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15 Feb 2013 i.s.i. Homestead Transferred

On the 15th February 2013 the final [Homestead] Int.Schools Island SIM in Second Life was transferred to a new owner. R.I.P. International Schools Island in Second Life ... many thanks for all of the learning opportunities, experiences and new friends.
The new Homestead name is "Haven" the new owner is again Trish Dean [avi Tori Landau] [avi manager Teri Leitner]

R.I.P. i.s.i.

One of the reasons for giving up the SIMS was the cost ... just prohibitively high when the education 50% discount was removed. Ironic update is that I received an email from Linden Labs dated 12th March 2013
I quote
"We were sorry to see you go, and we’d love to see your institution return to Second Life. If you return, we’d like to offer your institution a 50% discount on land maintenance fees. Once you renew your account, you’ll pay just $1,770 per full private island for one year, or $3,540 for two years."

That's Life :-)

Main Int.Schs.Island SIM transferred

The original, main, SIM which started International Schools Island in Second Life in 2007 has changed ownership and changed its name.

You can find more details at

Shamblesguru from the new home over looking the old. This was the result of Linden Labs removing the educational discount on their SIMS in Second Life in 2010 ... and US$3,600 is just too much to pay for a year rental.

The main i.s.i. SIM in Second Life transferred ownership on 14 September 2012 to Tori Landau and was renamed "Moonstone". The SIM will be redeveloped differently under this new ownership.

I (Shamblesguru) still owns and lives on the tropical SIM next to Moonstone ... called "International Schools Island 3" (isi3)

Many of the free teaching/learning objects that used to be on i.s.i can be found on isi3 scattered around the beaches ... organised just as 'Steptoe & Son' would have done.

One door closes and another opens.

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#OZeLIVE Sat/Sun 22-23 Feb free Online Conf :

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 3:16am 0 Comments

#OZeLIVE Sat/Sun 22-23 Feb 2014 free Online Conf : Asia friendly time

This online conference is in 2 weeks time … it is the inaugural conf for this new annual series … to be held online using the webinar platform BlackBoard Collaborate … mainly organised from Australia but with a global reach.

You (colleagues) can attend on any device … even the iPad which is very convenient and now robust enough to use … I’ve…


iPad Apps Smackdown : Webinar 21 March 2012

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 5:25am 0 Comments

Join me tomorrow ... Thursday 21 March 2012 ... at a friendly time for Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia/New Zealand [sorry the Americas you'll be sleeping].

4:00pm Bangkok time

I'll be leading an hour [in the Australia Webinar series] when we'll be looking at some of the 1,500 Apps on my iPad and also where you'll have an opportunity to share some of yours. I'll specifically be addressing some of the classroom management issues and Apps that may make students/teachers…


Virtual Students Fairs : for USA College Application

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 4:25am 2 Comments

I'd be grateful if you could spread the word (especially to careers/counselling colleagues and students) about these upcoming virtual student fairs designed to help international students who are applying for entrance to USA Colleges (Universities) in 2013.

They are free and online with the opportunity to win one of several scholarships available.

Register before the event at




Fireside Chat around Shamblesguru's iPad

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 7:13am 0 Comments

#eT@lking Fireside Chat around Shamblesguru's iPad

webinar #australiaseries

Wednesday, November 21st at 8pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11)

There are over 1,300 Apps in Shamblesguru’s iPad … … so much to share, so little time. Chris Smith (alias shamblesguru), of Thailand, will go in whichever direction the interests of attendees determine. Initially, Chris will start the ball rolling with…


Applying to Study at a USA College

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Curated links for overseas students considering applying to a USA College.

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Started using classroom 2.0 for my educational technology class! Set up has been a breeze!

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I customized my page by playing around with and changing the theme, colors, and fonts and adding my twitter and blog links!

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At 9:21pm on April 26, 2008, AaroSco said…
Hello Chris!

I've become a new member not too long ago and am very excited about this site. Needless to say as a new member I know no one. May I kindly invite you as a guest to my site ( Any suggestions or comments you may have on how best to navigate the 2.0 world would be most appreicated.

Also, would you care to share any sayings which are particular to your country on my site? For example, in the US one can say "Waste not, want not" or "Birds of a feather flock together", "A stitch in time saves nine"... and so on.

I'd be most grateful.
Thanks and hope to hear from you.

At 4:45am on July 3, 2007, SusanTsairi said…
Hi Chris, I found your web20 directory on shambles last summer and it has been a wonderful resource for me throughout the year - thankyou!
At 10:27pm on April 18, 2007, clappingtree said…
Hi, Chris. Thanks for responding to my invite. Chiang Mai is my favorite holiday destination nowadays.

And wow! Cool: Your site at was designed to support the international school communities (teachers, support staff, administrators, students and families) in 17 countries in South East Asia! Would you be interested to join the Asia Social Media Directory at ?

(1) Click Join! on the map.
(2) Click "Join This Space" on the left menu.
(3) Add your blog info to the Thailand page on the directory.
At 6:45am on April 18, 2007, Shamblesguru (Chris Smith) said…
Visit the Shambles 'Forest of Theme Blogs' ... just click on this button
At 4:21am on April 18, 2007, Kevin H. said…
Hi Chris.
Nice icon you have there. :)
Thanks again for all the resources in your Forest.


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