Thursday, August 21, 2014

2014 EDU: OPENSIM: MNPS Virtual School: What is real and what is virtual?

MNPS Virtual School: What is real and what is virtual?
Scroll down for News and Notes (including articles about new TOS)
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) offers students the opportunity to take one or more online high school v-courses while enrolled at their zoned schools or to enroll on a full-time basis with Virtual School and earn their high school diploma completely online. 
Map of the experimental school
in Kitely

  • The learning is real 
  • So it readies the learner for the next step
  • The skills are real
  • So they ready the learner for work.
  • The instructors are real
  •  So they can meet with students at mutually convenient times
  • The classes are virtual
  • So they come where and when the learner needs them 
  • The building is virtual 
  • So its cost is barely real
  • The travel is virtual
  • So it really takes only seconds

Experimental Space in Kitely

  • If you have a Kitely account, open this page
  • MNPS Virtual School on Kitely
  • Open you viewer, but wait to log in
  • Click on "Enter World" in the MNPS page
  • If you are logged in to Kitely, paste this hop in the Firestorm address bar, press enter
  • hop:// Virtual School I/132/128/23
  • Hypergrid address: Paste into world map, click Find, Click Teleport when it lights up 
  • Virtual School I
Arrive here
Use the map there to start exploring
Examples of student work
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Web page
Our school is the first public virtual school in the state and the leading virtual schooling option for students. Moreover, our school is the first virtual school in the world to adopt the Academies Model offering career and academic themes to v-students in a highly personalized virtual learning community!
Mission:Supporting a successful transition to college, career, and community by developing business and marketing executives through unique, experiential, world-class online learning options.
Sandbox lets students practice building

News and Notes

Events in the virtual worlds  


    Contests and dated calls/invitations

      • Ballet Pixel seeks a set designer for their original ballet.  
      • Sets involve four dimensions of environmental immersive art  
      • *not* a proscenium theatre.  
      • Both set designers and environmental artists welcomed.  
      • Please contact Inarra Saarinen with a short resume.  
      The theme is 'TRANSCENDING BORDERS.' Artists & filmmakers can interpret the theme as they see fit. Whether transcending borders between time and space, past and present, one nation and another, one language and another, a culture or civilisation or any other of the innumerable borders that present themselves as we navigate our lives. You the artist... You the machinimatographer...You decide.
      Entries Close at Midnight SLT 31st October 2014. Winner will be announced in December 2014.   First entries 

      News, new TOS, Google and pseudonyms



      Newcomer Help in Virtual Worlds. 



      Video-Machinima in virtual worlds


      1. Wow thank you for sharing this, Shelby. You, as always, rock. I have rebranded this space as "The Really Virtual School" and I want to invite you and anyone interested to go in, join the group in Kitely, and design and implement to their hearts' desires.


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