Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)

    • Relationships First
    • What About the Rules? A Lesson Plan for Building Trust First
    • Connecting with Families Through Learning Walks
    • Building Trust Through Service Tasks
    • Relationships Through Real Talk
    • Restoring Human Connections Amidst Conflict
    • Do Students Care? Toward a Humanized Education
    • "problem isn’t which device (pencil, laptop, phone, quill) they use to take those notes, but how to take them and how to use them to learn."
    • top-seven stress reducers.
    • Exercise.
    • Sleep.
    • Connection.
    • Learning.
    • Art.
    • Movies.
    • Gratitude.
  • Michael Hyatt's 8 steps to escape the overwhelm: The first secret is accept responsibility. The second secret is to confront your fears The third secret is to reduce the drama. The fourth secret is keep it in perspective. The fifth secret is triage your calendar. The sixth is do the next most important task. The seventh is get sufficient rest. The final secret is decide to change.

    tags: resources

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

The AVI Choice Award Finale OR Is That Your Final Answer?

The AVI Choice Award has been around since 2011. This organization, founded by Nikki Mathieson, has given awards in three main categories to artists, creators, performers, builders, and designers in the virtual world of Second Life. Displaying an AVI Award is like displaying an Emmy or Tony on one’s mantel in real life. This is a BIG deal!

But all good things do come to an end. Now is the beginning of the end ~ now is when you need to nominate people in several categories. And just because they are already nominated - do it again. Nominees NEED at least THREE nominations to be considered as a finalist.  Each avatar can only nominate one in each category.

So go to https://avichoiceawards.com/fashion-awards-nominations-here/ , fill in your avatar name and nominate your favorite fashion designers - you will need their name and the URL to their Second Life page.

There are three main categories


Get your nominations in by October 12 at 8:00 pm SLT. Nominees are narrowed to a final 10 in each category based on whether they have at least three nominations and a private deliberating panel of judges. Finalists are announced in early November. Then we will ask you again to vote for the winners. Winners are announced at the final ceremony on December 4.

Important Dates:

  • October 12 at 8pm SLT  Nominations Due
  • November 28 at 3pm SLT Voting Due
  • December 4 Ceremony and Winners announced

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)

    • Comfort is overrated. It doesn’t lead to happiness. It makes us lazy—and forgetful. It often leads to self-absorption, boredom, and discontent.
    • Discomfort is a catalyst for growth. It makes us yearn for something more. It forces us to change, stretch, and adapt.
    • Discomfort is a sign we’re making progress. You’ve heard the expression, “no pain, no gain.” It’s true! When you push yourself to grow, you will experience discomfort, but it will be worth it.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

"The Curio" by Eleseren Brianna at Serena Imagine Arts CTR

You are invited for the opening Saturday September 10th, 1pm SLT


Eleseren Brianna is a new artist in SL, though she has exhibited in Inworldz with the Dreamz and Visionz groups during 2012 and 2013. She is primarily a model and designer in SL, and is just beginning to branch out to photographic art, though still with a fashion focus.


She is also the editor and curator of The Edge and COO for Kultivate Magazine.

In real life, she trained as an illustrator, earning a B.A. with honors in illustration from Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts.  She also  trained as a couture designer dressmaker and ran her own bridalwear business for several years. Eleseren is a trained art therapist.

SL Shows 

- Windlight Fellow Winter Showcase Jan/Feb 2016
- Ville de Coeur Winter Photo competition Jan 2016 (5th place prize)
- Galleria Kakku - Feb 2016 onwards
- Burn2 Equinox - April 2016
- The Living Room - April 2016
- Windlight Spring Show
- Holly Kai Park - April 2016

- Art in the Park - May 2016 
- Chelsea Hotel - June 2016
- Raglanshire Art Walk - June 2016
- Kultivate Summer Art Festival - August 2016 (2D and 3D)
Bradley University's CVL Fall 2016 Art Show - curated by Valibrarian Gregg 
- Sept 2016
The Curio Exhibition at Serena Arts Center - 10-30 Sept 2016
2D, 3D and written word 

Upcoming

Burn2 - October - The Glockenspiel 3D Fashion/Art Fusion Exhibition

Home Gallery - Epic Chromatic at Windlight

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)

    • Editable person
    • being willing to listen and change our perspective: being willing to change our mind when interacting with someone with a different worldview
    • Narrated practice:
    • making our own processes explicit.
    • Making ourselves vulnerable:
    • sharing half-baked thoughts with others, challenging dominant discourses while putting selves at risk, allowing others to see us as who we are
    • Negotiation of knowledge:
    • encouraging open conversations as opposed to polished knowledge sharing
    • Tip #1: Save all course-related information into Evernote, then organize into notebooks and notebook stacks
    • Tip #2: Use audio recorded lectures to review for exams
    • Tip #3: Scan study notes into Evernote so you can review them later on your phone
    • Tip #4: Create templates for recurring notes 
    • Tip #6: Make Evernote a personal knowledge base for both academic and extracurricular notes
    • POWER RESEARCHING
    • MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTIONS
    • ASK THEM ABOUT THEIR PASSIONS
    • BUILD A LEARNING ECOLOGY
    • Create a to-do list for today.
    • Turn on some inspiring music.
    • Turn off the social web.
    • Do one task at a time.
    • Batch similar tasks together.
    • Take breaks, including naps.
    • Rinse and repeat.
      • In the poll, some 1,000 U.S. adults were asked when they're at their best on a typical day. Their answers:

      • Morning (5 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.): 55 percent
    • They were also asked what hour of the day was their personal best. Their top three hours were 10 a.m., 9 a.m., and 8 a.m.
    • Change your story.
    • Determine what’s at stake.
    • Plan your sleep.
    • Use an alarm.
    • Turn on all the lights
    • Set out your clothes.
    • Drink a cup of coffee.
    • Enlist an accountability partner.
    • Commit to twenty-one days.
    • It must engage and exercise a core brain-based capacity or neural circuit identified to be relevant to real-life outcomes
    • It must target a performance bottleneck
    • A minimum “dose” of 15 hours total per targeted brain function
    • Continued practice is required for continued benefits.
    • It must engage and exercise a core brain-based capacity or neural circuit identified to be relevant to real-life outcomes.
      • The 13 activities are divided into four categories:

         
        •   Getting to Know Student Strengths and Skills
        •  
        •   Setting the Tone
        •  
        •   Discovering How They Work Together
        •  
        •   Having Fun!
    • Following directions.
    • Learning styles survey
    • A world of change.
    • Time capsule.
    • A video keepsake.
    • Sticks and stones ...
    • Illustrated student reflections.
    • Surveys and graphs.
    • Back-to-school ABC book.
    • Back to School Activities
    • HighlightsTM Magazine
    • High FiveTM Magazine
    • Hello Magazine
      • Grapple's task management software helps you:

         
           
        • Improve inter-office communication
        •  
        • Keep everyone aligned on deadlines and updates
        •  
        • Reduce lengthy email threads
        •  
        • Increase team efficiency and collaboration
      • Our task management software includes:

         
           
        • Advanced 256-bit Encryption
        •  
        • In-App File Storage
        •  
        • Intuitive Interfaces
        •  
        • Built-In GPS Tracking
        •  
        • Calendar Views for Planning Events and Tasks
    • First Day Picture
    • First Day Special Breakfast
    • Movie Night
    • Special Notes or Treats
    • Back-to-School Party
    • One Last Summer Adventure
    • New School Year’s Goals
    • Growth Chart
    • After-School Surprise

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)

    • Are You Innovative?
    • Can You Relate to Others?
    • Will You Make This a Better Place?
    • 10. Turn an Old Mobile Device into a Dedicated VOIP Handset
    • 9. Create a Wireless Internet Radio from an Old Router
    • 8. Create a Home Security System with a Webcam
    • 7. Use an Old PC Fan to Create a Battery-Charging Wind Turbine
    • 6. Turn an Old Projector into a Book Scanner
    • 5. Make a Touchscreen Tablet Out of an Old Netbook
    • 4. Build a Cellphone-Powered Robot
    • 3. Turn an Old Computer into an XBMC Home Theater PC
    • 2. Automate Your Home with an Old Router
    • 1. Turn an Old Computer Into an Internet PVR, Downloader, and NAS
    • 1. They create their own luck.  
    • 2. They focus on results.
    • 3. They think about how they can help everyone they meet.
    • 4. They trade short term gratification for long term payoff. 
    • 5. They never mistake being busy for being productive. 
    • 6. They create their own reality.
    • 7. They never do what they feel like doing - they do what needs to be done.
    • 8. They never, ever complain.
    • 9. They don't worry about failing, and focus on doing.
    • 10. They take care of their health. Sleep, exercise, meditate.  
    • 11. They listen actively. 
    • 12. They love what they do. 
    • 13. They believe in themselves.
    • Balance is not the same as rest.
    • Balance is dynamic.
    • Balance is intentional.

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