[RezEd] vBusiness Expo podcast series spotlights RezEd 

As part of the vBusiness podcast series, Amira Fouad of Global Kids presented at the vBusiness Expo the newly launched virtual worlds focused social network RezEd in April of 2008.

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RezEd Update: May 22, 2008 

The month of May continues the RezEd focus on educational virtual worlds, to be followed by June’s focus on education in or through commercial virtual worlds.

This week on RezEd:

-- Podcast: Peggy Sheehy, Middle School information specialist facilitating the Ramapo Islands Project and the first school-based educator to use Teen Second Life in the classroom. Listen to her interview “Reports from the Field: The first middle school to bring Teen Second Life to the classroom.”

-- Best Practice: This week’s best practice, titled, “Virtual Interdisciplinary Practices” is submitted by Dr. Pamela Mitchell of Kent State University.

-- Featured Discussion: In response to Peggy Sheeh’s interview, Kevin Jarret moderates this week’s discussion on “Clearing the hurdles for successful school-based virtual world projects


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RezEd Update: May 7, 2008 

The month of May continues the RezEd focus on educational virtual worlds, to be followed by a month exploring education in or through commercial virtual worlds.

This week on RezEd:

-- Podcast: Sasha Barab, Associate Professor at Indiana University and developer of Quest Atlantis, discusses “Narratizing Academic Content through Videogames

[Conf] Cathy Arreguin to present SLCC 2007 Education Track paper 

As part of the ISTE Speaker Series Sessions, Cathy Arreguin will be presenting her paper on the SLCC 2007 Education Track entitled Reports from the Field: Second Life Community Convention 2007 Education Track Summary.

The event will be taking place Tuesday, May 6, 6 PM PST, within Second Life on ISTE's main sim, teleport to the event here.

You can also download a pdf of Cathy's paper directly here.

More details of the event below from ISTE's calendar of events page:

The latest buzz on RezEd 

There has been quite a buzz since the launch of our RezEd social network. Below are some of the things people have been saying in recent blog posts. We are overjoyed it has been so well received and encourage others to check our RezEd!

RezEd is here! 

RezEd Launches!

It is with great enthusiasm that Global Kids announces the launching of RezEd: The Hub for Learning and Virtual Worlds!

Each month RezEd will feature inter-related podcasts, digital resources in the library, and featured blog posts. RezEd launches with a special focus on virtual worlds having their day in Congress earlier this month. Listen to the podcast interview with Larry Johnson, CEO of the New Media Consortium, as he describes he experience testifying in Congress, read his and the other testimonies submitted that day, watch the full video of the hearings, and respond to this week's featured blog asking what YOU would have told or asked Congress.

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[jobs] Online Leadership Program – Online Community Developer/Content Editor 

Online Leadership Program – Online Community Developer/Content Editor

Global Kids Inc., a New York City based non-profit organization dedicated to transforming urban youth into successful students and global and community leaders, is seeking to fill a short-term freelance position as Online Community Developer/Content Editor, to be filled within our New York City offices or remotely. The position will run from mid-March until end of June.

The Online Community Developer/Content Editor will work with staff at Global Kids to create the structure and content for a new social networking site called “RezEd: A Hub for Virtual World Educators.” This project is designed to provide educators using virtual worlds with access to the highest quality resources and research in the field, and to use the most effective technology to establish a strong network of those using virtual worlds for education. RezEd features will include podcasts, newsletters, best practice documents, contributor blogs, an event calendar, job postings, resource library, listserv, and other social networking functions.