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Welcome to the chronicle of places I go, and events I attend in my Second Life travels. I post lots of photos and landmarks to get to stops I recommend. Most of this blog - but not all - is dedicated to educational builds or places pertaining to education. I am an ardent Second Life traveler, and this blog reflects that. Olivia Hotshot. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

13 June 2009

NMC Conference 09

NMC_Conference09_008.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

I am thrilled that the NMC streamed the keynotes into Second Life so that those of us who could not go to Monterey could "see" the presentations almost as if we were really there.

This photo is from Friday"s Keynote Presentation by Marco Torres; Director, Producer & Educator.

"Marco Torres has been recognized locally and internationally for his accomplishments in the classroom, creative program building, administering complex budgets, and for the use of technology to empower minority students. He has received honors and awards from the government, educational leadership organizations, the creative arts community, business groups, and also from his students."

"As a teacher and media professional artist, Marco Torres is involved with many professional organizations where he is an advocate for more collaboration between the media arts world and education. For example, Marco was recruited to serve as a board member for the George Lucas Educational Foundation --a foundation created by filmmaker George Lucas to promote digital technology, change, community, and learning everywhere. Marco also is an Apple Distinguished Educator -- a program, sponsored by Apple that recognizes innovators in today's classrooms."
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