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SIGVE Connected Educator; Kids' Virtual Worlds

Connected Educator Session - Kids' Virtual Worlds We visit with 6 kids and their parents to discuss the fun and the learning that happens in these kids' virt...
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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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Draenor Is Calling: Returning To WoW

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Draenor Is Calling: Returning To World Of Warcraft After Five Years
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It was going to take a lot to get me back into World of Warcraft. Almost half a decade had passed since the last time I set foot in Blizzard's shifting virtual realm.
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I'm going back in as soon as I have some time! 

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Why 3D Printing Needs to Take Off in Schools Around the World

Why 3D Printing Needs to Take Off in Schools Around the World | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
When it comes to 3D printing, there are limitless ways in which the technology can be utilized. Businesses, hobbyists, and educational institutions are beginnin
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Here we go! 

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'Holodeck’ recreates crimes in 3D

'Holodeck’ recreates crimes in 3D | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a virtual reality system that recreates crime scenes as virtual worlds.
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What CAN'T virtual worlds do?! ;)

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More businesses are using games as tools

More businesses are using games as tools | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
They're employing games to boost worker productivity and engage customers.
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And it's about time! ;)

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Find Educational Games

Find Educational Games | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Find educational games, interactives, and companion educator guides.
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Beatrice J. P. Vasconcelos's curator insight, January 27, 11:29 AM

Bem legal.

Rosemary Talab's curator insight, January 28, 11:06 AM

National Geographic - Great games in variety of subjects

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6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning

6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning
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Only 6? ;)

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Enterprise Gamification

Enterprise Gamification | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
RT @MaggieBuggie: How do you put the employee at the heart of your #digital transformation? http://t.co/PekSE3Zy7g #gamification
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Good ideas for education too.

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A Look at 3D Printing’s Progress, 1996-Present

A Look at 3D Printing’s Progress, 1996-Present | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Although there has been an incredible amount of progress made within the 3D printing space these last few years, it's often hard to remember that 3D printing ha
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Can University Professors Benefit from K-12 Progressive Teaching Tactics?

Can University Professors Benefit from K-12 Progressive Teaching Tactics? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Some university teaching practices are held sacred, but perhaps college professors can learn from progressive teaching tactics of K-12 classrooms.
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Yes, they can. ;)

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Top 10 Social Gamification Examples and Cases that Save the World

Top 10 Social Gamification Examples and Cases that Save the World | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Top 10 Social Examples according to TEDx and Stanford Lecturer Yu-kai Chou
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Gamification's definitely in the news.

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5 Reasons to Use Gamification in E-Learning

5 Reasons to Use Gamification in E-Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
5 Reasons to Use Gamification in E-Learning http://t.co/o8czmGgSS5 via @
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Besides the fact that it's fun. ;)

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Hologram Minecraft takes over your whole living room

Hologram Minecraft takes over your whole living room | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Dreams do come true.
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Can't get much geeky-cooler than this! Thanks to Bron Stuckey.

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Gaming in Education: #Gamification?

Gaming in Education: #Gamification? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas.

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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, January 22, 9:29 AM

This has become an important skill that develops other skills.  

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3Doodler Pen 2.0

3Doodler Pen 2.0 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
World’s first 3D printing pen reinvented - The 3Doodler 2.0 #tech #gadgets pic.twitter.com/mFdi6F2XOJ
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Time to upgrade! I got one of the first ones out of the factory! ;)

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US Libraries Begin Offering Free 3D Printing to Public

US Libraries Begin Offering Free 3D Printing to Public | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
What if all it took to gain access to the technology of 3D printing was your plastic library card?  Considering it’s been hard to even find a book about 3D p

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Now this is great stuff! But who's going to do the repairs? ;)

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US Libraries Offering Free 3D Printing to Public Amidst Learning Curves & Legal Questions http://3dprint.com/40170/library-3d-printing-services/

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Gee - Imagine if all you needed was a library card to access a 3D printer.  Somehow that does not seem like a good idea to me.  What are your thoughts?

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How To Choose A Learning Game

How To Choose A Learning Game | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Keep in mind some of the key elements of a good educational game when trying to sort through the hundreds of games available.
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Virtual worlds | Mondi virtuali

Virtual worlds | Mondi virtuali | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Virtual worlds | Mondi virtuali, by Mondivirtuali: All about virtual reality, games and 3D worlds - Tutto su realtà virtuale, giochi e mondi 3D
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Great site! Check it out! 

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Mondivirtuali's curator insight, January 27, 9:17 AM

David W.Deeds featured us. Thanks a lot, it's an honor! :-)

 

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First movie from Oculus is the future

You’ll have to excuse me. I’m going to sound a little excited now.
Earlier today Oculus announced Story Studio, its in-house production team dedicated to producing virtual reality movies. We’ve...
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Gotta try to see this! 

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PLAY to Learn: 100 Great Sites on Gamification

PLAY to Learn: 100 Great Sites on Gamification | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The incorporation of gamifications to create a game-layer on top of existing educational systems is revolutionary, and many educators, students, and entrepreneurs are taking notice.
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100 sites! Wow! 

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, January 27, 6:08 AM

Games for learning, using what is out there!

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AÑADA su visión ...

Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, January 28, 6:53 AM

I strongly believe that the future of learning stands in gaming.

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3D FPS Games from the 90s

Pat & Ian discuss the first generation of first person shooter PC games from the 90s like Wolfenstein 3D, Duke Nukem 3D, Doom, and Shadow Warrior. ▻More #CUPodcast: http://bit.ly/1pOBDVH...
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Duke Nukem 3D will always be known as The Greatest Game Of All Time. ;)

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ASG: Full STEAM Ahead!

ASG: Full STEAM Ahead! | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

American School of Guatemala: Full STEAM Ahead! 

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Site just earned a GOLD badge! 

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Gamification in Education and Business

Gamification in Education and Business | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
This book is dedicated to applied gamification in the areas of education and business, while also covering pitfalls to avoid and guidelines needed to successfully implement for a project. Using different theoretical backgrounds ...
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Great book! Just submitted a review of it. Get your copy today! 

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Great book, just submitted a review for it! Get your copy today! 

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Gamification Does Not Mean Playing Games

Gamification Does Not Mean Playing Games | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Gamification is less about games than it is about a fun-filled incentivization program. And the good news is the tools to help have been advancing quickly.
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Windows 10 Will Be A Free Upgrade If You Have Windows 7 Or 8

Windows 10 Will Be A Free Upgrade If You Have Windows 7 Or 8 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
That should drive adoption.
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Whoa! Thanks to Gwenette Sinclair. 

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Gamification: How to use Game Dynamics in Learning

Gamification: How to use Game Dynamics in Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
There's a family story that i once threw a Monopoly board across the room rather than accept defeat. I'm not sure i remember it quite that way, but i do know that the battered box is relegated to t...

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