Virtual Environments Network

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The Virtual Environments Network works to build a community of like-minded educators who learn from and teach one another. The group hosts globally synchronous professional development activities for its members, including a monthly speaker series on ISTE Island in Second Life. The Virtual Environments Network also has a very active online community where members share resources, experiences and projects created by educators and students.

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  • Hello, Inviting USA-based Pre-K to Grade 12 classroom teachers who have used VR and/or AR with students to participate in my doctoral research study.  Participation is voluntary and involves an interview.  Variation in grade-levels, subject matters, ...

  • Once Upon a Time.... ISTE had an entire island in Second Life for Virtual Events, Networking, and Edtech Information. While the Island is gone,  we have continued outreach and connections using Second Life.  Since Remote Learning is getting renewed ...

  • -- tapping your avatar on the virtual shoulder...heheheh Seriously, even if you were not around at SIGVE's birth in 2007, this'll be fun. Rub virtual shoulders with some real digital edtech pioneers. Drop in for discussions, ...

  • Looking forward to it!! ------------------------------ Steve Isaacs Teacher, Game Design and Development 2016 ISTE Outstanding Teacher William Annin Middle School Basking Ridge, NJ --------- ...


  • Virtual Pioneer of the Year Award 2019!

    Hello, y'all,

    In the past, we've enjoyed announcing this award at the end of our ISTE Conference Playground, but ISTE has already done so, which makes us a bit negligent in the task. So, without further adieu, let me congratulate our immeasurably esteemed colleague and friend, Dr. Valerie Hill, aka Valibrarian. Val, your lovely plaque from ISTE will be in the mail soon! We value you!

    Dr. Valerie Hill received her PhD in Library and Information Science in 2012 with research in virtual worlds. Valibrarian (in virtual worlds) is the director of the Community Virtual Library in Second Life, Avacon and Kitely.  She served as a school librarian for twenty years and taught language arts, literature and information science at all grade levels from kindergarten through college. As a National Writing Project Trainer, Valerie enjoys writing and storytelling through new media formats.  Her research has included working with students in Minecraft and exploring both virtual worlds and virtual reality for education. 

    More can be found at: thinkerer-award-2018-announced  and

    See you in Philly, we hope!
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  • Virtual Environments Pioneer of the Year Award nominations are closed

    Thanks to those who placed nominations for our VEN award this year. The nomination committee is hard at work and will be choosing the recipient soon. Nominations are closed for this year, but with luck, there's always next year!
    All best,
    Scott Read More