“We Arrgh Pirates! The Hero’s Journey at Peninsula College” Digital Storytelling Video #PenColMedia

telling stories around the fire in Second Life

“We Arrgh Pirates! The Hero’s Journey at Peninsula College” by my Peninsula College Intro to 3D Design Digital Storytelling Students! Edited by Jack Cote and filmed in Second Life! https://youtu.be/eYGo0jDLdM0 #PenColMedia

So proud of these superhero’s!

The Hero’s Journey New Student Orientation Digital Storytelling and 3D Design Interactive Project is an ongoing, persistent engagement experience to inform and inspire new students to attend Peninsula College on campus and online.

Digital Storytelling students design, build, and institute components of The Hero’s Journey. The continual goal of the project is to build an innovative marketing space and introduction to the college through an adventure filled with information, helpful resources, encouragement, and inclusive experiences.

Our next class start Spring term with Media 224 – Digital Storytelling which is taught online and on campus!

Peninsula College 2017 Media 196 – Intro to 3D Design Class:
Joseph Beeson
Cory Castillon
Jack Cote
Mariah Dillard
Isaac Fink
Cindy Guoan
James Iredale
Christeal Milburn
Nicholas Rehler
Naoko Scott
Bryan Smith

Special Thanks to all the Peninsula College Digital Storytelling Heroes

http://pencol.edu/proftech/multimedia-communications

Digital Storytelling Students become mentors after the hero's journey

The 12 Steps of The Hero’s Journey:

The Hero’s Journey – Step 1 – Ordinary World – This step refers to the hero’s normal life at the start of the story, before the adventure begins.

The Hero’s Journey Step 2 – Call to Adventure – The hero is faced with something that makes them begin their adventure. This might be a problem or a challenge they need to overcome.

The Hero’s Journey Step 3 – Refusal of the Call – The hero attempts to refuse the adventure because they are afraid.

The Hero’s Journey Step 4 – Meeting with the Mentor – The hero encounters someone who can give them advice and ready them for the journey ahead.

The Hero’s Journey Step 5 – Crossing the First Threshold – The hero leaves their ordinary world for the first time and crosses the threshold into adventure in the extraordinary world.

The Hero’s Journey Step 6 -Tests, Allies, and Enemies – The hero learns the rules of their new world. During this time, they endure tests of strength of will, meets friends, and comes face to face with foes.

The Hero’s Journey Step 7 – Adaptation and Approach – Setbacks occur, sometimes causing the hero to try a new approach and adopt new ideas.

The Hero’s Journey Step 8 – Ordeal – The hero experiences a major hurdle or obstacle, such as a life or death crisis.

The Hero’s Journey Step 9 – Reward – After surviving death, the hero earns their reward or accomplishes their goal.

The Hero’s Journey Step 10 – The Road Back – The hero begins their journey back to their ordinary life.

The Hero’s Journey Step 11 – The Resurrection Hero – The hero faces a final test where everything is at stake and they must use everything they have learned.

The Hero’s Journey Step 12 – Return with Elixir – The hero brings their knowledge or the “elixir” back to the ordinary world, where they apply it to help all who remain there.

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“Courage to Encourage: Origin Story Lessons” at @fcvw Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference on March 7

Superhero Origin Story

Superhero Origin Story

Join me March 7 at 12:30 PM PST for “Courage to Encourage: Origin Story Lessons” at the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference. The event is online in a virtual world, please go to this site to register http://consortium.militarymetaverse.org/

My presentation provides step-by-step guidance for instructors and trainers to tap into inspiring students through developing their mission and how that pursuit fuels their educational drive and development. Every student superhero has a catalyst that changes their lives and is the incentive to improve themselves and the world around them. Discover students’ origin stories and principal motivation to turn passion into positive projects and promote partnerships.

Virtual worlds foster flexible, imaginative play to reveal and utilize students’ individual stories. Create a safe learning environment where this vulnerable intersection transforms into a lesson of confidence, compassion, and connections with other superheroes. After exploring the events and elements of their influential story, implement transmedia storytelling through multimedia, blogs, social networks, and virtual world engagement to support student centered success and unique learning styles while inspiring universal listening, inquiry, and teambuilding.

Renne's red mary janes at the National Defense University in Washington D.C.

The last time I presented at the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference it was at the National Defense University in Washington D.C. Dig my red mary janes! #FCVW #FCVW15 #besuper

‘Tis the Season, Virtual Holiday Decorating!

cascade of lights poster pearl

It is so exciting! I always know the Holiday Season is upon us when I start having sales of my virtual cascade of lights in many shades at “hue are you?” in Second Life! I am so thankful that people enjoy my festive, colorful decorations and plan to add more soon so people can decorate in their favorite colors! You can find twinkle and sparkle at my Second Life Marketplace store http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/32028 or inworld at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Brauni/180/0/22/

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FAQ to Renne: Do you look like your avatar?


Question: Do you look like Zinnia Zauber, your avatar in Second Life?

Answer: Yes. I have done my best to be authentic in the virtual world Second Life. Zinnia might be more cartoonish and less thick than me, but for the most part she and I are the same in appearance. I make my own clothes and skins for my avatar. And, just made a set of eyes for Zinnia from photographs of my own eye I took under my microscope camera. I gotta be me!

Guest on the 1st Question in Second Life!




Wow! I was a contestant on the Second Life game show, The 1st Question! Our hosts Pooky Amsterdam and Xanshin Paz, stepping in for Hydra Shaftoe, were fun and funny while making us feel welcome and very smart. Petlove Petshop helped my fellow contestants, Colossus Linden, Keystone Bouchard, and Judi Newall, get set up and comfy for the show. It was my first time center stage on Live SL TV and I learned a lot in the process, as well as, all the exciting questions had amazing answers. The audience and my peeps were there to share their smarts and wit. I really enjoyed myself and thankful that I was asked to be on the show! What a bunch of pros that are educating and entertaining as we all feel like we can be part of what makes Second Life so affective! Wow!

Second Life Community Convention

I attended the Second Life Community Convention in San Francisco where I taught a workshop on branding (with a quick lesson in Photoshop) and was part of a panel on social networking. It was great to meet all these folks that I have been working with in Second Life and they were surprised to find out how much I look like my avatar Zinnia Zauber. I really enjoyed sharing and learning!

Solo Show in Second Life


I am so delighted to have my first solo show in Second Life to share my artwork in the virtual world! It is at the Catcher in the Pie Cafe, great name, huh?
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Twist%20of%20Fate/147/130/25