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Why Gamers Can't Stop Playing First-Person Shooters

Why Gamers Can't Stop Playing First-Person Shooters | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
New Yorker (blog) Why Gamers Can't Stop Playing First-Person Shooters New Yorker (blog) It would merge the first-person perspective of games like Myst with the direct combat of the shooter game Wolfenstein 3-D and the multi-player capacity of...
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Uh...because they're fun? ;)

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3 Myths about EdTech and Equity

3 Myths about EdTech and Equity | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
An Undergraduate’s Take on EdTech’s Inequity-Reducing Potential (Scholar Cary Kelly reflects on the promise—and pitfalls—that accompany emphasis on educational technology http://t.co/IzQOE3ZF07)...
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Use a personal learning network to keep up with instructional technology

Use a personal learning network to keep up with instructional technology | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Given the pace and breadth of technology innovation these days, keeping up with the latest in instructional technology is difficult to do alone, especially if you’re not sure where to begin.
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One of the first things I wanna do at CAG is set up PLNs.

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Clarke students at Geek Academy get ready for new school roles

Clarke students at Geek Academy get ready for new school roles Online Athens Many of the students in the Geek Academy are getting ready for new roles they'll play in this technological transition year, explained Carrie Sigmund, instructional...
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Geek Academy, gotta love that name! 

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A Second Life on Facebook

A Second Life on Facebook | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A growing Second Life Facebook community with 4 facebook pages that are providing a wonderful service.
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Visit every single one! ;)

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The genius behind all of these pages is Mr. Zulu Hassan himself.

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Virtual Reality: Disrupting The Way We See The World

Virtual Reality: Disrupting The Way We See The World | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Virtual Reality: Disrupting The Way We See The World
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Following World War II, the military has pumped millions of dollars into this technology.
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David W. Deeds: Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds (in Schools)

David W. Deeds' presentation for Moodle MOOC Virtual Conference 2014 (MMVC14)! Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds (in Schools) uses the what does/doesn't…
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1000+ SlideShare views in three days! Woo hoo! 

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The 7 Constants Of Game Design, Part 2

The 7 Constants Of Game Design, Part 2 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
In the second of a three-part series exploring the constants of game design, we delve into talking about elegance, naturalism and the role of time.
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Good stuff, continued! 

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How to get the best out of Google Now

How to get the best out of Google Now | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
If you'd like to know how to properly set up Google Now and learn about exactly what it can do then this guide is for you. We take a look at handy voice commands and optimal settings.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Check out Google Now! 

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Google Glass App Landscape (Finally) Showing Signs Of Growth

Google Glass App Landscape (Finally) Showing Signs Of Growth | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
It has a long, long way to go to rival app stores like those for Android and iOS (and I doubt it’ll ever rival their size, actually), but the Google Glass app landscape is finally starting to show signs of life.
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Gotta get my Google Glass out of my suitcase. Which one is it in?? ;)

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9 Characteristics of A Leading Educator

9 Characteristics of A Leading Educator | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
9 Characteristics of A Leading Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/3HsHLsvVRN via @medkh9
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Here's my pick for Infographic of the Week! 

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9 Easy Tips For Finding Exactly What You Want On Google

9 Easy Tips For Finding Exactly What You Want On Google | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Get your Google search on.

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Handy tips! 

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Top 10 Virtual Worlds For Girls 2014

http://girlsvirtualworlds.com Top 10 Virtual Worlds for girls of 2014 as voted by you on facebook and youtube "Virtual Worlds for Girls" also on girlsvirtual...
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Google sets up Community Site For Translate Service

Google sets up Community Site For Translate Service | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Google today launched a new community site to help improve Google Translate, its free online language translation service. Aimed at language connoisseurs and professional translators, it can be used to... Keep reading →

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Love Google Translate. Use it daily at work! 

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Aimed at language connoisseurs and professional translators, it can be used to rate and compare existing translations, as well as create new ones and match words to their correct counterparts. Over time, Google said it will give contributors more ways to pitch in and offer better “visibility” regarding how the submissions are being used to improve its translation tools.

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Zombie-Infested Virtual World Reveals Our Ethical Blind Spots

Zombie-Infested Virtual World Reveals Our Ethical Blind Spots | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Players of an online survival game expressed guilt for killing, but less so for non-lethal actions that would result in a character’s death.
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Gotta check out DayZ when I have some time. 

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Google Glass enters operating room at Stanford

Google Glass enters operating room at Stanford | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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CrowdOptic is one of five partners in the Glass at Work program that Google announced in June to help create business uses for Google Glass.
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Easily the geeky-coolest thing I've seen in a while. 

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Survey: Teachers, Games and Assessing Students

Survey: Teachers, Games and Assessing Students | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The growth in using digital games in the classroom comes as many educators and administrators are also looking for new ways to gauge student understanding and mastery of issues – generally called assessment.
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Intro to the New Google Drive July 2014

Learn about the changes coming to a Google Drive near you and star the school year off in the know thanks to Google Certified Teacher Alice Keeler!
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Alice Keeler is my hero. ;)

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32 Ways to Use Google Apps in Your Classroom

32 Ways to Use Google Apps in Your Classroom | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
RT @David63Baker: 32 Ways to Use Google Apps in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/SOzKLDHvL9 via @med… (RT @DJFTLL: 32 Ways to Use Google Apps in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Lear...
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Here we go! Good stuff! 

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Survey: Where do you want OpenSim to go?

Survey: Where do you want OpenSim to go? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
On the one hand, OpenSim is currently the only free, open source virtual world platform that is supported by a wide variety of vendors, used by hundreds of grids, allows in-world content creation, and — as the cherry on the top ...
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Thanks to Hypergrid Business.

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The 7 Constants Of Game Design, Part 1

The 7 Constants Of Game Design, Part 1 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
In the first of a two part series exploring game design, this article discusses the idea that games operate within a universe of defined constants, meaning..
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OpenSimulator Load Test 2 Report

OpenSimulator Load Test 2 Report | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Hi folks. As some of you will know, we've recently started doing OpenSimulator load tests for the second OpenSimulator Community Conference (OSCC 2014) taking place on the weekend of November 8th/9th.
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Remember the OpenSimulator Community Conference coming up in November! 

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Warlords of Draenor™ Beta Patch Notes

Warlords of Draenor™ Beta Patch Notes | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
For more information about Alpha testing and how you can opt in for a chance to participate in the Warlords of Draenor beta test later down the line, check out World of Warcraft®: Warlords of Draenor™ Beta Test Begins!
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Who's up for some beta testing? 

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11 Great GOOGLE CLASSROOM Tutorials by Early Access Testers

11 Great GOOGLE CLASSROOM Tutorials by Early Access Testers | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Here we go. Can't wait to get this going at CAG. 

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Two ideas for better search for OpenSim

Two ideas for better search for OpenSim | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Two ideas for better search for OpenSim
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We do have hyperlinks in OpenSim — they're called hypergates. And there are hundreds of hypergates out there.
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Should come in handy. Thanks to Hypergrid Business.

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Game-Based Learning: Playing and Programming for the Future

Game-Based Learning: Playing and Programming for the Future | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
What if school was fun? And what if this fun facilitated rich, meaningful learning? We explore what happened when designers and programmers from educational game company FutureBound collaborated with students from South L.A.
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Here we go. This is what we need more of.

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