I went to a workshop on Second Life about two years ago and created an avatar, but I haven't been a Second Lifer other than a few visits, so it's great to join this group. Here is my progress so far.
I made my way down half of the links in the handbook. They're very helpful. Then I decided to complete our assignment and visited ISTE. When I arrived there were a docent and someone learning about ISTE. I felt strange arriving in the middle of a conversation and wasn't sure how to introduce myself, so I went off on my own. I could see that it would be good to go back since it's possible to set up a tour. I don't have a lot of time, so it may be a while. However, I've bookmarked the site for later.
I hope we can set up a time to meet. It's awkward just entering on my own.