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26 Internet safety talking points | Dangerously Irrelevant

26 Internet safety talking points | Dangerously Irrelevant | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
For Leadership Day 2012, I thought I would gather in one place many of the talking points that I use with principals and superintendents ("The technology function of your school organization exists to serve the educational function." @mcleod -
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3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology
Covering the use of 3D virtual worlds in education but also lots of other geeky-cool school stuff, 3D or not.
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Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game

Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Young people naturally gravitate towards games, but how can teachers gamify learning without making a huge commitment? The team behind hit RPG Classcraft have an innovative solution to this problem.


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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! Thanks again to Kim Flintoff.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 20, 12:13 PM

This looks like an interesting tool.

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.
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Thanks to ICTPHMS.

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Opensimulator Community Conference 2014 | November 8-9, 2014

Opensimulator Community Conference 2014 | November 8-9, 2014 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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3D Printers - New Dimensions in Learning!

3D Printers - New Dimensions in Learning! | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Renee Peoples explains how a high-tech 3D printer can impact learning, even in a 3rd grade classroom. She obtained her printer through DonorsChoose.org and discovered that 3D printers can add a new dimension to learning!
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3D-printed gun maker draws jail term in Japan

3D-printed gun maker draws jail term in Japan | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Yoshitomo Imura, 28, was sentenced to 2 years as the court backed Japan's stiff gun controls
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Who could've seen this coming? ;)

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Using virtual reality to desensitize troops

Using virtual reality to desensitize troops | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Using virtual reality to desensitize troops
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Using augmented reality, the Virtual Reality Medical Institute hopes to be able to harden troop's physical and emotional response to the stress of combat.
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Virtual reality's growing up fast

Virtual reality's growing up fast | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A rocket passes on my left. Glass explodes to my right. Soldiers run for cover. Then I look up to watch a car flip over me in the air. Ahead, the monster charges its weapon and aims it right at me. Don’t look away, I tell myself.
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Gamification In Learning Through An Avatar-based Approach

Gamification In Learning Through An Avatar-based Approach | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Gamification In Learning Through An Avatar-based Serious Game Concept. Gamification in learning with an Avatar-based approach!
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An "avatar-based approach"...I like that! 

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What Happens When Parents Decide to Opt-Out of Standardized Tests?

What Happens When Parents Decide to Opt-Out of Standardized Tests? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Parents are increasingly worried that the emphasis on standardized test scores is destroying children's love of learning.
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Guide to Creating Tech-Friendly Classroom Management Strategies

Guide to Creating Tech-Friendly Classroom Management Strategies | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
If you’re a teacher who grew up in the pre-Internet era, you understand how tech innovation has revamped the educational landscape. Gone are the days of the blackboard and mimeograph. Teachers today carry a heavier (and more complicated) toolbox than ever before. The question is, how efficiently are you using your tools? Inviting Students to

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The greatest challenge before us is to make the classroom more tech-friendly. To do this is to set up specific management strategies. A tech friendly classroom goes beyond just a computer, wi-fi, and projector. A lot of pre-work needs to go into the use of technology in a classroom, and this includes due inclusion of how the teacher intends to use technology in the class in his lesson plan. Innovative use of technology includes using tablet computers to solve mathematical problems, using social networking sites for exchange or collaborative lessons, where for example you need to learn about the Geography of France while sitting in India. What better way than to befriend a French student and then excahnging information about each other's contry?

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Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths

Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
It's time to tackle myths like project-based learning is mostly fluff and not academically rigorous. See other PBL misnomers and read how they deserve myth-busting.

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5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to cr...
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Thanks to Baiba Svenca.

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Second Life as a Tool for Spanish Speaking

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SL's all over the news today! Gracias de nuevo to Doris Molero.

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Man spends two years building amazing megacity in Minecraft

Man spends two years building amazing megacity in Minecraft | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
This is madness. What you are looking at is not a screenshot of Simcity. It is a megalopolis made entirely in Minecraft using 4.5 million blocks over the course of two years on an Xbox 360 (!) Its name is Titan City and yes, it's completely insane, especially when you get up close:
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Check this out! Thanks to Kim Flintoff.

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As overtesting outcry grows, education leaders pull back on standardized tests

As overtesting outcry grows, education leaders pull back on standardized tests | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A new study finds that US students are tested on average once a month, with some students tested as often as twice a month. The White House announced it will support a movement by education officials to dial back the amount of testing.
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Tackling the Digital Divide: Low-Income Students Weigh In

Tackling the Digital Divide: Low-Income Students Weigh In | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Many MindShift readers were outraged that some students are missing out on valuable learning resources because of their families’ socio-economic status, while others worried that bringing mobile devices into the classroom – any classroom – invites chaos.
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How Brain Myths Could Hurt Kids

How Brain Myths Could Hurt Kids | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers around the world hold serious misconceptions about neuroscience, according to a new paper, and kids’ learning could suffer as a result.
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The "learning styles" nonsense is one of my pet peeves. 

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3D printing e-NABLE hands at the Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire

3D printing e-NABLE hands at the Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
At the recent Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire a group of Hong Kong entrepreneurs and students held a 72 hour session to redesign an e-NABLE hand.
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World of Warcraft Gains 600,000 Subscribers Since June

World of Warcraft Gains 600,000 Subscribers Since June | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
MMO now has 7.4 million subscribers; milestone achieved ahead of the November launch of the Warlords of Draenor expansion.
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That's right, Warlords of Draenor next month!

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Man Helps Save Wife's Life with 3D Printing

Man Helps Save Wife's Life with 3D Printing | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
There is nothing scarier in this world, than being told that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. For one woman, this happened toward t
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This is amazing! 

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HP LIFE - Learning initiative for entrepreneurs

HP LIFE - Learning initiative for entrepreneurs | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Watch videos of HP LIFE students. They tell their stories after they visited a HP LIFE training.
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Free online training! Check it out today! 

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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.
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Scary stuff! 

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Tracey Vickery's curator insight, October 20, 10:28 AM

Wow.  Enough said.

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How can teachers get to grips with computer programming?

How can teachers get to grips with computer programming? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Many teachers have been utterly dismayed by the seemingly impossible demands of the new Programmes...

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Check this out! Thanks to Norton Gusky.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, October 19, 7:48 AM

Success story from UK based on using Scratch as a story-telling vehicle for students in K-3.

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GoldieBlox, The Toymaker Trying To Get Girls Hooked On Engineering

GoldieBlox, The Toymaker Trying To Get Girls Hooked On Engineering | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
GoldieBlox, the San Francisco Bay Area startup focused on building toys for girls aimed at getting them hooked on engineering, has this morning taken its..

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Setting up a Learning Center in Second Life

Join the first annual free SLMOOC14 on WizIQ, watch the recordings, upload the content (from the courseware), do the assignments based on the recordings and ...
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SLMOOC14 was great! Thanks to Nellie Deutsch and Nancy Zingrone.

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