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A Detailed History Of Social Media - Infographic

A Detailed History Of Social Media - Infographic | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Do you know the history of social media? Think we'll remember Facebook in 20 years? This detailed timeline is a must-see.

 

Social media began decades before the Facebook era. It started, more or less, with CompuServe and Arpanet back in 1969. A couple years later, the first-ever email was sent.

It has evolved over the past few decades into a powerful tool, as seen in this social media history timeline. With so much that’s happened over the past few decades, we can only guess what’s coming next for social media.


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Charles Rein's comment, July 24, 2013 3:38 PM
From the land of "Wired Telephones" USA, we can now look at how explosive Global growth and the potential 5-7 billion people who will always use a Smart or Cell device
Eleonora Guglielman's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:18 AM

Nice infographic

lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 5:44 AM

Always new background information.

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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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3D-printed gun maker draws jail term in Japan

3D-printed gun maker draws jail term in Japan | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Yoshitomo Imura, 28, was sentenced to 2 years as the court backed Japan's stiff gun controls
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Using virtual reality to desensitize troops

Using virtual reality to desensitize troops | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Using virtual reality to desensitize troops
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Using augmented reality, the Virtual Reality Medical Institute hopes to be able to harden troop's physical and emotional response to the stress of combat.
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Virtual reality's growing up fast

Virtual reality's growing up fast | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A rocket passes on my left. Glass explodes to my right. Soldiers run for cover. Then I look up to watch a car flip over me in the air. Ahead, the monster charges its weapon and aims it right at me. Don’t look away, I tell myself.
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Gamification In Learning Through An Avatar-based Approach

Gamification In Learning Through An Avatar-based Approach | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Gamification In Learning Through An Avatar-based Serious Game Concept. Gamification in learning with an Avatar-based approach!
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An "avatar-based approach"...I like that! 

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What Happens When Parents Decide to Opt-Out of Standardized Tests?

What Happens When Parents Decide to Opt-Out of Standardized Tests? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Parents are increasingly worried that the emphasis on standardized test scores is destroying children's love of learning.
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Guide to Creating Tech-Friendly Classroom Management Strategies

Guide to Creating Tech-Friendly Classroom Management Strategies | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
If you’re a teacher who grew up in the pre-Internet era, you understand how tech innovation has revamped the educational landscape. Gone are the days of the blackboard and mimeograph. Teachers today carry a heavier (and more complicated) toolbox than ever before. The question is, how efficiently are you using your tools? Inviting Students to

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The greatest challenge before us is to make the classroom more tech-friendly. To do this is to set up specific management strategies. A tech friendly classroom goes beyond just a computer, wi-fi, and projector. A lot of pre-work needs to go into the use of technology in a classroom, and this includes due inclusion of how the teacher intends to use technology in the class in his lesson plan. Innovative use of technology includes using tablet computers to solve mathematical problems, using social networking sites for exchange or collaborative lessons, where for example you need to learn about the Geography of France while sitting in India. What better way than to befriend a French student and then excahnging information about each other's contry?

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Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths

Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
It's time to tackle myths like project-based learning is mostly fluff and not academically rigorous. See other PBL misnomers and read how they deserve myth-busting.

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5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to cr...
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Second Life as a Tool for Spanish Speaking

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SL's all over the news today! Gracias de nuevo to Doris Molero.

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The U of Western Australia (UWA) in Second Life

The U of Western Australia (UWA) in Second Life | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Free Membership = Free Whitepaper!

Free Membership = Free Whitepaper! | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

The explosion of personal, connected  technologies in the last dozen years or so has made one thing exceedingly clear for those in school leadership: it’s a much more complicated and complex world of education and learning. But how are you evolving with the times?

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Apple - OS X Yosemite - Overview

Apple - OS X Yosemite - Overview | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
OS X Yosemite features a redesigned interface, powerful built-in apps, and some amazing connections between your Mac and iOS devices.

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Upgrading right now! ;)

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How Virtual Worlds Can Help People With Disabilities

How Virtual Worlds Can Help People With Disabilities | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Jay Jay Jegathesan is a PhD candidate from the University of Western Australia, and his thesis is about how virtual worlds (specifically Second Life) can help build communities, and this is him passionately presenting a short summary of his work...

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, October 16, 6:49 PM

Terrific piece JayJay - congratulations!  #vwwg

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3D printing e-NABLE hands at the Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire

3D printing e-NABLE hands at the Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
At the recent Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire a group of Hong Kong entrepreneurs and students held a 72 hour session to redesign an e-NABLE hand.
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World of Warcraft Gains 600,000 Subscribers Since June

World of Warcraft Gains 600,000 Subscribers Since June | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
MMO now has 7.4 million subscribers; milestone achieved ahead of the November launch of the Warlords of Draenor expansion.
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That's right, Warlords of Draenor next month!

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Man Helps Save Wife's Life with 3D Printing

Man Helps Save Wife's Life with 3D Printing | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
There is nothing scarier in this world, than being told that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. For one woman, this happened toward t
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HP LIFE - Learning initiative for entrepreneurs

HP LIFE - Learning initiative for entrepreneurs | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Watch videos of HP LIFE students. They tell their stories after they visited a HP LIFE training.
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Free online training! Check it out today! 

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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.
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How can teachers get to grips with computer programming?

How can teachers get to grips with computer programming? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Many teachers have been utterly dismayed by the seemingly impossible demands of the new Programmes...

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Success story from UK based on using Scratch as a story-telling vehicle for students in K-3.

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GoldieBlox, The Toymaker Trying To Get Girls Hooked On Engineering

GoldieBlox, The Toymaker Trying To Get Girls Hooked On Engineering | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
GoldieBlox, the San Francisco Bay Area startup focused on building toys for girls aimed at getting them hooked on engineering, has this morning taken its..

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Setting up a Learning Center in Second Life

Join the first annual free SLMOOC14 on WizIQ, watch the recordings, upload the content (from the courseware), do the assignments based on the recordings and ...
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SLMOOC14 was great! Thanks to Nellie Deutsch and Nancy Zingrone.

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New Mesh Avatars Now Available in Second Life - Second Life

New Mesh Avatars Now Available in Second Life - Second Life | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Today, we’re updating Second Life’s default avatar options with 24 brand new mesh avatars. You may have spotted a sneak peek at a few of these as Lindens tried them out recently, and starting today, you can start using them yourself!

These avatars are designed to give new users a more appealing set of choices as they start their time in Second Life. Based on the most popular avatars picked at registration, these new options are much better-looking and take advantage of technology incorporated into Second Life over the past year (like fitted mesh and materials) for a more modern feel.If you want to check out the new default avatars, just open up the Avatar Selector in the Viewer. Under the People tab, you’ll see a great variety of male and female mesh avatars to pick from. Under the Vampire tab, you’ll see those infamous creatures of the night along with some other monsters like zombies, werewolves, and winged beasts. (Tip: Make sure you’re running the latest Second Life Official Viewer for the optimal experience with these avatars.)Under the classic tab of the Avatar Selector, you will find many of the most popular classic default avatars. Although not all of the old options will be available in the Avatar Selector, you can still access them all in your inventory library under Library/Clothing/Older Outfits - so if you were partial to one of them, don’t worry.

Login to your Second Life account and meet the new mesh avatars, today!


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SLeducate: a SL resource for educators, students and new users

SLeducate: a SL resource for educators, students and new users | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
One of the most common issues raised by virtual teachers in Second Life (SL) is how to get new students up to speed with the fundamentals. You know - walk, talk, navigate – that stuff. For those wi...
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The future of the book

The future of the book | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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Did Microsoft Buy Minecraft for eLearning?

Did Microsoft Buy Minecraft for eLearning? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"t’s officially a done deal: Microsoft has acquired Swedish company Mojang, developers of the wildly popular sleeper hit, Minecraft for $2.5 billion dollars. And while it’s unlikely that the acquisition will change Minecraft gameplay, there’s a strong case to be made for Minecraft application in an eLearning setting. In fact, Microsoft might be making a play for gamification as an education tool, both inside and outside the classroom. By getting their hands on Minecraft, Microsoft uncovers some of the ways the game can be used for eLearning."


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