ve lost a half dozen folks here in the last minute

[08:55] ArthurConan Doyle: crashed & back

[08:55] Gentle Heron: My IM shows Jenelle has crashed, but I see her still here.

[08:55] Jerry Buchko: Ah, Houston… I think we have a problem here….

[08:56] Coughran Mayo: you would think that with all the people abandoning SL, there would be less lag

[08:56] alebez: that’s funny, jerry.

[08:56] Gentle Heron: Coughran!

[08:56] Gentle Heron: This is one of the stranger crashes I’ve ever experienced!

[08:56] Ozma Malibu: crashed and bac and this time I can see better (although bald). One of those days.

[08:56] Coughran Mayo: I’m just sayin….

[08:56] Tank Thibedeau: other people crashed too?

[08:57] Beth Ghostraven: I had a hard time getting here

[08:57] Beth Ghostraven: hope I’m not sitting on anyone

[08:57] Gentle Heron: Some but not all, Tank.

[08:57] alebez: Ok, folks. Onto Mentor’s Central!

[08:57] Jerry Buchko: lol

[08:58] alebez: Please come up. And sorry we’re all dealing with this horrific lag.

[08:59] alebez: Are there any mentors prepared to share a few things?

[09:00] Gentle Heron: Sarvana was on tap for today

[09:00] Dancers Yao: no reports on SL status of problems on grid!

[09:01] alebez: Ooo, is Sar here?

[09:01] Rhiannon Chatnoir: sorry about that.. crashed as well.. back finally

[09:02] Gentle Heron: No however our main speaker has just reappeared

[09:02] Ines Ogura: I am sorry all.

[09:02] Buffy Beale: this is def not a normal meeting day lol normally we’re glued to our seats

[09:02] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Finally got logged back in

[09:02] Jen (jenelle.levenque): I got crashed too

[09:02] Ines Ogura: The crash was unexpected. 🙂

[09:02] Gentle Heron: Many of us crashed, Ines.

[09:02] Gentle Heron: That’s been done, Coughran

[09:03] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thats ok, once you are rez’d back in if there isn’t a mentor speaker, you can maybe start with your presentation Ines..

[09:03] Ines Ogura: I am glad I am not the only one.

[09:03] Teri Leitner: Hi everyone, I’m Tori’s ‘twin’… apparently Tori isn’t going to be available to login again for about another 5 mins

[09:03] LoriVonne Lustre: Hurray! I made it in time to hear Ines 🙂

[09:03] Mia (praxislady.witt) Coughran is teaming up with Andy in humor, LOL

[09:03] Ines Ogura: Thank you Lori.

[09:04] Gentle Heron: HI LoriVonne.

[09:04] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great… let’s introduce Ines then..

[09:04] Mia (praxislady.witt): so everyone crashed?

[09:04] Coughran Mayo: I am Andy’s twin




[09:04] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Time for our featured presentation


Today we have as our featured presenter Ines Puspita (Ines Ogura in SL), who will be discussing her educational “Virtual Bookshop” project, teaching students in Indonesia using participatory storytelling, virtual worlds and augmented reality technologies.

[09:04] Rhiannon Chatnoir: First some info on Ines:


Bio: Learning and teaching have been Ines’ lifetime passions but it was not until her involvement in the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations in South Korea in 1995 that she encountered the important role of technology in learning and teaching. Since then, she has become an avid advocate of the use of technology in education for formal and informal learning in Indonesia. 


Ines is currently a Science teacher at the Deutsche Internationale Schule (German International School) in Indonesia, where she teaches 4th through 8th grade students. As an educator, she continues to evolve along with technology by incorporating Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0 into her classroom. 




[09:05] Rhiannon Chatnoir: so whenever you are ready, feel free to start


[09:05] Ines Ogura: First of all, I would like to thank Rhiannon and Sarvana for inviting me to talk in this meeting. It is an honor to be able to share my students’ work in Non Profit Commons. Thank you for your kind introduction, Rhiannon. I would also like to thank you all for coming today.

[09:05] Buffy Beale: Cheers loudly for Ines!

[09:05] Mia (praxislady.witt) claps for Ines

[09:06] LoriVonne Lustre: woohoo!

[09:06] Ines Ogura: For those who may not know about my work in virtual world, I have been actively learning and teaching in Second Life since May 2010.

[09:06] Beth Ghostraven: yay

[09:06] Gentle Heron: YAY Ines.

[09:06] Ramesh Sharma (rcs.darwin): Most welcom, Ines

[09:06] Ines Ogura: My journey in Second Life was urged by the need to stay connected with my students during holidays. We have only 170-180 schooling days in a year. This fact limits our chance to do more to explore any topics we learn in class.

[09:06] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Welcome Ines

[09:06] Ines Ogura: In addition to that, my students often felt bored during holidays. When I read an article about the NASA and Abyss Observatory representations in Second Life, I was intrigued by virtual world technology. I immediately created an account and jumped in Second Life.

[09:07] Ines Ogura: I brought along my students and taught them inworld when I was just 1 week old. It was the craziest thing I have ever done but it was also the most rewarding.

[09:08] Ines Ogura: Back then, I didn’t know anyone who used SL for learning or teaching. I didn’t know other virtual world such as the open sims existed. I was also not sure how to use VW for teaching or learning. I only knew that the platform was exciting and my students liked it. So after taking care of the security issues, we hit the road and learned to drive together.

[09:08] Ines Ogura: :p

[09:09] Mia (praxislady.witt): wonderful 🙂

[09:09] Ines Ogura: Although my initial intention to use virtual world was only to cater for my students’ virtual fieldtrips, we have been evolving since

[09:09] Șpecıaŀ K (kira.komarov): great! 🙂

[09:09] Ines Ogura: Thanks to the support of other brilliant and caring educators in virtual world, my students and I could make it this far and accomplished our most recent project that I am going to share in this meeting today. It’s the virtual ebookshop.

[09:10] Ines Ogura: Traditionally, the assumption underlying our approaches to learning in schools has been that of “consuming knowledge.”

[09:10] Ines Ogura: We assume that students are empty buckets that need to be filled with knowledge.

[09:10] Ines Ogura: Teacher is the center of the classroom because teacher is the only one with an authority to fill the buckets. (I have been there, done that. *blush*)

[09:11] LoriVonne Lustre: As have we all I am sure Ines 🙂

[09:11] Ines Ogura: However, A great deal of research on children’ learning over the past decades has shown that such a view of learning is not valid.

[09:11] Ines Ogura: Something must be done, right? Personally it bothers me so much, or should I say it hurts me so bad, to see my students come to class unmotivated.

[09:12] Ines Ogura: I feel like a complete failure when my students don’t know the purpose of their learning. But what is next?

[09:12] Ines Ogura: Through years of experience, and lots of trials and errors, I learn that children learn through a variety of means that are more dynamic and idiosyncratic.

[09:13] Ines Ogura: They don’t learn because I pour them with knowledge. They don’t learn because I tell them to.

[09:13] Ramesh Sharma (rcs.darwin): true!

[09:13] Ines Ogura: Instead they learn by going through a dynamic process of developing connections between their prior knowledge, personal experiences, new information, and even other dimensions such as emotions, beliefs, imagery, and so on.

[09:14] Ines Ogura: Based on such a view of learning, the idea of students as producers of knowledge, rather than consumers, does make sense to me.

[09:15] Ines Ogura: Knowledge producer approach allows students to take ownership over the processes and products of learning and therefore create more relevant, meaningful, and complex understanding of what they are doing.

[09:15] Ines Ogura: My questions were: Would they be able to leverage virtual world in the process? Would they be able to produce knowledge within the virtual world and make real life impacts for others and for themselves?

[09:16] Ines Ogura: To find out, I challenged my grade 5 and 6 students.

[09:16] Ines Ogura: Within virtual world, I challenged them to use Science to solve real life problems and to produce something to save the world.

[09:17] Ines Ogura: 😀

[09:17] Mia (praxislady.witt): good project

[09:17] Ines Ogura: *pretty ambitious*

[09:17] Ines Ogura: I didn’t actually expect them to accomplish anything at the end… chuckle ….

[09:17] Ines Ogura: Besides, it was too big of a challenge for children their age to even think about.

[09:18] Glitteractica Cookie: were there any good, realistic ideas that could actually happen/be implemneted?

[09:18] Ines Ogura: But I was surprised with what they could do

[09:18] Ines Ogura: Yes Glit

[09:18] Ines Ogura: After this, I would like to play a machinima that captured some of what they have done here to answer my challenge.

[09:20] Rhiannon Chatnoir: if you want to play the video, you will have to click on the video player

[09:20] Ines Ogura: Here’s a footage of their works. http:/Here’s a footage of their works.

[09:20] Rhiannon Chatnoir: that will activate the web on a prim, and then click again to play it

[09:20] Ines Ogura: Just in case some of you can’t view it inworld.

[09:21] LoriVonne Lustre: ty

[09:21] Rhiannon Chatnoir: sometimes double clicking the play button you see of the youtube video preview will start it

[09:22] Glitteractica Cookie: working fo rme

[09:22] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great

[09:22] SemonRatvey: chargin for me

[09:23] Buffy Beale: great video!

[09:23] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes, sometimes needs to load some, just like a youtube video 🙂

[09:23] Rhiannon Chatnoir: you can click on it again if it does stop while loading

[09:24] Ines Ogura: Thank you Buffy. ^^

[09:24] Z (zeppo.romano): yes, she really is

[09:24] Buffy Beale: giving me goosebumps Ines 🙂

[09:24] Ines Ogura: Please tell me if anyone has some difficulties in playing the video inworld. I will give you the direct link.

[09:24] Buffy Beale: I’d like it anyways Ines to post to my FB

[09:24] Kaleaon: my apologies for being late, I had my viewer crash a few times trying to arrive

[09:25] Teri Leitner: I am Ines, may I have the link please 🙂

[09:25] LoriVonne Lustre: wow!

[09:25] Glitteractica Cookie: yay! clap clap clap

[09:25] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and we will have the link in the transcripts for later viewing too

[09:25] Ines Ogura: Although the machinima I just presented was short. In reality it took my students many working hours and many many days to think, to discuss, to solve problems, to create,

[09:25] Ines Ogura: (even to fight),

[09:25] Dancers Yao: beautiful work thank you…so inspiring

[09:26] Ines Ogura: to finally bring real impact, and to get the wisdom of it all.

[09:26] Ines Ogura: They were so absorbed during the whole process but no one complained that learning was hard or boring.

[09:26] LoriVonne Lustre: LOL

[09:27] Ines Ogura: 😀

[09:27] Ines Ogura: Finally, It’s the last slide of my presentation today.

[09:27] Jen (jenelle.levenque): WOW!

[09:27] Ines Ogura: I would like to let you all know that this week, at last, my students managed to collect enough money from the ebook sales to buy a computer for these rainforest kids in West Kalimantan.

[09:27] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Makes me want to go back to school

[09:28] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): that’s awesome! 😀

[09:28] LoriVonne Lustre: *clap*

[09:28] Nova Saunders: this is terrific

[09:28] Ines Ogura: At the moment, these kids do not have a library. The books that you see in this picture are all they’ve got.

[09:28] Nova Saunders: great job!

[09:28] Buffy Beale: Cheering!!! that’s just beautiful Ines!!!

[09:28] CarynTopia Silvercloud: very inspiring

[09:28] Ramesh Sharma (rcs.darwin): Congratulations!

[09:28] Ines Ogura: My students will send the computer next week along with almost 100 titles of ebooks they have produced.

[09:28] Jen (jenelle.levenque): I’ll bet there are some book producers in SL who would contribute

[09:28] Mia (praxislady.witt): that was wonderful and well done of teacher and enterprising students :))

[09:29] Ines Ogura: This has been a very rewarding learning experience for them.

[09:29] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Gotta watch them kids

[09:29] Jen (jenelle.levenque): They’ll teach you a lot

[09:29] Nova Saunders: smiles

[09:29] Mia (praxislady.witt) nods head

[09:29] Gentle Heron: Thank you Ines for sharing with us today.

[09:29] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes thank you!

[09:29] Rhiannon Chatnoir: does anyone have questions for Ines

[09:30] Glitteractica Cookie: very cool idea

[09:30] Rachel Gloedu (gloedu): thanks Ines

[09:30] LoriVonne Lustre: could you give us the SLURL to the bookstore Ines?

[09:30] Ines Ogura: They didn’t realize how they were connected to other people and other creatures on Earth before but through this activity they really learned: “What is Science without humanity? And what is humanity without biodiversity?”

[09:31] Ines Ogura: And I didn’t have to preach to them about this wisdom.

[09:31] Ines Ogura: They felt it.

[09:31] Nova Saunders: perfect

[09:31] Mia (praxislady.witt): what a great age for discovery though…

[09:31] Ines Ogura: It is all possible because of the helps and supports from avatars like you, like me, like us. THANK YOU!

[09:31] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Thank you Ines

[09:31] Ines Ogura: <3

[09:31] SemonRatvey: INES YOU ARE GREAT!!!

[09:31] LoriVonne Lustre: thank you Ines

[09:31] Șpecıaŀ K (kira.komarov): Thank you Ines 🙂

[09:32] Mia (praxislady.witt): will you presentation be available to us plz?

[09:32] Nova Saunders: cheers

[09:32] Teri Leitner: Many thanks Ines 🙂

[09:32] Gentle Heron: Remember that text transcripts of NPC meetings are available at:

[09:32] Ines Ogura: Thank you all for coming and supporting!!!!

[09:33] Ramesh Sharma (rcs.darwin): 🙂

[09:33] Ozma Malibu: So wonderful, thank you. And SL really lends itself to thinking outside the box!

[09:33] Zet Avril (zet667.avril): Ines

[09:33] Mia (praxislady.witt) stands up and clapps

[09:33] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and this is a great precursor too to the upcoming TSdigs yearly contest.. food for thought on storytelling and even today’svide on how to use medium like this to tell your mission and story

[09:34] Ozma Malibu: To actually complete the project in RL, that takes dedication and unwavering belief, the kind kids are capable of, but many teachers have been burned out on that part – so for you to shepherd them all the way – is huge.

[09:34] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes

[09:34] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great stuff, any other last questions for Ines, before we move on

[09:35] Ines Ogura: Thank you Ozma. Yes teachers can get burnt out doing a RL project like this but what I learned from my experience here, the kids are quite independent.

[09:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great – one last thank you to Ines!

[09:36] Ines Ogura: Thank you Rhiannon! Thank you all!

[09:36] Zet Avril (zet667.avril): bye TY Ines and NPC

[09:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: we will be posting the transcript up to if you missed any of this

[09:37] LoriVonne Lustre: thank you!!!

[09:37] Ines Ogura: Bye all. It’s over midnight my time. Love you Lori….

[09:37] SemonRatvey: Bye my friend

[09:37] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks Ines – goodnight to you 🙂

[09:37] LoriVonne Lustre: {hugs}

[09:37] Ines Ogura: I will sit back. ^^

[09:37] Kaleaon: might I ask how everyone is uploading their books to SL, opensim, or other grids ect?

[09:37] Teri Leitner: Sleep well Ines and ty for doing this so late for you





[09:37] Rhiannon Chatnoir: we will be moving on to Open Mic, but before we do.. I think the update on the WIndows 8 contest got cut off when the sim was having issues

[09:37] Rhiannon Chatnoir: so will just recap that quick


[09:38] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Windows 8 Apps for Social Good contest w/ $40,000 in prizes!


The contest is open to new or previously-developed apps and has $40,000 in prizes with $15,000 for the top entries in each category.


Microsoft has teamed up with NetSquared to support you in generating apps for nonprofits and activists on the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Marketplaces. The Contest is about YOUR great ideas and projects, and we’re here with tools, resources, and incentive prizes to get (and keep) you going.


Learn more and enter your Windows 8 app into the contest at


What are the prizes?


There are 3 categories of prizes:

1. Best Overall Windows 8 App wins $15,000

2. Best Overall Windows 8 Phone App wins $15,000

3. People’s Choice App wins $10,000


Ready to get started? Here’s how to proceed:

1. Add your project to the NetSquared site’s project gallery. Include your Windows Store app URL.


[09:38] Glitteractica Cookie:

[09:38] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks for the cleaner links Glitteractica!

[09:38] Glitteractica Cookie: already existing win8 apps can be submitted. $40,000 USD in total prize money

[09:38] Glitteractica Cookie: (not lindens)

[09:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes and good distinction!

[09:39] Glitteractica Cookie: and check out

[09:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks, think that repeats what got lost earlier 🙂




[09:39] Kaleaon: well, just that Kira komarov and I have came up with a way to use dropbox tu instantly upload text files into opensim

[09:40] Rhiannon Chatnoir: ahh interesting

[09:40] Kaleaon: I thought it might be a helpful tool to make a note of

[09:40] LoriVonne Lustre: whoa! very cool Kale

[09:40] Kaleaon:

[09:40] LoriVonne Lustre: ty

[09:40] Kaleaon: you save a file, and just label a prim, add file name in desctription, and it uploads

[09:40] Coughran Mayo: wb Sarvana

[09:40] Ines Ogura: Cool Kale

[09:41] Sarvana Haalan: Sally S. Cherry, MT(ASCP) Baltimore, MD,

[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: is it only in OpenSim worlds?

[09:41] Buffy Beale: thanks again Ines, very inspiring!

[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and welcome Sarvana 🙂

[09:41] Kaleaon: I believe so, I was more the inspiration for the technology, rhather than the inventor

[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks for sharing that

[09:41] SemonRatvey: Ines, may i have a little question?

[09:42] Ines Ogura: Yes

[09:42] SemonRatvey: It seems (in the video) that your students are very experts in SL

[09:43] SemonRatvey: how many time have you been there teaching them in SL?

[09:43] Ines Ogura: Basically all new students will learn basic building skills but usually I don’t teach them.

[09:44] Ines Ogura: Instead I will ask the older students to teach them.

[09:44] SemonRatvey: ohm!!

[09:44] Zet Avril (zet667.avril): excellent! that is the way

[09:44] SemonRatvey: how old are they, than?

[09:44] Ines Ogura: Usually it only takes them 3 x 45 minutes for them to be comfortable with the technology.

[09:44] Rhiannon Chatnoir: even from my experience, back in using Teen Second Life with youth, you almost can’t get them to not want to build, though those were mostly high school age

[09:44] SemonRatvey: my God!

[09:44] Ines Ogura: 10-12 years old.

[09:45] Ines Ogura: Right Rhiannon.

[09:45] SemonRatvey: the oldest?

[09:45] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Let’s move on to Open Mic & Announcements

[09:45] Tank Thibedeau (liltank.thibedeau): raises hand

[09:46] Rhiannon Chatnoir: does anyone have any announcements they want to say

[09:46] Ines Ogura: My oldest SL students are now 14 years old.

[09:46] Teri Leitner: Raises hand for announcements

[09:46] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Gentle IM’d me, so let’s have her go first

[09:46] Rhiannon Chatnoir: then Tank, then Tori

[09:46] Gentle Heron raise her hand too

[09:46] SemonRatvey: thanks Ines

[09:46] Gentle Heron: Several events of possible interest this weekend:

[09:46] Gentle Heron: SAT 8-10am SLT- Slatan Dryke will offer “How To” hints for better SL functioning from a long-term SL mentor.

[09:46] Gentle Heron: SAT 11am SLT- poetry reading at the Cape Serenity library

[09:47] Gentle Heron: SUN noon SLT- Polaris Grayson will talk about assistive technology.

[09:47] Gentle Heron: Please ask me for notecards and those will have more information and landmarks and SLURLs.

[09:47] Gentle Heron: (that’s all)

[09:47] SemonRatvey: Thanks Gentle

[09:47] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great

[09:47] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Tank, your next

[09:47] Tank Thibedeau (liltank.thibedeau): Protect yourself 1 is having a open house on our 2013 campaign for hiv/aids prevention and education for schools and colleges on Feb 7th right here at our NPC office. It will be recorded to show at rl schools so we are inviting everyone to come in support on Friday Feb. 7th at either 9 am or 3 pm sl time. thank you.

[09:48] Tank Thibedeau (liltank.thibedeau): we are also celebrating national black hiv./aids day on that day

[09:48] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great

[09:49] Ines Ogura: Great!

[09:49] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Teri, your next

[09:49] Teri Leitner: Ok, ty Rhi…. two items…

[09:50] Teri Leitner: a space has been created at the Open University campus, Deep Think fDeep Think West (74,53,38)

[09:50] Teri Leitner: oops…. sorry, space for reflection and remembrance for holocaust memorial day

[09:51] Teri Leitner: will be there until 3rd Feb and candles may be placed there

[09:51] Teri Leitner: also…

[09:52] Teri Leitner: a drop-in on Wed 30th at 1.15pm slt

[09:52] Adalace Jewell: sorry, guys need to go. Thx for the meeting

[09:52] Teri Leitner: Deep Think East (224,38,32)

[09:52] Teri Leitner: done and apologies, having some probs with chat

[09:52] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Ditto… need to pop off.

[09:52] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great

[09:52] Rhiannon Chatnoir: any other announcements

[09:53] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Have a great weekend all 🙂

[09:53] Rhiannon Chatnoir: also… If you took pictures today, if you can share them on our Facebook group: or G+ Community:, that would be great. Otherwise, tag them #NPSL


And please feel free tag your avatars in any photos posted!

[09:53] alebez: thank you everyone! have a good one.

[09:53] Rhiannon Chatnoir: And if you are interested in learning more about our community, please join our group in SL named: TechSoup, we host these meetings weekly..

[09:53] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Cool! Thanks, Rhiannon.

[09:53] Rhiannon Chatnoir: let’s close up the meeting then for this week! Thanks again to Ines 🙂


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Thanks everyone and see you next week!


[09:54] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Yes, thanks Ines.

[09:54] Nova Saunders: bye every one

[09:54] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Thanks for bringing Ines

[09:54] Ines Ogura: Aw..Thank you all

[09:54] Ines Ogura: Good night now

[09:54] Namaara MacMoragh: thanks it’s been great

[09:54] SemonRatvey: Good night, Ines and everyone!! i have to go now

[09:54] Glitteractica Cookie: bye everyone!

[09:54] Sarvana Haalan: Wooot, wooot, Ines!!!!!

[09:55] Sarvana Haalan: Thank you for coming!!

[09:55] SemonRatvey: ♪♫♥ Applauds!!! ♥♫♪ 

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir