News Slam 2!
This Tuesday, Feb 23, at the Epoch Institute in Second Life™
This Week’s Topic
News Slam 2!
This week we’ll be taking another run at “News Slam”. News Slam is a mashup of a poetry slam and a current events quiz show – with a twist.
What is a News Slam, and why are we doing it?
Staying current with world events is always a challenge, given everything else we’re all trying to do in our lives. News Slam is a fun way to catch up with some things going on around the globe while maybe finding a topic we all want to dig into in a deeper way, either in this session or a future one.
I suppose we could even say that this is a serious game, enabled by a virtual world, but… that would be too serious – let’s have some fun and learn some new stuff!
News Slam How-To
Join us! You can find a news item while you’re here, so don’t sweat it if you don’t have any preparation time. If you can spend a few minutes searching, you might find a nugget that will be really interesting, so if you have a few minutes, please feel free to go hunting.
* Anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate. This is not a contest!
* When you’re up, you’ll say two things (in text or voice – either is fine)
1) One sentence that explains a news item about a country other than the one you’re currently living in
2) One sentence that gives your reaction to the news item (either about the news itself, or the way the item is written or presented)
THERE IS A TWIST – you can Read more…