Jessica Johnson
  • Female
  • Lawrence, KS
  • United States
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  • Stephen Gibbs
  • Peggy Sheehy
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  • Darren Couch
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  • Cyndi Danner-Kuhn
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Second Life, Education and Art Museums

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School / Work Affiliation
Spencer Museum of Art -- University of Kansas
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About Me
Our university art museum is exploring the ways Second Life and social networking can educate, engage and expand our audiences. We're also working with education students to teach them about using new technologies in their disciplines and classrooms.

Cool links

The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research here.
Art Educators give Abraham Lincoln a Second Life here.
A Second Life for Your Museum here.

A video of a Spencer Museum exhibition A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal

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At 7:00pm on May 5, 2009, Stephen Gibbs said…
Hello Jessica, My name is Stephen Gibbs, I am a technology teacher from South Florida. I am trying to look into virtual online worlds for training purposes and networking. I see that you work a lot with Second Life. I wanted to know do how you use the site for these purposes, and do you have tips o how I can begin to use it?
At 8:22am on January 6, 2009, Cyndi Danner-Kuhn said…

I teach Technology for Teaching and Learning to undergraduate education majors. at Kansas State and previously at Fort Hays. I do lots of technology staff development for teachers around the state. I am not much into Second Life, although should be, but do use social networking, twitter, pretty much most of the Web 2.0 apps on a daily basis. Would love to connect. and my email is
At 3:56pm on January 5, 2009, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Jessica,

With your interest in using new technology, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service.
At 10:24pm on December 27, 2008, Alyshia Olsen said…
Hi Jessica,

I'm sending out messages to everyone I know right now, and this classroom20 network is no exception. (I've also sent this out on other Ning networks you may be a part of.) My name is Alyshia Olsen; I am a 20 year old college student from Olin College of Engineering. I am a part of a group of 6 Olin College students (we're in Needham, MA, and engineering students) who have taken a year off to work on an education related project. Since you are in the 'connecting content and technology' group, I thought you might be interested! Our project is called AlightLearning, and this is our "short" project description:

Under the assumption that within ten years, the landscape of modern education will have fully integrated what we now define as new classroom media: video, online collaboration, open source curriculum and other web tools, we hope to pioneer a web software tool that acts as a platform for this new media, bringing the power of the web and its tools to students, teachers and parents in a secure, comfortable and innovative environment. Our goal is to have our free software at a pilot middle school by April 15th, 2009, continuing to develop and coordinate with our users to create a product that other schools want to pilot and use at their schools, while allowing individual teachers to implement this tool in their own classroom.

Our project, titled Alight Learning, is currently trying to win an idea competition on You can find us at . We would love your support in the form of a vote within the next couple days, but more importantly we'd love your feedback and comments. Our description on Ideablob is short, and even the one above hardly gets at many of the issues we would like to take a stab at solving, but at least it's a start.

Feel free to email me back, check out, anything you like!


Alyshia Olsen
At 10:05pm on December 25, 2008, Jack said…
Hi Jessica! Hope you're enjoying the winter break. I was wondering if you, your educator contacts or students would be interested in participating in a Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. We'd really like to get Kansas students involved. Please let me know. Thanks!
At 4:55pm on December 10, 2008, Peggy Sheehy said…
Thanks Jessica!


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