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Kitely - Virtual Worlds on Demand

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Kitely enables you to get your own virtual worlds for training, education, collaboration or fun. Log in with Facebook to create your free account and start using your own virtual world within minutes.
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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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74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator

74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
  Infographic courtesy of PBS Learning Media.
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Here we go! Gonna print this one out on old-school paper. ;)

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, Today, 11:18 AM

When digital technologies are used well, they not only motivate they enhance learning. When they are poorly used, they distract from learning and motivation.

 

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eLearning: 6 Strategies

eLearning: 6 Strategies | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Interesting Visual Featuring 6 Instructional Strategies That Sticks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (Interesting Visual Featuring 6 Instructional Strategies That Sticks ~ Educational Technology and Mob
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Why Did Microsoft Purchase Minecraft?

Why Did Microsoft Purchase Minecraft? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Why Did Microsoft Purchase Minecraft?
The Fuse Joplin
One of the top news related to Minecraft has to be the fact that Microsoft has purchased Minecraft.
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10 things to know about the state of tech in education

10 things to know about the state of tech in education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Modern Educational Technology and eLearning
UKThe current state of tech and education is in flux. Here are 10 things to know about what’s happening now.
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3D Virtual Learning Environments for Distance Ed

3D Virtual Learning Environments for Distance Ed | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
| 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology (3D Virtual Learning Environments for Distance Education | @scoopit http://t.co/oKaaJzIueS) (3D Virtual Learning Environments for Distance E...
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
SITE, the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, is an international association of teacher educators (and affiliated organizations) who create and disseminate knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE promotes research, scholarship, collaboration, exchange, and support among its membership.
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OK, gonna submit a proposal for SITE 2015! 

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Ed Tech: Could it Be Different This Time?

During my thirty-five years as a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur, I’ve seen multiple technology revolutions occur, many of which have given rise to dozens of mega companies from Microsoft and Oracle to Google and Facebook.
Education, however, has been a puzzle. There has been no mega-break
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Ed tech from a business standpoint...interesting stuff.

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Laura Blair's curator insight, September 29, 12:04 PM

About how ed tech might still have an impact on education

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Stratasys opens Extreme Redesign Challenge 2015

Stratasys opens Extreme Redesign Challenge 2015 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Calling all budding engineers, mechanics, architects, designers and 3D printing enthusiasts! Leading industrial 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys is officially accepting applications for the Stratasys 2015 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. The 11th annual challenge is split into categories that are open to students in middle school, high school, and through various university and post-secondary degree …
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Volunteers use 3D printers to create inexpensive prosthetics

Volunteers use 3D printers to create inexpensive prosthetics | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Fox News
Volunteers use 3D printers to create inexpensive prosthetics
Fox News
An online organization of more than 1,500 volunteers is using 3D printers to produce prosthetic hands or fingers for people around the world who need them.
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This is fantastic! 

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Lars Axell's curator insight, September 29, 2:39 AM

Amazing! from 40 000 dollar to 50.

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Game-based learning in the social studies

Game-based learning in the social studies | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
It's the final day of the KCHE / MOCHE Best Practices in History Education. Last session of the day? On a Friday? In downtown Kansas City just minutes from the Power and Light District? Yup. That w...
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GBL's all over the news! 

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A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding

A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Code Studio is a newly released platform geared towards helping students from kindergarten to high school learn the different coding concepts.
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Check out Code Studio! 

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Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D

Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Tech Gen Mag Merging art with virtual reality, Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D Tech Gen Mag The speculation surrounding the potential success and relevance of the Oculus Rift, or any other iteration of virtual reality technology, has once and for...
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Oculus Rift in the classroom

Oculus Rift in the classroom | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
TechRadar UK Oculus Rift in the classroom: Immersive education's next level ZDNet Barbara Mikolajczak is an information technology professor at Boston College who teaches a 4th to 6th grade after-school “immersive education” class in which virtual...
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Here we go! 

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Artur Coelho's curator insight, September 27, 5:59 PM

já? foi rápido.

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City teachers learn when to turn technology on

City teachers learn when to turn technology on | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Hechinger Report
City teachers learn when to turn technology on
Capital New York
During the summer, the goal was for teachers to start learning how to use specific technology and blend it with instructional strategies they already use.
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Event Description - ISTE - Games & Simulations

Event Description - ISTE - Games & Simulations | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Games & Sims Network - Gamification and Game Based Learning tweetchat Wed 9 pm ET http://t.co/hnmF0e4pMG use #gbl hashtag
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Going to ISTE next year! 

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School district embraces tech change, glitches and all

School district embraces tech change, glitches and all | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The News Herald
School district embraces tech change, glitches and all
The News Herald
“It's a transition time,” said Tamra Hogue, supervisor for instructional technology and media services.
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My inspiration for the day. ;)

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Virtual Reality May Become the Next Great Media Platform

Virtual Reality May Become the Next Great Media Platform | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Singularity Hub
Virtual Reality May Become the Next Great Media Platform—But Can It Fool All ...
Singularity Hub
Transporting body parts into the virtual world for interaction is much closer.
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Whaddya mean "may"? ;)

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Video Games Are the Future of Education

Video Games Are the Future of Education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Some educators swear by them as valuable high-tech teaching tools but little is known about their impact on learning
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A Minute of Your Time Can Bring People Inworld

A Minute of Your Time Can Bring People Inworld | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business is now holding its fifth annual OpenSim grid survey. Please help us attract additional people to the Kitely community by answering this short multiple choice survey.
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Opensim grid survey! Thanks to Hypergrid Business.

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Bills in Congress could mean equal digital access for disabled students

Bills in Congress could mean equal digital access for disabled students | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
USA TODAY College Bills in Congress could mean equal digital access for disabled students USA TODAY College The Technology, Education and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act (TEACH Act), introduced late last year, and an August...
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The gospel of virtual reality according to Oculus

The gospel of virtual reality according to Oculus | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
VentureBeat
The gospel of virtual reality according to Oculus
Engadget
He's been thinking about creating virtual worlds since the early '90s, and is a VR evangelist of the highest order. I mean that as a compliment.
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VR's all over the news too! 

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Best Selling Educational Technology Books 2014

Best Selling Educational Technology Books 2014 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
I am frequently asked what some of the more popular books are that discuss technology in education. While there are a bunch, a lot of them speak the same sentiments.
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Wish I had the time to read half of them! ;)

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What’s next in 3D printing

What’s next in 3D printing | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material.
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Oculus CEO Says the Heart of VR Will Always Be Gaming

Oculus CEO Says the Heart of VR Will Always Be Gaming | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Geek
Oculus CEO Says the Heart of VR Will Always Be Gaming
GameSpot
"For a very long time the heart and soul of what drives virtual reality is going to be a video game 3D engine," Iribe told Games Industry International.
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Games-Based Learning too! 

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Lowest-cost regions are now in Canada

Lowest-cost regions are now in Canada | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business
Lowest-cost regions are now in Canada
Hypergrid Business
As of today, if you are looking for the lowest-host regions in OpenSim, you have to go to Canada — specifically, to The Great Canadian Grid.
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