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sigve - EduMachinima Fest 2013

sigve - EduMachinima Fest 2013 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Following in the tradition of Sundance and Cannes, ISTE SIGVE is hosting the fourth annual 
EduMachinima Fest 2013 featuring examples of the BEST Machinima in the educational realm. 

Machinima, video created using 3D virtual worlds or games, is a new form of media showing incredible potential for learning and communicating. Come to this epic event and join the excitement and fun. Learn why there is so much buzz about this new tool. Discover the possibilities of using machinima in your classroom. Everyone invited!

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The race for VR headset gaming is on

The race for VR headset gaming is on | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Facebook's purchase of Oculus Rift has kicked off the race to put gaming on headsets soon. Now Microsoft has reportedly spent around $150 million to buy
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May the best headset win. ;)

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Michèle Drechsler, Powered by RebelMouse

Michèle Drechsler, Powered by RebelMouse | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Inspectrice.IEN Conseillère TICE Recteur Docteur sciences de l'information et de la communication, elearning, pédagogie numérique, OER,mondes virtuels, veille,. Powered by RebelMouse
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Check out Michele Drechsler's site...powered by RebelMouse, which I just now found out about! ;) 

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Irish school children are building worlds for the Oculus Rift

Irish school children are building worlds for the Oculus Rift | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

 #sr#If games, wildlife documentaries and virtual strolls in the park aren't enough to validate virtual reality for you, try this one: educational motivation.

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Check this out! Way to go, James Corbett!

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Is your computer listening? Wave at it!

Is your computer listening? Wave at it! | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Is your computer listening? Controlling our future with a wave of the hand Sydney Morning Herald Born from Intel's Perceptual Computing project, RealSense relies on a 3D camera – with two lenses side-by-side and laser tracking – to offer an...
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Will it understand my middle finger? ;) 

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Vast Digital Divide Exists in K-12 Schools

Vast Digital Divide Exists in K-12 Schools | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Schools meeting the federal ConnectED goals have budgets for accessing the Internet that are 450 times larger than those that are not meeting those goals.
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4 Ways Online Virtual Worlds for Kids can bring families together

4 Ways Online Virtual Worlds for Kids can bring families together | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A lot of time in front of a screen can be unhealthy for relationships, but what if online virtual worlds for kids can help bring the family closer together?
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A different perspective on VWs. 

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Teaching Tools: Using Online Simulations and Games

Teaching Tools: Using Online Simulations and Games | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Students who are passionate gamers can talk a blue streak about the virtual online worlds where they invest their free time and energy. Usually, of course, they get to play only when they're not at sc
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The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed

The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Teach and tech curated by Luísa Lima (The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit
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"Kissing up to the teacher" didn't make the list...? ;)

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MinecraftExperience - Colegios Peterson

MinecraftExperience - Colegios Peterson | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Next generation wearable technology

Next generation wearable technology | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Next generation wearable technology
The Australian
“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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How quest-based learning is improving student achievement

How quest-based learning is improving student achievement | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
There is a common imperative given to teachers to leave no child behind. This alludes to getting all of our students to similar levels of proficiency by ye
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It's got its own abbreviation now. QBL = Quest Based Learning! ;)

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Minecraft Experience - Colegios Peterson

Minecraft Experience - Colegios Peterson | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Enter The Minecraft Experience, a global crowd sourced by The Massively Minecraft Project. People engaging in Minecraft activities about the globe are being invited to share all its contexts and adaptations. 

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One more plug for the Minecraft Experience! Putting together plans for the next project! 

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3 Ways Google Glass Could Change The Future Of Medicine

3 Ways Google Glass Could Change The Future Of Medicine | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Three Incredible Ways Google Glass Could Change The Future Of Medicine
Business Insider
AR refers to the use of a device's camera, motion sensors, and wireless connections to provide a virtual overlay of the real world.
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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It’s MOOC Time! VWBPE

It’s MOOC Time! VWBPE | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Thank you for an excellent conference experience! The VWBPE excitement is not over yet! Please join us for the launch of our post-conference exploration MOOC, which starts after Easter. See our calendar for dates and times:http://vwbpe.org/conference/vwbpe-2014-calendar.

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Check it out! Thanks to Lorraine Mockford.

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VR headsets replacing standard displays is likely, not insane

VR headsets replacing standard displays is likely, not insane | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
VR headsets replacing standard displays is likely, not insane
Polygon
In a recent interview, which has since blown up online, Luckey stated that standard displays and televisions will likely give way to a virtual reality solution.
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I'm ready! ;)

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With Hearthstone, The World Of Warcraft Comes To iPad

With Hearthstone, The World Of Warcraft Comes To iPad | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Cult of Mac
With Hearthstone, The World Of Warcraft Comes To iPad… Kind Of
Cult of Mac
If you've ever wanted to play Blizzard Entertainment's wildly successful MMO World of Warcraft on your iPad, you just got your wish.
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Anyone out there tried this yet? 

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Best of Educational Technology Facebook Pages

Best of Educational Technology Facebook Pages | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Best of Educational Technology Facebook Pages | Technology In Education on soundsInteresting curated by j alguacil (Best of Educational Technology Facebook Pages | Technology In Education | @scoopit http://t.co/uhpe3fUisI)...
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SLMOOC14: Using Second Life in the K-12 Classroom

Presentation for the 2014 Second Life Massively Open Online Course (SLMOOC14). Using Second Life in the K-12 Classroom covers 8 years of using this Immersive...
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1600+ views in 2 weeks! I'm pretty sure that's a new record. ;) 

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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
VentureBeat
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, 2:35 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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