Here’s a short video of me "giving" a crystal stone over Skype to my Global Kids colleague Joyce (aka "Rhiannon Chatnoir" in SL), as a way of showing respect and appreciation for her work at GK. For those that don’t know, among Joyce’s many other hats, she is the webmistress and Web2.0 guru for the Online Leadership Program at Global Kids. She does an amazing job of being "present" to the rest of us despite being geographically distant and volunteering whenever we have tech needs, whatever the time or personal resources required.
This was part of a cool team-building exercise that the Global Kids staff did on Tuesday where we were all presented with two crystal stones. One of the stones we were to keep for ourselves to give ourselves respect for our own work, the other was to be given to another staff member you want to show respect to. Two of my OLP colleagues Joyce and Meghan work remotely, so they were not able to participate in the exercise.