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10 Education Technology Resources for the Arab World

10 Education Technology Resources for the Arab World | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
In my previous article, I talked about the accumulating research on the importance on early childhood education, and the rising importance of “serial… (RT @kalimat_books: 10 useful educational sites for Arab children.)...
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9 Characteristics of A Leading Educator

9 Characteristics of A Leading Educator | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
9 Characteristics of A Leading Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/3HsHLsvVRN via @medkh9
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9 Easy Tips For Finding Exactly What You Want On Google

9 Easy Tips For Finding Exactly What You Want On Google | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Get your Google search on.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Top 10 Virtual Worlds For Girls 2014

http://girlsvirtualworlds.com Top 10 Virtual Worlds for girls of 2014 as voted by you on facebook and youtube "Virtual Worlds for Girls" also on girlsvirtual...
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Google sets up Community Site For Translate Service

Google sets up Community Site For Translate Service | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Google today launched a new community site to help improve Google Translate, its free online language translation service. Aimed at language connoisseurs and professional translators, it can be used to... Keep reading →

Via Charles Tiayon
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Love Google Translate. Use it daily at work! 

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Aimed at language connoisseurs and professional translators, it can be used to rate and compare existing translations, as well as create new ones and match words to their correct counterparts. Over time, Google said it will give contributors more ways to pitch in and offer better “visibility” regarding how the submissions are being used to improve its translation tools.

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Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills

Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Educación Virtual UNET curated by Jaime Salcedo Luna (A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills ~...
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MMVC14: Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds with David W. Deeds

MMVC14: Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds with David W. Deeds | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
David W. Deeds will discuss Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual WorldsThis session will examine some best practices and many lessons learned re: using 3D vir
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Be sure to catch my upcoming presentation! 

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Putting the World In Their Hands: Augmented Reality in the Classroom

Putting the World In Their Hands: Augmented Reality in the Classroom | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
These days, students can walk into a classroom and use their tablet or smartphone as the AR device to trigger to original content made on movie-making software and posted to YouTube, leading to an immediate and immersive learning experience.
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Gamification vs Games-Based Learning: What’s the Difference?

Gamification vs Games-Based Learning: What’s the Difference? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Differences between gamification vs games-based learning (GBL) in the eLearning space. Capterra helps people find and compare software for their business. (RT @CapterraLMS: Gamification vs Games-Based Learning: What’s the Difference?
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This question gets a lot of discussion. 

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seilts's curator insight, July 3, 1:18 PM

There are significant differences. 

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After iPad Debacle, Los Angeles Looking to Purchase Student Laptops

After iPad Debacle, Los Angeles Looking to Purchase Student Laptops | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Six new forms of laptop computers will be introduced into Los Angeles schools in the 2014-2015 school year, replacing iPads that generated many complaints. (Not surprising when you buy tech w/o an instructional plan.
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Don´t shoot the messenger. ;)

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Does Android Wear make Google Glass obsolete?

Does Android Wear make Google Glass obsolete? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Google handed out a few thousand Android Wear devices at Google I/O last week, and the public release of Wear is just days away. With all this new focus on smartwatches, what’s to become of everyone’s favorite face computer, Google Glass? Google’s first foray into wearables has had more than its share of tribulations, but…
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NO! And BTW, I want an Android Wear!! ;)

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Google's new Smarty Pins map-based game

Google's new Smarty Pins map-based game | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Google's new Smarty Pins map-based game reminds me I know nothing about ...
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Google unleashed a new map-based game called Smarty Pins (get it, Smarty Pins, oh Google).
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Gotta play Smarty Pins! 

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5 reasons people don't buy from your website

5 reasons people don't buy from your website | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business
5 reasons people don't buy from your website
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I'm a big believer in OpenSim. One reason is that I get to hear about large projects and deployments that use OpenSim that I'm not allowed to talk about.
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The missing manual: Google Hangouts

The missing manual: Google Hangouts | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The missing manual for connecting and collaborating on video Google Hangouts The Next Web To use Google Hangouts, you'll first need to have a Gmail, Google Apps for Business or Google Apps for Education account and activate that account'sGoogle+...
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This will come in handy.

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11 Great GOOGLE CLASSROOM Tutorials by Early Access Testers

11 Great GOOGLE CLASSROOM Tutorials by Early Access Testers | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Here we go. Can't wait to get this going at CAG. 

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Two ideas for better search for OpenSim

Two ideas for better search for OpenSim | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business
Two ideas for better search for OpenSim
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We do have hyperlinks in OpenSim — they're called hypergates. And there are hundreds of hypergates out there.
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Should come in handy. Thanks to Hypergrid Business.

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Game-Based Learning: Playing and Programming for the Future

Game-Based Learning: Playing and Programming for the Future | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
What if school was fun? And what if this fun facilitated rich, meaningful learning? We explore what happened when designers and programmers from educational game company FutureBound collaborated with students from South L.A.
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Here we go. This is what we need more of.

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10 Self-Evaluation Tips for Technology Instructional Specialists

10 Self-Evaluation Tips for Technology Instructional Specialists | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Successful technology integration must include an element of reflection to stay focused on how individual teachers and learners will use this technology in the classroom.

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Thanks to Andrea Dorsey.

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David W. Deeds: Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds (in Schools)

David W. Deeds' presentation for Moodle MOOC Virtual Conference 2014 (MMVC14)! Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds (in Schools) uses the what does/doesn't…
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Check it out! Just finished my slides for my August 3rd MMVC14 presentation! 

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Google Founders Talk About Ending the 40-Hour Work Week

Google Founders Talk About Ending the 40-Hour Work Week | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
It's not often that Google's two founders do a joint interview, so when they do it's worth paying attention.
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Gord Holden's curator insight, July 8, 12:43 PM

Yes, mine went from 40 to 60 thanks to technology. Ha.

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Teachers Surveyed on Using Games in the Classroom

Teachers Surveyed on Using Games in the Classroom | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
a new survey from the Games and Learning Publishing Council highlights that the use of games in the classroom.
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Teachers Take Game-Based Learning to the Next Level

Teachers Take Game-Based Learning to the Next Level | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A lesson using "Minecraft" can touch on history, engineering and ancient architecture.
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Oh, YEAH! 

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Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?

Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Maker Faire has catalyzed a global interest in tinkering to understand. Is it only a matter of time before this approach to learning makes it into mainstream classrooms?
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Let´s hope so! 

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Learning-Disabled Siblings Graduate Thanks To Online Classes

Learning-Disabled Siblings Graduate Thanks To Online Classes | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Learning-Disabled Siblings Graduate Thanks To Online Classes
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Allen heads up Virtual Training research at the UT-Dallas Center for Brain Health.
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Now here´s some good news! 

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Warship of the Future Glimpsed Via Virtual Reality

Warship of the Future Glimpsed Via Virtual Reality | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
At USC, Warship of the Future Glimpsed Via Virtual Reality Voice of America Bolas and his team visited different types of ships to learn about real world problems and how virtual reality and 3-D models can help — from ship design to more...
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3D Printing Shines As A Learning Tool

3D Printing Shines As A Learning Tool | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
3DPrint.com Stimulating Minds: 3D Printing Shines As A Learning Tool 3DPrint.com Taking the idea a stage further, the researchers provided access to an open-source 3D printer and design platform, allowing students to collaboratively design and...
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Interesting stuff. 

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