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How to make an Underwater House in Minecraft

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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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5 Key Barriers to Educational Technology Adoption in the Developing World

Educational technology will continue to be implemented incrementally in many parts of the developing world.
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Lots of talk lately about the Digital Divide.

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A look inside Tango: How Google's 3D-modeling phone will work

A look inside Tango: How Google's 3D-modeling phone will work | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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A look inside Tango: How Google's 3D-modeling phone will work
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It's a 3D world out there, and Google's Project Tango intends to model it in real time with a smartphone.
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Must...resist...temptation. Got enough gadgets! ;)

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Facebook Profiles Can Predict Work Performance

Facebook Profiles Can Predict Work Performance | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
When a company is in the process of hiring a new employee, there's a standard set of things it typically does — follow up with references, check the cover letter for obvious typ...
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Uh-oh. What does your Facebook profile say about you?! ;) 

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 16, 5:35 PM

You do know that, right?

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Free E-book: Free Land in OpenSim

Free E-book: Free Land in OpenSim | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
RT @MariaKorolov: Free E-book: Free Land in OpenSim - Hypergrid Business http://t.co/ndEeffum03 (Newsletter subscription included, but not …
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Check this out! From Hypergrid Business.

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Facebook Offers Surprise Challenge to Google Glass with Oculus Rift Wearable Social Network

Facebook Offers Surprise Challenge to Google Glass with Oculus Rift Wearable Social Network | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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It's satire, folks. ;)

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Is this the world's first 3D printed house?

Is this the world's first 3D printed house? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
China invented printing several centuries before Gutenberg's mechanical press in Germany. Now a Chinese company in Shanghai appears to have stolen a march over Europe in the race to build the world's first 3D printed ...
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! ;)

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7 Ways the Oculus Rift Could Change Entertainment as We Know It

7 Ways the Oculus Rift Could Change Entertainment as We Know It | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Interactive gaming, entering your favorite TV show, you-are-there porn: here's how the headset will rock your virtual world
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Gotta get mine back out and play with it some more. ;)

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Left to Their Own Smart Devices

Left to Their Own Smart Devices | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Educational institutions should enter the mobile age and embrace the opportunity to be more effective, efficient, and cost sensitive than ever before. The challenge, like with any disruption, is to rethink the system design and utilize new concepts, such as multi-persona, that align with this new age of mobility. Exciting times are ahead for educators.


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John Rudkin's curator insight, April 16, 3:42 AM

This is a long debated subject.  Just get on with it...... it's happening.

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Left Their Own Smart Devices

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, April 16, 9:28 PM

Brush off your vocabulary, and learn about BYOD. "Granularity" of education consumption, with temporal limits. Some possible solutions to objections about the use of personal technology in the learning space.

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Serious Play Conference: Early Bird Discounts End April 30!

Serious Play Conference: Early Bird Discounts End April 30! | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

The Serious Play Conference provides visionary educators, chief learning officers and heads of training programs in health care, government and the military a chance to learn how to improve the effectiveness of their serious games programs. Attendees rub shoulders with and talk one-on-one to the experts, hear about the latest measurement and assessment strategies and see how game mechanics are moving across the various serious games sectors, revolutionizing how training and education is done. The conference focuses on the opportunities, challenges and future of these “serious” games.

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Check it out and register now! 

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There's a great future in 3D printing

There's a great future in 3D printing | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
There's a great future in 3D printing Jerusalem Post Titled Tlat Meimad: Hamahapeicha Hata'asiyatit Hahadasha, it includes not only plenty of text but also graphic icons that, when scanned by a smartphone, open up video films about 3D printed...
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Old maps become 3D virtual worlds

Old maps become 3D virtual worlds | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Old maps become 3D virtual worlds on Augmented Reality and Teaching curated by Giselle Pempedjian (Old maps become 3D virtual worlds | @scoopit via @fernandocassola http://t.co/oD8rvYVdG5)...
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The Real Science of Virtual Worlds

The Real Science of Virtual Worlds | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
What sorts of virtual worlds can we create today with existing technology? Technium discusses the state of the art with one of the leaders in designing virtual reality rooms.
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'Projected augmented reality' with Technical Illusions

'Projected augmented reality' with Technical Illusions | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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GeekWire Radio: A glimpse of 'projected augmented reality' with Technical ...
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Now this is cool. 

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Next generation wearable technology

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Next generation wearable technology
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“We are working with Google Glass to create a training and simulation environment which is like a virtual world,” she says. “Everyone has been quiet at the moment ...
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Community College Uses Gaming To Bring Real-World Relevance to Courses

Community College Uses Gaming To Bring Real-World Relevance to Courses | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Lambton College is developing a pilot program to test out gaming in six of its courses — including first-year math, electrical circuits, and hair removal — to see if the use of game-playing improves attendance rates and student engagement.
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Hair removal?? ;)

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Google Glass signals a wearables revolution

Google Glass signals a wearables revolution | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Paul Saffo says current Google Glasses are doomed to become eBay collectibles, but not the future ones.
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Technology in Education is Classist

Technology in Education is Classist | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A debate between Private School technology and Public School technology is actually a debate between Rich kids technology and Poor kids technology. Is it not? Rich isn't just about money, its also about the luxury of time and the human capacity to prioritize where to invest money and time to get the greatest return for…
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Amazon's Smartphone with 3D Capabilities Revealed

Amazon's Smartphone with 3D Capabilities Revealed | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Recent reports suggest Amazon may be preparing a smartphone with 3D capabilities to compete with Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy handsets. New details from BGR and TechCrunch shed some light on this 3D ...
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Everything's goin' 3D! ;)

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How Zuck met Oculus: Facebook's big bet on virtual reality - Fortune Tech

How Zuck met Oculus: Facebook's big bet on virtual reality - Fortune Tech | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
CEO Brendan Iribe recounts the steps leading up to the $2 billion deal.
Zuckerberg won over Oculus with his vision for virtual reality as the next big platform.

FORTUNE -- Mark Zuckerberg's acquisitions have a formula: They never, ever leak because
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Speakers | Serious Play Conference

Speakers | Serious Play Conference | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

The Serious Play Conference, now in our 4th year, is a leadership conference for professionals who embrace the idea that games can revolutionize learning. Speakers, who come from all parts of the globe, share their experience creating or using games in the corporation, classroom, healthcare institution, government and military and offer tips on how to move game-based education programs ahead.

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Check out the speaker lineup for this year's Serious Play Conference! 

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A Brief History of Social Media Infographic

A Brief History of Social Media Infographic | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe. 


Via ZAP s.a.
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Shared via social media, naturally. ;)

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 14, 11:33 AM

Interesting chart on the history of social media.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, April 15, 7:40 AM

Breve Historia de las Redes Sociales en una Infografía

Clay Bergen's curator insight, April 15, 2:04 PM

As I started using the Internet in 1990 I'm one of the early adopters! Ha!

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NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

The internationally recognized NMC Horizon Report series and regional NMC Technology Outlooks are part of the NMC Horizon Project, a comprehensive research venture established in 2002 that identifies and describes key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in education around the globe. This volume, the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition will examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within the environment of pre-college education. The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition is the sixth in the K-12 series of reports and is produced by the NMC in collaboration with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).

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Check it out! The Preview Edition is available! 

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Interesting Times in Virtual Worlds

Interesting Times in Virtual Worlds | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Two major changes in Virtual Worlds are coming to light today. First of all, Rod Humble (aka Rodvik Linden in Second Life) left his post as CEO of Linden Lab last week. You can read fuller details...
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Watch to Come in Two Sizes With 'Fashionable Appearance'

Watch to Come in Two Sizes With 'Fashionable Appearance' | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
In a 2014 product roadmap that outlines all of Apple's plans for the year, KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo revealed his predictions for...
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Several thousand dollars? ;)

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The 7 Important Literacies of The 21st Century

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The 7 Important Literacies of The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Teacher Engagement for Learning curated by Grant Montgomery (The 7 Important Literacies of The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology...
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